5/29/2014

Collaboration Award Honoree: SEVEN at Cherry Lane Theatre One Night Only Benefit for LPTW

LPTW: 

WIT Magazine Launch & SEVEN: June 2 at 6:30PM

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THE LEAGUE OF PROFESSIONAL THEATRE WOMEN
Salutes
International Theatre Women

WOMEN IN THEATRE MAGAZINE: International Edition
and
A Special Presentation of
SEVEN
written by
PAULA CIZMAR, CATHERINE FILLOUX, GAIL KRIEGEL, CAROL MACK, RUTH MARGRAFF, ANNA DEAVERE SMITH,
and SUSAN YANKOWITZ

Monday, June 2, 2014 at 6:30pm
Cherry Lane Theatre
38 Commerce Street, NYC
Join us in celebration of International Women in Theatre!
The International Edition of WOMEN IN THEATRE MAGAZINE will be revealed, and all in attendance will receive a copy. Theatre artists whose work is featured in the magazine will be in attendance, a reading and video presentation of the documentary play SEVEN will be presented, followed by a reception. In advance of the League’s International Award next season, we celebrate women across the globe.
WIT: International Edition, “WOMEN TOGETHER ACROSS THE GLOBE”
This WIT magazine edition focuses on innovative theatre women who create, produce, and/or perform work that gives voice and substance to issues affecting women in different parts of the world. With the exception of international festivals, we in the United States may not be fully aware of the breadth and magnitude of international theatre being created by women. We believe that this magazine issue provides a unique perspective of the astounding range of opportunities women theatre professionals have to collaborate, recognize and support one another around the globe. This edition is the first magazine to celebrate theatre women across the world. Carolyn Balducci, Editor in Chief
SEVEN, the Reading:
Triumphant against physical and mental abuse, oppression, adversity, and threats to their lives, Seven women’s stories will move your soul and give you a glimpse into the courage and sacrifice women leaders have made to improve the lives of others across the globe. SEVEN is written by Paula Cizmar, Catherine Filloux, Gail Kriegel, Carol Mack, Ruth Margraff, Anna Deavere Smith, Susan Yankowitz. CAST: Ebbe Bassey, Liz Canavan, Geraldine Hughes, Alexandra Napier, Jeanne Sakata, Fulvia Vergel, Rasha Zamamire, with Maxine Kern and Lorca Peress. Directed by Pamela Hunt, Stage Manager Judith Binus.
SEVEN VIDEO PRESENTATION:
A special video presentation led by Hedda Krausz Sjogren of Sweden will focus on the world-wide journey of SEVEN and its global impact.
MEET THE ARTISTS AND MINGLE TO FOLLOW.
Director Pamela Hunt: Drama Desk Nomination, Outstanding Direction, The Musical of Musicals; Outer Critics Circle Award, Carnival; 30 regional theaters; 25 productions at Cape Playhouse.
Tickets: $25.00 for Members of all Organizations of 
the Women in the Arts & Media Coalition;
$40.00 for non-members.           

5/27/2014

From Works by Women: Clubbed Thumb's Summer Works Festival and More

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Our website is updated frequently. See our listing of qualifying productions. Visit often and be sure to tell friends and colleagues about Works by Women!







If your production (no readings, free events) has a creative team (writers, directors, designers) of at least 50% women and has a run of at least two weeks in a New York City venue, we would love to include it and maybe even bring our group to see it! 



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IMPORTANT NEWS!
  • FEATUREDClubbed Thumb's 19th Annual Summerworks Festival
  • Check out our new MEMBER CORNER!
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UPCOMING "PLAY" DATES

Friday, June 13 at 7:00PM: When January Feels Like Summer

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Ensemble Studio Theatre
549 W. 52nd Street
RSVPs close June 5, 12PM

Presided over by the Hindu god Ganesh, a pair of teenagers become unexpected heroes, an immigrant accountant struggles with visibility, and two stifled romantics begin to stumble toward each other during one strangely warm winter in Central Harlem. When January Feels Like Summer follows five colliding lives as a feeling of change hums in the air and the many flavors of desire saturate the streets and subways and bodegas of the city. These characters learn to do more than meet their obstacles head-on -- they discover how to transcend them.



