The Collaboration Awards Gala celebrates the winner and finalists of the Collaboration Awards, designed to encourage professional women in the arts and media from different specializations to work collaboratively on an arts or media project.
Keynote Speakers: Denise Albert & Melissa Gerstein (Sirius XM Stars THE MOMS)
Award Presenters: Casey McLain & Amy Rose Marsh (Artistic Directors of the Samuel French OOB Festival)
Winners: T.D. Mitchell & Sheryl Kaller ("Queens for a Year")
Honored Finalists: Melissa Tien & Tamilla Woodard ("Red Card Yellow Card") Lizzie Olesker & Lynne Sachs ("Every Fold Matters") Elyse S. Singer & Carson Kreitzer ("South Street Annie")
Written and Performed by Shakina Nayfack with music and additional lyrics by MTF members Joel Waggoner, Zoe Sarnak, Nikko Benson, Ty Defoe, Tidtaya Sinutoke, Michael R. Jackson, Sam Salmond, Julianne Wick Davis, Teresa Lotz, Lauren Marcus, and Shaina Taub.
Following a sold-out premiere at Joe's Pub last month, Musical Theatre Factory presents Shakina in POST-OP, the highly anticipated follow up to her no-holds-barred ONE WOMAN SHOW! In POST-OP Shakina bares all, detailing her pilgrimage to Thailand, and the elephants, strippers, trans sisters, and soccer players she met on the way to her gender confirmation surgery.
Buy Tickets HERE and save with this exclusive code for $15.00 tickets for Works by Women members: WORKSBYWOMEN
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "Member Corner and Title of Your Show" by Monday at noon.
by Richard Borge + Sam Yocum
by Katy Gunn and Autumn Kioti
520 Kingsland Ave, Greenpoint Brooklyn
October 23, 2015, 8pm
Join us on Friday, October 23rd in Brooklyn for the closing event of Whispering Voices, a multi-disciplinary exhibition/performance created by six artists and presented at Last Frontier NYC.
Playwrights First presents a free staged reading:
DARK AT THE CENTER
by Deborah Savadge
Terry Schreiber Studio & Theatre
151 W. 26th Street, 7th Floor (between 6th & 7th)
New York, NY
October 25, 2015, 8pm
How well do you know those you love and trust? The wife of an Ivy League professor learns that her husband has been accused of something too terrible to believe. Dark at the Center examines the slippery nature of truth.
THE AWAKENING - ACT ONE
by Teresa Lotz and Sarah Rebell
Musical Theatre Factory 250 W. 40th Street, 4th floor New York, NY
October 26, 2015, 8pm
The Awakening is a new musical inspired by Kate Chopin's 1899 novella about a married woman who becomes romantically attached to a younger man. This illicit affair incites an internal struggle within Edna as she attempts to find freedom and love. But such things are hard to come by in nineteenth century Louisana. This romantic, heartfelt and folk infused score explores the sounds of bluegrass, folk and classical music, all the while underscoring Edna's emotional and psychological experiences on her journey towards self discovery.