THANKS FOR JOINING US FOR OUR KICKOFF EVENT IN WASHINGTON D.C.!
Wednesday, August 1 at 7:30 pm
Scenes by Historic Women Playwrights:
Read by Luminaries of the Stage
Co-sponsored by Women and Theatre Program (WTP) of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) and the Davis Performing Arts Center
Too many gifted women playwrights of the past are too much forgotten. Three superb, acclaimed actors bring the past alive in this concert reading: Kathleen Chalfant, Maryann Plunkett, and Tamara Tunie will read scenes from great plays by celebrated women writers such as Zoë Akins, Rachel Crothers, Angelina Grimke, Lillian Hellman, Fay Kanin, and Edith Wharton, directed by Joan Vail Thorne. When the past comes alive, it points the way to the future. This special event draws New York-based theater artists to Georgetown, reminding DC audiences and artists alike of the great contributions of women to American theater history with wit, drama, and lively contemporary stakes. This free, public reading is presented in conjunction with the Women and Theatre Program of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education’s (ATHE) annual national conference, hosted this year in the Davis Performing Arts Center.
DAVIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, GONDA THEATRE
First come, first seated.