FEATURED

Clubbed Thumb's 19th Annual Summerworks Festival

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at The Wild Project (195 E 3rd St., between Ave A & B)
May 30 - July 5

Featuring three brand new plays by women:

41-derful
written & directed by Jenny Schwartz
May 30 - June 8

I'm Pretty Fucked Up
by Ariel Stess
directed by Kip Fagan
June 13 - June 22

16 Words or Less
by Peggy Stafford
directed by Portia Krieger
June 26 - July 5

Tickets and info at www.clubbedthumb.org 



BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP

Only Works by Women members who are subscribed to this mailing list have access to these exclusive benefits! 


**TONY AWARDS HEADSHOT SPECIAL**

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In celebration of The 68th Annual Tony Awards, headshot clients will receive a 68% discount. This is an exclusive Xanthe Elbrick Photography offer* valid until until June 9th.

*Session must be scheduled by June 9 for any date up to and including Aug 30 2013. Additional $75 security deposit required to hold session time. 
Makeup/hair, touch-up fees not included.

Email xelbrickphotography@gmail.com to book!



ADVOCACY CORNER

"The New York Times posed this question on April 29 when the Tony nominations were announced. It's a problem that's getting long in the tooth; for years we've known that over 60 percent of the ticket buyers and "butts in seats" are women, and yet less than 20 percent of the stories staged are written, directed or designed by them. Hmm...."


MEMBER CORNER

In the MEMBER CORNER, members of Works by Women can share productions they are working on which feature many women artists, but either have a run of less than 2 weeks or do not meet the 50/50 writer, director, design team Works by Women requires. If you would like your project to be included please email info@worksbywomen.org with the subject "Member Corner and Title of Your Show"

Thanksgiving by Amy Hargreaves and directed by WBW Member Alexa Kelly!

10170813_446273828850718_1404518256103803257_n 2FAB--a group of women playwrights writing plays FOR AND ABOU T WOMEN. Directed by women, and featuring women in them.


Thanksgiving features 4 women. It is about 2 women who are involved with the same man, their confrontation, and surprise at the story that unfolds. The mothers of the 2 women are also featured as a more expansive view of women's roles in the past.

We have the power to effect change. Share our initiative by forwarding this email to your friends (use the link below or simply forward from your mail client). Share our social media pages and support shows that support women theatre artists!

www.worksbywomen.org
info@worksbywomen.org

5/22/2014

You are invited to a benefit for: Confessions of a Synesthetic Sailor; An Interactive Journey Into High Seas

You are invited to a benefit for:

Confessions of a Synesthetic Sailor; An Interactive Journey Into High Seas
Written and Performed by Natasha Lee Martin

When:
Please join us on Saturday June 28 from 7-10 pm
Ticket price of $25 includes an open bar of selected wines, beer and other fine fare, music, performances and a raffle for goodies throughout the evening.

Where:
Shetler Studios
12th floor Penthouse 1
244 West 54th St
(Between Broadway & 8th Ave)
212-246-6655

Please feel free to purchase tickets now, as this benefit will fill up quickly! For more info about this project and to purchase tickets please visit:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/712404


If you would like to go to the FB page to invite others (or see who else is attending!) please visit:



WMM Acquires THE SUPREME PRICE - Our SWAN Day 2014 Film!





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WOMEN MAKE MOVIES ACQUIRES TIMELY & POWERFUL DOCUMENTARY
 "THE SUPREME PRICE" ABOUT WOMEN IN NIGERIA,
SHOWING AT FESTIVALS NATIONWIDE



New York, NY, May 21, 2014 –  Women Make Movies is proud to announce the acquisition of THE SUPREME PRICE for its 2014 New Release collection. The film will be playing at six film festivals nationwide including a special pre-festival press screening on May 29th at the IFC Center and will have its premiere at the Human Rights Watch Film Festivals in Chicago & New York.

