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Produce pieces by women and about women! You can search through our herstorical women and also our fabulous playwrights at the top.  Check out the ‘About 365’ page if you are interested in getting involved or want to have a 365 festival or play at your theatre.  Find out more: ABOUT US!

PLAYWRIGHTS: Claims are closed for 2017.  Current playwrights please check out the 2017 Info Page for everything you need to know.  If you have questions please email 365womenayear@gmail.com.  If you are interested in writing with us, keep your eyes peeled January 1, 2018!

2017 plays due: December 31, 2017



Karen Rousso’s SCRUTABLE is a finalist for the Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Heideman Award.

Lolly Ward’s piece inspired by Ethel Payne and Alice Dunnigan, called “Black Press in the White House” will be published in the Smith and Kraus “105 Five-Minute Plays” coming out in March.

Jennifer O’Grady’s “FIRST DAY IN TRADE,” about Jackie Onassis and which she wrote for 365, will be published in The Best Ten-Minute Plays 2017, edited by Lawrence Harbison and due out later this year from Smith and Kraus. The play was first produced last year by Rover Dramawerks in its 365 festival.

Erin Moughon’s piece inspired by Aphra Behn “Just Say It Three Times” will be published in the Best Short Plays of 2017 edited by Lawrence Harbison. The original production starred fellow 365 playwright Kendra Augustin as Aphra Behn.

Arts in Louisville reviews Diana Burbano’s Silueta By Diana Burbano, Chris Shelton and Tom Shelton

Broadway World announces the International Women Artists’ Salon!

Our wonderful playwrights in Spain have had their pieces published!


Dallas Observer has a write up about our festival at Rover Dramawerks in Texas!

Broadway World shares that Susan Merson produced and directed “In Her Name” to honor Edith O’Hara with 365 plays!

Great interview about our upcoming NYC festival and the start of 365 on The Happiest Medium. 

Jennifer O’Grady’s “The Great Gaffe” will be published in Smith and Kraus’s The Best Ten-Minute Plays 2016! Congrats!

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We are happy to be an affiliate of Women in the Arts & Media!

Join our Female Directors Database to promote gender parity across the world! Email 365womenayear@gmail.com with Director in the subject line.  Include your bio and region in the body of the email and attach your resume.

For more press check out our Press Page!


SEPTEMBER 18th Plays & Pizza 7:30 pm “Parabola” about Natalia Levi Ginzburg by Shellen Lubin.  At Lucky Jack’s Bar and Lounge. NYC

SEPTEMBER 7-16  In Alabama  by: J. Lois Diamond will be produced as an Equity Showcase as part of  Cosmic Orchid’s The Voire Dire Project at Theater for the New City’s Dream Up Festival September 7-16 This play was inspired by the life of civil rights activist Juliette Hampton Morgan as well as the painting “Puberty” by Avron Soyer. It is directed by Liz Amadio and features Mary Tierney* and Elizabeth Vermilyea 


JUNE 8th-10th Heartbeats by: Danielle Wirsansky is being performed in the Where We Are Now LGBT+ Theatre Festival in Sligo, Ireland

JUNE 17th Million Dollar Wound by: Danielle Wirsansky will have a reading on June 17th at 10 am at St. Andrews Church on the Avenue

JUNE 15th-18th Not a Game for Girls by: Benjamin Peel at Friargate Theatre in York, UK by Off the Rock Productions

JUNE 16-18 Hello Ocean by: J.Lois Diamond will have a production in The Lock Festival at Polaris North.

JUNE  “Pursuing Sylvia Beach” by Deb Caperton Ballard Brought to you by the Left Bank Writers/Players in Paris, France

MAY 26th Policarpa by: Diana Burbano will be at the Drama League on

MAY 21 “Unmasked”- the story of Anna Coleman Ladd by: Patti Cassidy at City 27 *
27 cité industrielle, 75011 Paris  Metro : Voltaire (line 9)

MAY 19th-27th Alarm of the People: A WWII Vignette Play at Orlando Fringe by: Danielle Wirsansky

MAY 19th “Ida & Leonor,” by Danielle Winston “We Should Know Her,” a salon curated by Skeleton Rep. in NYC

APRIL Rover Dramawerks Thursday, April 6 at 8:00 pm; Saturday April 8 at 3:00 pm; Friday, April 14 at 8:00 pm; and Saturday, April 15 at 8:00 p.m.

