Powerstories Theatre, in collaboration with Outcast Theatre Collective, is proud to present the inaugural Voices of Truth Theatre Festival, showcasing local, national, and international casts to a global audience. The festival is 100% virtual to ensure your safety.

Each play is debuting in one of three ways, depending upon the playwright’s wishes: virtual live-streamed from the Powerstories’ stage, live via Zoom, or a prerecorded theatre experience. We are excited for you to experience a diverse selection of topics ranging from a woman discovering a comet, an eating disorder, a murder trial, sexual abuse to gun violence and mental health, and ten other conversation-starting topics.

The festival runs from Wednesday, March 10 through Sunday, March 28, 2021.

Sit back in your comfy seat, pour a glass a wine, and enjoy all of our virtual performances from the comfort of your home.

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  • Wednesday, March 10 – 8 pm
    Listen… Can You Hear Me Now? By Gloria Rosen (New York)
    Deaf parents. A hearing child. A woman on the edge of two worlds tells the story of finding her own voice.
    A talkback will follow on Zoom with playwright
    Age: Over 13. Adult situations.
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  • Thursday, March 11 – 8 pm
    Trifles By Susan Gladspell – Project Curated By Sheri Whittington (Florida)
    A homicide that took place over 120 years ago in rural Iowa, stands today as a cautionary tale. Susan Glaspell’s Trifles is based on the true court case of the murder of a farmer on December 2, 1900 in Indionola, Iowa. Glaspell covered the case and the trial as a reporter for Des Moines Daily News.
    A talkback will follow on Zoom with director
    No language issues or onstage violence, but violence and murder are discussed. Middle school & up.
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  • Friday, March 12 – 8 pm
    Miss Mitchell’s Comet By Dwayne Yancey (Virginia)
    The astronomical world was shocked in 1847 when a new comet was discovered not just by an American amateur, but by a young America woman with no official credentials of any kind. Maria Mitchell went on to become America’s first female astronomer — this is her story.
    A talkback will follow on Zoom with playwright
    Middle school and up. No adult language or situations.
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  • Saturday, March 13 – 8 pm
    A Conversation with Myself By Julliette Moore (Florida)
    A Conversation with Myself depicts a young trans woman’s struggle to free her true self from the prison of the closet only to discover that the closet is the very thing that has protected her. It is a nuanced look at what it means for transgender people to find themselves and find their place in the world.
    Drug Use, Suicidal Ideation, Mental Illness and Hospitalizations. Viewer discretion advised.
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  • Sunday, March 14 – 8 pm
    The  Very Last Dance of Homeless Joe By Rich Courage (New York)
    “The Very Last Dance of Homeless Joe is about a 38-year-old female writer, Charlie, who decides to write a story about
    people who are homeless. Starting at Manhattan’s Columbus Circle, she journey’s up Broadway, meeting a variety of people
    who are living on the streets. Their stories are very emotionally compelling, and several of them tell Charlie she should talk to a man named Homeless Joe because his story will break her heart. Charlie finally does meet Joe and his story is indeed tragic. The play portrays the characters as human beings. Not as homeless people, but as people who happen to be homeless.
    A talkback will follow on Zoom with playwright
    Without profanity, nudity, racial inappropriateness, or violence. One character mentions that another soldier’s head exploded while he is describing his experiences in Viet Nam. Middle and High school appropriate.
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  • Thursday, March 18 – 8 pm
    Scenes from the Outcast (Florida)
    Outcast welcomes you to experience an evening of original, short scenes created by the collective as we explore various scenarios experienced by our artists and invoked through the use of an arsenal of techniques called “Theatre of the Oppressed,” created by Augusto Boal.
    At least middle school-aged and older; our content deals with oppressive scenarios and there may be some strong language used (PG-13)
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  • Friday, March 19 – 8 pm
    Dancing Among the Wildflowers By David John Preece (New Hampshire)
    In the play, Dancing Among the Wildflowers, Lyndon Johnson deliberating masks his failing health from his wife, Lady Bird, so that she fulfills her responsibilities and potential.