Shedding light on the recent history of Nigerian politics, THE SUPREME PRICE gives us a deeper understanding into the current human rights crisis in Nigeria regarding the kidnapping of over 200 girls by the militant Islamist group Boko Haram. Joanna Lipper's extraordinary film is a feature length documentary that traces the evolution of the Pro-Democracy Movement in Nigeria and efforts to increase the participation of women in leadership roles. Following the annulment of her father's victory in Nigeria's Presidential Election and her mother's assassination by agents of the military dictatorship, Hafsat Abiola faces the challenge of transforming a corrupt culture of governance into a democracy capable of serving Nigeria's most marginalized population: women.

In this riveting thriller, politics in Nigeria is a do or die affair. Filmmaker Joanna Lipper combines daring reporting, exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes access shot during numerous trips to the unstable country with incredible, heart-stopping archival footage from some of the nation's most tumultuous, violent and corrupt periods during the past fifty years. A startlingly intimate rendering of the epic and tragic Abiola family saga set against the backdrop of the landmark 1993 Presidential Election and its aftermath, THE SUPREME PRICE provides a unprecedented look inside of Africa's most populous nation, exposing a deep history of political corruption and a culture where a tiny circle of political elites monopolize billions of dollars worth of oil revenue while the vast majority of 165 million Nigerian people remain impoverished.  This film highlights the courage of human rights heroine, Kudirat Abiola who died a martyr.  In present-day Nigeria, her enduring legacy inspires her eldest daughter, Hafsat, and a small, empowered group of Muslim and Christian women to work together in solidarity.  These women put their lives at risk to offer a glimmer of hope and the potential for growth, change and a new style of leadership to an ethnically and religiously divided country that has seen its potential for greatness unrealized since gaining independence from Great Britain in 1960.

THE SUPREME PRICE was produced with the assistance of WMM's renowned Production Assistance Programs which helps women filmmakers get their films on to the screen. Other films in the 2014 Human Rights Watch Film Festival New York that came from the program include E-TEAM, WATCHERS OF THE SKY, SEPIDEH, OUT IN THE NIGHT, and DANGEROUS ACTS STARRING THE UNSTABLE ELEMENTS OF BELARUS.

Women Make Movies looks forward to handling sales and distribution of THE SUPREME PRICE in the US and Canada.





SCREENINGS:

A special pre-festival press screening of THE SUPREME PRICE will be held:
Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 11:30 am EST
at IFC Center
323 Sixth Ave. (at West 3rd Street)
Runtime: 75 minutes

THE SUPREME PRICE will premiere at the Human Rights Watch Festival Chicago:
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 6:30 pm CST
at Gene Siskel Film Center
• The screening will be followed by a discussion with filmmaker Joanna Lipper

THE SUPREME PRICE will have its New York festival premiere at Human Rights Watch Film Festival New York:
Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 9:15 pm EST
at Film Society of Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theater 
• The screening will be followed by a discussion with filmmaker Joanna Lipper and film subject Hafsat Abiola 
• Presented with: Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund's Spotlighting Women Documentary Award in partnership with the Kering Foundation, tribecafilminstitute.org
Director Joanna Lipper Available for Interview from Boston now, and from New York and other cities in the coming week. For more info visit: www.JoannaLipper.com
Film subject Hafsat Abiola will be Available for Interview in NYC during the Human Rights Watch Film Festival

For booking, preview and interview inquiries, contact:
Kristen Fitzpatrick, Women Make Movies

"THE SUPREME PRICE" TRAILER: http://www.thesupremeprice.com

About Women Make Movies
Since our beginnings in 1972, WMM has grown from a feminist filmmakers' collective into an industry-leading nonprofit media arts organization and distributor. For over 40 years, WMM has transformed the landscape of filmmaking for women directors and producers, bringing the issues facing women around the world to screens everywhere. Now, with more than 550 films in our catalog, including Academy®, Emmy®, Peabody and Sundance nominees and award winners, WMM is the largest distributor of films by and about women in the world. Women Make Movies. By Women. About Women. For Everyone. 


