10/30/2013

LPTW Theatre Funding Newsletter - November Opportunities



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Over the summer, the League of Professional Theatre Women and the Women in the Arts and Media Coalition have teamed up to take over the WomenArts funding newsletters. The LPTW will be handling all theatre-related funding opportunities, while the Women in the Arts and Media Coalition will take over film and television opportunities. We're all very excited to be continuing these fabulous newsletters that get funding and submission opportunities out to artists.

Click Here to access the new Theatre Funding Page, hosted on the LPTW's website. Click Here to access the WomenArts Website, still a robust resource for submission and grant opportunities. Click Here to access the Women in the Arts and Media Coalition's Film & Video Funding Opportunities.

The listings page will be updated each month. Click Here to visit the Theatre Funding Archive page to see listings from the previous months.

Featured Opportunities


Playwrights' Center Jerome Fellowship

Deadline: November 21, 2013. Provides emerging American playwrights with funds and services to aid them in the development of their craft. Four $16,000 fellowships will be awarded; fellows will receive $1,500 in development support. NO FEEMore Information >>

Sundance Institute Theatre Lab

Deadline: November 15, 2013. 3-week play development retreat that provides a private creative environment for playwrights, directors, composers, and librettists to develop new work with the support of dramaturges and full casts. FEE: $35. More Information >>

Seven Devils Playwrights Conference

Deadline: November 15, 2013. Seeking full-length plays in any genre or style. Four playwrights will be invited to participate in staged readings and will be provided with transportation, housing, access to a car, and a modest stipend. FEE: $10More Information >>


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10/25/2013

Join us for Sweet Dreams + Special Events!




See SWEET DREAMS in NYC!

Nov. 1st -7th, 2013
The Quad Cinema, W. 13th St. (bet. 5th & 6th Av)
Showtimes 2:40 & 7pm


SWEET DREAMS, directed by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Lisa Fruchtman and Sundance winner Rob Fruchtman, follows a remarkable group of Rwandan women who form the country's first all-female drumming troupe and open the country's first ice cream shop. Their model for collaboration and success continues... 
Please come - our success depends on the support of our friends! 

 

Join us nightly for post-screening chats with the filmmakers, social entrepreneurs and special guests!

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Friday, November 1st:
'Meet the Makers'

Saturday, November 2nd: 
'Think Peace, Act Local'

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Sunday, November 3rd:
'Food as a Tool for Social Change'

Just Food, Food Fight, Brooklyn Grange
Monday, November 4th:
'The Power of Art to Heal and Empower'
Women In The Media and The Arts

Tuesday, November 5th:
'Facing History and Ourselves'

United Nations, Rwandan Embassy
Wednesday, November 6th:
'Women Hold Up Half The Sky'

BPeace
Thursday, November 7th:
'Brooklyn's  New Entrepreneurs'
Brooklyn Flea, L Magazine

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10/21/2013

SDC Foundation Announces Callaway Award Finalists and Winners





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Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation
 Announces Joe A. Callaway Award Winners 

