11th Annual Women's Work Short Play Festival

Monday, August 5 to Saturday, August 10, 2019


Karin Crighton, Kimberly Loren Eaton, Jenny Greeman, Mary Hodges, Chanon Judson, Julie Ann Lucas


Sherry Friedman, Alyssa Haddad, Amalia Oliva Rojas, Breana C. Venablé, Allison Zajac-Batell, Alisa Zhulina

Production Team

Lighting Designer: Rychard Curtiss

Production Coordinator: Eva Licht

Asst Stage Mgr Program B: Ella Spungen

Production Designer: Meganne George

Production Stage Manager: Jessica Prince

Asst Stage Mgr Program A: Carlos Grunewald


Annette Arnold, Sheila Joon Azim, Shauna Bloom, Cate Bottiglione, Alexandra Cohler, Donovan Christie, Jr., Eric Diamond, Jose Febus, Shykia Fields, Alexis Floyd, Ashton Foster, Stephen Girasuolo, Eric Graves, Laura E. Johnston, Anya Krawcheck, Vick Kirshna, Leopold Lowe, Charee Monroy, Tim Rankin, Mary Sheridan, M. George Stevenson, Andrew Tejada, Federico Trigo

Program B


by Alisa Zhulina
directed by Mary Hodges

The storm outside seems to have brought some unexpected turbulence into the home of Ben and Mel. Is it madness or magic? Which one is the fish out of water?


by Allison Zajac-Batell
directed by Kimberly Loren Eaton

Do our roots really determine destiny? How can we flourish in unfruitful soil? Transplanting human beings to a “better” environment doesn’t always work. It depends on who the gardener is.

Jennifer’s Coming Out Party

by Sherry Friedman
directed by Julie Ann Lucas

Mom and Dad are anxious to meet their daughter, but as the 2016 election results are broadcast in the delivery room, Jennifer decides she has other plans. Friedman’s farce gives new meaning to the concept of “choice.”

Program A

It’s Not So Bad in My Brain

by Amalia Oliva Rojas
directed by Chanon Judson

Fé has flown as far as he can, but there is no escaping the apocalypse. An astonishing reunion offers salvation, but the habits of a lifetime are hard to resist, even at the end of the world.

The Abundance of the Heart

by Breana C. Venablé
directed by Jenny Greeman

Family dynamics are tough, especially when the new generation pushes against old boundaries. But when one African American family is confronted with an indifferent medical system, their way forward becomes clear.

Thank You and Goodnight

by Alyssa Haddad
directed by Karin Crighton

Comedy routines in the kitchen aren’t uncommon, but when an aspiring young comic pushes her mother on to the stage, they both learn a lesson about reaching for the stars, and believing in their dreams.