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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 ›

The How and the Why stars Rozlyn Sorrell (left) and Carly P. Jones (photo by Paul Cory Photography)

Sarah Treem’s The How and the Why Features Top-Notch Acting and a Directorial Debut

“The times they are a-changin’” Sarah Treem’s The How and the Why is a perfect choice for the 2016 Women’s Theatre Festival, which features plays that are written by women, that are directed by women, that feature women, and that are focused on women’s issues. And this production scores on all counts. Zelda (played by… Read More ›

WTF’s Dance Revue, Music and the Mirror, Brings Broadway Songs to Life in a New Way

Broadway show tunes come to life in a new way in the Women’s Theatre Festival’s production of Music and the Mirror, a full-length revue told entirely in dance. Think of it as a Broadway’s greatest hits cabaret act, but skilled vocalists are replaced by skilled dancers. Solo, duo, trio, and larger group pieces are set… Read More ›

Naima Yetunde Ince Gets Good Work from Her Cast and Tightly Blocks Men Always Leave

The Women’s Theatre Festival’s production of Men Always Leave, written and directed by Naima Yetunde Ince, was originally scheduled to be performed Aug. 6th and 7th, in tandem with Carol Torian’s The Traditionalists, as one of a pair of plays exploring “the complexities of our closest relationships and the way cycles of violence and abandonment… Read More ›