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Did you know, that as you read this, over 50 theatres in the DC area came together to bring us the inaugural Women’s Voices Theater Festival. The juggernaut effort (there’s really no other way to phrase it) features 56 world premieres this Fall, all written by women and intended to showcase the world-class range of theatre being produced in the District at this particular point in time.

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The festival organizers, representatives of the anchor theatres (Arena Stage, Ford’s Theatre, Round House Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Signature Theatre, Studio Theatre, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company) and the host committee (Which features quite the powerhouse supporting team of everyone from Michelle Obama to Julie Taymor to Alison Janney) invited everyone to celebrate the official kick off of the 2015 efforts and the energy in the NMWA’s event space was palpable. With the first outing this strong, what is next?

Full list of plays is available here, full list of special events is available here (a lot of them are free), and you know what you need to do next (GO!)

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