September is a busy month for Magdalenas. Right now many are en route to Madrid for the festival "A Solas", 3-8 September; information in EnglishEspañol &Português is available on the web site.


Following the festival, a meeting to begin to plan the Magdalena Archive Project will take place in Aberystwyth, Wales (12-13 September). To date, physical material has been gathered in various places by people involved in the project, and the Archive section of the web site has provided a chronology, links to festival web sites, and digital material. The question is how to organise all of the material – physical and digital – in such a way that it is accessible to artists, researchers and interested people, and so that it can continue to evolve as the project grows. Read more about the MAP project here.


And we are delighted to announce the release of "Magdalena", a film produced by Jill Greenhalgh and Sara Penrhyn Jones. This 30-minute documentary draws on footage from two festivals in 2011 (the 25th anniversary in Wales, and Magdalena Sin Fronteras in Cuba) to historicise the project and convey something of the spirit which has kept the network relevant in a changing environment. The full documentary is available to view online, with information available in English,Português and Español.


The Magdalena Project – international network of women in contemporary theatre

El Proyecto Magdalena: Red Internacional de mujeres en el teatro contemporaneo