Bishop Arts Theatre Center presents Down For #The Count Short Play Festival
In response to the Lilly Awards study on gender parity, Down For #The Count seeks to level the playing field and give a platform to more female voices in American theatre. Join Bishop Arts Theatre Center for an evening of short plays by some of the country’s most celebrated playwrights.
The plays will include
- Hypsteria, a world premiere by Chicana playwright Josefina Lopez, best known for Real Women Have Curves starring America Ferrera. An award-winning playwright, Lopez depicts the inspirational story of a woman and her son in the fight against gentrification of their Latino neighborhood by hipsters.
- How to Iron a Shirt by Caramela Lamberti, a one-act-play full of reflection, as an Italian woman describes the intricate details of ironing her husband's shirt and what it reveals about a man.
- Smashing the Patriarchy by Cecilia Copeland, a depiction of Latina women in political conflict with the conservative party's decision for Roe vs. Wade and a Teacher's Union. The play highlights the passion of women in politics as they fight for minority women's rights.
- The Red Zone by Ashley Edward, the comical story of a married couple's personal struggle out of selfishness, in the most romantic place on earth: Wal-Mart.
- Things That Go Bump by Camika C. Spencer, a dark and tragic story of a small family of three living with domestic violence.