Ancient Times-1400s/Unknown

If you would like more information specifically about producing one of our plays, please email 365womenayear@gmail.com with the historical woman and the playwright in the subject line.

***Our plays are loosely based on their historical counterparts.***

Women are listed in the century they were BORN. 

Unknown

Leah (roughly 3,500 years BCE)/Playwright: Shellen Lubin
Lucy (approx 3.2 million years ago)/Playwright: Connie Bennett
Mami Wata (African diaspora, water goddess, mermaid)/Playwright: Asia Nichols

Ola, Choctaw princess (unknown)/Playwright: Rita Anderson

Rachel  (roughly 3,500 years BCE)/Playwright: Shellen Lubin

Ancient Times 

Agrippina the Younger (19/23-59)/Playwright: Erin Murray Quinlan

Alexandra David-Neel (100CE)/Playwright: David Marrs

Antonia Minor (36 BCE – 37 CE)/Playwright: Erin Moughon

Aspasia of Miletus (470BCE – 400BCE)/Playwright: Raquel Provencio

Boadecia (61 CE)/Playwright: Suzanne Wingrove

Calpurnia (76 B.C.E. to date of death unknown)/Playwright: Matthew Weaver

Cleopatra (69BCE-30BCE)/Playwright: Claire Willett

Devorah (?)/Playwright: Deborah Magid

Esther (520 BCE- 450 BCE)/Playwright: Carolyn Gage

Fulvia (83 B.C.E. – 40 B.C.E.)/ Playwright: Nicole Heneveld

Hatshepsut (1508BCE-1458BCE)/Playwright: Aspen Mock

Hrosvitha (935 CE-973 CE)/Playwright: Rita Anderson

Martha of Bethany (7 B.C.E–CE 91)/ Playwright: Gayla D. Morgan and Jean Mornard

Mary Mother of Jesus (15 B.CE.–CE 91)/ Playwright: Gayla D. Morgan and Jean Mornard

Mary of Bethany (5 B.C.E–CE. 91)/ Playwright: Gayla D. Morgan and Jean Mornard

Mary Magdalene (A.D. 1–A.D. 91)/ Playwright: Gayla D. Morgan and Jean Mornard

Mother of disciple James (20 B.C.–A.D. 70)/ Playwright: Gayla D. Morgan and Jean Mornard

Myrtis (430 BCE)/Playwright: Diana Burbano

Nefertiti (1370BCE-1330BCE)/Playwright: Beatriz Cabur

Octavia (69 BC -11 BC)/Playwright: Nicole Heneveld

Penthesileia (1250 B.C.E)/Playwright: Robert F. Bradford

Porcia Catonis (c.70 BC – June 43 BC)/ Playwright: Mora V. Harris

Salomé (CE. 5–CE 91)/ Playwright: Gayla D. Morgan and Jean Mornard

Sappho (630 BCE?-570 BCE?)/Playwright: Diana Cristobal Herrero

Theano of Crotona (6th Century BCE)/Playwright:Erica Feick

Vashti Esther (400 BCE)/Playwright: Carolyn Gage

200 CE

Cecilia, St. (200s?)/Playwright: Ash Sanborn

300 CE

Galla Placidia (392-450)/Playwright: Barbara Corrado Pope

Saint Monica (322-387)/Playwright: Erin Moughon

400 CE

Bridget, St. (451-523)/Playwright: Coni Ciongoli Koepfinger

Hypatia (?-415)/Playwright: Lauren Tunnell

600s

Dymphna (Saint) (600s)/Playwright: Kendra Augustin

Hilda of Whitby  (614-680)/Playwright: Ian low

Pingyang (600-623)/Playwright: Natalie Osborne

700s

Lingzhao- “Chop Water”(8th Century)/Playwright: Merridawn Duckler

800s

Olga of Kiev (c.890-969) / Playwright: Elliot D Huxtable

Ono No Komachi (825-900)/Playwright: Velina Hasu Houston

900s

Gerberga of Saxony (913-968?/Playwright: Rita Anderson

Izumi Shikibu (976-1030)/Playwright: Velina Hasu Houston

Lady Sagami (998-1061)/Playwright: Velina Hasu Houston

Murasaki Shikibu (973 or 978 – 1014 or 1031)/Playwright: Darian Lindle

Naishi (997-?)/Playwright: Velina Hasu Houston

1000s

Angharad ferch Owain, Queen (1000s)/Playwright: Tierra Bonser

ANNA KOMNENA, (1083-1147)/ Playwright: Toby Engelberg
ANNA DALASSENA, (1025-1102)/ Playwright: Toby Engelberg
EIRENE DOUKAINA, (1066-1118)/ Playwright: Toby Engelberg

Godiva, Countess of Mercia (fl. 1010-1067)/Playwright: Rex McGregor

Gruoch of Scotland (circa 1015-?)/Playwright: Claudia  Barnett

Gwenllian ferch Gruffudd (1097-1137)/Playwright: Tierra Bonser

Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179)/Playwright: Coni Ciongoli Koepfinger

MARIA OF ALANIA, (11th-12th centuries)/ Playwright: Toby Engelberg
MARIA OF BULGARIA, (1035-1081)/ Playwright: Toby Engelberg

Merinedd ferch Gruffudd (1000s)/Playwright: Tierra Bonser

Rhanult ferch Gruffudd (1000s)/Playwright: Tierra Bonser

Walladah bint al Mustakfi (1001-1091)/Playwright: Mahasin D. Shamsid-Deen

1100s

Akka Mahadevi (c. 1130 – 1160)/Playwright:  Paula Cizmar

Christina The Astonishing (1150-1224)/Playwright: Kendra Augustin

Maud le Vavasour, Baroness Butler (1176-1225)/Playwright: Connie Bennett

Tomoe Gozen (1157-1247)/Playwright: D.L. Siegal

1200s

Hangaku Gozen- (1200s-?)/Playwright: Gyda Arber

Isabella of France (1295-1358)/Playwright: Emily Atkinson

Khutulun (1260-1306)/Playwright: Natalie Osborne

1300s

Christine de Pizan (1364-1430)/Playwright: Kirsten Brandt

Jeanne de Clisson (1300-1359)/Playwright:  Eva C. Schegulla

1400s

Eleanor Cobham, Duchess of Gloucester (1400-1452)/Playwright: Connie Bennett

Jeanne de Luxembourg (1400s) Playwright: Gabrielle Strasun

Joan of Arc (1412-1431)/Playwright: Coni Ciongoli Koepfinger

Margery Jourdemayne (1400-1441)/Playwright: Connie Bennett

Mary of Guelders (1434-1463)/Playwright: Catriona Scott

Mona Lisa Giaconda (14??-15??)/Playwright: Susan Apker

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