Founded to address the gender gap in theatre, Artemisia produces new plays that empower women. The plays feature a leading female character and are provocative, emotional and relatable. Through theatre, Artemisia explores the notion of the feminine, showing women's full humanity on stage to empower women in life.
Her Story is Our Story is Artemisia's annual fall festival. Six cutting-edge new plays are produced as staged readings and offered free to the Chicago audience. Talkbacks after the performances pose two vital questions: Did the play empower women? Did the play make you see women differently? From the fall festival, the audience votes to choose Artemisia's world premieres. Belfast Girls, Artemisia's latest success, was hailed as "heart-pounding, gut-wrenching and impeccable," and won raves from audience and critics alike.
Artemisia's cutting-edge World Premiere of Chewing On Beckett will open May 20, 2016 at The Frontier Theatre in Edgewater. Artemisia has recently found a home in Edgewater and joined its vibrant theatre district. Partnerships are vital to Artemisia's success and the company believes strongly in giving back. Care For Real is Edgewater's Food Pantry and Artemisia's charity of choice in recognition of Giving Tuesday. Twenty-five percent of all donations Artemisia receives through the month of December will be donated to Care For Real.
Artemisia and Care For Real are 501 c 3 organizations making your donation tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.