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Local Theatres Highlight Plays By Women and Transgender Playwrights

Cohesion Theatre Company

It’s rare for women playwrights to represent the majority of a theater festival, or most of a typical season of plays at many American theater companies. Local theater companies are now cooperating to present a bunch of plays, this month and next, which are all written by women and transgender playwrights. The plays are taken from a list compiled by a collective in Los Angeles called The Kilroys.

Tom sits down with part of the team at the Cohesion Theater Company in Baltimore, which is presenting this festival, called ParityFest. Alicia Stanley is the director of ParityFest, and Jessica Kim is the Readings Curator.  

ParityFest continues this week with plays produced by the EMP Collective, the Cohesion Theater Company, Interrobang Theater, UMBC Grrl Parts, and the Spotlighters Theater. When the dust settles, there will have been 44 staged readings of plays at many different companies around town. The festival runs until August 9th.

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