The 2018 EstroGenius Festival, which highlights the work of women and gender non-conforming artists in New York City, will run until Mar. 25 at the Kraine Theater. This year marks the festival’s 18th year. The festival began as a short-play festival and now focuses on “art generated, written, directed, choreographed, composed and performed by artists who expand the definition of a women’s festival,” according to their website.
Because it was created by Manhattan Theatre Source, the festival is invested in curating art created by New Yorkers. When the festival began, it featured just 10 short plays–now, according to the company, it has grown into an event that showcases short plays, solos, teen performances, visual art, and dance, but is not limited to just those art forms as it allows submissions of all art forms.
The festival uses its platform to host fundraisers, networking events, and panels as well. In the past, they have raised funds for young girls to attend school in Nigeria. Because the event is run off volunteer work, a majority of the profits go towards this fundraising work and the artists involved.
You can purchase tickets to individual plays via their informational website. There are 3 short plays being performed this coming week.