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ARTEMISIA ANNOUNCES 2017 FALL FESTIVAL
Performed September 25, 26, 27, & October 2, 3 & 4
                       
 Pick your next theatrical adventure at Artemisia Fall Festival 2017, featuring six groundbreaking new plays with dynamic female characters seeking full production.   Don’t miss these outstanding new works all written by women playwrights.  Each night a new play is staged as a reading by Chicago’s excellent pool of talent and is free to the public.  From this thrilling lineup, the audience chooses Artemisia’s next premiere production.  Artemisia is a proud Actors’ Equity Association Theatre producing female-driven plays (new works with “women at the core.”)  All performances are at The Edge Theater, 5451 North Broadway, in Edgewater.  Curtain is at 7:30 pm – Doors and Box Office open at 7:00 pm.  Admission is Free; reservations and donations are encouraged.  Visit artemisiatheatre.org or call 312-725-3780 to get your tickets now.  Artemisia VIP Pass Members* can reserve seats by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
This year’s six plays span centuries and follow fascinating female characters all on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment.  Artemisia is thrilled to present the deeply-compelling work of six remarkable women playwrights:  THE RUG DEALER, by Riti Sachdeva, JARRED, by Eileen Campbell, RUSH, by Callie Kimball, THE MALTA PLAY, by Kirsten Ebsen, REAP THE GROVE, by Caity-Shea Violette, and PARTS OF SPEECH, by Janet Burroway.  Attend four readings and receive a digital voting ballot at the end of the festival to choose Artemisia’s next premiere production.  For a complete listing of plays and performance times and for more information visit artemisiatheatre.org.
Talkbacks focused on empowerment, inclusion and diversity will follow each reading.  Join us for unforgettable discussions about women’s identities, histories, relationships and humanity.  Be sure to attend four readings so you can rock the vote at the end of the festival.  Celebrate on October 4th with Artemisia’s talent and leadership at a party directly following the program. See one of Chicago’s most groundbreaking theatre events created by women theatre artists.  Make your reservations now at artemisiatheatre.org or 312-725-3780 and pick Artemisia’s next hit show.  This program is made possible in part in part by a grant from Illinois Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Illinois General Assembly

ABOUT RITI SACHDEVA, playwright, THE RUG DEALER

Born in India, Riti Sachdeva has been creating, watching, listening, and thinking about art in some shape, form, or rhythm for twenty-five years.  Sachdeva was a Time Warner fellow with the Emerging Writers Group at The Public Theater and the Women’s Project Theater. Her plays have been developed by The Civilians, PlayWrights Center, National New Play Network, Manhattan Theatre Works, U of Hawaii, Working Theater, American Theater Company, Poetic Theater, Centerstage Baltimore, and Lincoln Center Director’s Lab. She is a recipient of the Kennedy Center’s Quest for Peace award for her play Parts of Parts & Stitches and her play The Rug Dealer made The Kilroys’ 2016 List.

ABOUT EILEEN CAMPBELL, playwright, JARRED

Originally from Wayne, IL, Eileen Campbell is a junior studying Theatre Arts and Spanish at the University of Iowa. She divides her time between writing and acting, but is looking to pursue playwriting as a career. Her work has been produced/read at the university (Clockwork, Jarred, Release), Horizon Theatre in Atlanta (Salt), Coneman Running Productions in Houston (Salt), ABC Theatre in New York (Salt), and 20% Theatre in Chicago

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