5/31/2016

WMM - Race and Justice in the New American South



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WILHEMINA_S WAR
WILHEMINA'S WAR

PASSIONATE PURSUITS
THE PASSIONATE PURSUITS OF 
ANGELA BOWEN

DREAMCATCHER
DREAMCATCHER

ALICE WALKER
ALICE WALKER: 
BEAUTY IN TRUTH

SLAYING THE DRAGON
SLAYING THE DRAGON

VOICES OF MUSLIM WOMEN
VOICES OF MUSLIM WOMEN FROM THE 
US SOUTH

THE SAME DIFFERENCE
THE SAME DIFFERENCE

FEED THE GREEN
FEED THE GREEN

PLAYING WITH FIRE
PLAYING WITH FIRE

    DON_T TELL ANYONE    
DON'T TELL ANYONE

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SOUTHERN RITES
SOUTHERN RITES
    "This excellent documentary puts a small
    Southern county beset by racial tensions 
    under the microscope."
                                   - The Hollywood Reporter



SOUTHERN RITESSOUTHERN RITES documents one Georgia town's painful struggle to progress while confronting historical issues of racism, equality, and justice. Directed by celebrated New York Times Magazine photographer and filmmaker, Gillian Laub, SOUTHERN RITES is a hauntingly intimate portrait, that reveals the horror and humanity of two complex, intertwined narratives: one revealing racial wounds that are reopened following the murder of a young black man by an elderly white town patriarch. The other follows an historic campaign to elect its first African-American sheriff. Both stories chronicle courage in the face of injustice. Broadcast nationally on HBO, Laub's film captures a world caught between eras and values with extraordinary candor and immediacy - and ultimately asks whether a new generation can make a different future for itself from a difficult past. 

SOUTHERN RITES provides thought-provoking nuances that are necessary for facilitating deeply meaningful discussions about racial justice in America.

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OLD SOUTH
OLD SOUTH
REFLECTIONS  UNHEARD
REFLECTIONS UNHEARD: BLACK WOMEN IN CIVIL RIGHTS
FAR FROM HOME
FAR FROM HOME
LIVING THINKERS
LIVING THINKERS
THE MOSQUE IN MORGANTOWN
THE MOSQUE IN MORGANTOWN
STANDING ON MY SISTERS SHOULDERS
STANDING ON MY SISTER'S SHOULDERS
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5/30/2016

LPTW Member News & Events: May!





 


Member News and Events - May

Show your support for the League of Professional Theatre Women! Our members are making an impact in the theatre community. Take a look below to check out the exciting events happening this month, along with some special offers. See you at the theatre!

You can also find this information on our website at
theatrewomen.org.

 
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EVENTS:

Up To You - Submitted by TADA! Youth Theater


Now - May 21

TADA! Youth Theater
15 West 28th Street, 2nd Floor
(between 5th Ave. & Broadway)


Who will be elected student council president at Hamilton High in 1977? The cheerleader who promises a disco homecoming or the girl who wants to stop the pirate pranks? This musical is great for both youth and adults; the themes are highly relevant and relatable to today.

Tickets: $15-$25


Special Offer for LPTW Members!
Get $5 Off with code UPTOYOU5

For tickets and more information,
CLICK HERE.

#UPTOYOU
#TADAtheater
#BlastFromThePast

 
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VOTES! - Submitted by Frances McGarry



Extended through May 22

Castillo Theatre
543 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036
(between 10th and 11th Avenues)


VOTES! questions the nature of feminism, of power and of the political game itself.  By turns dramatic and comedic, VOTES! draws on a 1999 musical The Last Temptation of William Jefferson. Seventeen years later, Jacqueline S. Salit takes Temptation and wraps a new story around it, examining the political and personal conflicts of the famous First Couple.   


Special Offer for LPTW!
$20 tickets with code:
 VOTES4TW

For tickets, CLICK HERE.

#VOTES
#Castillo Theatre
#FrancesMcGarry


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Luncheon Panel at Sardi's - Submitted by Lauren Yarger

May 24

Sardi's
234 W 44th St.
(between 7th & 8th Aves.)


The Drama Desk will host its annual spring lunch panel at Sardi's Tuesday, May 24 from noon to 2:30pm.

Robin Milling will moderate a panel of celebrities discussing the topic of Reviving the Revival -- there sure have been lots of them on Broadway this year! Joining the panel so far are Warren Carlyle (Choreographer, She Loves Me) and Steven Pasquale (The Robber Bridegroom.) More participants will be announced, so stay tuned.


