Transporting. Timely. True.


Athena Festival 2017!

Athena Festival is an annual project providing a greater voice and representation for women in Chicago theatre. Athena Festival features plays by diverse women playwrights, directed by women, and featuring women in prominent roles.

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Season Eleven explores women achieving self-definition in a world that tries to define them in relationship to the men around them.

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It's Spring Cleaning time at Idle Muse, and we're going to level with you: 

We're out of space. 

We've filled up that one junk drawer in the kitchen with stage-blunted medieval daggers, we've stuffed as many Edwardian waistcoats under the bed as we can, and whenever we open the hall closet to hang up our coats, we're instantly buried in 13th, 16th, 17th, and 20th century hats.

We're full, we're at capacity, we've outgrown our goldfish bowl.

So we need your help. read more