March 10th & 11th Herstory 2: WE RISE Festival by NOplays HERSTORY will take place at the Silk Road Art Gallery in New Haven, CT, March 10th and 11th at 7pm. The performance will be followed by a Q & A with the writers, actors, directors, and organizers. Plays include Ida and Leonor written by Danielle Winston and directed by Ingrid Oslund, A Moment of Silence, written by Allie Costa and directed by Moira Malone, K.C. Reporting, Earth Do You Read Me? written by Natalie Osborne and directed by Keith Paul, and My Aim is True, written by Lucy Wang and directed by Shellen Lubin.

MARCH 11th SWAN DAY OREGON CONTEMPORARY Concert reading of six new plays by Oregon playwrights:
The Alma Problem, by Connie Bennett (Alma Mahler-Werfel)
My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean, by Lolly Ward (Diana Nyad)
A Relic of the Late Carnage, by Barbara Corrado Pope (Lucy Parsons)
Writing in a Wall of Light, by Nancy West (Emily Preston)
La Lucha Sin Fin, by Nancy Hopps (Christiana Figueres)
Little Lotta Made of Gold, by Dorothy Velasco (Lotta Crabtree)

March 15th: 365 Women a Year NYC (Encore) will present a festival of eight plays by women, about real women, for everyone. The free evening of staged readings will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at The Theater for the New City, in New York City. (155 1st Avenue at 10th Street. By subway: L to 1st Avenue; 6 to Astor Place) Playwrights: Kat Mustatea, Susan Shafer, Barbara Kahn, Sophia Romma, Ph.D, Robin Rice, Kendra Augustin, Karin Williams, and Michael angel Johnson. The reading is free, but reservations are necessary. Please make a reservation at: http://www.mustatea.com/365-women

MAY 26th Policarpa by: Diana Burbano 🇨🇴! Directed by Melinda Hall May 26 at The Drama League Tickets now available

JANUARY 28 J. Lois Diamond’s 2015 365 Play, Mountain Dew will have a reading in NY at the 53 st Library on Jan 28. It’s free!

JANUARY 19- FEB-6 Congrats to Danielle Wirsansky who has 365 pieces accepted to the Greensboro Fringe Festival this month!

October 27-30, November 3-7, 2016 Silueta by: Diana Burbano, Teatro Tercera Llamada
Vault 1031 South 6th Street Louisville KY 40203 http://teatrotercerallamada.com/

OCTOBER 1:  radio version of Grace Winn Ellis’s piece about Jane Gentry at the Lunsford Festival in Mars Hill, NC

August 20: International Women Artists’ Salon: August 20 at 7:30PM at Dixon Place, located at 161 Chrystie Street. Admission to the hour-long event is free. Curated by Marcina Zaccaria, the featured artists will be Amanda Boekelheide, Christine Deitner, Glenda Frank, Betsy Heffron, Amina Henry, Nana Ponceleon, and Sophia Romma. The evening will be hosted by Valerie David.

APRIL 1- MAY 8th In Alabama by J. Lois Diamond. April 1st has been changed from opening night to an open dress rehearsal. Tickets for April 1st only are FREE but you must make a reservation. The other performances are $25 and there is a party on April 15th. So come to the theatre and forget all about  paying your taxes! Here is the link to buy tickets: http://www.cosmicorchid.com/thevoiredireproject.html.

