Rover Dramawerks presents 365 Women a Year Festival 2016
For the second year, Rover Dramawerks partners with the playwrights’ group 365 Women a Year to present a festival of plays by women, about women, for everyone. This international playwriting coalition, founded by Jesslynn Eisenberg Chamblee, involves playwrights across the world who have signed on to write one or more plays about extraordinary women in both past and present history. The project’s ambitious yet focused goal is to write women back into the social consciousness, as well as empower and promote female playwrights, and plant seeds of herstory around the country.
Fifteen staged readings and performances by playwrights from seven states will take place. This year's festival has expanded to two weekends and features 15 playwrights from seven states. Paula J. Sanders and Carol M. Rice are local to Dallas/Fort Worth, and Rita Anderson (Austin) and Donna Latham (Houston) join Ms. Rice as those playwrights returning from last year's festival.
Plays range from long monologues to large casts and cover the last 300 years to present day and everywhere in between. Likewise, they will range in length from about 10 minutes to about an hour.
365 Women a Year involves playwrights from around the world. They are not a business or even a non-profit. They simply want to get more plays written about women. 2016 marks the third year for the playwriting coalition and no repeats are allowed, so by the end of this year, there will be over 1,000 new plays about unique women in history.