The Other Plays: Six Short Plays about Otherness and Diversity
Theater Breaking Through Barriers
Playwrights include Dennis A. Allen II, Bekah Brunstetter, Lameece Isaaq, Basil Kreimendahl, and Neil LaBute
Theater Breaking Through Barriers will proudly present its 5th Festival of new short plays, which will examine otherness in its many forms — Racial, Religious, Political, Sexual and Social — all through a lens of disability. The Other Plays promises to provide a provocative evening of truly enlightening, enraging and entertaining theatre that you will not want to miss!
American Mill No. 2
Pioneers Go East Collective
Director & Co-writer Gian Marco Lo Forte
Composed by Kamala Sankaram
Choreography by Maura Donohue
Original Concept by Abby Felder
American Mill No. 2 is Pioneers Go East Collective original docudrama with folk songs about Ella May Wiggins – a textile mill worker and folk singer who found herself at the forefront of the protest movement during the strike at the Loray mill in Gastonia in 1929 (North Carolina).
Houses On the Moon Theater Company
By Camilo Almonacid and developed by Houses on the Moon Theater Company
An English professor is shaken when a student's personal essay describing an act of violence from the perpetrator's perspective reopens long buried wounds. The play explores the long-term emotional toll of violence from both sides of the barrel, and the struggle to forgive others and ourselves.
Through the run, Houses on the Moon will present gUN COUNTRY, a selection of stories by professional theater artists and members of the community whose lives have been touched by guns.
By Adam R. Burnett
Set in a tuberculosis sanatorium on a remote mountainside, a community of terminally ill mystics transcend to an order of living saints and build a spaceship to escape their physical ailments. This dizzying and iconoclastic new work celebrates the power and beauty of the fragile body and the multiplicity and fluidity of identity.
Women in Theatre Festival
Playwrights include Chiori Miyagawa, Crystal Skillman and Hrostvith of Gandersham
Women in Theatre Festival (WITFest) is dedicated to going #BeyondParity by producing work by women playwrights in a festival where the majority of roles – both on- and off-stage – are filled by women. By supporting work written by women and plays that feature a greater number of women roles, WITFest is working towards equality in theatre.