Women 365 Project

19TH CENTURY LESBIANS AND THEIR RELATIONSHIPS by Jess Eisenberg

3 short plays about 19th century Lesbian relationships.

ABSOLUTE MAGNITUDE by Melody Cooper

Four historical female astronomers are somehow kidnapped from their eras and end up in the 21st century bedroom of a black female astrophysicist, with everyone fighting for answers, their sanity and their lives.

BEAUFORD DELANEY PAINTS MARIAN ANDERSON by Arden Kass

The haunting contralto voice of African American singer and civil rights icon Marian Anderson eclipses all others in the mind of schizophrenic, gay, black, ex-patriot artist Beauford Delaney, whose celebrated portrait of his muse inspired this play.

FAMILIAR STRANGER: NANCY LANE SMITH by Lynda Crawford

Lucy's mother, a homeless woman who abandoned Lucy at age one, leaves her daughter a lost memory of one afternoon when she saw her differently. Based on the book "Stranger to the System: Life Portraits of a New York City Homeless Community" by Jim Flynn.

ONE-ACT PLAYS AND PERFORMANCE MONOLOGUES by Robin Rice

Two short comedies and two performance monologues about strong, fascinating women who have colored the world’s landscape from the 19th Century to the present.

PILLOW OF TEARS by Lynda Crawford

A disappearing world of women’s voices, once hidden and neglected, now sought and fought after.

SIMONE AT HOME by Rita Anderson

An exploration of the complex private life of Simone De Beauvoir, and the contradictions between her philosophies and politics as played out in her relationships with Jean-Paul Sartre—and with American-novelist, Nelson Algren.

SOR JUANA by Cynthia Cooper

A young Mexican girl born in 1648 at a time when girls are denied education, Juana overcomes innumerable obstacles to follow her dream to read and learn, amazing all around with her abilities as a poet and scholar, and becoming a real-life cultural icon.

THE 27 CLUB (ANDERSON) by Rita Anderson

Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, and Amy Winehouse meet up in the afterlife in limbo. When Winehouse suggests that they create a 60s girl group called The Soul Sisters of Suicide, the women drink, they fight over who’s the most famous, and they play Truth or Dare—until someone figures out why they are there and they band together to get out.

THE ART OF MARTYRDOM by Rita Anderson

A behind-the-scenes look at Hrosvitha, the first female playwright, and an exploration of how her “secret” plays got out and about the 10th century nun’s secret playfulness.

Plays about women from thoughout history; an answer to the question: "where are all the women and people of color who did incredible things?"