Plays by Mia Chung, Alexa Junge, Evangeline Ordaz, and Tracey Scott Wilson
Running Time: 80-90 min (no intermission)

Join us for the 16th annual Hedgebrook Women Playwrights Festival—a celebration of women writing for the theatre. For the past several years, Hedgebrook has partnered with regional theatres across the country with strong track records of commissioning new works by women playwrights. This year's festival features Mia Chung, Alexa Junge, Evangeline Ordaz, and Tracey Scott Wilson—playwrights representing a wide variety of theatrical styles and dramatic voices. Since 1998, the annual festival has supported the work of an impressive array of women playwrights and served an important role in the development of new plays by women. 

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Photo Credits: Mia Chung (by Ken Chay), Alexa Junge (by Elisabeth Caren), Evangeline Ordaz (by Xavi Moreno), and Tracy Scott Wilson (by Angela Jimenez)

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HedgebrookLogoHedgebrook is a global community of women writers and people who seek extraordinary books, poetry, plays, films and music by women. A literary nonprofit, our mission is to support visionary women writers whose stories and ideas shape our culture. We offer writing residencies, master classes, and salons at our 25-year-old retreat on Whidbey Island, and public programs around the country that connect writers with readers and audiences. For more information, visit the website at hedgebrook.org.

The Alchemy of Time and Space, Solitude and Community

Located on beautiful Whidbey Island near Seattle, Hedgebrook offers one of the few residency programs in the world exclusively dedicated to supporting the creative process of women writers, and bringing their work to the world through innovative public programs.

The gift of time and space in solitude cannot be overestimated. It is essential to a writer’s process and difficult to carve out in daily life. Having her own cottage, with meals provided, enables a writer to give full focus to her work and go deeper into her writing process.

Hedgebrook was founded on Virginia Woolf’s belief that giving a writer a room of her own is the greatest vote of confidence in her voice. What we’ve discovered in the ensuing decades is the power of community: bringing women together is equally important in nurturing and informing their voices, and emboldening them to speak.

At the end of a day of writing, all six residents come down to the farmhouse kitchen and share a meal, their stories, histories, breakthroughs and roadblocks. They give advice and feedback, and challenge each other to take risks. A community forms around the kitchen table, bonds deepen through conversation, and writers leave knowing they are part of the larger Hedgebrook community in the world.