Benchmark Theatre Company, in association with The Womens Voices Theater Festival, is pleased to be curating a Colorado-based performance celebration on International Womens Voices Day with local artists presenting work created by and featuring women. This one-day-only event presents play readings, poetry readings, music and improv as well as a performance workshop.
This singular event is taking place on January 21, 2018 at The Bench at 40W, located at 1560 Teller Street, Lakewood, Colorado 80214 in two sessions, from 2:00pm until 6:00pm and from 6:30pm until 9:30pm. Tickets are $20 per session or $35 for the entire day.
All proceeds from this community-driven, collaborative event will benefit The Blue Bench, Denvers only comprehensive sexual assault prevention and support center.
With special collaborations by local theatre companies and artists:
Athena Project- The Un-Lesson by Ellen K. Graham
Phamaly- Family by Kimberlee Nanda
Jennifer Kubik- Performing selections from operas by female composers
And Toto Too- The South Star by Rebecca Gorman O'Neill
Erica Borrillo- Poems for a new age
Grapefruit Lab- JANE/EYRE Adaptation
The Catamounts- Special "Feed" Excerpt
Emily MacIntyre- Poetry
Vintage Theatre Productions- How to Exterminate the Black Woman by Monica Prince
Lady Peacock- Burlesque: Lola/Oshun - The Goddess Revealed by Jaime Lujan
Local Theatre- Workshop led by Mare Trevathan
Using quick, fun and physical theatre exercises, participants will work together to create short plays using the architecture of the performance space as inspiration
Benchmark Theatre- Presents indiGLOW girls improv (Including Lauren Bahlman, Heather Curran, Sheevani Desai Ignasinksi, Mel Evans, Bre Forkes, Chelsea Fry & Holly Jackson)
About the Women’s Voices Theater Festival
The Women’s Voices Theater Festival is dedicated to highlighting the scope of plays being written by women and the range of professional theater being produced in the nation’s capital region. The Festival’s debut in 2015 featured world premiere plays by female playwrights on stages across Washington, D.C. and was heralded as a landmark in striving for gender parity in American theater. Led by seven of Washington’s largest theaters—Arena Stage, Ford’s Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Studio Theatre, Signature Theatre, Round House Theatre, and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company—the Festival leverages collaboration among regional theater producers to create a platform for the nation’s most talented and innovative female and female-identifying playwrights and their newest plays.
To learn more, visit www.womensvoicestheaterfestival.org
About Blue Bench
The Blue Bench (formerly RAAP) is metro Denver’s only comprehensive sexual assault prevention and support center. Since their founding in 1983, they have worked tirelessly to eliminate sexual assault and diminish the impact it has on individuals, their loved ones and our community. Through issue advocacy, scientifically-supported prevention programs and a robust offering of low to no-cost client services including a 24-hour hotline, individual and group therapy and case management, The Blue Bench has helped hundreds of thousands of Denver-area people of all gender identities find the courage to move from victim to survivor.
To learn more, please visit www.thebluebench.org