It’s no secret that women are under-represented in theater, and we could roll through the statistics about the low percentage of plays written or directed by women in American playhouses all day. There’s value in doing that. But there’s more value in working to change it like Rover Dramawerks is doing, bless ’em. They’ll honor strong women across history and stack the stage front to back with ladies during the 365 Women a Year Festival. Fifteen short plays, all written by women, put the spotlight squarely on women who have shaped our culture and consciousness, like author Louisa May Alcott, chef Julia Child, poet and slave Phyllis Wheatley, former first lady Jackie Kennedy Onassis and more. The festival, which is a collaboration with international play-writing coalition 365 Women a Year, will run from Thursday, May 5, until Saturday, May 15, at Rover Dramawerks’ theater, 221 W. Parker Road, Suite 508. Performances start at 8 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, with 2 p.m. matinees on Saturdays. Tickets are $12 to $22 at roverdramawerks.com.