Pat Addiss, producer (Gigi, TONY Award for Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike and Spring Awakening, A Christmas Story, The Fantasticks);
Sue Frost, founding partner at Junkyard Dog Productions (Come From Away, TONY Award-winning Memphis, First Date);
Baayork Lee, co-founder & executive artistic director and
Nina Zoie Lam, co-founder & advisory board member of
National Asian Arts Project;
Kristin Marting, executive director of HERE Arts Center;
Lorca Peress, artistic director of MultiStages;
Cheryl Wiesenfeld, 4-time Tony winning producer (Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike, All the Way, Porgy & Bess, Elaine Stritch: At Liberty; plus A Steady Rain, Play Dead, The Exonerated, In the Continuum).
Is theater a welcoming environment for women producers? Has that changed over the years? Do women producers offer a different aesthetic from their male counterparts? Studies indicate that women tend to be more collaborative, intuitive and empathetic in their management style. Though perhaps a generalization, do women producers display a different management style? There is controversy about the disproportionate number of works by men produced both historically and in the present. Might more women producers mean more works by women, and more stories that center on women? Is commercial theater or not-for-profit more welcoming for women? And given all these questions, what might theater look like with more women producers taking the lead?
Doors open at 7:00pm for networking and refreshments, roundtable introductions of everyone in the room will start at 7:30pm - come prepared with your best one-minute summary of who you are, and what you need. Free for TRU members; $12.50 for non-members, free for TRU, $5 for members of Women in Arts & Media Coalition members (use the button that says "Coalition"). Please use the bright red reservation box at https://truonline.org/events/women-producers/, or call at least a day in advance (or much sooner) for reservations: 212/714-7628; or e-mail TRUStaff1@gmail.com
from LPTW - League of Professional Theatre Women
LPTW Oral History Presents:
11 Time Tony Award-Winning Producer Daryl Roth
Interviewed by Drama Critic Linda Winer
Monday, November 6th
The Bruno Walter Auditorium
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
at Lincoln Center
Corner of 65th Street & Amsterdam Avenue
Daryl Roth holds the singular distinction of producing seven Pulitzer Prize-Winning plays and currently serves as the Co-Chair of the LPTW's Advisory Council. Join us as she discusses her extensive life and work in the theatre.
She will be interveiwed by Linda Winer, a prize-winning theatre critic, who was most recently a drama critic at NEWSDAY from 1987 to 2017.
This program is produced by Betty Corwin, with Pat Addiss and Sophia Romma.
Free admission. First come, first seated.
To assure seats, please arrive by 5:30pm.
This program is made possible, in part, with public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, and with funds from the NYS Council on the Arts, a state agency, with support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. The Oral History Project also enjoys continued support from the Edith Meiser Foundation.
from WIE - Women in Entertainment
Women in Entertainment is hosting its
3rd Annual Summit at the
Skirball Center in Los Angeles, on
November 2, 2017
Over the course of the day, WIE will gather some of the most creative minds in television, film, and sports for a series of powerful keynotes, thought-provoking panel discussions, and inspiring fireside chats.
Designed to address a range of issues that affect women, topics include the rise of women's leadership, how storytelling can impact social change, and empowering the next generation of women creatives.
Some of the speakers for this year's summit include Geena Davis, Actor, Producer and Founder of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media; Patty Jenkins, Director and Screenwriter; Ava DuVernay, Director, Screenwriter, Film marketer and Film distributor; Gabrielle Carteris, Actress and SAG-AFTRA President; Greta Gerwig, Director, Writer & Actress and more!
Special discounted tickets for members of Women in the Arts & Media Coalition can be purchased here by entering the passcode WIE2017.
from Women's Project Theater
Runs Oct. 28 - Nov. 26
"Why is it still like this?" Janice sighs to Eliza. It's 1992, and Eliza is the brainy new recruit at a small-shop architecture firm. But she's struggling to get a foothold on even the lowest rung of the company ladder, and starts making moves to blow the lid off their pandora's box of office politics and social maneuvering, in this sharply hilarious black comedy. Rebeck brings her trademark blistering wit to the workplace in this darkly funny and all-too-relevant comedy of gender politics.
WP Theater proudly presents, by special arrangement with Segal NYC Productions, the Off-Broadway premiere of What We're Up Against from award winning playwright Theresa Rebeck (Mauritus, Seminar, NBC's "Smash"), Directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt (Dry Land, Empathitrax), starring Skylar Astin (Spring Awakening, "Pitch Perfect"), Marg Helgenberber (The Little Foxes, "CSI"), Jim Parrack (Of Mice and Men, "True Blood"), Krysta Rodriguez (First Date, NBC's "Smash"), & Damian Young (All My Sons, "House of Cards").
Please visit our website, wptheater.org for more information about the show, and to purchase tickets.
Members can use code WWUA5 when entering at checkout to receive $5 off the ticket price. We can offer an even steeper discount for groups of 9 or more.
"As reimagined by Ms. Bauman, this story of exiles in love and in conflict becomes a meditation on immigrants and refugees today."-
Ben Brantley, The New York Times from an article entitled
Reinventing Shakespeare, According to the Gospel of Joseph Papp
ARDEN/EVERYWHERE: The "As You Like It" Project is presented in collaboration with Baruch Performing Arts Center
65 Million Displaced People. All the World is Arden.
Arden/Everywhere re-imagines Shakespeare's "As You Like It" as a story about refugees. It unlocks this beloved comedy's deepest heartbeat to tell a distinctly contemporary story - one that looks into a world of dislocation and exile to discover resilience, reconciliation and love. Performed by a diverse cast of actors whose origins extend from Russia to Liberia to Sri Lanka to Ohio, it unleashes theater's unique ability to awaken empathy, locating our common humanity in the face of a seemingly incomprehensible global catastrophe.