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February 2018
27
February
5:00 PM — 9:00 PM
@ Highland Tap & Burger
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Highland Tap and Burger - Athena Project Arts Sponsor

2018 Festival Kickoff – Dine, Drink & Donate

Eat, drink and be merry all the while supporting Athena Project. All you have to do is come and enjoy a great meal. Athena Project receives 10% of food sales and 100% of sales of the Athena Drink, the Fierce Lady.

March 2018
03
March
5:00 PM — 7:00 PM
@ Community College of Denver Black Box Theatre
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Girls Create Celebration

Girls Create Celebration

This year’s festival kicks off with a showcase of spectacular work from our 2017 Girls Create summer intensives. Girls Create is an unparalleled mentoring program that ignites the passions and talents of 6th–10th grade girls in writing, fashion design and visual arts.

There’s no entry charge, but please consider donating $10+ to support Girls Create in 2018. Reservations are required.

03
March
8:00 PM — 10:30 PM
@ Community College of Denver Black Box Theatre
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Girls Create Celebration

Girls Create Celebration

This year’s festival kicks off with a showcase of spectacular work from our 2017 Girls Create summer intensives. Girls Create is an unparalleled mentoring program that ignites the passions and talents of 6th–10th grade girls in writing, fashion design and visual arts.

There’s no entry charge, but please consider donating $10+ to support Girls Create in 2018. Reservations are required.

08
March
6:00 PM — 10:00 PM
@ Swallow Hill Music
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Athena Project Weekend of Music Concert

Open Mic Night

To celebrate International Women’s Day, March 8, our open mic night for female musicians and those identifying as female is the perfect space to share your songwriting and/or performing talents. Show up at Swallow Hill and sign up for your spot at 6pm.

Admission for this event is FREE!

09
March
8:00 PM — 10:00 PM
@ Swallow Hill Music
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A New Athena Project Event

Cross Pollinations

New for 2018, Cross Pollinations is an exciting collaboration between artists in different fields. Musicians pair with a playwright, a dancer, a visual artist, and a spoken-word artist – after 12 hours each duo presents original work, grown from their interaction.

Tickets $14 for members, $16 in advance or $18 at the door.

10
March
8:00 PM — 10:00 PM
@ Swallow Hill Music
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A New Athena Project Event

Weekend of Music Concert

This sparkling concert features Colorado musicians Nina De Freitas and Megan Burtt.

Tickets $14 for members, $16 in advance or $18 at the door.

17
March
8:00 PM — 10:00 PM
@ CU Eugenia C. Rawls Courtyard Theatre
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Evening of World Dance

A kaleidoscope of Denver’s uniquely creative female choreographers and performers come together to explore the excitement and grace of movement – from modern and post-contemporary to hula and Bollywood.

Tickets $20 General Admission or $18 for Students/Seniors/Military

18
March
3:00 PM — 6:00 PM
@ CU Eugenia C. Rawls Courtyard Theatre
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A New Athena Project Event

Dance Master Classes

For the first time this year, we’re thrilled to offer master classes in various dance styles, suitable for all levels.

Contact Improvisation at 3:00 PM
Modern Dance at 4:00 PM
Samba at 5:00 PM

Price is $20 per class or $50 for a Class Bundle to attend all three classes! Plus receive a discount code for tickets to the Evening of World Dance with Master Class registrations!

18
March
6:00 PM — 7:30 PM
@ CU Eugenia C. Rawls Courtyard Theatre
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A New Athena Project Event

Dance Industry Panel Discussion

Feel passionate about the role of dance in society’s health and happiness? Want to hear others’ thoughts on women’s progress as leaders in the dance world? Come along to a panel discussion on the State of the Art, for fresh views – and a chance to have your say.

Admission to this event is FREE!

22
March
7:00 PM — 9:00 PM
@ The Black Box Theatre at Johnson-McFarlane Hall
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Claire Caviglia - Playwright - Inside Child

Table Reading – The Inside Childe

Eight-year-old Rose has never been allowed outside. When her senator father’s rival threatens to expose this, what’s under the floorboards can remain hidden no longer.

There is a suggested donation of $5 for this event. Reservations are required.

23
March
7:00 PM — 9:00 PM
@ The Black Box Theatre at Johnson-McFarlane Hall
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Mary McLaughlin - Playwright - The Buddha's Wife

Workshop Production – The Buddha’s Wife

Diane, a PhD candidate and rising star in feminist studies, finds herself trapped as an at-home mother, struggling to find meaning in a life so removed from her expectations. In India 2500 years before, Yasodhara leads a parallel existence. A 16-year-old princess of enormous talent, she marries prince Siddhartha, who leaves her with their newborn, to seek enlightenment.

