2 Theatre Festivals to Showcase Work by Girls This June – Playbill.com

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New York theatregoers might be spoiled for alternative this June, as two theatre festivals devoted to amplifying ladies’s voices will run again to again (with some overlap in between) at two Off-Broadway venues.


Amina Henry

First up is the Girls in Theatre Competition introduced by Challenge Y Theatre Firm at A.R.T./New York Theatres. Showcasing 10 productions, together with two totally staged world premieres from playwrights Megan Monaghan Rivas and Amina Henry, the competition will run June 5-30.

The second competition is the She NYC Arts Summer season Theater Competition, which might be at Off-Broadway’s Connelly Theater, June 19-30. The occasion will showcase eight new full-length performs and musicals, together with a brand-new work created particularly for the competition by resident playwright Natalie Margolin.

The Girls in Theatre Competition will kick off with the world premiere of Rivas’ Three Musketeers: 1941 (June 5–29). The thriller, inpsired by the well-known Alexandre Dumas novel, tells the story of 5 ladies in a secret room within the Nazi-occupied Paris of WWII. The second world premiere, which was equally commissioned by WIT, is Henry’s Sleeping Magnificence (June 22–30). This new tackle a basic fairytale encompasses a prince who prefers baking to waking sleeping beauties and a princess who likes preventing with swords reasonably than sitting fairly.

Rounding out the lineup of recent works on provide on the WIT Competition are Llana Becker’s Argument Classes, Dana Jacks’ Fall Danger, Sheila Bandyopadhyay’s Rise/Fall, Gina Femia’s The Violet Sisters, and an adaptation of 10th century playwright Hrotsvitha of Gandersheim’s work co-written by playwrights Eliza Bent, Susan Bradbeer, Antu Yacob, Laura Pittenger, Kaaron Briscoe Minefee, and Kelley Nicole Girod.

Natalie Margolin
Natalie Margolin

Starting June 19, She NYC Arts takes over the Connelly Theater with its fourth annual competition of summer time theatre.

The lineup is made up of Ciara Kay’s Swim Earlier than You Drown; Uncovered, conceived by Kristin Heckler, with Jacob Sebastian Philips, Sara Raimondi, and Pauline Sherrow; Caroline Wigmore and Jen Inexperienced’s The Bachelor Ladies; Courtney Bailey Parker’s Immersion; Elinor T. Vanderburg and Drew Venderburg’s Dancing Lady; Jen Rudin’s Stunning Pasadena; and Katen Brennan’s The Shoebox.

Rounding out the programming might be Margolin’s play The Day the Butcher Store Closed, which is being developed within the lead-up to the competition as a part of the New Play Residency.

She NYC Artwork’s new instructional program, CreateHer, will even current staged readings of 4 new brief performs written and produced by feminine highschool college students.

For extra data and to buy tickets to She NYC Arts’ upcoming competition, go to Shenycarts.org. To be taught extra concerning the WIT Competition, go to WITfestival.brownpapertickets.com.

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