91.7 Grand Rapids | 90.5 Bemidji | 89.9 Brainerd
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Female Playwright Festival This Sunday in Bemidji


The Female Playwrights ONSTAGE Festival is a celebration organized by Little Black Dress, INK.  Little Black Dress, INK conducts a yearly theatrical writing contest and finalists from that contest are showcased in theater festivals across the country.  Collaborating with local theater groups, the  original works created by women are portrayed onstage, in multiple cities, on the same day.  This Sunday, International Women's Voices Day, Bemidji State University and Mask and Rose Theater Collective will co-host the festival in Bemidji. Stages in Las Angeles, CA, Milwaukee, WI, Phoenix, AZ, Prescott, AZ, Sedona, AZ,  Magnolia, AR, and Columbus, OH will also be celebrating these female playwrights. 

The theme for this year's contest was Volume Control.  Season Ellison is faculty at Bemidji State and co-organizer of the event.  She spoke on the morning show about what to expect at this unique and intimate theatrical experience.  

The Female Playwrights ONSTAGE Festival: Volume Control will take place at the Black Box Theater in the Bangsberg Fine Arts Building on the Bemidji State University at 2pm this Sunday.    

Katie Carter started at Northern Community Radio in 2008 as Managing Editor of the station's grant-funded, online news experiment Northern Community Internet. Since 2016, she's produced Area Voices showcasing the arts, culture, and history stories of northern Minnesota. She's our local host of NPR's All Things Considered and CBC's As It Happens every weekday from 4-7pm.
Heidi Holtan has worked at KAXE/KBXE for over 20 years. She currently helms the Morning Show as News and Public Affairs Director. Heidi is a regional correspondent for WDSE/WRPT's Duluth Public Television’s Almanac North. In 2018 Heidi received the “Building Bridges in Media” award from the Islamic Resource Group for her work on KAXE/KBXE hosting conversations about anti-Muslim movements in rural Minnesota.
John has been listening to KAXE since the early days in 1976, and has worked as our Development Director since 1995. You can hear him on the Morning Show Fridays and producing segments about community mental health.