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APRIL 15th-17th In Her Name at 13th Street Repertory Theatre to celebrate and honor Edith O’Hara’s 100th year–she is the Founding Director of the theatre, and the marathon will be to benefit the theatre. Saturday morning 11-12:30 Arrest (Glenda Frank), K.C. Reporting (Natalie Osborne), Letters from Lotfia (Laura Shamas), Madame (Kendra Augustin), Pre-War (Jennifer O’Grady), Refugees (Stephanie Satie), Taro and Capa (D. Lee Miller) / Saturday afternoon 2-4 Celia Buys a Dress (Yani Perez), Making Frankenstein (Natalie Osborne), A Moment of Silence (Allie Costa), Mrs. Stern Wanders the Prussian State Library (Jenny Lyn Bader), My Life on the C-List (OluShola Cole), Undercover: The Mary Shanley Story (Rachel McPhee and Robert K. Benson), Virginia Louise Conklin (Carolyn Mignini), White Cotton (Shellen Lubin) / Saturday evening 6:30-9 After the Thin Man (Shellen Lubin), Blood Sisters (Robin Rice), Blood Ties (Michael Angel Johnson), In the Evening (Susan Merson), Peola’s Passing (Cynthia G. Robinson), Pillow of Tears (Lynda Crawford) / Sunday afternoon (time not yet set) Expression of Regret (Christine Toy Johnson) Madame Red (Td Mitchell), Mama Bett (Elsa Rael), Scrutable (Karen Rousso).


APRIL 29 & 30 HERSTORY will take place at the Silk Road Art Gallery in New Haven, CT, at 8pm.

MAY 5th-14th Rover Dramawerks  Plays: The Dance Maker By Susan Shafer (New York, NY), directed by Glynda Welch, Don’t Know No Jokes By Annie Wood (Burbank, CA), directed by Matt Stepan, First Day in Trade  By Jennifer O’Grady (Pelham, NY), directed by Kayla Freeman, First Woman of Industry  By Nancy Gall-Clayton (Jeffersonville, IN), directed by Matt Stepan, Fly Girl By Renee Lucas Wayne  (Philadelphia, PA), directed by Buster Spiller, Fossil Lady By Claudia I. Haas  (White Bear Lake, MN), directed by Libby Mitchell, Future Girl Visits Barbie’s Mom By Ellen Davis Sullivan  (Andover, MA), directed by Glynda Welch, Homespun Webs By C.J. Ehrlich  (Chappaqua, NY), directed by Shanna Threlkeld, (Mama) King Chronicles By Rita Anderson  (Austin, TX), directed by Brandi L. McDowell, Never Forget By Donna Hoke (Buffalo, NY), directed by Kayla Freeman, Phillis Wheatley: Twas Mercy Brought Me…  By Paula J. Sanders (Dallas, TX), directed by Buster Spiller, Push Boldly Off  By Donna Latham (Houston, TX), directed by Libby Mitchell, Recipe for Espionage (Before She Was Julia Child)  By Carol M. Rice (Plano, TX), directed by Kevin Westbrook, She Was Never Lost By Allie Costa (Los Angeles, CA), directed by Kevin Westbrook, Soraya’s Eyes By Rhea McCallum (Downey, CA), directed by Lindsey Humpries

APRIL 1st & 2nd HeLa by Jessie Salsbury at Knox College Department of Theatre

APRIL 15th at 7:30 pm  ELLA’S TIMEPIECE by Sandra de Helen will be read at the Scripteaser’s meeting in San Diego. 3404 Hawk St

MARCH 19th Oregon 365 Women/SWAN Day Readings Oregon Contemporary Theatre, Eugene, Oregon, 2:00pm Open public reading (FREE) Lolly Ward – “The Ethel Party” (Ethel Payne), Merridawn Duckler –  Excerpt from “Super Magic Pillow” (Lingzhao), Barbara Pope – “Galla in Purgatory” (Galla Placida), Connie Bennett – “Amanda Transcending” (Amanda DeCuis & Joanne Kittel)

MARCH 23rd 7pm at Theatre for the New City   Plays by: D Lee Miller, Michael Angel JohnsonRobin Rice LichtigSusan ShaferKarin Diann WilliamsKat Mustatea, Kendra Augustin, Barbara Kahn. 365 Women NYC directors include: Michelle Macau, Lori Kee, Susane Lee

MARCH 3, 4, 5   Monster Box Theatre  in Michigan has a festival of thirty 365 plays!


MARCH 5th: “Linda” by Diana Burbano will perform at Viva La Muxer.

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