Kristen Fitzpatrick, Director of Acquisition & Exhibition
Women Make Movies









5/21/2014

Special Offers for NY Local SAG-AFTRA Members ONLY





$15 Ticket Fee Waived for SAG-AFTRA Members to the 2014 72 Hour Shootout LAUNCH PARTY, June 6

When: 6-8 p.m., Friday, June 6

Where: The Korea Society
950 3rd Ave
New York, NY 10022

You've registered, attended the events, have all sorts of ideas for the stories you want to share with the world and now it's time! The theme of the Tenth Annual 72 Hour Shootout will be announced at 8 p.m. EST June 6, 2014. Join the Asian American Film Lab for the Launch Party and the LIVE THEME ANNOUNCEMENT in New York City! Filmmakers will still be seeking actors at the June 6 party and several of the Shootout judges will be attending. In addition, the new promo film for this year's Shootout: I'm Not Colorblind, written and directed by Film Lab's own Shootout Coordinator, Justin C. Lee, will be shown.

The 2014 72 Hour Shootout Coordinator Justin C. Lee and Connections Social Coordinator Willy Peng, along with the dedicated team of 72 Hour Shootout interns will be giving you some party games and networking tips to ensure you interact, mix and mingle to your heart's content. Bring business cards, demos, headshots, etc. and come ready to meet people at a rapid pace. Do not be late as they will only be there for two hours, so come on time and take advantage of every moment.

For more information about the 72 Hour Shootout, please visit http://www.asianamericanfilmlab.com/72-hour-shootout and "Like" www.Facebook.com/72hrShootout. Use #72HrSo on Twitter for even more!

RSVP NOW to ensure your entry into the party. SAG-AFTRA members must bring a valid SAG-AFTRA membership card for entry. 

Questions? E-mail Justin at Shootout@film-lab.org


SAG-AFTRA Members Receive 20 Percent Registration Discount to Minority Independent Producers Summit, June 25-27

When: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 25 - Friday, June 27

Where: Tribeca Cinemas and MIST Harlem. See addresses below.

Tribeca Cinemas
54 Varick Street
New York, NY 10013

MIST Harlem
46 West 116th Street
New York, NY 10026
There is a strong desire to insure inclusion in the decision-making process for content creators of all stripes: those independent producers who come from all segments of our very diverse world have a chance to shape the worlds of film, television and digital content. The inaugural launch of the Minority Independent Producers Summit (MIPS) will enable the first meeting of its kind in affording independent producers from under-represented communities, including those of color, LGBT, women and those with disabilities, opportunities for working in small groups with established film and television producers, fund raisers, distributors and experts in multimedia.
The Minority Independent Producers Summit (MIPS) is an advocacy platform for today's minority independent producers and content creators to empower them to play a bigger role in reshaping the media landscape of today and tomorrow.

Registration required: 20 percent off registration fee for SAG-AFTRA members with discount code: mipssagaftra_disc14. Click here to register. Registration includes access to MIPS 3-Day Full Access Summit Pass; All MIPS Chats sessions, lunch and a reception on June 24. You must still register for your preferred events.

For more information about MIPS, please visit http://mipsummit.com.  The program schedule is available here: http://mipsummit.com/MIPS_ProgramSchedule.pdf. Follow @MIPSummit on Twitter for even more!

Questions? E-mail Sheila Quann or Tim Choi at info@mipsummit.com.

 

