Women Playwrights Series: Whippoorwill

Women Playwrights Series: Whippoorwill

Wednesday, April 17 at 7:30PM
The Lackland Performing Arts Center

by Ruth Kirschner

Nine - year old Bibi and her mother have made a good life together, but Bibi is determined to get to the bottom of what really happened with her missing father, about whom her mother tells a different story each time she asks. Three generations of women make this story sing.

Admission by donation. Seating is limited and reservations are required.

Plays presented in the developmental WPS program are finalists in the Susan Glaspell Award competition, and are under consideration for full production in a subsequent season at the Centenary Stage Company. (LEARN MORE)


Ruth Kirschner is a nationally produced award-winning playwright, Squaw Valley Fellow, author/illustrator of eighteen children’s books, and script consultant to independent filmmakers, playwrights and novelists. As a writer and animator, she’s worked with Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and the Great Gonzo for Henson Associates (HA). A member of the Dramatists Guild and the Bay area’s Write Sisters, Ruth has work-in-progress frequently presented at San Francisco’s Marsh Theater and aMuse Gallery, SF. Besides local work-shopping, two of her plays underwent development at The Last Frontier Theatre Conference, Valdez, Alaska. She’s currently finishing a memoir, Not About You, and sometimes wonders if all writing isn’t autobiographical, including Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Ruth enjoys creating an atmosphere of safety and opportunity for writers to leave the known road and explore their creative capacity. Her writing and teaching rest on the tenet, “Feel the fear and do it anyway.”