VintAge celebrates the voice and vision of women in the arts and media as they age. This year's VintAge features a about older women with their own personal styles and philosophies, and a short, JUST THE THREE OF US, starring Leslie Uggams. The event will also have an esteemed panel (t.b.a.). Estelle Parsons and Gretchen Cryer will be speaking in recorded videos. Tisa Chang (Artistic Director, Pan Asian Rep) will then be presenting the 1st Elsa Rael VintAge award to Morgan Jenness, agent & dramaturg, for her advocacy work on behalf of playwright Maria Irene Fornes, which will be followed by a reception and networking.
This year's VintAge features the 1st Elsa Rael VintAge Award Winner for advocacy for women in the arts & media as they age being presented to Morgan Jenness, dramaturg & agent, for spearheading the cause célèbre that has protected Maria Irene Fornes and her playwriting work in her elder years. The award will be presented by Tisa Chang, artistic director of Pan Asian Rep. There will also be pre-taped personal statements made about Elsa Rael and the importance of celebrating women in the arts and media as they age by Estelle Parsons and Gretchen Cryer.
It will be an afternoon both entertaining and illuminating, beginning with the new documentary, ADVANCED STYLE, by Lina Plyoplyte, the story behind the fashion blog which became an international phenomenon (70 minutes); and JUST THE THREE OF US, a short film by Angela Tucker starring Leslie Uggams (15 minutes).
Following will be a panel on breakthroughs and issues of women aging in the arts and media moderated by Isa Goldberg, President of the Drama Desk; panelists include Barbara Davis, COO of the Actors Fund; Morgan Jeness, agent & dramaturg; Tisa Chang, Artistic Director of Pan Asian Rep; Liz Rosenberg, poet/novelist; Yvonne Curry, choreographer/director.
The award presentation will then be followed by a reception and networking. Hosts for the day will be Co-Presidents of the Coalition, Shellen Lubin and Avis Boone.
Presented by the Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, and co-sponsored by NYWIFT, SAG-AFTRA, Dramatists Guild, and the League of Professional Theatre Women.
Saturday, October 18, from 1-5:30 p.m. at MIST Harlem 46 West 116th Street (between Lenox and 5th Avenues, right by the 116th Street stop of the #2 and #3 trains). Tickets $20 for all members of all member orgs; $40 for the general public. There are also a very few $100 premium tickets with reserved seating and special gifts.