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Women's Work 2011

Thanks for a record-setting festival!

For the fifth year running, Tennessee Women’s Theater Project returns to the Looby Theater beginning Friday May 6, with its annual Women’s Work festival of performing and visual arts created by women. Running through Sunday May 22, the festival cuts a broad swath across styles and genres to offer eleven completely different programs: poetry and essays; one-woman shows; staged readings of new plays; film, dance, music and a display of visual art works in the theater lobby. All tickets $5. All-show pass $30

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Read Fiona Soltes's preview in The Tennessean

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Scheduled to perform:

Friday May 6, 7:30 pm — Thus Spoke the Mockingbird, a one-woman play depicting the life of Harper Lee, written by Joanie McElroy and performed by Joy Tilley Perryman

Saturday May 7, 7:30 pm — New Plays: Motherland, by Melissa Bedinger Hade; Ismene’s Press Conference, by Judy Klass

Sunday May 8, 2:30 pm — Fifth Annual Mother’s Day Poetry Show featuring Amy E. Hall, Raziya, Jan Bossing, Brenda Butka, Sylvia Page (aka Lady Peace), Alita Brielle Terry, Nella Asante and Binky - FREE ROSE TO EVERY MOTHER!

Thursday May 12, 7:30 pm — Video: 6 Months to Live, a sketch comedy video by Emily Steele; Jasmine’s Story, a documentary short by Janni Snyder. Theater: Correction Fluid, a one-woman theater/interpretive/poetry work by Nubian Sun; Kill the Rabbit, a one-woman play by Regina McCord; Unscathed and Door Number Four, plays by Robyn Brooks; Interpreting a Dream, a play by Judy Klass

Friday May 13, 7:30 pm — Theater: staged reading of the play My Father’s Chair, by Lisa Soland

Saturday May 14, 7:30 pm — Dance and more: Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville performing We Are One, choreographed by Jen-Jen Lin; Amanda Cantrell Roche; Nathalie VanBalen and Perrin Ireland; Kristen Teffeteller and aerialists Molly Graves and Alicia Williams, performing as Aerial Fabricators

Sunday May 15, 2:30 pm — Different Stories: Weddings, School and Other Disasters by Patsy Hatfield Lawson, storyteller; Jezebel’s Got the Blues . . . and other works of imagination, by Merrill Farnsworth, in a reader's theater presentation

Thursday May 19, 7:30 pm — Women of Song: Live Music, featuring Judy Klass, Mary Hartman, Joie Scott, Pru Clearwater, Vita Dennis, Anne E. DeChant, Ginger Sands, and Barbara Cloyd.

Friday May 20, 7:30 pm — Staged Reading: Black Girl Lost, a new play by Mary McCallum

Saturday May 21, 7:30 pm — One-woman show: A Dog’s Tale, by Lindsay Terrizzi Hess

Sunday May 22, 2:30 pm — Staged Reading: Chlamydia Is Not a Flower – and Other Love Lessons I Missed, by Lauren Schmitzer

On display – artwork by Virginia Brennan, Tiffany Dyer and Christina Wegman

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