UpClose: Patti Kalil, Women’s Voices Theater Festival

Pointless Theatre’s production of Gimme a Band! Gimme a Bandana! The Carmen Miranda Story by Mel Bieler and Patti Kalil debuts October 15, 2015 at the Trinidad Theatre.

UpClose: Mel Bieler, Women’s Voices Theater Festival

Gimme a Band! Gimme a Bandana! The Carmen Miranda Story by Mel Bieler and Patti Kalil debuts October 15, 2015 at the Trinidad Theatre, produced by Pointless Theatre.

David S. Kessler, 2015 outstanding audience member

David S. Kessler remembers a time when he and his wife went to a church hall to see a play and there were more people on stage than in the audience. And that was Woolly Mammoth Theatre in the early days.

From captive to performer, Stacy Jewell Lewis brings her solo show to The Kennedy Center

Many artists fiercely resist the notion of focus grouping their work. The idea persists of a lone artist channeling their unencumbered vision, regardless of what anyone else thinks.

UpClose: Tammy Turner, Women’s Voices Theater Festival

Tammy Turner will be performing her new play Glass Rainbows: Colored Pieces of a Mended Heart beginning October 9, 2015, produced by Baltimore Theatre Project.

UpClose: Ursula Rani Sarma, Women’s Voices Theater Festival

Ursula Rani Sarma’s new play, The Magic Tree, premieres at Keegan Theatre October 10, 2015. She is an award-winning playwright who has been Writer in Residence for the National Theatre Studio London, Paines Plough Theatre Company London and the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Centre.

From creation of transgender opera, As One, to UrbanArias’ quick embrace

“This project has changed me completely,” Laura Kaminsky told me, “as an artist and as a composer. It’s been an amazing experience so far. For months, I was taking Hannah’s spirit everywhere with me. She was haunting our household.”

UpClose: Allison and Margaret Engel, Women’s Voices Theater Festival

Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End, the new play from Allison and Margaret Engel, opens October 9, 2015 at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater.

Monique LaForce, Women’s Voices Theater Festival

Monique LaForce’s new play Hootenanny opens October 2, 2015 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

UpClose: Julia Starr, Women’s Voices Theater Festival

Julia Starr’s new play, The Long Way Around, debuts October 9, 2015 at the Highwood Theatre.

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