7/4 – This Week in Feminist Theater

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Women playwrights’  work gets done… in Seattle

From the Seattle Times: “”Several studies in recent years have estimated only about 17 to 22 percent of all plays presented by U.S. regional theaters are credited to women.”

But theater critic Misha Berson writes that there’s hope – yet. “In the 2013-14 Seattle theater season, patrons (and critics) enjoyed a season brimming with thought-provoking works by women — an area where much of the country lags behind.”

UN campaign to empower women at Apollo Theater

“At the Apollo Theater in Harlem Thursday night, South African-born Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, executive director of U.N. Women, brought together performers and women’s rights activists to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the World Conference on Women in Beijing.

“Her message was clear: There have been gains in the past 20 years, but women are, now more than ever, in the crosshairs of armed conflict.”

 Women’s Project Theater Begins Nationwide Hunt for New Artistic Director

“As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Women’s Project Theater is going through some major changes. A national search has begun for a new Artistic Director to lead the company for the coming 2014-15 season and beyond. The new Artistic Director will succeed Julie Crosby, who recently departed the company as Producing Artistic Director, a position she held since 2006.”

Shows to See

3GT New Works Summer Festival

Produced by 3Girls Theatre Company

One week festival full of special programs that showcase 3GT’s commitment to putting women’s voices onstage.  Featuring work by AJ Baker, Patricia Milton, Caroline Altman, Lee Brady and Robin Bradford

FREE! – Runs July 7 – 13 at Thick House

Ripple Effect

Written by Michael Gene Sullivan, Eugenie Chan, Tanya Shaffer, and Ira Marlowe
Directed by Hugo E. Carbajal and Wilma Bonet
Performed by Velina Brown, Lisa Hori-Garcia, Keiko Shimosato Carreiro, and Michael Gene Sullivan

Produced by San Francisco Mime Troupe

Skyrocketing rents. Loss of diversity. Certain workers welcomed like saviors, while other workers are discarded like trash. The War on the Poor. And San Francisco – the capital of the Revolution – becoming the center of corporate surveillance technology.

FREE! – Runs thru 7/4-7/5 at Dolores Park (2pm show) and thru 9/1 around the Bay Area

Hick: A Love Story

Written and performed by Terry Baum
Produced by Theatre Rhino and Crackpot Crones

Chronicles the love affair between patrician first lady Eleanor Roosevelt and charming, hard-living butch reporter Lorena Hickok

FREE! – Runs 7/10-7/27 at Eureka Theatre

Image courtesy Seattle Times

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