Women's Voices Theater Festival

Department of Performing Arts connections with the 2018 Women's Voices Theater Festival abound, including the following.

Monday, January 22 at 5 p.m.

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY THEATER & PERFORMANCE STUDIES PROGRAM

A lecture by Timberlake Wertenbaker, Internationally Acclaimed Playwright 

The Limits of Freedom 
Sponsored by the Andrew R. Ammerman F ’72 Fund

Internationally renowned playwright Timberlake Wertenbaker returns to Georgetown University to give a talk titled The Limits of Freedom, offered in conjunction with the American premiere of her multiracial play Jefferson’s Garden in January at Ford’s Theatre, as part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival. Hailed as "an exciting, provocative play" when premiered on London's West End, Jefferson’s Garden explores the contradictions between our founding fathers’ ideals and the realities of freedom and compromise in America. One of Britain's leading playwrights, Wertenbaker will also participate in an onstage conversation on making theater that engages history and pluralism. Recipient of major awards from the London Critics’ Circle, the New York Drama Critics’ Circle, and the Writers’ Guild, Wertenbaker is also artistic adviser to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She served as the Davis Visiting Professor to Georgetown College, hosted by the Theater & Performance Studies Program, during the 2005-06 inaugural season of the Davis Performing Arts Center, when she began research for this play. Wertenbaker also led an April 2010 residency at Georgetown around the DC premiere of her play The Grace of Mary Traverse, directed by Prof. Maya Roth, an expert on her work, featured in the Davis Center Home Season.

GASTON HALL, HEALY BUILDING
FREE  


 

Thursday and Friday, January 25 and 26 at 8 p.m. 
Saturday, January 27 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. 

The Lathe of Heaven 

Based on the book by Ursula K. Le Guin
Adapted and Directed by Prof. Natsu Onoda Power

Co-produced by the Georgetown University Theater & Performance Studies Program and Spooky Action Theater
Part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival

In a future world racked by violence and environmental catastrophes, George Orr wakes up one day to discover that his dreams have the ability to alter reality. He seeks help from Dr. William Haber, a psychiatrist who immediately grasps the power George wields. Soon George must preserve reality itself as Dr. Haber becomes adept at manipulating George’s dreams for his own purposes. Featuring a blended cast of student and professional actors, this co-production adapted and directed by Prof. Natsu Onoda Power runs one weekend at Georgetown (Jan. 25-27), followed by a run at Spooky Action Theater (Feb.15-March 11). The Boston Globe has said of Onoda Power’s work, "bracingly original and head-spinning...singular playwright-director."

DAVIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, DEVINE STUDIO THEATRE

FRIDAY/SATURDAY EVENING:  
$18 GENERAL | $15 FACULTY, STAFF, ALUMNI, SENIOR | $10 STUDENT

ALL OTHER PERFORMANCES:  
$15 GENERAL | $12 FACULTY, STAFF, ALUMNI, SENIOR | $7 STUDENT

 


 

Wednesday, February 7 at 5 p.m.

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY THEATER & PERFORMANCE STUDIES PROGRAM

A Conversation with Mary Kathryn Nagle  

As part of the Arena Stage/Georgetown University/Andrew R. Ammerman F’72 Partnership, and part of the GU Gender + Justice Initiative, this discussion features playwright and Georgetown alumna Mary Kathryn Nagle (COL ‘05), whose daring new play Sovereignty debuts at Arena Stage as the fourth production in the company’s Power Plays initiative. Sovereignty travels the intersections of personal and political truths, historic and present struggles, as a Cherokee lawyer fights to restore her Nation’s jurisdiction while confronting the ever-present ghosts of her grandfathers.This conversation with Nagle also includes Prof. Naomi Mezey, (GU Law Center), co-coordinator of the Gender + Justice Initiative, and will be moderated by Prof. Ricardo Ortiz (English).

DAVIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, GONDA THEATRE 
FREE