The Bridge Initiative - Women in Theatre


American Theatre

The Bridge Initiative co-founders Tracy Liz Miller and Brenda Jean Foley were featured in an interview for American Theatre's podcast.

Our playwright/director awards are featured in an article on American Theatre.

Arizona Commission on the Arts

Our overall progress from birth to the present is discussed with Arizona Commission on the Arts in this piece .

Arizona Republic

We are proud to have been featured by Kerry Lengel in the Arizona Republic, issue June 4, 2015, entitled Bridge Initiative aims to boost female playwrights in Phoenix.

We were featured as one of the Top 13 arts events in June 2015 summer's theatre season in Phoenix by The Arizona Republic.

Broadway World

BWW News Desk states: "The Bridge Initiative and Southwest Shakespeare Company are teaming up to present a world premiere free reading of Asterion by Liz Duffy Adams."

Herb Paine at says: "This is powerful theatre, well-played, and deserving of broader attention. Three cheers for The Bridge Initiative's commitment promote the works of women artists."

We were featured in Summer Stages: Cool Theatre for Hot Times in the Valley of the Sun by Herb Paine at in 2015.

BUILDING BRIDGES Gala Celebration Announces 2016 Lineup.

The Bridge Initiative Co-Founders to Speak at Convention in Denver.

The Bridge Initiative Announces New Play Contest Winner.

Shari Watts and Amie Bjorklund to Lead Reading of THE FLORA & FAUNA in Mesa

LIFE SUPPORT Play Delves Into Palliative Care in Mesa

Dramatist Magazine

The Bridge Initiative in The Dramatist MagazineWe are proud to have been featured as the centerfold of The Dramatist Magazine, issue Nov/Dec 2015. The Dramatist is the official journal of the Dramatists Guild of America, Inc. It is published bi-monthly and is the only national magazine devoted to the business and craft of writing for the theatre. The Dramatists Guild is the professional association of playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists, dedicated to protecting, informing, and promoting the interests of dramatists everywhere.


Anatomy of a Hug's first review comes from Jennifer Haaland at "Having seen the tight knit ensemble of four just hours ago, the blaring neon message is, 'Go!'"

Our playwright/director awards are featured in an article on

Frontdoors News

Frontdoor News ran a story entitiled, Anatomy of a Hug Features Allison Sell, about our casting for Anatomy of a Hug.

KJZZ 91.5 FM

Brenda Jean Foley was interviewed by Steve Goldstein for The Show on KJZZ 91.5 FM.

Phoenix New Times

The Phoenix New Times magazine took a poll for their Best of Phoenix 2015 Issue, and we were voted Best Use of Crowdfunding for the Arts.

We were also part of a conversation with Phoenix New Times reporter, Robrt Pela, about the lack of female writing voices to be represented on our stages in 2015-2016

The Bridge Initiative Gives Women Playwrights a Platform.


PhxStages has been a Bridge media advocate from day one, helping with our casting notices and events as well as other stories:

The Bridge Initiative Announces New Play Contest Winner.

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The Bridge Initiative Announces New Play Contest Winner

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Bridge Initiative Accepting Submissions for Bechdel Test Fest

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