RUBEN SANTIAGO-HUDSON AND MARLO HUNTER

and Finalists
for 2012-2013 Theatre Season

Awards will be presented on Monday, October 28

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) proudly reveals this season's Joe A. Callaway Award winners for Direction and Choreography from more than 200 eligible productions in the 2012 – 2013 New York City theatre season. 
This year's awards will be presented to Ruben Santiago-Hudson for his direction of The Piano Lesson produced by Signature Theatre and Marlo Hunter for her choreography of Unlock'd produced by Prospect Theater Company. 
The Callaway Award Selection Committee, comprised of current longstanding SDC Members, also selected finalists from more than 200 eligible productions considered this season. Finalists for the 2012 – 2013 Joe A. Callaway Award are:  
Directors –
Davis McCallum, The Whale produced by Playwrights Horizons
Ciarán O'Reilly, The Weir produced by The Irish Repertory Theatre
Lisa Rothe, Hold These Truths produced by Epic Theatre Ensemble
*Ruben Santiago-Hudson, The Piano Lesson produced by Signature Theatre
Kimberly Senior, Disgraced produced by LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater  
Choreographers –
Tracy Bersley, The Civil War produced by Theatreworks USA
Greg Graham, Finks produced by The Ensemble Studio Theatre
*Marlo Hunter, Unlock'd produced by Prospect Theater Company        
*Award Winners  
The 2012 - 2013 Joe A. Callaway Awards recognize excellence in the crafts of direction and choreography during the New York City theatre season from September 1, 2012, through August 31, 2013, and is the only award given by professional directors and choreographers to their peers for work on a specific production.  The production must take place within the five boroughs of New York City under an Actors' Equity Association contract other than the Showcase code and Broadway contract, and the artist must be a member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.  
Special thanks to our 2012-2013 Callaway Committee Members:  Leslie (Hoban) Blake,  Linda Burson (Chairperson), Jonathan Stuart Cerullo, Hope Clarke, Edie Cowan, John Going, Bruce Heath, Gus Kaikkonen, Sue Lawless, William G. Martin Jr., Barry McNabb, Michael Montel, and Tony Parise, who considered more than 200 eligible productions this season.  
About Joe A. Callaway:  Joe A. Callaway dedicated more than 50 years to the theatre as an actor, director, lecturer and critic. He was a founding member and director of San Diego's Old Globe Theatre, the first recipient of a Master's degree from the Goodman School of Theatre, an associate professor at Michigan State University, a noted radio and television reviewer, and an actor off-Broadway and in regional theatre. Since his death in 1991, his legacy lives on in awards he endowed for direction and choreography (through SDCF), for acting (through Actors' Equity Association), for playwriting (through Young Playwrights Inc.) and for theatre scholarships (through NYU). 
About SDCF's Joe A. Callaway Award: SDCF's Joe A. Callaway Award was first presented in 1989. Previous winners include Gabriel Barre, Andy Blankenbuehler, Carolyn Cantor, Martha Clarke, Graciela Daniele, Frank Galati, Christopher Gattelli, Gerald Gutierrez, Doug Hughes, Garry Hynes, Bill T. Jones, Thomas Kail, Moises Kaufman, Larry Keigwin, Joe Mantello, Trevor Nunn, Jack O'Brien, Ciarán O'Reilly, Harold Prince, Bartlett Sher, Susan Stroman, Daniel Sullivan and George C. Wolfe.
About SDCF:  Founded in 1965 by Members of the Stage Directors and Choreographers, SDCF is the nation's premier organization that exists to foster, train, support and promote the craft of theatre directors and choreographers. SDCF aims to provide opportunities to practice the crafts of direction and choreography; promote emerging talent; grant access to career paths for emerging artists and young professionals; gather and disseminate craft and career information; provide forums for exchange of knowledge; and increase the awareness of the value of Directors' and Choreographers' work.  
For more information on SDCF's Callaway Award, visit SDCF online at SDCweb.org.  
SDCF 2013/2014 programs are made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, and many generous corporations and individuals.
SDC Foundation
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October 21, 2013

#Collaboration


"Collaboration, it turns out, is not a gift from the gods but a skill that requires effort and practice."

Douglas B. Reeves


"We are exploring together.  We are cultivating a garden together, backs to the sun.  The question is a hoe in our hands and we are digging beneath the hard and crusty surface to the rich humus of our lives."
Parker J. Palmer


As true in the collaboration of relationship and family as it is in the business and artistic workplace . . . it is a skill . . . it is a practice . . . it is an art . . .

My collaborative professional work this week is putting together and co-hosting (with my Co-President, Avis Boone) the 2013 Collaboration Awards for the Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, a very exciting evening celebrating Women Working With Women, that I am collaborating on with some wonderful women, and that is honoring some women I respect and revere and love.

