Below are the details of our 2014 Athena Project Arts Festival. More details on the 2015 Athena Project Arts Festival will be available soon. See our 2015 Plays in Progress Series line-up here.
Synopsis: Jane has always been a good citizen of this government-issued, long johns wearing society; she wears her long johns, obeys the rules, and never touches skin. But with one year left until her own matching ceremony (the equivalent of a computerized arranged marriage), Jane witnesses the society’s rules and matching process severely damage her sister. This pushes Jane to question all she’s known and in doing so, she takes dangerous risks to test the boundaries of her world.
Erin Wagoner was born in Indiana and raised in North Carolina so she is inherently fancy. Currently, she's writing and living in New York City. Her plays Let's. Ready. Rumble and Government Issued Long Johns were both finalists for NYU's Goldberg Playwriting Prize. Her short plays Truth and What To Do When Your Grandmother Loses Her Arms were produced for the Goldberg 10-Minute Play Festival. She is also developing a half-hour comedy pilot for fancy LA folks. Erin received her MFA in Dramatic Writing from Tisch School of the Arts at NYU.
Opening Night Receptions: March 14 from 5-8pm at ACAD Studio, 1400 Dallas Street and March 15 from 5-8pm at Kim Robards Dance Venue
Pajama Party: March 15 at 8pm. Join us in your jammies and get milk and cookies after the show.
What: Workshop productions of four new plays by women, called our Plays In Progress, or PIP, Series.
Each play will get 2 workshop readings. Workshop level productions are designed with minimum sets, lights, sound, etc. and they also allow for an audience to give feedback. One play will be selected from this Series to be produced in the Athena Project Festival in March of 2015. Your vote counts!
What: Staged Readings by members of Girls' Write
We are pleased to showcase short works-in-progress by the girls in our Girls' Write Program. Girls' Write is our youth playwriting program run in conjunction with Girls Inc.This program provides girls in 6th-9th grade with role models in the arts who teach them how to write a play.
What: Art gallery showing by female visual artists at the Aurora Cultural Art District's (ACAD) Studio
All art displayed in this gallery will be curated by Mo'Print/Invisible Museum. There will be an opening night reception at The ACAD Studio on March 14 from 5-8pm. Female musicians perform during ACAD Studio gallery hours. Proceeds from art sales benefit the artist and Athena Project. See the list of featured artists and their bios.
What: Art gallery showing by female visual artists at Kim Robards Dance Venue
All art curated for the showcase will pertain to the festival theme of Utopia/Dystopia. There will be an opening night reception at The Kim Robards Dance Venue on March 15 from 5-8pm. Proceeds from art sales benefit the artist and Athena Project. See the list of featured artists and their bios.
What: Female choreographers will present original dance pieces.
The pieces will range from ballet to hip hop, lyrical to tap, and anything in between. See the list of featured dancers and their bios.
What: Dance performance
Kim Robards Dance will present critically acclaimed, viscerally powerful original works by Artistic Director Kim Robards including a sneak peek of a world premiere.
What: Fashion show of female designers celebrating the worlds of Utopia/Dystopia.
The show will blend performance art and fashion into a unique show benefitting Athena Project and highlighting local female designers. Both Samba Colorado Dance Company and Follies Voudou at Voodoo Comedy Playhouse will perform. Goody bags will be presented to all attendees. Sponsored by Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design. See the list of featured designers.
What: Free music performances by female artists covering a range of styles.
Before each play performance come visit the ACAD studio for free musical performances and visual arts display.
Athena Project would like to thank our generous festival sponsors who include: