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WWIT promotes women's music and theatre projects dealing with political, social and historical issues from a woman's perspective. We respond actively to the political climate in Washington, giving voice to the writers and composers of the D.C. area.

Founded in 2001 by Sidra Rausch as a project of her organization Creative Music Workshop, Inc., a not-for-profit [Section 501(c) (3)] school and theatre, WWIT was established in memory of Sidra's sister, Ronda Schwartz, who died of breast cancer. The first official public performance took place at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in summer 2003. With Karen Berman, a long-time collaborator and friend, as a co-director, WWIT inaugurated the company's work with premiere staged readings August 11 and 12, 2003.

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Welcome to WWIT!

Co-Director Karen Berman,

Co-Director Sidra Rausch,

Karen Berman holds an M.F.A. in Directing from Catholic University. She is the Theatre Chair and Artistic Director of Theatre Programs for Georgia College and State University.  She was recently inducted at the Kennedy Center into the prestigious College of Fellows of the American Theatre, joining Ming Cho Lee and Edward Albee.  She previously served as a theater professor and Artistic Advisor to Georgetown University student performance groups. As Director of SourceCast Karen cast some 400 Washington area actors in commercials, industrials and films, and has served as Associate Producer at Source Theatre for over eight years. Karen also collaborated with David Young on the book How to Direct a Musical: Broadway Your Way, published by Routledge. Karen has also served as President for the Association for Theatre in Higher Education. She has directed over fifty productions for venues ranging from the Smithsonian to off-Broadway. Her off-Broadway credits include, at the American Theatre of Actors, Ziggy and Ballet Russes, which starred Twyla Tharp Company member Petter Jacobsson. In the Washington area she has directed productions for Source Theater, American University, Catholic University, and JeRM Productions, as well as videos of original plays for Time Warner Television.

Sidra Rausch has performed as a singer/songwriter in NYC, New England, and DC.  Timberland (music & lyrics), developed at Playwright's Horizon's, received a Best Production nomination at the Source Theatre Festival, directed by Karen Berman.  She has also penned the musicals Meteor Girl, The City Prince and the play Utopia Parkway





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