Tennessee Women’s Theater Project: Women's Work
When: Through May 19
Where: Looby Theater 2301 Rosa Parks Blvd.
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.
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; 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.
Read the full remaining schedule after the jump.
May 10, 7:30 p.m. — Comedy/Theater: Waiting for Pierrot, Allison Latta and Noel Williams perform a commedia dell’arte work created by Allison Latta, Noel Williams and Anthony Courser.
May 11, 7:30 p.m. — Dance Night: Performances by Chinese Arts Alliance, Heritage Dance Project, Core Project Nashville, Salsa Fierce, Husted Dance, Valerie Hackworth, Holly Cannon-Hesse, Kristen Leophard (Kinetic Kristen) and …Reasons Contemporary Dance Ensemble.
May 12, 2:30 p.m. — Poetry: The Seventh Annual Mother’s Day Poetry Show includes returning poets Amy E. Hall and Patricia Alice Albrecht, essayists Sylvia Page and Karen Trotter Elley, with first-time presenters Grandma Butterfly and Kathy Halbrooks. A FREE ROSE FOR EVERY MOTHER!
May 16, 7:30 p.m. — One-Woman Show: Staying on the Right Side of Sanity, the Diary of a Dirt Road DNA, written and performed by Belynda Cleare.
May 17, 7:30 p.m. — Short Films and Plays: Tigers, a play by four-time presenter Robyn Brooks; Just Grate, a film by Wendy Keeling; Love and Loathing in Nashvegas, a play by Tiffany Grand; I MADE This, a film by Colette Divine; Conversations With My Mother, a play by Myra J. Stephens; Life on the Moon, a play by Mandy Ray-Jones and Katie's Story, a reading by Greta McClain.
May 18, 7:30 p.m. — One-woman show: View From the Pews, written and performed by Clara Harris.
May 19, 2:30 p.m. — Singer/Songwriters: Katy Kinard, plus from Get It Girl Nashville, Ginger Sands, Drew Haley, Caitlin Eadie and Sydny Hutchko.