Girlfriends! We will be heard!
Opening October 24th, 18th and Union Arts Space, Mampsh Productions, and Starstrewn Productions will present the world premiere production of Overcoming, a collection of short plays by womxn (womyn) playwrights. Overcoming showcases work by up-and-coming female playwrights as well as Seattle favorites of the stage.
The powerhouse playwrights, who created pieces for this production include: Lenore Bensinger, Kelleen Conway Blanchard, Robin Brooks, Anuhea Brown, Emily Conbere, Elizabeth Coplan, and Keiko Green. Skillfully directed by Rachel Delmar (of 14/48 Projects fame), Overcoming also features an outstanding cast including Megan Ahiers, Joanne Burger, Monica Domena, Cristina Key, Shane Regan, Sara Schweid, Kendall Uyeji, and Andy Walker.
Co-producer and Founder of Mampsh Productions, Elizabeth Coplan recalls Overcoming’s early days: “It started, as these things do, by chance. Two women, one need to overcome the fact that plays written by women, and those who identify as women, are rarely produced. Read “yes”. Produced “no.” To surmount this fact, we plotted our new course by inviting five other womxn playwrights in this joint endeavor. Together we gave birth to Seattle’s our “Womxn Playwright Festival!”
pieces, and the Project
There will be a talk-back on opening night, which is free to attend!
Overcoming. A Womxn Playwright Festival Produced by Mampsh Productions & Starstrewn Productions in association with 18th and Union Arts Space. At 18th and Union, -1406 18th Avenue in the Central District. ( corner of 18th and Union) Oct. 10-12 & 12 and 17-19 – 7:30pm Matinée Oct. 13 -3 pm Info. .