My collaborative personal work this week is trying to keep taking all the curve balls we've been thrown (and are throwing at each other) and find a way to keep moving forward with strength and with grace.  Take no crap but do it nicely.  Not always easy.  Especially in a week like this one coming up.

But I keep cultivating the skills, the practice . . .

I have a plan for a book in my list of projects to write sometime:  "Relationship As a Collaborative Art Form."  

The process is the product.
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10/18/2013

Collaboration Award Gala This Thursday 10/24!




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THE 2013 
COLLABORATION AWARDS GALA 
IS ONLY A FEW DAYS AWAY!

Please join us:

Thursday, October 24, 2013
6:30 pm
at Baruch Performing Arts Center's 
Engelman Recital Hall
55 Lexington Avenue, New York City

Tickets are only $20 for members
of any of our member orgs
as long as you buy them in advance.


The evening will feature:

Keynote Speaker:

Madeleine Smithberg, Emmy and Peabody Award winning co-creator and original producer of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and founder and president of Mad Cow Productions. Madeleine will share her experiences in collaborating with other women writers, as well as talk about her new collaborative female comedy entity Moo, which will showcase work of young comedy content producers and comediennes.

Awards presentations to:

Collaboration Award Winner
Jane Edith Wilson (SAG-AFTRA) 
and Grace Lee (Women Make Movies) 
for Janeane from Des Moines

This is the first time a film has been named Collaboration Award winner. A political mockumentary shot on the actual 2012 Republican campaign trail, Janeane from Des Moines seamlessly merges documentary film with fiction as it follows 'Janeane,' a vulnerably imagined member of the Tea Party, as she follows Republican candidates Mitt Romney and Rick Perry, among others, seeking answers to her real world problems and begging them to save 'small American families' like hers.

Honored Finalist
Silent Witnesses (a play) 
by Stephanie Satie (AEA, SAG-AFTRA) 
and Anita Khanzadian (SDC)

Honorable Mention
The Island of No Return (a play) 
by Fengar Gael (DG, LPTW) 
and Lorca Peress (SDC, AEA, LPTW)

Network with amazing women in our member organizations and affiliate.

Also, not to be missed, an opportunity to WIN a one-hour consultation/conversation with Madeleine Smithberg (your ticket to the Gala automatically enters you to win this special opportunity)

On-site raffle of more than $2,100 in prizes including:

Tickets to Peter and the Starcatcher
Tickets to Becoming Dr. Ruth
Gift baskets from Mario Badescu Skin Care, 
Eve Pearl Cosmetics, Pamela's Potions, 
and Flawless Forever
Cooking lesson with Andrea Giardino
Free dance classes and group lessons from
Stepping Out Studios
Massages, design consultations, and lots more!

And six PRICELESS gifts - One-hour solo consultations with each of our award winners: Jane Edith Wilson, Grace Lee, Stephanie Satie, Anita Khanzadian, Fengar Gael, and Lorca Peress.

Don't miss out on this great night to meet and network with fabulous, talented women, hear their success stories, and win great prizes and one-of-a-kind mentoring consultations!


For more information, call 212-592-4511

We look forward to seeing you at the Gala!

Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, a non-profit organization, represents more than 80,000 women and men in the performing arts and media through its member organizations and affiliates. The Coalition focuses the power of its member organizations and their memberships together and uses the combined strength to address issues of concern through advocacy, networking and educational events. Member organizations are: Actors Equity Association, Dramatists Guild of America, League of Professional Theatre Women, SAG-AFTRA New York Local,State Directors and Choreographers, New York Women in Film & Television, and the Writers Guild of America, East. Affiliates are: WomenArts, The Rehearsal Club, The Women's Media Center, Women Make Movies, Dancers Over 40 and Professional Women Singers Association.

For more information on the Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, visit www.womenartsmediacoalition.org

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