Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
All right ladies, get ready for another exciting meeting of the feminine minds. It has been a week since our last XX: As In Sex meeting and it’s now time to prepare ourselves for a night of titillating writing, powerful reading and enlightening discussion. Secretary, a screenplay by Erin Cressida Wilson based on short story by Mary Gaitskill, is our topic of discussion and those of you who have seen the film know this is going to be sexy!
At 7:30, June 22nd at Cara's house, there will be a script reading, wine, dessert and a critical discussion to follow. Please join us to discuss Secretary and give your opinion as a woman on the positives and negatives of adapting this screenplay for the stage.
Friday, June 11, 2010
Just in case you thought we were alone in our plight for better female roles, Patrick Healy wrote this article for the New York Times detailing the sparse conditions for actors of our sex on Broadway. Healy's article further illustrates our need to mine for and, let's face it (!), CREATE better conditions on the stage for females. Let's
get to it ladies. ~ XX
Monday, June 7, 2010
We realize that being “female” means different things to every woman, and we’d like for you to share your voice in a conversation on how the script Bug fits into your experience as a female. (FYI: Tracy Letts is not a female playwright, but Bug is a play with an interesting female protagonist.) At 7:30pm on June 8 at Hilary's house there will be a script reading, wine, dessert, and a critical discussion will follow.
In response to the common challenges of not only being lovers of theater but also being hopelessly and heroically female, we’d like you to join XX: As in Sex on an expedition for finding female playwrights, or strong female roles, or plays that focus on complex, humorous, and devastating relationships (you know, like the ones we have at home) through a series of script readings. The aim of XX is not to produce but to find great plays that can put women in the limelight in any acting company or production in our small town of Chico.