SPECIAL OFFER FOR LPTW:
League of Professional Theatre Women are invited to attend at a special discounted rate of $52. Use code LPTW016

Questions? 
LaurenYarger@hotmail.com

Tickets: $57

For tickets,
CLICK HERE.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1130523563659255/
@TheDramaDesk


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Bible Study for Heathens - Submitted by Katie Rosin



Now - May 26

Judson Memorial Church Loft
55 Washington Square South
NYC 10012


Is the search for divinity itself divine? Bible Study for Heathens investigates the American religious experience through one woman's unwavering exploration of worship in the 21st century by means of ritual, tradition, games, and reenactments. An honest and revelatory new play that chronicles New York Neo-Futurist Yolanda K. Wilkinson's personal journey and study of 10 religions.

Tickets: $18


For tickets and more information, CLICK HERE.
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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee - Submitted by Katie Rosin


Now - May 26

Good Shepherd United Methodist Church
30-44 Crescent St. (@30th Rd)
Astoria, Queens


With a tuneful score and lyrics by William Finn (Falsettos, A New Brain) and a heartfelt, funny book by Rachel Sheinkin, Spelling Bee leaves us laughing as we are each able to see ourselves in the characters and remember a time when we too put everything on the line to win it all.

Tickets: $18

For tickets and more information,
CLICK HERE.


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The Broadway Stage Management Symposium - Submitted by Lizzie Strauss



June 4 & 5

Shetler Studios
244 West 54th St.
(between Broadway & 8th Ave.)


The Broadway Stage Management Symposium is a
two-day forum featuring a series of panels, lectures, and seminars by some of Broadway's most experienced stage managers.

These professionals will discuss stage management skills, challenges, experiences, the craft and art of stage management, and how to make a career working on Broadway plays and musicals.
     
$199 for a group of 5.

To register,
CLICK HERE.

For more information, visit www.broadwaysymposium.com.

#Broadwaysym

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American Beauty Shop - Submitted by Samara Harris Anderson



Now - June 5

Chicago Dramatists
1105 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60642


American Beauty Shop by Resident Playwright Dana Lynn Formby

Directed by Megan Shuchman

It's hard to pull yourself up by your bootstraps in this economy - Sue should know. It's harder when you've got kids, even whip-smart, talented ones like Judy. Sue has big dreams for both her basement beauty shop and her daughter, who's anxiously waiting for a letter from MIT that could change her life. Armed with tough love, combative humor, and an uncompromising work ethic, Sue is struggling to balance her own livelihood and Judy's future. A heartfelt play about the true cost of dreams.

Tickets: $20-$28

For tickets,
CLICK HERE. 

For more information, visit www.chicagodramatists.org

#AmericanBeautyShop
#NewPlays
#WomenInTheatre

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A Piece Of My Heart - Submitted by Shirley Lauro



May 19 - June 6

Chicago, California, Arkansas


Voted "Most Enduring Play in America About Vietnam War" by Vietnam Vets, Inc., the play centers on a group of young women who go to Vietnam in various capacities -- an Intelligence Officer, a USO Entertainer, an Army nurse, and a military officer. The play spans twenty years through the lives of the women as they serve in Vietnam and the repercussions afterwards on their health, careers, relationships with men, and motherhood.

Two productions:


North Coast Repertory Theatre
May 19 – 22

987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive
Solana Beach, CA 92075
May 19–22, 2016

For more information, 
CLICK HERE.

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The Weekend Theatre
May 20, 21

1001 W. 7th St.
Little Rock, AR 72201

Tickets:
Adults: $16
Students/Seniors: $12

For more information, 
CLICK HERE.

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Harvardwood Presents: From Off-Broadway to Blockbusters - ALBERT POLAND - Submitted by Martha Wade Steketee



June 9
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Seyfarth Shaw LLP
620 Eighth Ave
32nd Floor
New York, NY 10018


Legendary Producer, General
Manager and raconteur Albert Poland's career spanned the dawn of Off-Broadway to Broadway blockbusters, and is a portrait of the social and cultural landscape of New York from the early 60s to the present seen through the lens of a life in the theater. Martha Wade Steketee will interview him about his upcoming memoir Stages.

Tickets: $8 (general public) | $3 (Harvardwood members)

For tickets and more information,
CLICK HERE.


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The Assignment - A New Play Reading - Submitted by Jane Dubin



June 13

Soho Playhouse
15 Van Dam Street, NYC
(Downtown between Varick St. And Sixth Avenue)


Jane Dubin and Houses on the Moon Theater Company present a reading of a new play as part of the TRU New Play Reading Series - The Assignment - by Camilo Almonacid and Houses on the Moon at the Soho Playhouse. The reading will be followed by a panel discussion with Broadway and Off-Broadway producers. June 13th at 7pm.

