I know we don't usually write to you in the summer, but we have a great opportunity to attend a screening of the documentary YEAR OF THE WOMAN. See the info below. This screening is free, so get in your reservation quickly so you don't miss it! Join us Wednesday, September 16 at Lincoln Center for this important event.
Registration will close when seating is no longer available.
In the fall of 1973, a documentary following women's rights proponents at the 1972 Democratic Convention played at a small Greenwich Village theater to crowds wrapping around the block. Arthur Schlesinger Jr., described it as "the greatest combination of sex and politics ever seen in a film." But after a limited run, Year of the Woman disappeared for more than 40 years. Now, this doc that the Washington Post deemed "too radical, too weird and too far ahead of its time for any distributor to touch" has finally resurfaced. Funny, challenging, and very much of its time, Year of the Woman provides us with an extraordinary lens through which we can examine the 2016 election--where a woman, rather than seeking leverage from male candidates, may actually be the candidate.
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The LPTW will be supporting a social media campaign on Women's Equality day tomorrow, Wednesday, August 26th. We are demanding our representatives vote for#ERAnow (www.eracoalition.org).
HISTORY OF ERA The ERA was written in 1923 and approved by Congress. It was sent to states in 1972 with a 10 year deadline for ratification. However, by 1982 supporters had only managed to sign on 35 of the 38 states needed to add the amendment to the Constitution. So, it never happened.
Therefore, 92 years after the ERA was written, this simply worded sentence is still NOT in the United States Constitution: Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.
Laws can be repealed. Judicial attitudes can shift. Our democracy rests on the principle of "liberty and justice for all." We need the ERA to ensure that this concept applies equally to women.
WAYS TO SUPPORT ERA 1. POST A PHOTO: Take a photo of yourself striking the iconic Rosie the Riveter pose (see below for examples)
2. SPREAD THE WORD ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Share your photo on social media along with the hashtag #ERAnow. You can use the following caption:
Support the Equal Rights Amendment. Share your pic & tell your reps to vote for #ERAnow! bit.ly/ERArep
You can also give your Facebook or Twitter profile picture an #ERAnowtheme by clicking here!
PLEASE POST TOMORROW, 8/26 In order to make the biggest possible impact, ERA is asking everyone to share their posts on the morning of Wednesday, August 26th. They will launch this campaign at 8 AM (EST), and will continue to share all of your posts and content throughout the day.
Opening Tuesday, September 1! Dixon Place 161 A Chrystie St. (Between Rivington & Delancey)
A portrait and sound installation of photographs of playwrights who identify as female.
Opening night includes a one time immersive sound and projection event on Dixon Place's MainStage. It features portraits of 17 new playwrights and interactive sound plays designed and recorded by Natalie Johnsonuis Neubert. The sound plays/ excerpts of each playwright's work will be available to be downloaded from iTunes and listened to as patrons view the portraits.
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Last Thursday, marked the return of Works by Women "Play" Dates … then the next day we had another! New Brooklyn Theatre's (NBT) productions of LAS MENINAS and RACHEL made for a fascinating contrast: both plays by women of color, featuring women of color protagonists that are silenced and anguishing...CLICK to read more!
Your voice matters, and Girl Be Heard has a spot with your name on it. 2 Opportunities: Our Sunday Workshops & Our Mainstage Show
Our Sunday Workshops
Girl Be Heard is seeking performers, songwriters, dancers, writers and activists to join our Sunday Workshops - young women ages 12 through 21 ONLY. Fluency or ability in foreign languages is a plus.
Workshops are every Sunday from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm and will have public performances in December 2015 and May 2016.
Our Mainstage Show: Embodi(ED)
Girl Be Heard is seeking 5 writer/actors and 5 writer/dancers/movers for our 2015-2016 mainstage show Embodi(ED) to debut at HERE Arts Center, February 8 - February 21, 2016. Embodi(ED) is a documentary theatre and dance piece addressing the issue of eating disorders and the $55 billion dollar diet industry. Based on interviews with people of all ages and all genders conducted by Girl Be Heard ensemble members, Embodi(ED) demands media accountability in how images of "beauty" are used against women, fueling a culture of body and food obsession that feeds into eating disorders and a dangerous economic investment in maintaining a culture of hatred for women's bodies.
Young women of all backgrounds, abilities, gender expressions, ethnicities, races, sexual orientations, religions, and nationalities are strongly encouraged to audition.
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 email@example.com with the subject "Member Corner and Title of Your Show" by Monday at noon.
LEELA NYC THEATRE FESTIVAL Various Artists TheatreCentro Español 41-01 Broadway, Astoria, New York New York, NY August 27 - August 28, 2015
The purpose of the Leela NYC Theatre Festival is to give actors a chance to play roles that go beyond their type: accent, age, skin color, size, gender and sexual orientation to show the audience a reality that is not always portrayed in the media, theater or film.
Do you have a service to offer, are you a business owner interested in supporting Works by Women in exchange for publicity? Works by Women is looking for donations for our upcoming silent auction! To get in touch please email firstname.lastname@example.org