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Announcing the 11th Annual Our Voices Festival, Sept. 24, 2017 at Wellesley College

The 11th Annual Our Voices Festival of Boston Area Women Playwrights will take place September 24, 2017 6:30 p.m. at Wellesley College in the Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre, Alumnae Hall. This FREE event is open to the public, and we hope you'll join us to support new writing by Boston area women playwrights. 

Some of the Playwrights from the 2016 Our Voices Festival

Some of the Playwrights from the 2016 Our Voices Festival

We start with a reception (refreshments) at 6:30 p.m., and doors open at 6:50, and seats are first come first served. The new plays and monologues will feature the talents of some of Boston's best actors and directors performing new plays by:

Anne Marilyn Lucas    My Husband’s Keeper
Zahra A. Belyea   An Editorial
Sue Huggans  The Way Out
Phyllis Rittner Nobody’s Sweetie
Alicia Olivo Flood
Kathleen Miller Blue Socks
Lida McGirr   A House Divided
Andrea Fleck Clardy LISTEN UP!
Hortense Gerardo Virtuous Reality
Kelly, Franci & Perri DuMar Run Aways 

(Please note: Not in order of lineup)

Our Voices Mission: Our Voices aims to nourish Boston area women playwrights by providing a supportive, inspirational setting for developing our unique voices and sharing our vision by presenting plays and monologues in process with talented actors and directors in front of an audience. Over the past eleven years Our Voices has supported over 150 women writers to develop work for the stage. The festival is supported by the generosity of Nora Hussey and the Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre, Wellesley College.

Preceding the evening of staged readings, an all-day development workshop for selected playwrights to share works in progress for discussion, features:

Daytime Reading Assignments:

12:00 Mickey Coburn The Left Bower

12:30 Fabiola Decius  Draped in History

1:00   Cass von Braun The Legend of Will o’ the Wisp

1:30   Amy Ostreicher   I’ll Tell You a Story

2:00   Carole Frohlich   Double Jeopardy

2:30   Elise Griffin   A Presidency

3:00   Geralyn Horton   Vice Presidential

3:30   Ann Marie Shea  At Your Service

4:00   Rosie Rosenzweig, A Ghost

For more information, contact founder and producer Kelly DuMar (KellyDuMar@gmail.com) or call her at 508.647.0596.

Wellesley College is located at 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA. The Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre is in the basement of Alumnae Hall, which is wheelchair accessible. There is free parking in the garage across from Alumnae Hall.

Directions Link:  https://www.wellesley.edu/sites/default/files/assets/departments/slater/files/incoming/campus_map.pdf