    A talkback will follow on Zoom with playwright
    Adult Language, Historical figures – Appropriate to middle and high school students.
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  • Saturday, March 20 – 8 pm
    A Necessary Conversation By Peter Nason & Deborah Bostock-Kelley (Florida)
    Written by two teachers, one current and one a past educator, A Necessary Conversation is an award-winning, two-part production that takes an unflinching look at mental health, bullying, gun violence in high school and its aftermath. The show features 47 REASONS TO LIVE, a tale of the inner workings of a potential school shooter and 11:11 explores the adult and teen survivors left behind.
    A talkback will follow on Zoom with playwrights, cast, crew, and noted bully-prevention, mental health, and gun violence prevention experts
    Adult language, violent imagery, reference to a school shooting – Appropriate for older high school students.
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  • Sunday, March 21 – 8 pm
    No Know Nothing By Elizabeth Indianos (Florida)
    The Goose-stepping bully, WARMAN, aims to extinguish self-expression and pull the plug on all our cultural artifacts—but can he? Cave Girl knows, that even if all were destroyed, we will go on, continue to create, it’s in our human nature to do…
    A talkback will follow on Zoom with playwright
    No restrictions on language or adult content. Not targeted at children.
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  • Sunday, March 21 – 9 pm
    Survivor By Ellen Kaplan (Massachusetts)
    A little girl tries to escape a raging, mentally ill mother. She fights back; she can’t protect herself; she’s harmed; she harms herself. She is raped. Over decades, she heals herself, in body and heart.
    A talkback will follow on Zoom with playwright
    Descriptions of emotional and sexual abuse; appropriate for older high school students.
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  • Wednesday, March 24 – 8 pm
    Outcast Interactive Forum (Florida)
    Outcast invites you to join them in a theatrical, interactive experience as an original scene is explored using the the technique of Augusto Boal’s “Theatre of the Oppressed.”
    Content deals with oppressive scenarios experienced in an office setting. Viewers of all ages welcome, although recommended for middle school and above.
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  • Thursday, March 25 – 8 pm
    The Drowning Girls By Beth Graham, Charlie Tomlinson, and Daniela Vlaskalic – Project Curated By Clareann Despain (Florida)
    The Drowning Girls is a haunting play about three brides who share two things in common: they all married the same man, and they are all dead. Emerging from their clawfoot bathtubs, Bessie, Alice and Margaret share the evidence against a murderous man in a chilling ghost story that recounts the shocking crimes.
    Discussions of domestic violence – Appropriate for older high school students.
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  • Friday, March 26 – 8 pm
    Stat Geek in Natick By Bretton Reis (New Hampshire)
    “Stat Geek in Natick” tells the story of a young sports talk radio enthusiast. As his relationship with Boston’s most popular show blossoms, his battle with a vicious eating disorder intensifies.
    A talkback will follow on Zoom with playwright
    Contains graphic descriptions of an eating disorder and mild language. Appropriate for ages 13 and up.
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  • Saturday, March 27 – 8 pm
    Classic Six By Leigh Flayton (New York)
    In 1993, Frances works as a live-in nanny/researcher for Frank and Patricia McGuire in their Classic Six Manhattan apartment. Twenty-five years later, she returns for a visit and, as the evening unfolds, Frank and Patricia question her motives: Is she merely curious to revisit the place where she learned hard truths? Or does she plan to expose what she found out about The McGuires all those years ago?
    A talkback will follow on Zoom with playwright
    Adult language, topics, and situations, references to inappropriate sexual behavior. Appropriate for older high school students.
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  • Sunday, March 28 – 8 pm
    45 – Project Curated by Pamela Bulu, complete list of playwrights in the program (Florida)
    45 minutes of crowd-sourced reflection, ranting, and a touch of chaos inspired by the outgoing 45th president.
    Adult language and topics including swearing and references to inappropriate sexual behavior. Viewer discretion advised.
    A talkback will follow on Zoom with director and cast

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