"Our mission is to do female-centric work," says Strand's managing director, Elena Kostakis. "When we were approached by Alicia, it made sense to collaborate. A festival is the way to go, to show that people who think there's no pipeline of female playwrights are wrong. And I'm personally grateful that this is not a small fringe festival. It encompasses the whole theater community, and we don't have enough of that."