3/17/2015

Happy St. Patrick's Day from Works by Women



IN THIS NEWSLETTER 3/17/15


And a very Happy Birthday to Works by Women 
 Founder and President Ludovica Villar-Hauser!


SHOWS CLOSING THIS WEEKclosing


SHOWS OPENING THIS WEEK






FEATUREFEATURE



The Language of "Gender Parity"
19 Women Playwrights and Their Voices 


"The interview question, 'Do you think women writers tell different stories than men writers?' forces us to think of gender in a very rigid dichotomy of men and women as polar opposites, not acknowledging that a writer may identify in the middle of the gender spectrum... what could our reports look like if we were more inclusive of all gender identities?" ...







OPPORTUNITIESOpportunities




"Lady and the Vamp" Concert

Submissions are being accepted for the "Lady and the Vamp" concert of new musical theatre songs written by women, in association with the Women Who Write Musicals Facebook group. The concert will be held at The Laurie Beechman Theatre on Monday, May 4th, at 7:00 PM. We are currently soliciting submissions. We would prefer songs written entirely by women, but you are definitely free to submit songs written in collaboration with men. You can submit up to three songs. Please include MP3 and sheet music for each song. Submissions should be sent to womenmtwriters@gmail.com. Preference to NYC-area based writers for this event. 

Deadline: March 20, 2015


 





EXCLUSIVE MEMBER BENEFITSBENEFITS



The Beckett Theatre
Theatre Row
410 West 42nd Street, NYC
Feb 17, 2015 - Mar 28, 2015

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Crimes of the Heart, comes the breathtaking tall tale of Bess and Macon, two mail-order brides lured to the plains of Wyoming by the promise of new beginnings. Beth Henley's fierce and funny adventure spans a 25 year friendship as wild and unpredictable as the untamed West itself, unearthing along the way, the dark underside of American mythology and the unbreakable bonds of female friendship.


USE CODE "TRABWBW" FOR $44.75 TICKETS (USUALLY $59.25)


New York City Center Stage II
131 West 55th Street, NYC
Feb 17, 2015 - Mar 22, 2015

Bright Half Life is a new play by Pulitzer Prize nominee Tanya Barfield and directed by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman. Starring Rebecca Henderson (Appropriate Behavior) and Rachael Holmes (Ruined), the play is a moving love story that spans decades in an instance from marriage, children, skydiving and the infinite moments that make a life together.


USE CODE "BHL35" FOR $35 TICKETS (USUALLY $60)


Cherry Lane Theatre
38 Commerce St, NYC
Jan 28, 2015 - Mar 29, 2015

Victor is a ruthless fashion designer in the 1970s at the top of his game. Esme, his glamorous protégé and muse, is pushed aside when an ordinary Southern woman inspires Victor to make his artistry accessible to the masses. A generation later, a woman grappling with a healthy dose of self-loathing must wrestle her own family demons to find her way through the world of fashion that won't give a woman her size a second look. Skipping back and forth in time, Everything You Touch is a viciously funny look at the struggle to find an identity that's more than skin deep.



USE CODE "RRMEYT" FOR $39.50 TICKETS (USUALLY $56)


MCC Theater at
The Lucille Lortel Theatre
121 Christopher St
Feb 4, 2015 - Mar 29, 2015

There is a new immersive realm for the senses online, a virtual playground where those who plug in are coaxed into acting out their darkest fantasies--with no consequences in the "real" world. Or so it seems... until a young female detective begins an investigation to determine if there is a point at which thought or intention may actually constitute a crime within--and outside of--this new frontier.

Winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, Jennifer Haley's The Nether is a haunting thriller that will make you question when the fantastic becomes too real.


USE CODE "NETHERCP" FOR $39-$49 TICKETS (USUALLY $69-$75)





MEMBER CORNERMEMBER

In 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"



No Member Corner Shows this week!


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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