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Women's Work 2019: Our 13th Annual

Sept 20 through Oct 6



Tennessee Women’s Theater Project returns to the Looby Theater beginning Friday September 20th, with the Thirteenth Annual Women’s Work festival of performing and visual arts created by women. Running through Sunday October 6, the festival spans a wide range of styles and genres to offer a completely different program at every performance: poetry and storytelling, stand-up comedy, one-woman shows, readings of plays and musicals, dance, music, film and a display of art works in the theater.

Middle Tennessee’s first and only annual showcase for the creative efforts of women came into being after Maryanna Clarke, company founder and artistic director, suffered a back injury in early 2007. “Weeks later I was barely getting around with the help of pain killers and a walker,” she recalls, “I could just about make it off the couch – no way did I have the stamina to direct a play.”

“It occurred to me that other women must have work. I emailed every woman artist I knew, offering our stage as a showcase.” Women from Nashville and across the country responded with plays, poetry, film, music and performance art. Now thirteen years on, the celebration is going strong.

Weekend Two

September 26, 7:30 pm – Theater for Young Audiences play reading: Captain Aurora, by Becky Wahlstrom. (Bring the youngsters!)

September 27, 7:30 pm – Theater/One-Woman Show: The MILF Also Rises, by Jen JoplinNOTE: THIS PERFORMANCE HAS BEEN CANCELLED UNEXPECTEDLY. WE HOPE TO RESCHEDULE FOR NEXT WEEK - STAY TUNED!

September 28, 7:30 pm – Theater/One-Woman Show: The Vicious Hillbilly or Dating in the Deep South, by Dawn Larsen.

September 29, 2:30 pm – Storytelling/poetry/singing: From the Page and From the Strings, by Dana Malone and Amelia White.


Women's Work runs three weekends, from September 20 – October 6, 2019, with a different program on each performance date. 

 
Performances:
September 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, October 3 & 5 at 7:30 pm
September 29, October 6 at 2:30 pm
 
Individual Tickets: $10
Festival Pass (good for admission to all shows): $60

Mini Pass (good for admission to any 4 shows): $30.

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The Women’s Work 2019 roster as of September 8:

September 20, 7:30 pm – Various Shorts: What's Held Back and Untethered, 2 short plays by Judy Klass; You Wouldn’t Expect, short film by Marilynn Anselmi; In a Quiet Place, poetry by Mimi Pantelides; Breaking Things, short Fiction by Jayd-Lynn Perez.

September 21, 7:30 pm – Dance Night: featuring works from choreographers Brigitte Birk, Cynthia Adams, Jen-Jen Lin (Chinese Arts Alliance), Michelle Burlingame, Joslyn Evans, Sarah Atenhan, Amanda Howard, Laurel Desmarais, Meg Brooker, Sarah Murray, Rebecca Hoback, and Windship Boyd and Thea Jones.

September 22, 2:30 pm – JUST ADDED: Allison Plattsmeier with readings and essays on her recent adventures as a phd candidate with a new baby; and Kristen Chapman Gibbons, with musings on motherhood.

September 26, 7:30 pm – Theater for Young Audiences play: Captain Aurora, by Becky Wahlstrom.

September 27, 7:30 pm – Theater/One-Woman Show: The MILF Also Rises CANCELLED

September 28, 7:30 pm – Theater/One-Woman Show: The Vicious Hillbilly or Dating in the Deep South, by Dawn Larsen.

September 29, 2:30 pm – Storytelling/poetry/singing: From the Page and From the Strings, by Dana Malone and Amelia White.

October 3, 7:30 pm – An Evening of Stand-Up Comedy with host Aleta Myles.

October 4, 7:30 pm – TBA

October 5, 7:30 pm – Musical Theatre: Black Ophelia, by Lainie Marsh

October 6, 2:30 pm – Bits & Bobs: Making New Life with the Fragments of Broken Ones: Using Words to Heal, a collaborative piece compiled by Ashley Mintz; Amaranthine and Amen, dance by Laura Valentine (NUMINOUS FLUX); The World According to Riley, a short play by DeeGee Lester; Spells for Healing the Mother Wound, poetry by Karina Cochran; RE - MEMBER - ING SARA BAARTMAN, a short play by Robyn Brooks.

Visual art on display  drawings in colored pencil by Mimi Pantelides

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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