1/15/2020

Upcoming Events - January and February




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 From the League of Professional Theatre Women & New Perspectives


Sappho of Lesbos
Written by Estelle Anna Lewis
Directed by Lynn Marie Macy

 Wednesday, January 22, 2020
7PM 
(Doors open at 6:45PM)

 
New Perspectives Studio
458 West 37 Street
on 10th Avenue


On Her Shoulders, a program of New Perspectives Theatre Company with support from LPTW, is pleased to present the next staged reading by a woman playwright from the past.
  
Written in 1868, the printed play was so popular it went through six editions between 1875 and 1881! 

Doors open at 6:45pm for a 7:00pm start with The Play in Context by Emily Rainbow Davis, who situates the script in its historical time and place, followed by the reading and a post-performance Q&A with refreshments.

Admission is by Donation ($10 suggested).

For reservations, please email: 

 From the League of Professional Theatre Women - FREE

A Memorial for Eight Theatre Women

including Dorothy Olim Krone 
(pictured above)
Special Advisor to the Women in the Arts & Media Coalition


Monday, January 27
6:30-8:30PM
(Doors open at 6PM)

 The Actors' Temple
339 West 47th St.
Between 8th & 9th Avenues

The League of Professional Theatre Women
(Shellen Lubin and Catherine Porter, Co-Presidents),
an organization which has been championing women
in the professional theatre for over three decades,
is mourning the loss of eight league members who passed away in 2019. 

Betty Corwin

On Monday, January 27, LPTW will honor and remember Betty Corwin, founder of Theater on Film and Tape (TOFT), at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts; director Kathi E. B. Ellis; Arlene Epstein, theater critic for Long Island's South Shore Record and the Nassau Herald;  the League's long-time Treasurer, Anne Stewart Fitzroy; scenic, costume and projection designer Meganne George; producer and general manager Dorothy Olim Krone, the first woman to be elected President of the League of Advertising Agencies and recipient of the League's 1996 Lee Reynolds Award; actor Lynne Rogers, well-known to television viewers during her many years as a leading lady on CBS' "Guiding Light" and as an ailing heroine on NBC's "The Doctors"; and actor and singer Lauren Scott

Leading the Memorial will be LPTW Co-President Shellen Lubin, Memorial Coordinator and League member Alexis Greene, and Rabbi Jill Hausman of the Actors' Temple. Other participants will include distinguished American mezzo soprano Marie Ann Chenevey, and numerous LPTW members. 

The Memorial will take place at The Actors' Temple (339 West 47th Street, New York, NY 10036) on Monday, January 27 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm (doors will open at 6pm). Admission is FREE, but reservations are requested. Please note that The Actors' Temple is accessible. Please visit http://theatrewomen.org/event/lptw-theatre-women-memorial/
for more information. 

Please reserve a seat by emailing: Programs@TheatreWomen.org 

 From the League of Professional Theatre Women - FREE

LPTW Oral History Presents:
Irene Gandy
Interviewed by Voza Rivers



Monday, February 10
6 PM


The Bruno Walter Auditorium
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
at Lincoln Center
Corner of 65th Street & Amsterdam Avenue

Renowned Broadway publicist and Tony Award-winning producer Irene Gandy in conversation with producer Voza Rivers, as part of the League of Professional Theatre Women's ongoing Oral History Project. 

In partnership with the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, the Oral History Project chronicles and documents the contributions of three significant theatre women each season.

 From the League of Professional Theatre Women

Member Night Out
(not just for members)


Monday, February 17
6-9PM

St. Pat's Bar & Grill
22 West 46th Street


The League of Professional Theatre Women will be hosting a Member Night Out 
for some fun and socializing.
No cover. This invitation extends to non-members,
so come learn more about LPTW!
Happy hour specials will be available.


LPTW Memorial for Eight Great Theatre Women



A Memorial for 
Eight Theatre Women

Dorothy Olim Krone


Monday, January 27
6:30-8:30PM
(Doors open at 6PM)

 The Actors' Temple
339 West 47th St.
Between 8th & 9th Avenues

The League of Professional Theatre Women
(Shellen Lubin and Catherine Porter, Co-Presidents),
an organization which has been championing women
in the professional theatre for over three decades,
is mourning the loss of eight league members who passed away in 2019. 

Betty Corwin

On Monday, January 27, LPTW will honor and remember Betty Corwin, founder of Theater on Film and Tape (TOFT), at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts; director Kathi E. B. Ellis; Arlene Epstein, theater critic for Long Island's South Shore Record and the Nassau Herald;  the League's long-time Treasurer, Anne Stewart Fitzroy; scenic, costume and projection designer Meganne George; producer and general manager Dorothy Olim Krone, the first woman to be elected President of the League of Advertising Agencies and recipient of the League's 1996 Lee Reynolds Award; actor Lynne Rogers, well-known to television viewers during her many years as a leading lady on CBS' "Guiding Light" and as an ailing heroine on NBC's "The Doctors"; and actor and singer Lauren Scott

Leading the Memorial will be LPTW Co-President Shellen Lubin, Memorial Coordinator and League member Alexis Greene, and Rabbi Jill Hausman of the Actors' Temple. Other participants will include distinguished American mezzo soprano Marie Ann Chenevey, and numerous LPTW members. 

The Memorial will take place at The Actors' Temple (339 West 47th Street, New York, NY 10036) on Monday, January 27 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm (doors will open at 6pm). Admission is FREE, but reservations are requested. Please note that The Actors' Temple is accessible. Please visit http://theatrewomen.org/event/lptw-theatre-women-memorial/
for more information. 

