BOILER ROOM SERIES: WOMXN on Fire Festival
Join us at Keegan throughout March for womXn-written and womXn-directed 10-minute plays and full-length solo shows as part of Keegan’s Boiler Room Series: the WOMXN on Fire Festival.
Keegan’s Boiler Room Series will turn up the heat for six local womXn playwrights, six local womXn directors, and a host of actors with the return of the newly named WOMXN on Fire Festival. Building on the success and audience feedback of last year’s festival, this year the festival will feature six staged 10-minute plays and two full-length one-womXn plays during WomXn’s History Month. Out of over 160 submissions, the Boiler Room Series selected 36 artists to participate in the festival.
** COMING UP NEXT: THE FULL-LENGTH SOLO SHOWS
Sun, Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm
by Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi | directed by Danielle A. Drakes
featuring Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi
GUILTY is a one woman show about a Trans Woman on Trial. She is remembering certain aspects of her life. Throughout the show she offers a challenge to see beyond complacency and compliance. Over and over she is asking what the role of identity, politics, matters of opinion and the lessons we are taught play in what we are willing to tolerate. And by the end of it all we see just exactly what she is guilty of.
THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES
Mon, Mar 26 @ 6:00 pm & 8:30 pm
by Eve Ensler | directed by Dorothy Neumann
featuring Elaine Faye
An Obie Award-winning whirlwind tour of a forbidden zone, THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES introduces a wildly divergent gathering of female voices, including a six-year-old girl, a septuagenarian New Yorker, a vagina workshop participant, a woman who witnesses the birth of her granddaughter, a Bosnian survivor of rape, and a feminist happy to have found a man who “liked to look at it.”
** THE SOLD-OUT OPENING WEEKEND: THE 10-MINUTE PLAYS
Sun, Mar 11 @ 11:00 am, Mon, Mar 12 @ 7:30 pm
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU’RE SUCIDIAL BUT YOU CAN’T FIGHT FASCISTS WHEN YOU’RE DEAD
by Natalie Ann Piegari | directed by Mitu Tiwari Raphael
featuring Ayesha Gowie, Kourtney Richards, and Gianna Rapp
An exploration of cognitive dissonance — mental illness verses the violent political climate, fear and bravery, and the reality that nothing changes without changing.
by Graziella Jackson | directed by Amy Hard
featuring Janet Constable Preston, Fatima Razi, and Thais Menendez
A totalitarian regime institutes a pre-motherhood evaluation to determine whether a motherhood applicant meets the minimum requirements for psychological and social suitability mandated by law.
I DON’T KNOW WHAT’S WEIRD
by Olivia Haller | directed by Clancey Yovanovich
featuring Jennifer Knight and Sue Schaffel
A heated discussion questioning the normality of nudity is briefly interrupted when someone is accidentally set on fire.
PEN AND PAPER
by Elizabeth Crino | directed by Medha Marsten
featuring Vishwas, Nate Shelton, Jenna Rossman, and Annetta Dexter Sawyer
Catherine and James construct larger than life personas of themselves to woo one another in their intercontinental romance. As the lies become bigger, the tales of one another grow taller. Will it all come crashing down?
WOMEN WEAR WHITE
by Lindsay Adams | directed by Ashleigh King
featuring Karina Hilleard, Madeline Mooney, Allie O’Donnell, and Malinda Reese
Four white women prepare for a march in DC, but through their planning the holes in their intersectionality and unconscious racism begins to emerge.
by Shanta Parasuraman | directed by Aria Velz
featuring Chloe Mikala, Lee Liebeskind, and Bianca Lipford
Nadia goes on a first date and they share a connection, but how that connection is interpreted by each of them leads to an unexpected end to the night.
THE PRODUCING TEAM
Festival Curator Cara Gabriel
Producer Josh Sticklin
Producer Clancey Yovanovich
Dramaturg Marisa Lazar
What’s the Boiler Room Series?
The Boiler Room Series at Keegan, named after the old boiler room of the pre-renovation Keegan Theatre, is a bold programming initiative that focuses on the development of new works and the producing of unique performances. The name speaks to the two-part mission: crank up the artistic heat on new works in progress and let loose the creative voices of tomorrow’s theatre. LEARN MORE