Tonight: The Future is Female Festival

The independent theater event comes to Headlong.

The Future is Female fest has been touring the U.S. and Canada all month long.

The Future is Female fest has put on shows in the U.S. and Canada all month long.

All month long, this program of 10-minute plays and staged readings has been popping up across the U.S. and Canada. Tonight The Future is Female Festival touches down in Philly (and three other cities) at Headlong Performance Institute (1170 S. Broad St.).

The lineup is different everywhere it occurs (this is a festival, not a tour), but each is built around the “future is female” theme. And all of the works are written by women, obviously.

Tonight’s program includes:

  • New ten-minute plays by: Lauren Feldman, Cara Blouin, Stephanie Walters and Maya Pen
  • A work-in-progress excerpt from The Greenfield Collective’s Tilda Swinton Adopt Me Please, co-created by Nic Scheppard and Hannah Van Sciver and directed by Maura Krause, part of this year’s Fringe Fest
  • “Buzz Buzz Magnifying Glass Emoji It’s Me Bitch Here I Am” or Internet Garbage, by Schepp and Bailey (also a work in progress)
  • Music by Gracie Martin
  • Visual art by Emily R. Johnson

Proceeds benefit WOAR (Women Organized Against Rape). The event will be streamed live by The Greenfield Collective.