march, 2018

23mar7:00 pmAthena Project Arts Festival Presents Plays In Progress: The Buddha’s Wife by Mary Poindexter McLaughlin


Event Details

Trapped within her role as an at-home mother, she struggles to find meaning in a life so different from what she believes she deserves. Meanwhile, in India 2500 years prior, Yasodhara leads a parallel existence. A 16-year-old princess of enormous talent and education, she marries prince Siddhartha, who leaves her and their newborn child to seek enlightenment. The Buddha’s Wife juxtaposes these two women, moving fluidly through time and place to show how their mutual choices drove them to this point of despair. Their common story answers the question: can one attain enlightenment standing at the kitchen sink?

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.



(Friday) 7:00 pm