is a very special part of Athena. Our goal is to further our mission supporting female artists beyond our arts festival. These are our "Passion Projects". This may include a play written by a female artist, a project or offering that we wish to do in collaboration with another female focused organization, or even a project furthering our support of young women artists in any discipline.
Join us for a staged reading of the play Sheltered written by local playwright Catherine Wiley at Red Line Contemporary Art Gallery on November 19 at 7pm. Tickets are $10. A special $20 access ticket purchases your seat and one seat to be donated to a client of the The Gathering Place. Purchase Tickets
The play takes place in a temporary homeless shelter for women in Denver and unfolds over a single day, with choral interludes by different homeless women illustrating the complexities of their lives. One of the main characters, Martha, volunteers as a way of searching for her mother, who has moved in and out of addiction and homelessness for much of Martha’s life. With the help of Cassie and Tiffany, Martha reconnects with her mother, Helen, in an effort to bring her home. They discuss and debate the origins of their predicament, the realities of living on the receiving end of charity, and their hopes for the future. Directed by Kate Folkins.
Proceeds benefit The Gathering Place, Denver's only daytime drop-in center for women, children, and transgender individuals who are experiencing poverty or homelessness.
The purpose of Point of Departure is to present works that are the FIRST work in a series or body of work, with the intention of providing insight into an artist's creative process.
Exhibition: Wednesday, January 27th- Friday, February 12th.
Open on Tuesdays through Saturdays, 1-4pm at 40 West Arts Gallery, 1560 Teller St, Lakewood 80214, plus additional dates & times as listed below.
Wednesday, January 27th, 5:30- 8:00pm, exhibition opening celebration and 40W 4th Wednesday event.
Friday, February 5th, 5:30-8pm, Point of Departure Pop Up Art and Fashion Show on First Friday
Denver Center for the Performing Arts and Athena Project Present
Local Playwrights' Slam
Sat, Feb 13 @ 5pm
The Jones (Speer & Arapahoe)
Featuring 6 local female playwrights giving a glimpse into their recent work:
Lisa Wagner Erickson
Rebecca Gorman O'Neill
Tickets are $10
The Local Playwrights' Slam is presented a part of the DCPA's 11th Annual Colorado New Play Summit
Enjoy a full weekend of new play readings – including Two Degrees by Athena alumna Tira Palmquist, plus free panels on regional new play development and devised work.
Reading tickets are $10 each, or save 20% and see the Slam for free when you buy all 4 readings!
Learn more and buy at denvercenter.org/summit
Meet other local women artists, but instead of TELLING us what kind of artist you are--SHOW us! Bring your dancing shoes, your monologues, your paintings or photographs, or even your guitar and have 1-2 minutes to highlight your work among community supporters and future collaborators. FREE!
We're excited to announce our first ever Improv Comedy Team Competition on Monday July 27th at 7pm, featuring some of Denver's most exciting female improv teams. The night will feature the talents of:
BAUS - Jessica Austgen & Lauren B.
Mylene Van Zigl & team
Bre Forkes & team
Brogan & team
Staci Berry & team
Amy Marty & team
The fun will happen at blush & blu, 1526 E. Colfax, Denver. The hip and happening ladies of blush & blu were featured during our 2015 Mixology Competition and we're thrilled to be partnering with them again on this event. This event is a fundraiser for our 2016 festival, and all proceeds will go to Athena Project. Tickets are just $15 and include a drink! Tickets are available online, or may be reserved by calling 303-219-0882.
How She Sees It. Philosopher Simone de Beauvoir observed that it can be hard for women to see themselves through their own gaze since the social construct of femininity is assigned by man and his gaze is ever permeating. This show included works that reveal each artist's individual ideas of truth and perception and work that celebrates or is a reflection of female identity. The exhibition took place in the 40 West Gallery, Lakewood, CO.
Athena Project is proud to present The Mommy Rants, the ultimate Mom's Day out!
Free massages, free food and drinks, a great show to enjoy and no need to call the babysitter!
The Mommy Rants is a one-act play that lasts approximately 1 hour. Humorous and touching, it explores all the insane things that happen when you become a mother and the experiences no one dares to talk about.
Please arrive at the theatre up to 45 minutes in advance to take advantage of our free and fun pre-show Mommy Pampering Boutique that includes free food, free massages, art and fine products geared toward moms.