Women Center Stage Festival

Culture Project (Allan Buchman, Founder & Artistic Director) dives into the summer with the Women Center Stage 2013 Festival, July 8 – August 3, 2013 at the newly named Lynn Redgrave Theater (45 Bleecker Street). The month long Festival will feature works written, directed and produced entirely by women, including work by Lynn Redgrave (Shakespeare For My Father), Staceyann Chin (Def Poetry Jam on Broadway), Dael Orlandersmith (Yellowman, Beauty’s Daughter), Lucy Alibar (Beasts of the Southern Wild), Dominique Morriseau (Detroit ’67), Leila Buck (In The Crossing), and Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai (“Russell Simmon Presents HBO Def Poetry”), directors Gaye-Taylor Upchurch (Bethany, Harper Regan), Jackson Gay (Collapse) and Nicole A. Watson (2013 Drama League Directing Fellow), poetry composed by Afghan women collected by Guggenheim Fellow Eliza Griswold, and an evening written by girls ages 10-18 from Girl Be Heard, viBe Theater Experience, Urban Word NYC and the Prospect Theater Summer Teen Intensive.

Tickets, now on sale, are priced at $12 ($20 premium seating available with advance purchase) for all shows and may be purchased online at wcs.cultureproject.org, or by calling (866) 811-4111.

The mission of Culture Project’s Women Center Stage (WCS) initiative is to support and vigorously promote the work of women artists, and to celebrate the unique contribution of women to social justice and human rights through the arts. The cornerstone of WCS, our Women Center Stage Festival, aims to be a dynamic and diverse laboratory for works in progress by women artists at all stages of their careers. The month-long Festival provides a much needed home for exploring new ideas and inspiration, testing out Early Stages of new work, and putting women artists in conversation with new audiences, potential collaborators, future mentors and a vibrant community of peers.

The highlight of the Festival is performance, featuring new artists every evening from teenagers to Tony Award nominees, bringing to the stage some of the most exciting talent with the potential to have great impact on our future. This year, WCS explores works in progress, a workshop series of plays in development, in addition to weeknight roundtable conversations among artists and audience.

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