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October 1, 2014
EstroGenius Festival Celebrates its 15th Year of Celebrating Female Voices
Girl Be Heard
Girl Be Heard

The fifteenth annual EstroGenius Festival kicks off October 2, for one month of short plays, one-woman shows, and dance pieces celebrating the female voice. Founded in 2000 by Fiona Jones and Manhattan Theater Source, the festival showcases art that, "explores deep and complex female characters and giving voice to women who aren’t often heard in the theatre." Previous EstroGenius playwrights have included Liz Duffy Adams, Bekah Brunstetter, Sheila Callaghan, Wendy Caster, Kara Lee Corthron, Cheryl Davis, Quirara Alegria Hudes, George Hunka, Andrea Lepcio, Melissa Maxwell, T.D. Mitchell, Mac Rogers, Crystal Skillman, and Saviana Stanescu.

Performances are held at Stage Left Studio (214 West 30th Street between 7th and 8th Avenue) and the 4th Street Theatre (83 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery). The festival will also feature a visual art exhibit and a special performance by Girl Be Heard.

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Dance, short plays, solo shows, visual arts and multi-media productions from Oct 2 - Nov 2

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Written by: Karen Elliott
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