'The Future is Female': SF State Joins Nation to Showcase Women's Work

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
GOLDEN GATE XPRESS -- Like many other industries, theatre is male-centric and women have a hard time getting their work produced. The Future is Female festival provided a platform for women to voice their opinions and views through artistic expression, while also providing more in-depth and developed character roles for women. “It is very hard for women to get produced in theatre, that’s still a big problem and then the older you get as a woman, the harder it is,” Lecturer Anne Galjour said. “It’s about visibility.” Each play and dance lasted 10 minutes and touched on the subjects like sexualization of women, the abuse of women by men in power, sexual assault, breaking out of everyday habits, sisterhood and female forgiveness.