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Read and Rant – August 15, 2022

August 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm MDT

Read & Rant is Athena Project’s book club exploring plays written primarily by women. We read one to two scripts or ancillary materials during the month and typically meet every third Monday online via Zoom, to discuss the works. Learn what makes a good script, discuss how it affects us, and explore the ways it links to the larger world. Join us to converse with invited guests who bring an in-depth knowledge base. This monthly free offering to the community aims to raise awareness of the under-representation of women’s stories on stage.

Starting in January of 2022, we will be exploring and uplifting new plays written primarily by women playwrights through our Read & Rant program! Each month, we will feature one to two scripts that have never been professionally produced and invite the playwright to join our conversation.

Guided by a dramaturg, we invite you to share your constructive comments, thoughts, and affirmations in order to aid in the development process of the piece. Curious to learn more about new play development and the role of a dramaturg? Join us each month to hear from a professional dramaturg about their past experiences and favorite new play development practices.

This month we will be featuring playwright Karen Cecilia’s Perfectly Normal:

Gillian and Arthur have been married for years. She supports his high-level position, putting her own ambitions aside. Their daughter is a television journalist and their son is at Yale. Accusations about Arthur’s misconduct start to rise, investigated by his daughter’s reporting. This powerful play examines the #metoo movement and the emotional strain when family loyalty and conscience collide.

Dramaturgy by Sarah Johnson.


After you register for a session, you will receive information on how to access or where to purchase our featured script(s). Please know that if a script involves a purchase and that creates a hardship for you, please reach out and we will take care of it for you. We want everyone to participate who would like to learn more about these talented women and their plays.

Following Read and Rant Sessions:
September 19



August 15
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm MDT
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Women’s Bean Project
1300 W Alameda Ave. 
Denver, CO 80223 United States
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