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Women's Work 2017

11th Annual Festival May 5 - 21, 2017

Beginning May 5, for the eleventh year in a row, Tennessee Women’s Theater Project presents its annual Women’s Work festival of performing and visual arts created by women. Running at North Nashville's Looby Theater through Sunday May 21, the festival cuts a broad swath across styles and genres to offer eleven completely different programs: poetry and storytelling ; staged readings of new plays; film, dance, music and a display of visual art works. Individual tickets are $10, and a Festival Pass good for admission to all shows is just $60, and a Mini-Pass priced at $30 offers admission to any four shows. 60% of ticket revenue goes toward compensating the presenting artists. Women's Work is presented with the support of a grant from The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

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Roster as of April 28, 2017

Friday May 5, 7:30 pm – Musical Theater: Another Round, music and lyrics by Julie Forester & Kirsti Manna, book by Bill Feehely

Saturday May 6, 7:30 pm – Theater: staged reading of Revisiting Wildfire, by Kari Floren

Sunday May 7, 2:30 pm – Feature Film: Black Holler. Written by Heidi Ervin, Rachel Ward Heggen and Jason Berg, and filmed in the Nashville area with a local cast and crew, Black Holler had a staged screenplay reading at Women's Work in 2015.

Wednesday May 10, 7:30 pm – FREE Special Event: 50/50 Day, a special short film, online discussion and educational event and live talkback. Everyone is invited to join in this global conversation about what it will take to get to a more gender-balanced world in all sectors of society: business, politics, culture, home, and more.


Friday May 12, 7:30 pm – Theater: staged reading of Donor 63125, by six-time Women's Work presenter Marilynn Barner Anselmi

Saturday May 13, 7:30 pm – Dance Night: featuring works from Jen Jen Lin and Chinese Arts AllianceKristen Teffeteller, Brandy Rogers, Windship Boyd, Maria Maggipinto, Willow McNeal, Stephanie Miller, Megan White, Emilia Stuart, Summer Shack, and Marci Murphree, and a film created and performed by Blue Moves

Sunday May 14, 2:30 pm – 11th Annual Mother's Day Poetry, with Shannon Clark, Jennifer Mobley, Barbara Russell, Olivia Timberlake, Brenda Butka and a spoken word presentation by Brandy Rogers

Thursday May 18, 7:30 pm – Theater: One Woman Show: Collections, written and performed by Allison Summers

Friday May 19, 7:30 pm – One Woman Show: Last Nights of the Kingwritten and performed by Katie Del Rocco

Saturday May 20, 7:30 pm – Performance Art: Earth Tone, a performance piece by Thandiwe Shiphrah and Daniel Arite

Sunday May 21, 2:30 pm – Theater: Short Plays, Film, Stories and More: Wounds of the Heart: A Journey Through Brokenness, by Anna Carroll; The Kitchen Table, by Charlotte Higgins; Storytelling by Barbara Moss; Jalopy: An Unsustainable Relationship a musical one-act by Lainie Marsh; Sassy, a short documentary film by Amy Scatliff; Getting Played, by Judy Klass; and Sopresa/Suprise, by six-time presenter Robyn Brooks


Visual art on display  drawings by Nikki Staggs; Art works and Quilts by Edith Costanza

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