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Women’s Voices Theater Festival
Celebrates Female Playwrights

New York Times
Laura Collins-Hughes

Ordinarily, plays written by men dominate stages in the nation’s capital, just as they do in the rest of the country – an imbalance that female playwrights have been agitating to change for a while. But for the next couple of months here, the usual rules will not apply.

Plays by women will be out in force during the Women’s Voices Theater Festival, whose 51 participating theaters, including the area’s largest, will stage 56 world-premiere productions by 58 female playwrights, including Julia Jordan, Sheila Callaghan and Bekah Brunstetter… Read more

Karen Zacarías

First Look at Telenovela-Inspired Comedy Destiny of Desire at Arena Stage

Hayley Levitt

Destiny of Desire, a new telenovela-inspired comedy by Karen Zacarías, begins performances September 11 at Washington, D.C.'s Arena Stage. Directed by José Luis Valenzuela, the cast features Carlos Gomez, Nicholas Rodriguez, Esperanza America, Fidel Gomez, Oscar Ceville, Gabriela Fernandez-Coffey, Rayanne Gonzales, Marian Licha, Geoffrey Rivas, Elia Saldaña, Cástulo Guerra, and Rosino Serrano.… Read more

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Photo of Esperanza America and Elia Saldaña by Tony Powell.

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