Strong Face by Philana Omorotionmwan. Maybe it’s her “energy.” Maybe it’s her hair. Or maybe it’s just her skin. Whatever it is, no one
Strong Face by Philana Omorotionmwan. Maybe it’s her “energy.” Maybe it’s her hair. Or maybe it’s just her skin. Whatever it is, no one in Follywood seems to be able to see that actress Bentley Jones is a woman. Nevertheless, Bentley is determined to be seen and make a name for herself. When she realizes that playing men may be the only way she’s able to accomplish her goals, Bentley decides not to disabuse anyone of their misperception. Not even her hip-pop star “girlfriend” Yoni Baker. Or man-in-address film star Whip Williams. But things change when Bentley learns that major film studio 19th Century Cocks has green lit a slavery-themed biopic guaranteed to earn its female star an impOSTOR nomination. Selling her agent on what she calls “genderblind” casting, Bentley manages to land the female lead. However, Bentley soon discovers that being seen as a woman in Follywood isn’t all that she hoped it would be.
Where:The Black Box Theatre at Johnson-McFarlane Hall at University of Denver, 1903 East Iliff Avenue, Denver, CO 80208
Date & Time: Thursday, March 29 at 7:00pm
Tickets: $8 suggested donation
About the Festival
March ushers in a month long celebration of women in the arts during the 6th Annual Athena Project Arts Festival from March 3-31, 2018. Experience a Weekend of Music at Swallow Hill, World Dance, Girls Create Celebration, Plays In Progress Series, panel discussions and workshops. We are pleased to offer free and donation only entrance to some events. New this year pricing is as follows: Tickets range from FREE to $35 for a PIP Series Pass that gets you into to all three plays Table Reading Concert Reading both Panel Discussions.
About Athena Project
Athena Project is a professional group of artists dedicated to supporting and expanding women’s artistic contributions to the Denver stage and the wider community. Athena envisions a world where women’s voices are powerfully expressed and recognized for artistic merit in the community. Athena Project’s mission is to empower women and strengthen the Denver community through developing and showcasing women and girls’ artistic contributions, while inviting new audiences into the creative process. Each Spring, Athena Project produces an Arts Festival that includes theatre, dance and music highlighting the contributions of women artists. In the Fall, we produce a Premiere Production which is selected from one of the plays workshopped during the Festival. Girls Create, is our summer intensive where we highlight various art forms in a week long camp culminating in a final performance to be shared with friends, family, and the public. This program empowers girls to lead and effect change in themselves and others through creative learning. Rounding out our annual events are Pop Up music, dance, fashion and theatre performances around the city as well as Visual Art Shows.
(Thursday) 7:00 pm