MILWAUKEE, WISC.: Renaissance Theaterworks has announced their 2019-20 season, featuring a Beckett classic, a female-friendly play festival, and new works.
The season kicks off with RTW’s sixth annual Br!nk New Play Festival (Sept.7-9). The Br!nk award is presented to Midwestern female playwrights to further develop their pieces through workshops, staged readings and the Br!nk Br!efs 10-minute plays. The festival features two full-length plays as well as short pieces written by women across the region.
After that is The Roommate (Oct. 18-Nov. 10), by Jen Silverman, about two middle-aged women in Iowa and their life-altering secrets. Suzan Fete will direct.
Next up is Happy Days (Jan.24-Feb.16, 2020), by Samuel Beckett, about Winnie, a woman both figuratively and literally buried in a mountain of worry. Marie Kohler will direct.
The season will close with Actually (Mar.27-Apr.19, 2020), by Anna Ziegler, about two college freshman at Princeton University juggling parties, term papers, and the true meaning of consent. Mary MacDonald Kerr will direct.
Renaissance Theaterworks, founded in 1993, was conceived to create diverse roles for women on and off the stage.