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Women's Voices Play Festival
Announcing our 2nd Annual Women’s Voices Play Festival celebrating new plays by Women+ playwrights! This uplifting festival features three original works.
Asphodels by Marissa Alaniz | Friday, Aug. 27th | 7:30PM
Gwen and Toby are happily married and after several miscarriages, are finally expecting their “rainbow baby”. When Gwen’s twin brother moves in after a nasty divorce, a chain of events lead to tragedy and a new understanding of the secrets we keep from our loved ones.
Goldfish Have No Memory by Pauline David-Sax | Saturday, August 28th | 2:30PM
When Eric’s twin sister Ava disappears from his life, he uses his skills in robotics to create a replica based on the data she has left behind. As Ava-22’s machine learning progresses, Eric is at first comforted by having his sister back in his life, then dismayed as he discovers that the artificially intelligent version of Ava has no need for him. Goldfish Have No Memory asks whether technology can mitigate grief and what it means to truly know someone.
In Defense of Ourselves by Nikki Brake-Sillá | Saturday, August 28th | 7:30PM
In Defense of Ourselves occurs across three crucial time periods for Black America. Mary Church Terrell and Ida B. Wells-Barnett prepare for the Women’s Suffrage March of 1913. In 1954, Mary and her grandson protest segregated eating establishments in Washington, DC., one year before Emmett Till’s lynching and eleven years before the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The play concludes on November 9, 2016, when a conversation between two women leads to clarity after a recent turn of events.
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