Keegan’s Boiler Room Series Announces WOMXN on Fire Festival


2020 Festival Features the Talents of 70+ DMV Theatre Artists

March 3, 2020: Keegan’s Boiler Room Series is pleased to announce the 4th Annual WOMXN on Fire Festival at Keegan Theatre, March 9-15, 2020. This year’s festival includes FIRE & SPICE, a red-hot cabaret and kick-off event featuring 10 of the DMV’s favorite womxn performers, 9 sizzling 10-MINUTE PLAYS written and directed by womxn artists, a blazing world premiere of Graziella Jackson’s full-length play LITTLE WARS, and a smoldering solo show written and performed by Priyanka Shetty – THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM. The WOMXN on Fire Festival is the only one of its kind in the DMV. Over the course of a week, audiences have the opportunity to interact with an exciting and eclectic group of new works, emerging playwrights, and directors and performers.

WHY THE X? We use the word womxn for 2 reasons: to define ourselves for ourselves and not in relation to men, and to celebrate trans and gender non-conforming folx within this festival, as we recognize that the future is non-binary.

“Boiler Room’s goals are simple: to create opportunities for emerging artists, to increase representation onstage, to provoke important conversations, to crank up the artistic heat on new works in progress, and to let loose the creative voices of tomorrow’s theatre,” says Boiler Room Series Creator and Director, Josh Sticklin.

“Keegan is honored to support the work of emerging artists, specifically that of womxn playwrights, directors, actors, and theatre artists across the DMV community, with our 2020 WOMXN on Fire Festival,” says Keegan’s Artistic Director, Susan Marie Rhea. “All season long, the Boiler Room Series is putting new playwrights in the spotlight, giving their voices a platform, and inviting our audiences to connect with each other and with new work. This is exciting and important programming for Keegan, as we are passionate in our belief that the future of theatre must be inclusive and collaborative – a celebration of creation and connection. Boiler Room is our testament to that belief, and the WOMXN on Fire Festival is a highlight of our season.”

Tickets for all events are $29, with a new, steeply discounted Festival Pass available which offers $15 tickets for any patron buying for 3 or more different types of events.