The holiday season approaches! For most, this is an opportunity to relax and reboot as the year comes to a close. In that spirit, Works by Women will be on hiatus for the month of December.
However—this doesn't mean that the work for Parity stops!
If you would like us to promote your production during December, please send us all relevant info by Thanksgiving - November 26, 2015.
In Solidarity, The Works by Women Team
Women Count: Women Hired Off-Broadway 2010-2015
by Judith Binus Martha Wade Steketee
The League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW), as part of a larger initiative called Women Count, has issued findings from its second annual analysis of the status of women employed in New York City theatres off-stage and outside the Broadway district.
The 2015 study, conducted by LPTW members Judith Binus and Martha Wade Steketee, analyzes employment in 13 professional roles (including playwrights, directors, and designers) in 455 Off- and Off-Off-Broadway productions in 22 theatre companies for five complete seasons, 2010-2011 through 2014-2015.
The Likhachev Foundation (St. Petersburg, Russia) and the Boris Yeltsin Presidential Center (Moscow, Russia), with support of the Committee on External Relations of Saint Petersburg announce a competition for 2-week cultural fellowships in Russia (St. Petersburg) from May 9 until May 22, 2016 for foreign professionals in the field of arts and culture who work on projects related to Russian culture and history and aimed at a broad foreign audience. Airfare (economy class) and accommodation in St. Petersburg will be covered by the organizers.
Ellen Stewart International Award Nominations Open Deadline: November 30th
The new Ellen Stewart International is an Award given to an individual theatre artist or theatre company whose work promotes social change, and community participation with a particular focus on the engagement of young people. Named for La MaMa founder Ellen Stewart, The International award celebrates her remarkable lifetime achievements in the theatre and her dedication to creating a world theatre which embraces all traditions and cultural identities. Through the theatre, countless younger people were inspired by Ellen Stewart as artists and generators of personal and social change. With the support of the ITI International Theatre Institute, La MaMa New York and Italy, and the Spoleto Festival of 2 Worlds, the recipient of The Ellen Stewart International Award will attend the ITI World Congress, receive an artistic residency at La MaMa Umbria to create a new work, and the financial and production support to present the new work at the Spoleto Festival of 2 Worlds, and subsequently at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club in New York.
The Centenary Stage Company, an Equity theatre in residence on the campus of Centenary College in Hackettstown, NJ is accepting submissions for the 2016 Women Playwrights Series (WPS) and Susan Glaspell Contest. Now in its 24th year, the WPS is a developmental program dedicated to providing a working forum for the unique and underserved voice of women writing for the theatre today.
Please join The Ziegfield Club on Thursday January 14th, 2016 at 7 pm for a performance of the delicious Broadway comedy SYLVIA!
Funny and heartwarming, SYLVIA is about what happens when a smart, sassy, captivating canine befriends a New Yorker in Central Park and changes his life— and his wife's life forever.
All tickets are orchestra seats and cost $200 each - purchase here.
We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to join us for this incredible comedy and support the Ziegfeld Club as we endeavor to help women create new work in musical theater. We must receive your orders no later than December 9th.
THE BELLAGIO FOUNTAIN HAS BEEN KNOWN TO MAKE ME CRY Written by Renee Philippi HERE Arts Center 145 6th Avenue NY, NY
In a world created entirely of paper, in which women and water are metaphors for one another, this heartwarming new work explores themes of conservation and regeneration, and at its heart, our eternal quest for happiness.
PROMISING Written by Terry Berliner Beckett Theatre on Theatre Row 410 West 42nd Street NYC
Local politician David Carver's meteoric rise has caught the eye of the heavy political hitters in NYC and beyond. But the burgeoning career of the charismatic campaigner is threatened by a startling accusation. PROMISING is at once a scathingly funny and shocking indictment of our current political climate.
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.
Women w/o Walls written by Robin Rice directed by Frances Loy
The Lounge Theatre 6201 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA November 7- December 12, 2015
based on the myth of Charon the ferryman on the River Styx, inspired by Dante's Inferno and Sartre's No Exit.
ROSE by Laurence Leamer directed by Caroline Reddick Lawson The Clurman Theatre, Theatre Row 410 West 42nd Street, NYC November 21 – December 13, 2015
Featuring Kathleen Chalfant
Rose is the Kennedy story as told by the matriarch who lived it all. Set in 1969 at the Kennedy's Hyannis Port compound the week after Teddy's fateful accident at Chappaquiddick, Rose struggles with all the tragedies the Kennedys have overcome and finds new understanding of the choices she made as well as those made by her husband and children.