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In This Newsletter: November 17, 2015

Dear Friends, Members, and Supporters,

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.

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
Campaign objectives:
–       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.

More details here: #WakingTheFeminists 
PLEASE SIGN  if you support equality for women in Irish theatre 



11/20/15 "Play" Date: MOURNING SUN at Theatre 167

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 is hiring!
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:
Please send a cover letter and resume to rachel@lezcab.com.
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.

For more information: 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EllenStewartInternationalAward/
Email: estewartaward@gmail.com


Written by Terry Berliner

Beckett Theatre on Theatre Row
410 West 42nd Street

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.


$20 (Regularly $25)
ONLINE: Visit 
TelechargeOffers.com and use code TRPROMRRM
PHONE: Call 
212-947-8844 and mention code TRPROMRRM
written by Trish Harnetiaux
directed by Katherine Brook
The Brick
579 Metropolitan Avenue
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
December 3, 2015 - December 19, 2015
design by Chris Giarmo, Normandy Sherwood, Josh Smith with Katherine Brook     
HOW TO GET INTO BUILDINGS takes an exploded view of love: confusion blends with confidence, time keeps shifting, amateurs are experts, and brunch can be fatal.
Tickets! $18


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" by Monday at noon.
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

For more information click here

Tickets $18

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.

For more information
click here

Tickets $22
The Family Table
directed by Joseph O'Malley
produced by Auriane Desombre 

Paper Ring Productions
The Manhattan Repertory Theatre
303 West 42nd Street #3 New York, NY 10036
November 21 - 22, 2015
The Family Table explores the things that threaten relationships, be they choices, events, or simply time.

For more information click here 


Do you have a service to offer, are you a business owner interested in supporting Works by Women in exchange for publicity? To get in touch please email info@worksbywomen.org

We depend on donations from our members and
supporters to continue to advocate for change.

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