Read & Rant is Athena Project’s book club exploring plays written primarily by women. We read one or two scripts or ancillary materials during the month and 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. 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.
From now until the end of the year, we will be exploring plays that have been written by women and inspired by American Theatre magazine’s top plays and playwrights produced in 2019-early 2020. These playwrights’ work will be featured each month. Some scripts will be published and some will be new works. Each month we will discuss their plays, reflecting on their style and what makes them so popular. As we go, we will help connect these stories and their relevance to our communities.
Our schedule will be as follows with specific plays being featured each month available through our registration page (playwrights subject to change if needed):
October 18 – Larissa FastHorse (An article about her here: https://www.americantheatre.org/2019/02/12/larissa-fasthorses-the-thanksgiving-play-its-okay-to-laugh/)
November 15 – Lynn Nottage (Info about her here: http://www.lynnnottage.com/about.html
December – Holiday break month!
All scripts can be found in a variety of places which we will share details with you after you register each month. 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.
To access this month’s Read & Rant, please register through the link below You will gain access to the Zoom link and the play we are reading by registering for the event here:
Please be sure to check your Eventbrite confirmation email for the Zoom link to join this month’s meeting as well as the links to this month’s material.
FOLLOWING THIRD MONDAY READ & RANTS of 2021
Next date: November 15