The Women’s Voices Theater Festival is back January 15, the festival will highlight plays written by women and local area professional theater productions.

From January 15 until February 15, area residents and theater buffs will have the chance to take in dozens of professional theater productions and enjoy related activities at theaters in and around the Washington D.C. area participating in the Women’s Voices Theater Festival.  Upwards of 30 of the area and nation’s most highly acclaimed theaters will feature plays by female playwrights during the month-long event, shows will be happening at premier D.C. theaters such as Arena Stage, Shakespeare Theater Company, Ford’s Theater and the Round House Theater, many of which will be world premieres as well as second and third productions of female written works.

The 2018 Women’s Voices Theater Festival is the second time the local area is hosting the event, following the enormous success of the first festival in 2015 organizers have partnered with TODAYTIX to create a discount festival pass.  The pass, available for $15 on TODAYTIX’s website, gives theater buffs the opportunity to get 25% off on all festival production tickets which also are sold on the festival site.

As for the events happening during the month-long festival, in all 25 productions by female playwrights will be showcased, 13 of which will be world premieres.  January 21 will be the very first International Women’s Voices Day, which also is the one-year anniversary of the 2017 Women’s March.  International Women’s Voices Day has been created by the festival in conjunction with the New National Play Network and the New Play Exchange, each of the organizations are encouraging theaters across the globe to host free readings of yet to be produced plays by women while many of the theaters participating in the festival as well as other local area theaters will also be celebrating the day by holding free readings and events.

Area residents and theater buffs interested in attending the festival should visit the festival’s website for ticketing information, schedules and list of participating theaters and locations.

Published by Ville Iso-Ahola