The Bridge Initiative - Women in Theatre

Congratulations, Alyson Mead!

The Flora and Fauna has been selected as our 2016 New Work Contest winner. This play explores the vulnerability and intimacy in a female friendship that spans almost 30 years. Mesa Community College Performing Arts Center, 1520 S Longmore, Mesa, AZ 85202, hosts this reading after a week of development with the playwright and New York-based director, Stefanie Sertich, in residence on February 25th @ 2pm. The reading will be followed by a brief talkback with the playwright and creative team. Click here for the Facebook event page. 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.

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Click here to visit behind the scenes of the Bridge Initiative's week long new work development intensive of The Flora and Fauna by Alyson Mead.

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