Tickets $13 or $35 for a PIP Series Pass

24
March
2:00 PM — 4:00 PM
@ The Black Box Theatre at Johnson-McFarlane Hall
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Angela Stern - Playwright - Mama's Eggnog

Workshop Production – Mama’s Eggnog

On a hot day in late fall, the Pereira siblings gather for their mother’s cremation, after a long separation. Forced together over the holidays, they must overcome their differences – and decide what to do with the ashes. On Christmas Eve, the youngest, Belinda, finds a perfect solution to both problems – but as she reveals it, the enormity of their loss plunges the family into chaos.

Tickets $13 or $35 for a PIP Series Pass

24
March
5:00 PM — 6:30 PM
@ The Black Box Theatre at Johnson-McFarlane Hall
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A New Athena Project Event

Plays In Progress Panel Discussion

Stories give meaning to our lives. They give shape to our pasts and generate space for our futures. When stories are brought to the stage they provide us with a window into the complexities and beauty of our lives. On March 24, we explore ways that dramaturgs, directors, and actors bring stories to the stage.

Admission to these discussions are FREE but a reservation is required.

24
March
7:00 PM — 9:00 PM
@ The Black Box Theatre at Johnson-McFarlane Hall
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Elizabeth Nelson - Playwright - The Golden Hour

Workshop Production – The Golden Hour

Michael and Elana are reunited after ten years. Over the course of an evening, they relive their pasts and imagine a future. Touching on themes of love, sex and grief, The Golden Hour explores intersections of time, sound, words, and movement.

Tickets $13 or $35 for a PIP Series Pass

29
March
7:00 PM — 9:00 PM
@ The Black Box Theatre at Johnson-McFarlane Hall
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Philana Imade Omorotionmwan - Playwright - Strong Face

Concert Reading – Strong Face

Bentley Jones is a Follywood actress – but everyone thinks she’s a man. Finally, in an ironic twist of gender-blind casting, she lands the female lead in a slavery-themed biopic with 19th Century Cocks. Now the trouble begins …

There is a suggested donation of $5 for this event. Reservations are required.

30
March
7:00 PM — 9:00 PM
@ The Black Box Theatre at Johnson-McFarlane Hall
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Elizabeth Nelson - Playwright - The Golden Hour

Workshop Production – The Golden Hour

Michael and Elana are reunited after ten years. Over the course of an evening, they relive their pasts and imagine a future. Touching on themes of love, sex and grief, The Golden Hour explores intersections of time, sound, words, and movement.

Tickets $13 or $35 for a PIP Series Pass

31
March
2:00 PM — 4:00 PM
@ The Black Box Theatre at Johnson-McFarlane Hall
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Mary McLaughlin - Playwright - The Buddha's Wife

Workshop Production – The Buddha’s Wife

Diane, a PhD candidate and rising star in feminist studies, finds herself trapped as an at-home mother, struggling to find meaning in a life so removed from her expectations. In India 2500 years before, Yasodhara leads a parallel existence. A 16-year-old princess of enormous talent, she marries prince Siddhartha, who leaves her with their newborn, to seek enlightenment.

Tickets $13 or $35 for a PIP Series Pass

31
March
5:00 PM — 6:30 PM
@ The Black Box Theatre at Johnson-McFarlane Hall
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A New Athena Project Event

Playwrights’ Panel Discussion

Stories give meaning to our lives. They give shape to our pasts and generate space for our futures. When stories are brought to the stage they provide us with a window into the complexities and beauty of our lives. On March 31, we hear about it from the playwrights’ vantage point in a discussion with all PIP playwrights moderated by the Dramatist’s Guild.

Admission to these discussions are FREE but a reservation is required.

31
March
7:00 PM — 9:00 PM
@ The Black Box Theatre at Johnson-McFarlane Hall
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Angela Stern - Playwright - Mama's Eggnog

Workshop Production – Mama’s Eggnog

On a hot day in late fall, the Pereira siblings gather for their mother’s cremation, after a long separation. Forced together over the holidays, they must overcome their differences – and decide what to do with the ashes. On Christmas Eve, the youngest, Belinda, finds a perfect solution to both problems – but as she reveals it, the enormity of their loss plunges the family into chaos.

Tickets $13 or $35 for a PIP Series Pass

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