Objects of Survival: Plays of the Pandemic at Venus Theatre, Nov 14-Dec 15

Objects of Survival: Plays of the Pandemic at Venus Theatre, Nov 14-Dec 15

Venus Theatre is launching a new initiative today!

Objects of Survival: Plays of the Pandemic
20 Days of 20 Play Prompts to celebrate 20 years of Venus!

Every day for 20 days (to celebrate our 20 years of existence!) we will be posting a prompt at VenusTheatreCompany on Instagram.

We invite playwrights to create around these images/suggestions.
Plays may have no more than seven performers and MUST empower women.

Location: Venus Theatre, Online.

Beginning December 15, we will be taking play submissions originating from these prompts. At the beginning of 2021, we will publish five of these plays in our first ever ANTHOLOGY!!!

For more information click here or find the prompts here.

The Powers That Be a Rock Opera at Venus Theatre, Nov 21-Dec 15

The Powers That Be a Rock Opera at Venus Theatre, Nov 21-Dec 15

Collaborative Iterations:
The Powers That Be a Rock Opera
by Deborah Randall and Alan Scott
Nov 21 – Dec 15, 2019

Location: Venus Theatre.

Venus will close the year with a rock opera. This will be a collaboration with Alan Scott. Check out his videos. https://www.reverbnation.com/alanscottband

Goddesses take over the altar and slay patriarchal monsters with songs of truth. Femininity will rule this day! The Church of SHE is called to takeover the Light of the World church in Mexico. This brand new work evokes contemporary issues of human atrocities as well as absurdities set to pop-culture mockery, poetry, and rock. Six women take the stage with their instruments and voices and only one purpose, to change the world.

The Finger at Venus Theatre, Sep 19-Oct 13

The Finger at Venus Theatre, Sep 19-Oct 13

Collaborative Iterations:
The Finger
by Doruntina Basha

September 19 – October 13, 2019
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm; Sundays at 3pm.

The Finger draws its impetus from a vacuum, from a family bereft, and the implacable dynamics between two women. In it, a disappearance calls for-and exacts-rituals in the gap between life and death.

Location: Venus Theatre.

Going into the Fall, Venus will produce, “The Finger” by Doruntina Basha. She is a playwright who lives in Kosovo and this will be the first time her play is produced on this side of the ocean. http://oralhistorykosovo.org/doruntina-basha/

#Solestories at Venus Theatre, May 30-Jun 23

#Solestories at Venus Theatre, May 30-Jun 23

Collaborative Iterations:
by Renee Calarco

May 30 – June 23, 2019

Renee Calarco has been writing these short dialogues prompted by an image of feet taken on her commute to work.

Location: Venus Theatre.

We will be collaborating with Renee Calarco on her #solestories project. Follow her on instagram and stay tuned to Venus to see how this iteration flows. https://www.instagram.com/reneecal/?hl=en

Every weekday during my commute, I snap a photo of a commuter’s shoes and write a bit of flash fiction based on that photo. What started as a way for me to write every day, no matter what, has turned into a project in its own right. – Calarco

The work is a result of a collaborative iteration. Process is key and therefore so is the experienced artist critical in this way of being. An iteration is never about the final destination, rather about exploration that finds a collective voice in a fire-like response to the situations of the world in a given moment.

Spotlight On Jane at Venus Theatre, Mar 22-Apr 12

Spotlight On Jane at Venus Theatre, Mar 22-Apr 12

Collaborative Iterations:
Spotlight On Jane
by Deborah Randall
March 22, 29, and April 5, 12, 2019

Four Friday Performances with different scripts drafted by Deborah Randall, to be podcast and live streamed.

Location: Venus Theatre.

Venus will explore four different stories about the Jane Movement. These will be performed on Friday nights only and no two will be the same. Look for us to LiveStream and Podcast these. The last portion of this film covers the Jane Movement. http://www.shesbeautifulwhenshesangry.com/