From a media release:
October 2nd through November 2nd
a Celebration of Womens' Voices in New York City
Join us October 2 – November 1 at Stage Left Studios and The 4th Street Theatre for the 15th anniversary of EstroGenius!
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NEW YORK CITY - Can you believe EstroGenius is 15? As you can imagine, plans are in the works for a suitably special festival this fall.
We are thrilled to announce the 15 short plays and 11 one woman warrior performances for Sola Voce for this season. The 15 plays will run in rep over three weeks starting October 16th through November 1st with our Estro Encores on November 2nd.
Sola Voce is our showcase of powerful solo performances by women. This program will run from October 2nd through October 11th. Please visit www.estrogenius.org/2014-sola-voce for the complete schedule.
Manhattan Theatre Source’s EstroGenius Festival, an annual celebration of female voices, is one of New York City’s largest women’s arts festivals.
Founded by Fiona Jones in 2000, the festival debuted with a program of 10 short plays and music. Since then, it has grown into a multi-week event including short plays, solo shows, teen performances, visual art, and dance. In past years, we’ve also had stand-up comedy, live music, fundraisers for African girls’ education, and full-day networking events with panels and workshops.
Almost completely volunteer run, the EstroGenius Festival has provided thousands of artists the chance to shine; showcased award-winning playwrights Sheila Callaghan, Quiara Alegria Hudes, T.D. Mitchell and Melissa Maxwell; presented Bessie Award-winning choreographers Marta Renzi and Jennifer Nugent; and provided scholarships for girls to attend school in Niger, ranked the poorest country in the world by the United Nations.
We are committed to providing opportunities to female artists – in a variety of disciplines – ranging from the emerging to the seasoned professional.
Fondly, Jen, Melissa, Vinnie, Cheryl, Heidi, Kia, Sandy, Andi, Deb, Sarah and the rest of the Estro team.