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Featuring original one-act plays and short screenplays written by emerging women writers.

The 2018 empowHER Reading Series was dedicated to “Conversations with my kids about THIS moment - What women want their daughters and sons to take away from #MeToo.”

Shut Up And Dance
by Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich​
directed by Tricia Mancuso Parks

by Rachael Carnes​
directed by Tricia Mancuso Parks

School Haze
by Molly Olis Krost
directed by Tricia Mancuso Parks

Nineteen! (selected songs)
by Katherine Michelle Tanner​
music consulting and vocal coaching by Sarah Matteucci

Emmy Albritton, Karen Braga*, Patti DeMatteo*, Christianne Greiert*, Matthew Jaeger*, Sarah Kiefer*,  Jonny Rios, Tanner Sands, and Emma Scholz

*Actors appear courtesy of Actors' Equity Association

"With Clutch as producer, I was allowed to just be writer--to not have to rely on favors and the schedules of friends in order to hear my work, to not have to deal with the distractions of booking my own rehearsal space and thereby freeing up the mental space to focus only on the words. However, Clutch Productions served as far more than just a task producer. They are supportive and smart, nurturing and driven, generous and capable. I could not ask for a better team. I always felt my work and I were in very good...clutches. "


Talaura Harms

This annual free event was made possible by a generous grant from 

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