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Hedgebrook Women Playwrights Festival

  • Whidbey Island Center for the Arts 565 Camano Ave Langley, WA, 98260 United States (map)

Be the first to see new work by Leanna Brodie, Dipika Guha, Karen Hartman, Julie Marie Myatt, Suzanne Vega and Lauren Yee!

The annual Hedgebrook Women Playwrights Festival™ (HWPF) celebrates the work of women writing for the theatre. Since the festival’s inauguration in 1998, HWPF has supported the work of an impressive array of women playwrights and served an important role in the development of new plays by women.

The festival begins with a “pre-retreat” weekend, in which the playwrights have the opportunity to get to know one another, hear each other’s plays read aloud, and share responses with an intimate group of theatre professionals in a relaxed, convivial atmosphere. This is followed by a two-week retreat at Hedgebrook, where each playwright has her own private cottage, a dramaturg on-call, and the opportunity to work in Hedgebrook’s unique combination of solitude and community. The retreat is capped off with public presentations of excerpts from each play.

$5 suggested ticket donation:

Learn more about the Hedgebrook Women  Playwrights Festival by visiting:

Sunday, May 17 @ 4:00 PM