Women's Voices Theater Festival

More than 50 of the Washington, D.C. region’s professional theaters are joining together to produce the Women’s Voices Theater Festival.


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A Matter of WorthA Matter of Worth

by Marcia E. Cole

September 16 - September 24

Live Garra Theatre

The Long Way AroundThe Long Way Around

by Julia Starr

October 9 - October 25

The Highwood Theatre

Inheritance CanyonInheritance Canyon

by Liz Maestri

September 18 - October 10

Taffety Punk Theatre Company


by Susan McCully

October 29 - November 15

Interrobang Theatre Company and The Strand Theatre Company

Just Between UsJust Between Us

by Marilyn Hausfeld

October 1 - October 4

Washington Women in Theatre

For the Love of OscarFor the Love of Oscar

by Hope Price-Lindsay

October 28 - November 1

The New Millennium Howard Players

Glass Rainbows: Colored Pieces of a Mended HeartGlass Rainbows: Colored Pieces of a Mended Heart

by Tammy Turner

October 9 - October 11

Baltimore Theatre Project

Caps For Sale, The MusicalCaps For Sale, The Musical

Based on the children’s book by Esphyr Slobodkina

September 11 - September 27

Adventure Theatre MTC

The RequiemThe Requiem

by Madison Middleton

September 18 - September 27

The Highwood Theatre

Now Comes the Night Now Comes the Night

by E. M. Lewis

September 18 - October 18

1st Stage

The PointThe Point

by Marilyn Ansevin Austin

September 24 - October 10

Arcturus Theater Company

Erma Bombeck: At Wit's EndErma Bombeck: At Wit's End

by Allison Engel and Margaret Engel

October 9 - November 8

Arena Stage

Destiny of Desire	Destiny of Desire

by Karen Zacarias

September 11 - October 18

Arena Stage

Stay Awake	Stay Awake

by Mary Hall Surface

October 2 - October 12

Atlas Performing Arts Center

If I Hold My TongueIf I Hold My Tongue

by Patricia Henley

September 17 - September 27

Compass Rose Theater

Stolen BeautyStolen Beauty

by Leslie Kobylinski

October 6 - November 3

First Draft at The Rose Theatre

The Oregon TrailThe Oregon Trail

by Bekah Brunstetter

September 3 - September 20

Flying V


Created and Directed by Karin Coonrod

September 19 - October 4

Folger Theatre

The GuardThe Guard

by Jessica Dickey

September 25 - October 18

Ford’s Theatre


by Monique LaForce

October 2 - October 18

Guillotine Theatre

When She Had WingsWhen She Had Wings

by Suzan Zeder

September 23 - November 1

Imagination Stage

Bones In WhispersBones In Whispers

by Kathleen Akerley

August 12 - September 6

Longacre Lea

How We Died of Disease-Related IllnessHow We Died of Disease-Related Illness

by Miranda Rose Hall

August 12 - September 6

Longacre Lea


by Gabrielle Fulton

September 17 - October 25


No Spring ChickenNo Spring Chicken

by Ginna Hoben

September 24 - October 11

NextStop Theatre Company

Bad DogBad Dog

by Jennifer Hoppe-House

September 30 - November 1

Olney Theatre Center

Gimme A Band, Gimme A Banana! The Carmen Miranda StoryGimme A Band, Gimme A Banana! The Carmen Miranda Story

by Mel Bieler and Patti Kalil

October 15 - November 14

Pointless Theatre

Maytag VirginMaytag Virgin

by Audrey Cefaly

October 2 - November 1

Quotidian Theatre Company

Technicolor LifeTechnicolor Life

by Jami Brandli

October 21 - November 8

Rep Stage


by Martyna Majok

September 9 - October 4

Round House Theatre

Lady LayLady Lay

by Lydia Stryk

October 6 - October 10

Scena Theatre

Cake OffCake Off

by Sheri Wilner, Julia Jordan, and Adam Gwon; Based on the play by Sheri Wilner

September 29 - November 22

Signature Theatre


by Clare Lizzimore

September 30 - October 25

Studio Theatre

Alice in WonderlandAlice in Wonderland

by Lloyd Rose

September 30 - November 8

Synetic Theater

Duir-wyyd: The Dreamer's DoorwayDuir-wyyd: The Dreamer's Doorway

by Sandra Kammann

October 24 - November 1

We the Temple Productions

Darius & TwigDarius & Twig

by Caleen Sinnette Jennings

October 31 - November 8

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

The Magic TreeThe Magic Tree

by Ursula Rani Sarma

October 10 - November 13

The Keegan Theatre

The Dealer of BallynafeighThe Dealer of Ballynafeigh

by Rosemary Jenkinson

October 17 - November 14

The Keegan Theatre

Queens Girl in the WorldQueens Girl in the World

by Caleen Sinnette Jennings

September 16 - October 11

Theater J

Whenever You're Near Me I Feel SickWhenever You're Near Me I Feel Sick

by Jennie Berman Eng

September 17 - October 4

Thelma Theatre

Princess MargaretPrincess Margaret

by Patricia Connelly

September 19 - October 4

Thelma Theatre

Trish Tinkler Gets SavedTrish Tinkler Gets Saved

by Jacqueline Goldfinger

October 8 - October 18

Unexpected Stage Company


by Amy Bernstein

October 22 - November 15

Venus Theatre Company

Witches VanishWitches Vanish

by Claudia Barnett

August 20 - September 20

Venus Theatre Company


adapted and directed by Yaël Farber

October 6 - November 8

Shakespeare Theatre Company

The October IssueThe October Issue

by Jaci Pulice and The October Issue Ensemble

September 17 - October 10

Washington Improv Theater

Women Laughing Alone With Salad	Women Laughing Alone With Salad

by Sheila Callaghan

September 7 - October 4

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Girls Write Out!Girls Write Out!

by four young female playwrights

October 19 - October 19

Young Playwrights' Theater

Night Falls on the Blue PlanetNight Falls on the Blue Planet

by Kathleen Akerley

September 3 - September 27

Theater Alliance

Phoebe in WinterPhoebe in Winter

by Jen Silverman

September 23 - October 18

Single Carrot Theatre

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To highlight the scope of new plays being written by women, and the range of professional theater being produced in the nation’s capital, more than 50 of the Washington, D.C. region’s professional theaters will join together to present the Women’s Voices Theater Festival.  Led by the area's premiere theaters, including Arena Stage, Ford's Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Studio Theatre, Signature Theatre Company, Round House Theatre and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, these organizations will each present at least one world premiere of a play by a female playwright during the six week period between Labor Day and Halloween, along with special events, panels and workshops to celebrate and support the work of women theater-makers.

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