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.
Thank you for your support!
In Solidarity, The Works by Women Team
#WakingTheFeminists calls on the board of our national theatre to lead the way in establishing equality for women artists.
Overall objective: Equality for women artists
– A sustained policy for inclusion with action plan and measurable results
– Championing and equal advancement of women artists
– Economic parity for all working in the theatre
Background: On Wednesday, October 28th, the Abbey Theatre, Ireland's National Theatre, launched its programme to mark the centenary of the 1916 Rising – an event that ultimately led to the founding of the Irish State. The Abbey Theatre and its members were actively involved in both the Rising itself and the debates around the founding of the Republic.
by Antu Yacob Directed by Ari Laura Kreith Set Design: Jen Price Flick Costume Design: Jessa-Raye Court Fight Choreographer: Erica Gould
Set in Ethiopia and New York, Mourning Sun is a remarkable love story that spans continents and cultures. At 14, Biftu and Abdi listen to American pop music and fantasize about meeting Michael Jackson. Then Biftu is forced into an arranged marriage and her dreams and her body are shattered. This explosive new play explores trauma and recovery, dislocation and identity, and the power of human connection.
West End Theatre In the Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew 263 West 86th Street New York, NY
8pm showtime. We will be meeting at 7:40pm in the lobby.
*AFTER SHOW TALKBACK: Conversation with Louisa Boyle, Development Director of Freedom From Fistula Foundation*
LezCab, a non-profit theatre company devoted to creating an accurate and meaningful representation of queer women in order to foster equality and community, is looking for superstars to take LezCab to the next level. All positions are part time and offer a small stipend. As the company grows, the position will grow into more hours and pay. Hours are flexible, and most work is done remotely. LezCab is based in NYC, but employees can live anywhere. Students are encouraged to apply, and school credit can be arranged.
The following departments/positions are hiring:
SOCIAL MEDIA ASSISTANT
Please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com with the subject "Member Corner and Title of Your Show" by Monday at noon.
Madeleines written by Bess Weldon directed by Ann Tracy
Portland Stage, 25A Forrest St., Portland, ME
November 18 to 22, 2015
Set Designer: Meg Anderson Lighting Designer: Michaela Denoncourt
Madeleines, local playwright Bess Welden's one-act play about family recipes, sibling rivalry, and unexpected revelations