FREE

To make reservations, please email

DoublePlayConnections@gmail.com

For more information about Houses on the Moon Theater Company, please visit www.HousesontheMoon.org.


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THE QUEEN, a new play by Aditya Rawal - Submitted by Gwynn MacDonald



June 2 - June 19

Theater for the New City
Cabaret Theater
155 1st Avenue
Between 9th & 10th Streets


Set in 16th century India, at the peak of the Mughal era, The Queen is the story of Queen Durga, who is consigned to the west wing of the palace after her husband, the Rajput king, marries a younger woman. She battles against the loss of her beauty and relevance as she resolves to burn the palace down and avenge her husband King Amar's betrayal. Amar, doomed to reign during the lowest phase of his dynasty must prevent the destruction of his kingdom at the hands of the Mughals using all the resources at his disposal, including his wife, the Queen. The play draws inspiration from Macbeth, Medea and the works of Rabindranath Tagore

$15, industry comps available


For more information, please CLICK HERE.

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1742628115949085/
Follow us on twitter- @THEQUEENTNC
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Turn Me Loose - Submitted by Amanda Pekoe


 
Now - July 3

Westside Theatre
407 West 43rd Street
(between 9th & 10th Aves.)


John Legend and Get Lifted Film Co. present

A Play About Comic Genius Dick Gregory

Written By Gretchen Law

Directed By John Gould Rubin
"Better than almost anything you can see in any theater!" - Sandy Kenyon, WABC-TV NEWS

John Legend and Get Lifted Film Co. present a new comedic drama about the extraordinary and explosive life of Dick Gregory--starring Scandal's Joe Morton--that shines a light on the first Black comedian to expose white audiences to racial comedy. Gregory confronted bigotry with shockingly disarming humor, marched alongside Martin Luther King, Jr., and deeply influenced comics from Richard Pryor to Chris Rock. He's been a prolific writer, muckraker, provocateur, candidate for mayor of Chicago and for president of the United States. He was singled out by President Obama as one of his all-time favorite comedians. Experience the comic genius of Dick Gregory and the poetic final words of his mentor, slain civil rights activist, Medgar Evers: "Turn Me Loose."

Special Offer – Save over 35%!
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – Tickets $49* (Reg. $79)
Friday, Saturday, Sunday – Tickets $55* (Reg. $79)

THREE EASY WAYS TO BUY:

ONLINE: Visit 
TelechargeOffers.com and enter code TMLGNL49       

PHONE: Call 
212.947.8844 and mention code TMLGNL49        

IN PERSON: Present this offer to the Westside Theatre box office – 407 West 43rd Street (between 9th & 10th Aves.)
*Box office hours: Daily, noon - 6pm

For more information, visit 
TurnMeLoosePlay.com


*Offer is valid for performances through 7/3/16. Tickets must be purchased by 7/3/16. All prices include a $1.50 facility fee. Tickets are subject to availability. Cast and schedule subject to change. Not all seats are discounted. Regular service charges apply to phone and internet orders. May not be combined with any other offer or discount. Not applicable to previously purchased tickets. No refunds or exchanges. Blackout dates may apply. Offer may be revoked or altered at any time. Limit 8 tickets per order.

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The Pink Hulk: One Woman's Journey to Find the Superhero Within - Submitted by Valerie David



June 19 - July 7

Paradise Factory
64 East 4th Street
(between Cooper Square and Bowery for Planet Connections)


Two-time cancer survivor Valerie David's autobiographical one-woman show, The Pink Hulk: One Woman's Journey to Find the Superhero Within, chronicles her determination and "hulk-like" strength to beat both lymphoma and then breast cancer. Her show is in 4 play festivals, 3 of which are this summer: Planet Connections in New York for a 6-performance run beginning June 19 and ending July 7, then the Providence, Rhode Island Play Festival in July, dates TBD, and FRINGE NYC in August, dates TBD. Director is Padraic Lillis. Visit http://pinkhulkplay.com/ for more info and show dates/times. You are guaranteed to laugh and cry at the same time!

Tickets: $18

For tickets,
CLICK HERE.

