Women Playwrights Series


2019 women playwrights series plays

Babel by Jacqueline Goldfinger
Wednesday, April 10 at 7:30PM : The Lackland Performing Arts Center
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Whippoorwill by Ruth Kirschner
Wednesday, April 17 at 7:30PM : The Lackland Performing Arts Center
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Across the Aisle by Alyssa Haddad
Wednesday, April 24 at 7:30PM : The Lackland Performing Arts Center
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Initiated in 1992 to provide a working platform for the underserved voices of women writing for the theatre, CSC's WPS has now featured and helped to develop the new work of over 60 playwrights from around the country, and produced fifteen World Premieres in as many years, from works developed in the playwright series. Plays selected for the WPS receive rehearsal with a professional cast and director, providing an opportunity for the playwright to collaborate with other professionals during the development process. They are presented script-in-hand in staged readings for audiences, which affords the playwright further opportunity to develop the work, in the presence of an audience, a critical element.

Plays presented in the developmental WPS program are finalists in the Susan Glaspell Award competition, and are under consideration for full production in a subsequent season at the Centenary Stage Company, the professional, Equity theatre in residence on the campus of Centenary College. The many plays which have successfully transitioned from development to production now include:

  •     Apples in Winter by Jennifer Fawcett
  •     Hitler's Tasters by Michelle Kholos Brooks
  •     The Surrogate by Patricia Cotter
  •     Start Down by Eleanor Burgess 
  •     In the Car with Blossom and Len by Joni Fritz
  •     The English Bride by Lucile Lichtblau
  •     How to Pray (winner of the 2012 PEN USA Award for Drama) by Michelle Carter
  •     The Unfortunates, by Aoise Stratford
  •     You May Go Now by Bekah Brunstetter
  •     The Poetry of Pizza by Deborah Brevoort
  •     Daphne Does Dim Sum by Eugenie Chan
  •     Alice in Ireland by Judy Sheehan
  •     Dreamhouse by Darrah Cloud
  •     The Tillie Project about local legend, Tillie Smith
  •     Inventing Montana, by PEW fellow Jeanne Murray Walker
  •     and many more.

WPS Archive

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2006 Season 2014 Season  
2007 Season 2015 Season  
2008 Season 2016 Season