Please reserve a seat by emailing: 

1/14/2020

LPTW Oral History Project with Irene Gandy



LPTW Oral History Project Presents:

Renowned Broadway Publicist and TONY Award Winner,
 

Irene Gandy 

in Conversation with Producer,
Voza Rivers.
            

Monday, February 10
6PM

 
The Bruno Walter Auditorium
NYPL for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center
111 Amsterdam Avenue

Corner of 65th Street & Amsterdam


Irene will be interviewed by acclaimed producer Voza Rivers, who currently serves as Executive Producer of the New Heritage Theatre Group
.


Free admission. First come, first seated.

Become a Friend of the League and you will be able to RSVP to one Oral History event per season.

LPTW's Oral History Project is produced by Ludovica Villar-Hauser.


1/13/2020

LPTW Member Projects, January 2020



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LPTW Member Projects - January

Join the conversation with fellow members of the League of Professional Theatre Women! Our members are making an impact throughout the theatrical community. Take a look at the exciting events this month -
some special offers are included below.
Confessions of Davy Crockett - Submitted by LPTW Member June Rachelson-Ospa

January 13, 2020
7PM
or
January 14, 2020
2PM


The Cell Theatre
338 W 23rd St,
New York, NY 10011


Lyrics by LPTW Member
June Rachelson-Ospa

Broadway Veteran Bart Shatto Stars in an Invitation-Only Workshop Production of The Confessions of Davy Crockett: An Intimate Portrait of America's First Celebrity Politician and Genuine Hero.
Written by Steve Warren Original, Music by Tom Masinter, Lyrics by June Rachelson-Ospa and performed by Nyssa Grant Hays, and Bart Shatto stars in an invitation-only workshop production of The Confessions of Davy Crockett, a new play with original music in development about Davy's life before his journey to The Alamo.

To attend, please RSVP to 

Juneospa@aol.com
 
For Better and For Worse - Submitted by LPTW Member Janice Luise-Lutkus

January 25, 2020
5:30PM-8:30PM
Doors open at 5PM

The Woodwinds
29 School Ground Rd
Branford, CT 06405

Produced by LPTW Member
Janice Luise-Lutkus

AspenDream Productions, the longest running Regional dinner theater in CT, is presenting this very popular interactive play. Prepare to immerse yourself in an interactive theatre experience that takes all the elements of a typical over-the-top Italian American wedding and exaggerates them with hilarious results. Get ready for dancing, singing, and outrageous fun! Wear your favorite bridesmaid, gangster, movie star outfit, or come casual. It's going to be a wild wedding with delicious food! Discounts on tables of 4 or 6.

For Tickets, 
Click Here.
Mirrors - Submitted by Ludovica Villar-Hauser

February 29-March 3, 2020

Next Door at NYTW
338 W 23rd St
New York, NY 10011


Directed by LPTW Member
Ludovica Villar-Hauser


When 17-year-old Alma Jean finds her mother dead, she must pack up her life and move in with her mother's ex-lover, a woman she doesn't know. Her new guardian, Bird Wilson, is the town pariah and unused to sharing her home. Will mourning the death of a shared loved one bring Alma Jean and Bird together or push them further apart? Set in the sleepy Mississippi town of Etheridge in the summer of 1960, MIRRORS depicts the lives of three African-American women bound by love and loss and family, and the secrets of their shared past. 

For Tickets Click Here

Submit to Parity Productions today!

Join an ever-expanding network of women and trans and gender nonconforming artists in NYC theatre. Submit today for a free profile in Parity Productions' Women and TGNC Artist Database. Many League members already have profiles and have been hired through those profiles. 
 


For more information, please visit parityproductions.org/our-advocacy
Down To Eartha - Submitted by LPTW Member Marishka Phillips

January 17-20, 2020

Dwyer Cultural Center
258 St. Nicholas Ave
Between 123rd & 124th Streets

Three Bedrooms. Three Couples. One Connection.

Down To Eartha is a one-woman show directed by LPTW Member Marishka S. Phillips that explores Eartha Kitt's journey to the White House to partake in a women's luncheon to discuss the issue of the rising crime rates in America.
CLICK HERE for tickets.
Memorial for League Women - Submitted by LPTW Members Yvette Heyliger & Alexis Greene

January 27, 2020
6-9PM

Actors' Temple Theatre
339 West 47th Street
Between 8th & 9th Aves

Image: Sisterhood by
Shelby McQuilkin
Join us as we remember League members we have lost this year in an intimate memorial service at the Actors' Temple Theatre, located in the heart of New York's Times Square Theatre District.
LPTW Member Richarda Abrams wins the AUDELCO Award

LPTW member Richarda Abrams won the AUDELCO VIV SOLO PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR AWARD for
First By Faith: The Life Of Mary McLeod Bethune 
Written and performed by Richarda Abrams.

Directed by Dina Vovsi.
Music Direction by Amina Claudine Myers.
Prod. Asst. Brittani Murphy. 


Richarda developed the play at New Federal Theatre Playwrights Workshop, League Of Professional Theatre Women's Julia's Reading Room, The Actors Studio, performed to SOLD OUT audiences at The National Black Theatre Festival, in Winston Salem, NC, and won United Solo Theatre Festival's Best Educational Show Award and also received an "all about Solo" Critics Choice with 4 1/2 Stars.

For more information, please visit:
www.firstbyfaith.com