THE AFGHAN WOMEN’S WRITING PROJECT runs March 8-11

THE AFGHAN WOMEN’S WRITING PROJECT
Presented by Know Theatre of Cincinnati
March 8-11
Over-the-Rhine

Reviews: Enquirer |

THE AFGHAN WOMEN’S WRITING PROJECT began as an idea during novelist Masha Hamilton’s last trip to Afghanistan in November 2008. Masha first visited the country in 2004, and was awed and inspired by the resolute courage of the women she met. When she returned, she saw doors were closing and life was again becoming more difficult, especially for women. She began to fear we could lose access to the voices of Afghan women if we didn’t act soon. THE AFGHAN WOMEN’S WRITING PROJECT is aimed at allowing Afghan women to have a direct voice in the world, not filtered through male relatives or members of the media. Many of these Afghan women have to make extreme efforts to gain computer access in order to secretly submit their writings, in English, to the project.

The project reaches out to talented and generous women author/teachers here in the United States and engages them, on a volunteer, rotating basis, to teach Afghan women online from Afghanistan. The goal of the project is to encourage the women to develop their voices and share their stories, something that was not permitted during the years when Afghanistan was Taliban-held.

Adapted and directed by Elizabeth Martin & Lauren Hynek

Cast: Dale Hodges*, Annie Fitzpatrick*, Maliyah Gramata-Jones, Hope Shangle, Lissa Urriquia Gapultos & Torie Wiggins. *Member of Actors’ Equity Association.

  • Thu-Sat. March 8-10 at 8pm
  • Sun, March 11 at 3pm

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Local media coverage: Enquirer article |

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