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Why Washington Needs a Women’s Voices Theater Festival

Three playwrights weigh in on Trump, racism, and the joys of Shear Madness.

Women Playwrights

From left to right: Mary Kathryn Nagle, photograph courtesy of Arena Stage; Caleen Sinnette Jennings, photograph by Teresa Castracane; and Annalisa Dias, photograph by Teresa Castracane.

Featuring more than two dozen plays by female writers, the Women’s Voices Theater Festival comes to 26 local venues this month. The remarkably broad range of productions includes plays about police brutality, immigrant experiences, and the Founding Fathers, among others. We spoke to three participants—Mary Kathryn Nagle, whose Sovereignty is at Arena Stage January 12 through February 18 ($40 to $111); Caleen Sinnette Jennings, whose Queens Girl in Africa is at Mosaic Theater Company January 4 through February 4 ($20 to $65); and Annalisa Dias, whose 4,380 Nights is at Signature Theatre January 16 through February 18 ($40 to $103).

Click here for the full interview published on by Rosa Cartegena on January 4, 2018.