About the Festival


More than 50 of the Washington, D.C. region’s professional theaters are joining together to produce, in the fall of 2015, the Women’s Voices Theater Festival. The companies will each present a world premiere production of a work by one or more female playwrights, highlighting both the scope of plays being written by women, and the range of professional theater being produced in and around the nation’s capital. The Women’s Voices Theater Festival will be the largest collaboration of theater companies working simultaneously to produce original works by female writers in history.

Mission

To highlight the scope of new plays being written by women, and the range of professional theater being produced in the nation’s capital.

Originating Theatres

Arena Stage: Artistic Director Molly Smith
Ford’s Theatre: Director Paul R. Tetreault
Round House Theatre: Producing Artistic Director Ryan Rilette
Shakespeare Theatre Company: Artistic Director Michael Kahn
Signature Theatre: Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer
Studio Theatre: Artistic Director David Muse
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company: Artistic Director Howard Shalwitz

 

The Coordinating Producers of the Women's Voices Theater Festival are Nan Barnett and Jojo Ruf.

All Press inquiries should be directed to Deb Fiscella at press@womensvoicesdc.com.