Theater

Red Dyke Theatre

“There was a theater group, Womansong Theatre, that had existed before ALFA was formed. It was a feminist theater, straight and gay women in it. They did skits, and songs, and humorous stuff with feminist themes. Red Dyke theatre became the lesbian version of [it]. We would have performances, and we’d have fundraisers. They did lip-synching, which was of course a bar popularity. And then they did little skits that made some political point about either queerness or being a woman, or something like that.”
Lorraine Fontana, October 29, 2012

Flyer — “Red Dyke Theater Presents The Davita Frosting Show the Greatest Drag Show on Earth to Benifit the ALFA Softball Team
Atlalanta newsletter clipping — “Red Dykes to give benefit performance for ALFA Omegas”
Photograph — Red Dyke Theatre — “Androids”
Flyer — “The Great Southeast Lesbian Conference May 24, 25, 26, Worshops, Films, Sports and Red Dyke Theatre”
Stage notes
Brochure — “Red Dyke Theatre presents Another Staged Climax, A Night of Television 
Flyer — “Celebrate International Women’s day, Come to a Women’s Dance, A Benefit Celebration for Lucina’s Music.” Charis Bookstore
Some of the actresses from Red Dyke Theatre
Stage notes

Sisters of No Mercy

The Sisters of No Mercy performed in Atlanta for more than three years in the early 1980s. They were a diverse group as to lifestyle, sexual preference, profession, age, and political priorities. Despite these differences, they promoted the power of women and used humor, music, and drama to encourage others to affirm their own strengths.

Program — “TV Guide: Sisters of No Mercy Rock the Airwaves” 
Flyer — Sisters of No Mercey at Nexus Theatre
Polaroid of the theatrical group, Sisters of No Mercy 
Art Papers article about a production by Sisters of No Mercy

EstroFest Productions, Inc.

Established in 1999, EstroFest Productions, Inc. produced and sponsored programs that promoted and affirmed the creative talends and technical skills of women in the visual, performing and fine arts. EstroFest was active until the end of 2003, at which time its co-founder, Ruth Anna Millman resigned.

Photograph — “Becoming a Man in 127 Easy Steps,” written and performed by Scott Turner Schofield at 7 Stages Theatre, Atlanta,Georgia, August 14 – 24, 2008
Program — “Becoming a Man in 127 Easy Steps” written and performed by Scott Turner Schofield.
Photograph — Dykes with Baggage
Article — “Ladies Take a Load Off”, article about the play Dykes with Baggage