After Orlando

We are joining several local companies for this free event helmed by Robert Colby Harper and Micha Espinoza for Phoenix's participation in a national effort. 6pm on January 29th at Phoenix Theatre, 100 E McDowell Rd, Phoenix, Arizona 85004. Click here for details!

Congratulations, Alyson Mead!

The Flora and Fauna has been selected as our New Work Contest winner. This play explores the vulnerability and intimacy in a female friendship that spans almost 30 years. NYC-based director Stefanie Sertich, a specialist in new play development, will be in residence at Mesa Community College with us, February 20-25th, working on the script. There will likely be no public readings as our seating capacity is limited. If you would like to be on the list of invitees for a private read, please email us at

We have also named two plays Honorable Mention winners. Sarah Bierstock's Honor Killing follows an American reporter investigating a murder in Pakistan. In Anchuli Felicia King's White Pearl, six women from six Asian countries collide in the boardroom of a whitening skin cream brand. The Bridge Initiative is cultivating a relationship with these playwrights and plays, with the hope of bringing them to our audience sometime in 2017.

Educating and empowering... Join us! We're bridgin' it!

The Bridge Initiative: Women in Theatre aims to incubate and celebrate female theatre artists, bridging the divide between academia and the professional world, with an emphasis on developing new work by female writers and presenting Southwestern premieres.

The Bridge Initiative project was started in part through support from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the State of Arizona, whose mission is to create opportunities for all Arizonans to participate in and experience the arts.

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