about the festival
Starting in March of 2020, the newly formed Clinton Arts Council was a week away from the beginning of our inaugural theatre season: WomenKind 2020 - a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the landmark 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ten One-Woman shows celebrating known, unknown, and (mostly) true stories of women of history.
And then the world got locked down.
We are BACK - in the virtual world.
Originally created in New York City in 1990 by producer and performer Emma Palzere-Rae ("Aunt Hattie's House"), "The Womenkind Festival" provided performance opportunities to women where there were few, by presenting one-woman shows throughout March, Women’s History Month. Having done so, its legacy is that of Womenkind alumni – some of whom will perform in these online events - who continue to be a community of vibrant performers who support parity for women in theater, and who entertain audiences with their diverse stories.