Read and Rant with Athena Project

Read & Rant


Read & Rant is Athena Project’s new book club, in collaboration with Tattered Cover, exploring plays written primarily by women** Read two or three scripts during the month and meet every third Monday at Tattered Cover, Colfax, to discuss the works. Learn what makes a good script; how reading a play is different than a book, a movie, or spoken word; converse with invited guests as part of our monthly discussions. 

*Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Read & Rant on April 20 will be held as a virtual meeting on Zoom. Participants who have registered will receive the link for the meet-up in a email prior to the event. 


READ & RANTS of 2020, will be every THIRD MONDAY from 6:30-8:30pm

To be ready to participate in our May 18th date, please read the following:

  •   The Invisible Tribe by Mikaley Osley 
  •   Rojava by Sharon Farrell
  •   Secret Skies: Songs and Letters from the Longest War by Michelle Ruehl 

The plays this month will focus on varied aspects of military life in conjunction with National Armed Forces Day, May 16, an annual salute to all branches of the US military. As one of our playwrights this month is Denver based, our invited guests are Colorado playwrights who will speak to the art and craft of playwriting. 



  • Why does one write a play rather than another style of writing?
  • How are characters formed?
  • What opportunities arise for playwrights in Colorado, the west, the nation, the world?



An electronic copy is available after you register.


What: Athena Project‘s Read & Rant

Where: Virtual Zoom meeting

Date & Time: Monday, May 18, 2020, 6:30 pm-9:30 pm



Cost: Free


June 15, July 20, August 17, September 21, October 19, November 16


*At Athena Project, we believe that “women” means many things and can be a complicated term. We recognize that the term “women” does not automatically include all aspects of the gender spectrum.  We want to create a safer space for the expression and growth for all women, trans and gender nonconforming individuals.

About Athena Project Athena Project empowers women through the arts and creates a world with gender equity where women's voices are amplified. Programs include our Plays In Progress Series showcasing the contributions of women playwrights from the earliest stages of new play development; Curating Art for Impact authentically connecting brand or mission to stakeholders in a thoughtful and engaging way; Artists’ Night Out connecting our community in an open mic type forum allowing artists to give and receive feedback on projects as well as hold space for conversations around the unique challenges of being an artist; Girls Create summer intensive week-long camps exploring various art forms, which culminates in final performances shared with friends, family, and the public. This program empowers girls to lead and effect change in themselves and others through creative learning.