5/19/2014

SDC: Apply by May 30 for SDCF Observerships



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REMINDER: APPLY BY MAY 30

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR
THE 2014-2015 OBSERVERSHIP PROGRAM  
APPLICATION AVAILABLE ONLINE AT SDCFOUNDATION.ORG
Apply by May 30, 2014 to be eligible for all 25 PAID opportunities  
The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) Observership Program grants emerging Directors and Choreographers 25 paid opportunities to observe the work of master Directors and Choreographers as they create productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway and at leading regional theatres across the country.  SDCF Observers have access to the entire rehearsal process, from first rehearsal through previews to opening night.  Observers are guaranteed the invaluable opportunity to observe, first-hand, the techniques, disciplines, approaches and insights of master artists as they create new productions and revive classics.  
Observerships are selected by committee; master artists in 2013-2014 included Walter Bobbie, Joe Calarco, Martha Clarke, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Matthew Gardiner, Peter Flynn, Michael Kahn, Kathleen Marshall, Davis McCallum, Ethan McSweeny, Lonny Price, Erica Schmidt, Scott Schwartz, Dominique Serrand, Max Stafford-Clark, Susan Stroman, Liesl Tommy, Moritz von Stuelpnagel, Stephen Wadsworth, Patricia Wilcox, Michael Wilson, and Chay Yew.
While we do not yet know our opportunities for 2014 – 2015, to give context of the opportunities offered through this program, recent Observerships include:
  • Commercial Broadway productions of Bullets Over Broadway and Big Fish directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman
  • Atlantic Theater Company’s Off-Broadway production of The Threepenny Opera directed and choreographed by Martha Clarke.
  • MCC’s Off-Broadway production of Hand to God directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel.
  • Signature Theatre’s Off-Broadway production of Appropriate directed by Liesl Tommy.
  • South Coast Repertory’s production of Tartuffe directed by Dominique Serrand.
  • Shakespeare Theatre’s production of Henry IV parts 1 and 2 directed by Artistic Director Michael Kahn.
  • Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s production of The King and I directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge.
  • Victory Gardens Theater’s production of The Gospel of Lovingkindness directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew.
 
Each Observer receives a grant of at least $225 per week plus a project travel stipend.  In addition, any Observer who is not already a Member of SDC will be awarded a free one-year SDC Associate Membership.
Application to this year's program is free to SDC Members and Associates.  A $25 application fee is required to apply for those unaffiliated with SDC, which is waived for those in financial hardship (no proof required). 
To apply, visit http://www.sdcfoundation.org for program information, application, and guidelines. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by May 30 as opportunities are expected to be available prior to that date, though applications will be accepted through July 31.  Those who apply by May 30 if accepted will be eligible for summer Observerships, while those who apply from June 1 – July 31 will be eligible, if accepted, for the remaining Observerships after September.
 All applicants will be invited to SDCF Programs and special SDC events throughout the year, all of which are free of charge or very low cost.
After reviewing guidelines and FAQ’s online, please email Opportunities@SDCweb.org or call 646.524.2226 with any questions.  

SDCF Programming in 2013-2014 is 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, The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society
and many generous corporations and individuals.
SDC Foundation
1501 Broadway | Suite 1701 | New York NY 10036 | PH: 212.391.1070 | F:212.302.6195 | SDCweb.org

ROSA ANTONELLI RECITAL: Exciting Lambs Event


Rosa Antonelli Piano Recital at The Lambs

Classic Piano Recital at The Lambs

Wednesday, May 21st, 7 PM - 5th Floor

We're very pleased to present a classical piano recital by Rosa Antonelli, a member of The Lambs and internationally renown pianist, on a magnificent Steinway. 


Rosa has performed all over the world with extensive tours including Europe, Asia, Latin America, performing solo, orchestral and chamber in Austria, Italy, Belgium, Russia. He recent performances include The Allen Room, Frederick P. Rose Hall of Jazz at Lincoln Center, and the Stern Auditorium/Ronald O. Perlman Stage at Carnegie Hall. Rosa obtained a Master Degree as a Professor Superior of Piano with honors at the National Conservatory in Buenos Aires, Argentina. You may read more about Rose at her web site.

Rosa, a Steinway Artist, has generously arranged for Steinway to provide a piano just for her performance at The Lambs.  You will hear a masterful musician on a fine instrument.

Hosted by Boy Scott Glascock, the evening is free but a suggested minimum donation of $5 to benefit The Lambs Foundation is appreciated. Seating is limited - no RSVP - first come/first seated. This evening is open to guests and members. Stay after the performance for drinks at 2M, and to meet and chat with Rosa.


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