Author Archives: WomenArts

The Future Is Female Festival Presents Plays About the Future We Want

The Future is Female Festival

Activist Spotlight: Mya Kagan, The Future is Female Festival. The Future Is Female Festival was created by playwright Mya Kagan in response to the results of the 2016 presidential election. During the campaigns, Kagan had noticed that the 1970s slogan “The Future Is Female” had become popular again, and many women were recontextualizing it as a way […]

Lauren Gunderson: This Year’s Most Produced Living American Playwright

Lauren Gunderson

Special Post by Michaela Goldhaber. Lauren Gunderson is currently the most produced living playwright in the U.S. according to American Theatre’s analysis of the 2016-17 season.  There will be 16 productions of her plays at theatres across the country this year. Gunderson has achieved the often impossible dream of making her living as a playwright, and […]

Innovative Non-profit Works for Age & Gender Equity in Portland, Oregon

Jane Vogel

Activist Spotlight:  Jane Vogel, Age & Gender Equity in the Arts. Age & Gender Equity in the Arts, an innovative non-profit based in Portland, Oregon, is the brainchild of Jane Vogel, an actor, activist, and clinical psychologist, who is working to end unfair discrimination in the arts. Since she recognizes that sexism and other forms of […]

Ingrid Hernández Explores the Meaning of Home in the Outskirts of Tijuana

Photo by Ingrid Hernandez

Special Guest Post by Michelle Marie Robles Wallace. Ingrid Hernández is a visual artist and sociologist based in Tijuana, a city bordering the U.S. that is one of Mexico’s fastest growing metropolitan areas. Hernández has been using her camera to document the raw edges of that growth – the areas outside the city limits where […]

The Colorful, Radical Quilts of Chawne Kimber

Chawne Kimber

Special Guest Post by Maria Hlohowskyj Chawne Kimber is making some of the most powerful artworks today about race, language, women’s rights, and police brutality—all with a needle and thread. Kimber tackles these issues with provocative art quilts and colorful embroideries, all hand-pieced and stitched in painstaking detail. Kimber has become a celebrity in the […]

Heroines of Sound Festival Honors Women in Electronic Music

Dorit Chrysler (Photo: Miriam Dalsgaard )

Guest Reporting by Sandra Bogdanovic. Women in electronic music were celebrated at the Heroines of Sound festival in Berlin, Germany in December 2016.  Founded by Bettina Wackernagel and the Berlin Society of New Music in 2014, Heroines of Sound is designed to showcase the quality and variety of female artists in a circuit where men […]

Help Us Meet Our Challenge Grant!

Give to WomenArts Now – Double Your Impact! Dear Friends, Great News! If you make a gift to WomenArts by January 31, 2013, it will be matched one-to-one by a generous challenge grant. If you have already made a gift this year, thank you!  If you have not given yet, this is your chance to […]