Axial Theatre Festival Celebrates Women Playwrights and Directors

Axial Theatre has a history of producing plays that are written and produced by women; but unfortunately, it hasn’t always been in good company. Women are often underrepresented in theater, and Axial is determined to be in the forefront of change. The Theatre’s Glass Ceiling Breakers festival celebrates women playwrights and directors with a compelling mix of seven comedic and dramatic one-act plays, all of which will be performed on select days through April 2. The festival was conceived and developed by Axial Theatre member and instructor Gabrielle Fox, who said: “I hope that the production will draw attention to the level of talent and the variety of voices of women theatre artists.” Playwrights include: Alexandra Angeloch, Lisa Kimball, Linda Giuliano, Jill Maynard, Evelyn Mertens, Robin Anne Joseph and Gabrielle Fox. The festival will take place at the Community House of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Pleasantville. For more info, visit: axialtheatre.org.


A version of this article first appeared in the April 2017 issue of ArtsNews, ArtsWestchester’s monthly publication. ArtsNews is distributed throughout Westchester County. A digital copy is also available at artsw.org/artsnews

Image caption: Artwork by Lise Prown

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