Upcoming Events - March 2020

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Women in the Arts & Media Coalition night
at the Broadway production of JAGGED LITTLE PILL!
 From Sherry Eaker, Special Advisor


Directed for the eighth year in a row
by Coalition 1st VP & Past President Shellen Lubin


 From WIM and United Voices 4 Peace - FREE

On International Women's Day 2020, and ahead of the 64th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), we will mark this day with a global celebration to unite efforts for humanitarian and environmental justice in front of the current climate emergency.
From the the wildfires in Australia to the earthquakes in Puerto Rico, Haiti & Japan, our consciousness has been hit and our hearts touched triggering a push for collective (re) action and engagement for a truly sustainable life for all lives on the Earth.
The voices of climate refugees have yet to be echoed enough. This celebration will hence shed light on the impactful stories of those who've been affected by environmental degradation and disasters. It will feature and amplify the diverse voices of artists using different forms of artistic expression to share their own experiences and ways to overcome adversity.
They will represent the people, countries, continents, genders and generations, all feeling the effects of these natural disasters and showcasing that the impact is NOT only on specific people but universally felt by all.
Artist Line up: - Jennifer Reed ; Singer - Nicola Lo Calzo ; Photographer - Yuko Kudo ; Singer - Girasoles Creative Studio; Visual Artist - Edwin Garcia; musician - Taiko Masala; Taiko "Japanese Drum" 
Free - Donations accepted. Performances will be followed by a Q&A session and networking opportunity. Drinks and snacks will be served. Join us for this joyful, inclusive, interactive and solidary celebration and experience.

 From Disney Theatricals - FREE - must register
 From Parity Productions

February 29-March 22
Next Door @NYTW
83 East 4th Street

Set in Mississippi in both 1940 and 1960, Mirrors depicts the lives of two queer African-American women bound by love, loss, family, and the secrets of their past. 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? 

 Women in Arts & Media Coalition discount code for MIRRORS: 
WAMC25 for $5 off tickets (usually $30)

 From School of Drama - FREE
by Ntozake Shange

March 11-14, 2020

School of Drama will present "Spell No. 7" by Ntozake Shange 
as the second production of New Visions 2020.
Within the pages of Spell No. 7, 
the late Ntozake Shange magically weaves a
story about an ensemble of Black artists, and their experiences in the
world. A choreopoem, a genre penned by Shange herself, 
uses choreography and music alongside a series of vignettes, 
and lengthy monologues, to
discuss in detail the ensemble's stories on the struggles they face not
only as Black people, but as Black artists.
The production will be directed by MFA third-year director Nigel Semaj, and
feature: Olivia Battle, Jazmyn DeAnna Boone, Rebecca Ford, Racquel
Jean-Louis, Kwesiu Jones, Ian Lawrence, Phil Lopez, Jordan Mosley, and
Carla Maureen Smith.
Presented by School of Drama at College of Performing Arts.
The Theater at the School of Drama
151 Bank Street
New York, NY 10014

 From Honor Roll - FREE
Work by Women+ Playwrights over Forty 
March 25, 2020 
7:00 - 9:00pm 
Theatre for the New City 
155 First Avenue, NYC 
(between 9th and 10th Streets) 
Free Admission 

An evening of selected works in recognition of Women's History Month and SWAN Day
 (Support Women Artists Now) by members of Honor Roll!, an advocacy and action group of women+ playwrights over forty years of age - and our allies - whose goal is to significantly increase our inclusion and representation on stage and in the theatrical canon. 

The Playwrights: Liz Amadio, Michelle Beshaw,  Cynthia Cooper, 
J. Lois Diamond, Jessica Feder-Birnbaum, Yvette Heyliger, 
Barbara Kahn, and Lucy Wang
Supporting Artists: Janet Castel, John Esposito, Teresa Hui, Deborah Beshaw-Farrell, 
Laura E. Johnston, Joan Kane, Colleen Kennedy, Jeff Pierce, Jane Rubinsky, 
Carla Torgrimson, Joan Valentina, and Kita Updike 

Opened on Valentine's Day
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In 18th century France a young painter, Marianne (Noémie Merlant), is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse (Adéle Haenel) without her knowing. Therefore, Marianne must observe her model by day to paint her portrait at night. Day by day, as the two women orbit one another, intimacy and attraction grows as they share Héloïse's last moments of freedom before the impending wedding. Héloïse's portrait soon becomes a collaborative act of and a testament to their love.  Noémie and Adèle Haenel turn the subtle act of looking into a dangerous, engrossing thrill, crafting the most breathtaking and elegant performances of the year. With contemporary themes in period dress, PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE is one of the greatest love stories ever told.
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