Your Suggestions for A Season of Plays by Women

Posted by on April 1, 2018 in Dialogue Blog | 30 comments

Your Suggestions for A Season of Plays by Women

 

For the 2018-19 Theatre Season, we are planning to produce all works written by women or with significant contributions by women. The goal is to highlight, represent and celebrate the voices of women and the stories they want to tell. We also intend to showcase a diverse array of women’s backgrounds and perspectives. We also acknowledge that gender is fluid and exists on a spectrum. Therefore we will consider “women” in the most open sense possible.

WE WANT YOUR SUGGESTIONS – use the “Add Your Thoughts” box below to add your thoughts.

Please submit by April 18th. Some Considerations:

Casting: Due to demands of enrollment and efficiency, the cast must have roles for at least 10 actors.

Technical demands of the set and other special effects must be achievable on a limited budget.

Although we have not determined if we have the resources to produce a musical next season, we would love to hear your suggestions.

Please use the “Add Your Thoughts” box below to submit your thoughts. Feel free to include any or all of the following Information in your message:

Playwright’s Name
Specific plays by the playwright.
Thoughts on why this playwright or play is compelling for you and or our community.
If you don’t have a specific play or playwright, please suggest themes or topics you would like to see explored.

30
Add Your Thoughts

avatar
25 Comment threads
5 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
28 Comment authors
Ceasare DoganGina MarieAnonymousChris SinnottAnonymous Recent comment authors

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

  Subscribe  
Notify of
Anonymous
Anonymous

Stickfly or another play by Lydia R. Diamond.

Anonymous
Anonymous

“To Kill a Mockingbird”
“The Women”- by Claire Booth Luce

Anonymous
Anonymous

Love “the Women” – this would be my suggestion. I once saw it done so well that I actually thought there were men in the play. It’s an amazing play.

Rich Horne
Rich Horne

“Men On Boats”, by Jaclyn Backhaus—the story of J.W.Powell’s exploration of the Colorado River. Now playing at New Village Arts in Carlsbad.

Anonymous
Anonymous

The Vagina Monologues

Anonymous
Anonymous

The Secret Garden
the musical version

Anonymous
Anonymous

Why don’t you simply concentrate on highlighting work based on its merit and excellence. What a novel concept!!

Donna Howe
Donna Howe

Spikes, an original work by Alaskan playwright Schatzie Schaefers based on the Enron scandal.

Anne Speraw
Anne Speraw

anything by Jane Austin

Megan P-K
Megan P-K

Love this idea! I’d love to see “we, the invisibles” by Susan Soon He Stanton & “Usual Girls” by Ming Pfieffer.

Sally Dean
Sally Dean

Is Quilters by women? It certainly is Bout women. I love that show. I saw Palomar’s production years ago.

Marilyn Rudoff
Marilyn Rudoff

Tori Sampson –African American
IF PRETTY HURTS THEN UGLY MUST BE A MUHFUCKA–
Explores conceptions about female beauty and status

Dipika Guha– Indian American
YOGA PLAY
Explores the search for enlightenment in contrast with capitalistic values

Lauren Yee–Cambodian American
CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND
Revisits political tensions in Cambodia’s past–with humor and music

Anonymous
Anonymous

A play by Quiara Alegria Hudes. She wrote the book for “In the Heights.” She has written several plays and has won the Pulitzer prize for drama.

Anonymous
Anonymous

“A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry, first black female author to have a play performed on Broadway

Anonymous
Anonymous

“To Kill a Mocking Bird”… the play based on the novel by Harper Lee

Monique Barbour
Monique Barbour

The Women of Brewster Place

By Gloria Naylor

Anonymous
Anonymous

How about The Ladies Room by Carolyn Brown? It is a book, though, not a play, although maybe there has been a stage play script written on it, by now. It’s a great read, I think maybe good for the stage.

Anonymous
Anonymous

I don’t have a specific play or playwright in name, but I think the demographics of Palomar College ought to be a strong consideration.

To be clear, please consider a Latina playwright. That would resonate as a production of a community college in San Diego County and within the current national political climate. #DreamersWelcome

Anonymous
Anonymous

Perhaps ‘Water by the Spoonful’ by Quiara Alegría Hudes [the 2012 Pulitzer Prize winner for Drama].

“For a drama peopled by characters who have traveled a long way in the dark, Water by the Spoonful gives off a shimmering, sustaining warmth. Ms. Hudes writes with such empathy and vibrant humor about people helping one another to face down their demons that regeneration and renewal always seem to be just around the corner.”
–Charles Isherwood, New York Times

Anne Chase
Anne Chase

RAISIN IN THE SUN would be wonderful if you can find the black actors.

JANE EYRE is a musical which was done at La Jolla Playhouse a few years back and in NYC for a short period. Interesting, quite workable at the community college.

THE SECRET GARDEN is a gorgeous musical, written by Lucy Simon, done by high schools everywhere, easily casting, etc.

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY was also done either at the Globe or La Jolla Playhouse in the last few years. Funny, delightful take on Jane Austen

Sarah Arp
Sarah Arp

I am interested in learning if there are any plans to help transport senior citizens who have poor night vision and cannot drive their cars at dark to concerts or plays here San Marcos and surrounding areas.thank you. must also be reasonably priced with central locations.

Anonymous
Anonymous

How I Learned to Drive (if the cast is big enough)

Anonymous
Anonymous

If you do a musical, how about “Kinky Boots” music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper. Themes include the need for society to change its viewpoint on people it perceives as being different and the power of diversity and inclusion to help create acceptance and change.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Sarah Ruhl- Eurydice, In the Next Room

Annie Baker- The Flick

Lorraine Hansberry- Raisin in the Sun

Kathy Najimy, Mo Gaffney- Parallel Lives

Anonymous
Anonymous

How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents. Julia Alvarez.

Chris Sinnott
Chris Sinnott

A few “thoughts” from the Technical Program Director: STRAIGHT PLAYS 1. ‘Crimes of the Heart’ By Beth Henley The scene is Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where the three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is living out his last hours in the local hospital. Lenny, the oldest sister, is unmarried at thirty and facing diminishing marital prospects; Meg, the middle sister, who quickly outgrew Hazlehurst, is back after a failed singing career on the West Coast; while Babe, the youngest, is out on bail after having shot her husband in the stomach. Their troubles,… Read more »

Anonymous
Anonymous

The Tide by two women Jolene Maria and Hazel Hernandez. This is a short one act play written by two women about border crossing and is set in Tijuana.

Gina Marie
Gina Marie

Stickfly! By Lydia Diamond,Emilie: La Marquise Du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight. by Lauren Gunderson, A full staging of Sisters in the System. by Tori Rice anything Jane Austen

Ceasare Dogan
Ceasare Dogan

Awesome write-up. I’m a regular visitor of your site and appreciate you taking the time to maintain the excellent site. I will be a frequent visitor for a long time

GTA Painting Contractors