Colt Coeur and WP Theater will team up again in February to present the annual Parity Plays Festival, a reading series celebrating the work of female and trans playwrights and directors. The festival will take place at HERE Arts Center and consist of four plays by Kate Cortesi, Obehi Janice, Lily Padilla, and WP Lab alum Sylvia Khoury.
Tickets are free and can be reserved here. Check out the lineup below.
Love by Kate Cortesi
Directed by Jenna Worsham
February 1 at 4 PM
Five former employees. One great love. Thorny, uncomfortable, funny and surprising (and... sexy?) Love asks what accountability looks like when an abuser of power is one of our favorite men of all time and dares us to get to the other side of accountability and hashtags together.
Old White Sugah Daddy by Obehi Janice
Directed by Caitlin SullivanFebruary 2 at 4 PM
A young Black female coder wrestles with love, identity, and the tension between striving and thriving as she tries to get her startup off the ground. How can you fully be yourself in spaces where no one can see all the sides of you?
(W)holeness by Lily Padilla
Directed by Orion. S JohnstoneFebruary 8 at 4 PM
A diverse support group for sex and love addicts meets weekly to “heal in community.” Every Monday at group, they breathe in, breathe out, and try to love in a world that’s taught them hate – especially the kind turned inward. But is communal healing possible when each person carries different wounds, legacies and privileges?
The Place Women Go by Sylvia Khoury
Directed by Maggie Burrows
February 9 at 4 PM
Late at night in a Texas immigration detention center, three Guatemalan mothers keep watchful eyes on their sleeping children. Tomorrow, they must face the immigration judges, who will grant or deny them asylum in America. In The Place Women Go, these mothers quietly rehearse the stories of their trauma to make them palatable and convincing, while encountering new, daily traumas within the detention center itself.