When: May 3-19 2013
The seventh edition of Women’s Work, Tennessee Women’s Theater Project’s yearly convocation of female performing and visual arts, once again features a wide selection of poetry, essays, one-woman shows, new plays, dance, music, film and more. The centerpiece of the creativity is tonight’s public reading of a world premiere play commissioned by TWTP: Voices of Nashville: Immigration and Community. The play was written by Christine Mather and Sara Sharpe, and explores the social realities and wider impact of immigrant populations in Nashville and environs. Other festival highlights include Lauren Braddock Havey’s one-woman play A Journey to the Son, with music written and performed by playwright and hit songwriter Don Henry; Waiting for Pierrot, Noel Williams and Allison Latta’s commedia dell’arte-inspired response to the Samuel Beckett estate’s rather infamous refusal to allow women to perform in Waiting for Godot; North Carolina playwright Marilyn Barner Anselmi’s Found Object; and Belynda Cleare’s Staying on the Right Side of Sanity, which recounts her childhood experience as the only black girl in a Nova Scotia fishing village. There’s also a May 17 program of short plays and films featuring works by Wendy Keeling, Myra J. Stephens, and four-time Women’s Work presenter Robyn Brooks. Dancers include returning favorites Erin Rehberg with Core Project Nashville, Reasons Contemporary Dance Ensemble and Husted Dance. For a complete schedule, call 681-7220 or visit twtp.org.