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WTF’s Cozy New Adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s Beloved 1868 Novel Little Women Is “Sensory Friendly”

We assumed that we would have to wait until Summer 2017 for any more work from the Women’s Theatre Festival, founded earlier this year by Ashley Popio. Surprisingly, and thankfully, that proved not to be the case. WTF is staging Little Women: A Holiday Performance and Tea on Dec. 8-11 and 15-18 in Sonorous Road… Read More ›

Ashley Popio founded the Women's Theatre Festival (photo by Liza Marie Photography)

What the Women’s Theatre Festival Did for Us

The North Carolina Women’s Theatre Festival was formed to “create, produce, and promote extraordinary theatre by women.” Behind its design were 179 women from all over the Triangle area: writers, actors, producers, directors, designers, and technicians — all fighting for gender equality in the performing arts. I have been speaking with the creators, collaborators, and… Read More ›

7-Stories’ Aug. 28th Hymn to Her Was Inspiring, Entertaining, and Uplifting

Have a seat. Have a drink. And listen up! Enter Rose Higgins, actress and singer and host of 7-Stories’ Sunday, Aug. 28th, production of 7 Stories: Hymn to Her at Kings Barcade in Raleigh. The woman is incomparable! She began with a bit of song, because, as she stated, doing so “makes people like me… Read More ›