by Sandi Durell
The Space at Irondale – On Women Festival, March 4-28, where women are busily rehearsing and filming their works to be digitally premiered next month.
Irondale has reimagined the festival with the same important mission—to give women+ artists a place to tell their stories, talk about their experiences, and celebrate Women’s History Month on stage.
The works mean a lot to the artists presenting them. For Broadway’s Jessica Hendy, this is the first time she is presenting her self-penned memoir-esque solo work Walking With Bubbles (March 25-28) and puts her unbelievable story dealing with mental health, homelessness, single parenting and trauma into the spotlight. Audiences know her for her powerful voice as Grizabella in CATS both during its original run and the revival, and other shows like Aida and Amour ,but have never seen her like this.
For Makaela Shealy-Sachot, this is an important moment to commit to telling the stories of those who are under-represented. She is bringing together queer artists to tell their stories about living during COVID, BLM, and the inequities that divide our community with the premiere of if there is breakage you will find chips, (March 11-14.)
All tickets are available at https://irondale.org/on-women-festival/