The 2017 Future is Female Festival went amazingly well and we were delighted to raise $1500 for the Women’s Resource of Greater Houston! Listen to our radio interview with Houston Matters here.


The Houston outpost of the Future is Female Festival is produced by Collective 48 (who brought you Two! Short! Plays!) in association with Mildred’s Umbrella Theatre! We are dedicated to promoting the voices of Texas women, and showcasing their diverse ideas about what a future that is female might look like.

ANNOUNCING THE FESTIVAL PLAYS (in alphabetical order)

  • The Buddhist Dark Horse and Her Ghostwriter by Caroline Cao, dir. by Bree Bridger
  • Dating Game by Rachel Ollagnon, directed by Deborah Hope
  • The First Horse by Tegan McLeod, directed by Dabrina Sandifer
  • It’s Going to Be by Bonnie Christiansen, directed by Clarity Welch
  • La Nina by Laura Rodriguez, directed by Rachel Ollagnon
  • Tomorrow Game by Brandy N. Carie, directed by Dana Bowman
  • You’re My Home by Tammy Melody Gomez, directed by Martha Bawara


  • March 15, 8:00 PM, Studio 101
  • March 19, 3:00 PM, Studio 101
  • March 26, 8:00 PM, Main Street Theatre

Tickets available at the door!

All proceeds from the Houston festival will be donated to the Women’s Resource of Greater Houston.

The Future Is Female Festival is a national festival that invites individuals and theatre companies across the US to host productions or readings in March 2017 of ten-minute plays written by women of all backgrounds.

All of the readings and shows will be performed under one unifying umbrella; by joining together in a shared festival happening simultaneously in numerous places, our voices will be louder. Instead of spending the month celebrating women’s history, we’ll celebrate women’s futures.

The Future Is Female Festival is a creation of playwright Mya Kagan.

About The Producers

Collective 48 is a loose collaboration of Houston artists whose mission is to chill and make theatre. Their first project was Two! Short! Plays!, a house party/theatre event in The Heights. Producing The Future is Female Festival Houston is their second project. The members of Collective 48 are Brandy N. (Reichenberger) Carie, Dana Bowman, Julie Rutter, and Sam Mayer.

Mildred’s Umbrella Theatre was founded in Houston in 2001 by Jennifer Decker and John Harvey. Their mission is to challenge audiences and theatre artists by creating and performing bold, innovative, and fresh theatrical works grounded in the best traditions of the dramatic arts. With a strong feminine presence in their artistic vision, Mildred’s Umbrella strives to feature the work of female playwrights, actors, and directors, which promotes the empowerment of women through the performing arts. Mildred’s Umbrella Theatre is in its 13th full season, and has collaborated with such companies as Bobbindoctrin Puppet Theatre, Wordsmyth Theatre, University of Houston Honors College, and The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, among others.


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