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Hedgebrook Women Playwrights Festival

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

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.

In recognition of the fact that fewer than 20% of the plays produced each year on US stages are by women, Hedgebrook is partnering with theatres who show their commitment to women playwrights through commissions, development and production opportunities. In this way, Hedgebrook forges opportunities for women playwrights to deepen their relationships with theatres and is becoming a major pipeline for plays by women to move from creation to development and production. Current partners include: Center Theatre Group, Denver Center Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Southern Rep Theatre and Victory Gardens Theatre.


Be the first to see new work by Aleshea Harris, Lucy Alibar, Hansol Jung, Winsome Pinnock and Amy Freed. Hedgebrook partners with regional theatres across the country with strong track records of commissioning and producing new works by women playwrights. This year’s festival partners include Denver Center Theatre, Center Theatre Group, Oregon Shakespeare Festival and the Seattle Repertory Theatre.

All Seats $5
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