The Women’s International Theater Festival

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Oct 10 - Oct 13 at 8:00 pm
Oct 12 at 10:30 am
Oct 12 - Oct 13 at 5:00 pm

 

 

IN THEIR OWN WORDS, AN EVENING OF PLAYS BY AND ABOUT WOMEN

THURSDAY – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10 – 13, 8PM, $22.50:

 

PROM QUEENS!  Book by Dana McCoy, Songs by Dana McCoy, Jennifer Schanke, Christina Cass

The three girl rock band, the Prom Queens, are on the verge of success – what will they give up to get there?

Directed by Dana McCoy

Performed by Dana McCoy, Patti DeLuca, Debbie Karpel, Bragan Thomas, Jody OʼNeil,
Kat Connelly, Sallie Tighe, R.W. “Griff” Griffith

 

NOT SAYIN’ by Jaynie Stearns

Two coworkers’ madcap foray into the phenomenon of human gossip and its unintended consequences.

Directed by Roberta Eggart

Performed by Lucy Pavao and Tia Scalscione

 

MOVING VIOLATIONS by Brigid Moynahan

A comedy about aging parents who refuse to quit driving.

Performed by Brigid Moynahan

 

THE DOÑA OF SANTA CRUZ by Melissa Nussbaum Freeman

The true story of Paula Hernandez, Mexican curandera, her wisdom and ancient magic in the mountain town of Tepoztlan.

Performed by Melissa Nussbaum Freeman

 

SHARING THE PIE by Kathleen Warnock

Ken’s had a little too much, and when his sister-in-law arrives at the all-night diner to give him a lift home, he feels like tonight might be the time to share something he’s been carrying around for a long time.

Directed by Ed Valentine

Performed by Elizabeth Bell & Russell Jordan

 

THE TEST by Margaret Van Sant

Does your DNA tell the truth about your past?

Directed by Margaret Van Sant

Performed by Lee Roscoe

 

MADE IN HEAVEN by Candace Perry

True love reigns in Heaven, but Faye can’t accept that she’s been matched for all time to her Black gardener.

Directed by Margaret Van Sant

Performed by June Douglas-White and Kat Connelly

 

MOTHER TO SON, A DARFUR MONOLOGUE by Winter Miller

Directed by Judith Israel

Performed by Sallie Tighe

 

DUST  by Pamela Booker

A terrified woman escapes her tumbling world, sprinting toward freedom. Is she a  danseuse, a spirit streaming, or a black crow flying?

Directed by Margaret Van Sant

Performed by Christie Hardwick

 

A SHINING ATTRIBUTE by Candyce Rusk

Set in a very haunted theater in Boston’s Combat Zone, former burlesque queen/exotic entertainer Bijou Mint recounts her legacy.

Directed by Dana McCoy

Performed by Sarah MacDonnell

 

 

WORKSHOPS OF FULL-LENGTH PLAYS

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12 – 13, 5PM, $10.00:

 

SEVEN COMING THROUGH by Dian Hamilton

Seven female characters, ages 7-80 years old, arrive in a safe space where they face their demons and challenges before they move on.

Directed and Performed by Dian Hamilton

 

PROM QUEENS!  Book by Dana McCoy, Songs by Dana McCoy, Jennifer Schanke, Christina Cass

The three girl rock band, the Prom Queens, are on the verge of success – what will they give up to get there?

Directed by Dana McCoy

Performed by Dana McCoy, Patti DeLuca, Debbie Karpel, Bragan Thomas, Jody OʼNeil,
Kat Connelly, Sallie Tighe, R.W. “Griff” Griffith

 

 

WRITING WORKSHOP CANCELED

Saturday, October 12, 10:30-2:30

THIS EVENT IS CANCELED.

Work with playwrights from the festival to develop your own script and your own story. Advance registration required and lunch is provided. Under the guidance of Producing Artistic Director Margaret Van Sant, CTEK Arts produces world premiere plays, classic scripts, and musicals – with a special focus on the stories of female artists, and on community based, site specific play development.