The Culture Project has announced the line-up for its Women Center Stage 2012 Festival, which will be presented at The Living Theater, March 8-April 7.

The festival will feature over 40 performances in 30 days created by a diverse array of women artists across disciplines. Women Center Stage is Culture Project's longest-running initiative, committed to supporting and promoting the work of women artists and celebrating the unique contributions of women to social justice and human rights.

As part of the festival, multi award-winning director and playwright Emily Mann will participate in a 90-minute conversation on March 10 at 10am, produced with SDC Foundation as part of their One-on-One conversation series.

WCS 2012 will be headlined by a theatrical adaptation of the graphic novel Swell by Juliacks, directed by Kathleen Amshoff. The Festival will also feature Charity Henson-Ballard's Pete The Girl, about an inner-city softball prodigy turned baseball superstar; and Dictee: bells fall a peal to sky adapted by Soomi Kim (Lee/gendary) from the work of Theresa Hay Kyung Cha; and new works by Lenelle Moïse, Anna Khaja, Dominique Morisseau, Mariah MacCarthy, Eboni Hogan, Caroline Rothstein, and the women of the First Generation Nigerian-American Project, as well as musical performances by Heloise & the Savoir Faire, Xenia Rubinos, and Rebecca Hart.

The second annual Directors' Weekend will showcase the work of 13 up-and-coming directors responding to the economic crisis and questions about the idea of "economy" itself: Chloë Bass, Krystal Banzon, Charlotte Brathwaite, Jessica Chayes, Rachel Dart, Morgan Gould, Alicia Dhyana House, Rachel Karp, Katie Naka, Ira Kip, Awoye Timpo, Calla Videt, and Monica L. Williams.

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