For more information, visit: pinkhulkplay.com


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Out of the Mouths of Babes - Submitted by Angelina Fiordellisi



June 7 - July 17

Cherry Lane Theatre
38 Commerce Street
(3 blocks south of Christopher St, west of 7th Ave)


Cherry Lane Theatre
and Julie Crosby
present

Out of the Mouths of Babes
A New Comedy by Israel Horovitz
Directed by Barnet Kellman
With Francesca Choy-Kee, Angelina Fiordellisi, Judith Ivey, and Estelle Parsons

Four women arrive in Paris for the funeral of a 100-year-old man who loved each of them - at times variously, at times simultaneously. For 24 hours, they share his apartment, delicious secrets, and a dead cat.


Special Offer for LPTW Members!
$39 (Reg. $65) with code BCLT39

For tickets and more information,
CLICK HERE. 
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ECLIPSED - Submitted by Amanda Pekoe



Now  - June 19

Golden Theatre
252 West 45th Street
(between Broadway & 8th Avenue)

6 Tony Awards® Nominations, including Best Play!
5 Outer Critics Circle Nominations, including Best Play!
3 Lucille Lortel Award Nominations, including Best Play!
2 Drama League Award Nominations, including Best Play!
Broadway.com's Audience Choice Award Winner for Favorite Actress - Lupita Nyong'o 
Lucille Lortel Award Winner for Outstanding Director - Liesl Tommy
Drama Desk Award's Sam Norkin Playwright Award Winner - Danai Gurira
Outer Critics Circle Award Winner for Outstanding Featured Actress - Pascale Armand
On the heels of her Academy Award®-winning performance in 12 Years a SlaveLUPITA NYONG'O comes to Broadway in ECLIPSED, "an extraordinary work that shines and shines" (AP). The New York Times calls it "rare and powerful, with an all-star cast. The superb Lupita Nyong'o is one of the most radiant young actors to be seen on Broadway in recent seasons."

ECLIPSED tells the story of five extraordinary women brought together by upheaval in their homeland of Liberia. It's a stirring tale of hope, humor and resilience – and the only new play by a woman on Broadway this season. Also starring PASCALE ARMAND (The Trip to Bountiful), AKOSUA BUSIA (The Color Purple, film),
ZAINAB JAH ("Law & Order: SVU") and SAYCON SENGBLOH (Motown).

SPECIAL OFFER FOR LPTW:
Performances through June 19 Only

Orchestra & Front Mezzanine - $99 (reg. $149)*
Rear Mezz A-C - $79 (reg. $99)*
Rear Mezz D-F - $79 (reg. $99)*
Rear Mezz G-H - $45 (reg. $45)*

THREE EASY WAYS TO BUY:

ONLINE: Visit 
TelechargeOffers.com and enter code ECLPTW115        

PHONE: Call 
212.947.8844 and mention code ECLPTW115        

IN PERSON: Bring a printout of this offer to the Golden Theatre box office –
252 West 45th Street (between Broadway & 8th Avenue)
*Box office hours: Monday through Saturday: 10am-8pm; Sunday: noon-7pm

For more information, visit 
www.EclipsedBroadway.com


*Offer valid for performances through 6/19/16. Blackout dates may apply. Offer subject to availability and prior sale; not valid on prior purchases; cannot be combined with any other discounts or promotions. Regular prices are $99-$149. All prices include a $2.00 facility fee. All sales final; no refunds or exchanges. Phone and Internet orders are subject to standard service fees. Offer available for select seats and performances. This offer may be revoked or modified at any time without notice. Cast and performance schedule are subject to change. 

For a complete schedule, call or visit Telecharge.com.

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Acting Coach & Dramaturge - Submitted by Paula J. Riley

Ongoing

4 Park Avenue
(Between 33rd & 34th Streets)
Apartment 6G


$75 per hour
Discount packages available

10% off hourly price for LPTW members

Email -
spiraltheatrestudio@gmail.com
Phone: 212-689-4362
Cell: 917-544-4986
facebook.com/pjriley3
facebook.com/spiraltheatre/
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NEWS:
Parity Productions - Submitted by Ludovica Villar-Hauser
Founder and Artistic Director Ludovica Villar-Hauser has announced the formation and launch of Parity Productions - the new theater company that combines art and advocacy, with its mission to create new and innovative work as well as hire 50% women and transgender artists on every production. 

Parity Productions (launched on May 16, 2016) unveils an impressive array of advocacy initiatives toward creating more jobs and opportunity for women and transgender people in the New York theater community: the annual Parity Productions Commission, promotional support for qualifying shows (competitive shows that also hire 50% women and transgender), The Women and Transgender Artists Database and The Parity Store - a digital retail experience to be launched on parityproductions.org. For more information click here.