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The Women's Voices Fund enables our Theatre Company to commission, workshop and produce new plays by women and is now a national model for female-centric theatre fundraising, as well as one of the largest at more than $1 million.

2018 marks the 13th anniversary of the endowment fund, which has enabled us to produce 30 plays by women, commission 19 female playwrights and hire 23 female directors at the Theatre Company. Furthermore, the Fund also has contributed to 13 world premiere plays by women.

Contributors to the fund are invited to meet and converse with the women who benefit from the fund as well as the Theatre Company artistic staff at events throughout the season, including the Colorado New Play Summit and meet and greets with the beneficiaries every year.

Special thanks to our current donors!

Your generous contributions are entirely tax deductible. Choose from these support options:

Contact us at 303.572.4593 for membership details.

Linda Alper (playwright, The Three Musketeers)

Risa Brainin (director, Appoggiatura*)

Shelley Butler (director, The Most Deserving)

Juliette Carillo (director, Lydia*)

Constance Congdon (playwright, Take Me to the River*)

Cusi Cram (playwright, Dusty and the Big Bad World)

Barbara Damashek (playwright, Quilters*)

Laura Eason (playwright, The Vast In-Between*)

Lauren Feldman (playwright, Grace, or The Art of Climbing)

Lillian Garrett-Groag (playwright, The Ladies of the Camellias)

Rebecca Gilman (playwright, The Sweetest Swing in Baseball)

Gina Gionfriddo (playwright, After Ashley)

Wendy Goldberg (director, The Clean House, Living Out, The Sweetest Swing in Baseball, Third, Two Things You Don’t Talk About At DinnerHomefree* and Victory Jones and The Incredible One-Woman Band*)

Amy Gonzalez (director, September Shoes)

Kirsten Greenidge (playwright, Zenith*)

Lauren Gunderson (playwright, The Book of Will*)

Lorraine Hansberry (playwright, A Raisin in the Sun)

Lauren Yee (playwright, The Great Leap)

Lisa Kron (playwright, Well)

Lisa Loomer (playwright, Living Out, Two Things You Don’t Talk About At Dinner and Homefree*)

Michele Lowe (playwright, Good on Paper, Inana*, Map of Heaven)

Kathleen Marshall (director, The Unsinkable Molly Brown)

Jody McAuliffe (director, Shadow of Himself)

Pam McKinnon (director, The Hand of God)

Penny Metropulos (director, You Can’t Take it With You, The Trip to Bountiful, Quilters* and playwright, The Three Musketeers)

Marcia Milgrom-Dodge (director, Sense and Sensibility)

Christy Montour-Larson (director, Well, The Giver, Shadowlands, and Two Degrees)

Julie Marie Myatt (playwright Flooded*)

Molly Newman (playwright, Quilters*)

Lynn Nottage (playwright, Ruined)

Evangeline Ordaz (playwright, A Visitor’s Guide to Arivaca)

Sharon Ott (director, 1001)

Jane Page (director, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer)

Tira Palmquist (playwright, Two Degrees)

Lisa Peterson (director, Take Me to the River*)

Theresa Rebeck (playwright, Our House*, The Crown*)

Sarah Ruhl (playwright, The Clean House)

Tanya Saracho (playwright, FADE*)

Laura Schellhardt (playwright, The Comparables)

Seret Scott (director, Ruined)

Anna Shapiro (director, Shooting Star*)

Caridad Svich (playwright, The House of the Spirits)

Regina Taylor (playwright, Crowns)

Liesl Thommy (director, The Vast In-Between*)

Catherine Trieschmann (playwright, The Most Deserving and One House Over*)

Wendy Wasserstein (playwright, Third)

Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder (playwright, Gee’s Bend and The Bone Orchard*)

Laurie Woolery (director, Flooded*)

Karen Zacarias (playwright, Mariela in the Desert and Just Like Us*)

* indicates a Theatre Company commission

Women’s Voices Fund Members receive exclusive discounts and complimentary invitations to events throughout the season. For more information please contact us.
  • Tues Dec 6 - Special Preview of The Book of Will by Lauren Gunderson. The Women's Voices Fund provided financial support for The Book of Will from the commission, to readings at the 2016 Colorado New Play Summit and finally to its world premiere on the Ricketson Theatre inJanuary 2017. Join us for a private coffee reception with the playwright.. Afterward, meet the cast and crew and see a preview of design concepts including costumes, lights, sound and set.
  • Thur Feb 2 – Q&A and Preview of Two Degrees by Tira Palmquist. The Women’s Voices Fund provided funding for the production of this world premiere this February, including the director, Christy Montour-Larson, a local Denver director. Join us for a private Q&A with the playwright and director. Afterward, get a behind-the-scenes view of the technical tricks and set up of this intricate show, then stay for the Invited Preview of before it opens to public audiences the next evening
  • Fri Feb 24 - The Colorado New Play Summit has been bringing playwrights and audiences together for over a decade to experience the evolution of fresh scripts into production-ready pieces. The Women’s Voices Fund is an essential component of the CNPS, leading us to workshop more new plays by female playwrights during this exciting summit. WVF members are invited to a select afternoon of events including a catered lunch in the Seawell Grand Ballroom, the reading of WVF playwright Lauren Yee’s The Great Leap, followed by a private reception with playwright Lauren Yee.
The Women’s Voices Fund commissions workshops and produces new plays by women. In its 12 years, the Fund has enabled 28 plays by women (including 11 world premieres), 16 commissioned female playwrights and the hiring of 25 female directors at the Theatre Company.