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By admin | August 11, 2016
Tricia Collins wrote and stars in Gravity, which toured internationally to Trinidad and Carifesta in Guyana, and is coming to Vancouver in March.

Tricia Collins wrote and stars in Gravity, which toured internationally to Trinidad and Carifesta in Guyana, and is coming to Vancouver in March.

Did you know that fewer than 35% of artistic directors, directors, and playwrights, in Canada’s professional theatre industry are women? That’s not the case with Theatre Wire subscription shows! Love strong female protagonists? Want to see more plays written by women? Theatre Wire’s got you covered with six shows—enough for a 6+ show subscription package!

Emerging playwright Katey Hoffman’s coming of age story, Green Lake is on November 17-27. When asked why she turned to playwriting, Katey says “I write for women because I am a woman and we need more parts—more interesting, diverse, challenging parts. I write because I love stories. I write because I’m a voracious reader and I ask too many questions. I’m fascinated by the lives of others. I’m continually inspired by the strong women around me who share their stories. I aspire to be one of them.”

Mily Mumford is doing double duty as the playwright for both Frankenstein, 1945 and Generation Post Script. In addition to being a playwright, Mily also directs, acts, produces, does lighting design, and she’s a neurobiologist! Both her shows were developed with Atomic Vaudeville, who “raised me from writer/performer infancy and continue to inspire me with their beautiful, hilarious brand of freaky,” she says.

Tricia Collins’ Gravity is inspired by her family history and follows four generations of women, from the great-grandmother who was captured by slave traders in China and shipped to Guyana, to the great-granddaughter, a first-generation Canadian. See it March 16-18, 2017.

Alley Theatre’s Marisa Smith directs Three Stories Up and the story features a strong female protagonist—Beatrice, a smart yet slightly dorky transit cop on a mission to solve her husband’s murder while grieving his death.

Deanna Fleysher, the mastermind behind Butt Kapinski: Dick on the Loose, is a comedy artist, teacher, and director devoted to interactive comedic experiences. Don’t be surprised if Deanna presents a Naked Comedy Workshop when she’s in town this November. As her website says, “Do you have to take your clothes off? Of course you don’t. But you do have to take your metaphorical clothes off. Once you know that you can stand in front of an audience with absolutely nothing, and still get laughs, you know you can do anything in comedy.”

To purchase your female centred Theatre Wire subscription, head over to TheatreWire.com and select your dates! Once you choose three or more shows, subscription pricing will automatically come into effect. Click here for more info on how subscriptions work and to see what benefits are available to Theatre Wire subscribers.

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