March Events & Opportunities

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Events & Opportunities ~
and Links for Women's History Month
Come Celebrate SWAN Day with us
(Support Women Artists Now!)
Short Films Screening, Panel, & Reception

The Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, NYWIFT, SAG-AFTRA, SVA, WomenArts, and FF2 Media

Saturday March 25 2-5pm
at SVA
333 West 23rd Street

Join the Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, NYWIFT, SAG-AFTRA, School of Visual Arts, Women Arts, and FF2 Media at the SVA Theater on March 25th for SWAN Day, an international initiative designed to showcase the power and diversity of women’s creativity.

The short films will be followed by a panel moderated by Terry Lawler, Past Executive Director of NYWIFT, with the Directors of the films: Annetta Marion and Estelle Parsons in person, and Dana Offenbach on the screen.
directed by Annetta Marion
written by Tina Lee and Ela Thier

Inspired by the classic myth of King Midas, MIDAS' SON tells the story of Billy, a young man adrift in his life. As he prepares for his wedding, Billy returns to his childhood home to find out why his parents have not yet responded to the invitation to his wedding. The homecoming brings up old and unhealed resentments. During the trip home, Billy takes baby steps towards repairing broken relationships and, eventually, redemption.
directed by Dana Offenbach
written by Leah Curney

It's 1959, at a whistle-stop diner somewhere near Omaha. Ed Merriweather, a traveling salesman with a big heart and an empty wallet, just wants a cup of joe. But after a surprising encounter with two women – a mercurial housewife and a studious teenage waitress – Ed leaves with a new perspective.
directed by Estelle Parsons
written by Kate Taney Billingsley

Two descendants of the infamous 1857 Dred Scott Decision meet in a cafe off the New Jersey turnpike. Jim Taney, a descendant of Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney who penned the opinion, offers an apology from his family to the family of Walter Scott, a descendant of the formerly enslaved Dred Scott. Through a vulnerable conversation about racism in America, Jim awakens to his own ignorance and discovers why an apology alone just won’t cut it.
Volunteer Opportunities

Be a part of the Collaboration Awards this year!

We're gearing up for the next Collaboration Awards and looking for some great people to serve on the Collaboration Awards Committee, helping to put out the call for submissions, curate submissions, and help to choose the winners. If you want to know more about the Collaboration Awards, read about it on our website. If you're interested, email us at volunteers@womenartsmediacoalition.org and put Collaboration Awards Committee in the subject line.
The Actors Theatre Workshop (ATW), founded by Thurman E. Scott, is a NYC award-winning non-profit theater, education institution and community center that has been a vital resource for many in the community, including at-risk and homeless youth, for over 33 years. They have a rewarding community program with volunteer opportunities and events that you are invited to join.

To attend an information session, apply here.
For more information, email outreach@actorstheatreworkshop.org 

New Play Reading with Mr. Scott - On Thursday, March 30th
from 6:30-9:00pm, ATW invites you to learn and exchange with Artistic Director, Thurman E. Scott as he reads selections from a play he is developing on slavery and how we can accept and overcome this horror. First performed in celebration of Black History Month, Mr. Scott will read this play again. You will hear creative insights and inspiring words from a gifted theater artist and have an opportunity to
reflect on these struggles and grow and heal in a safe space.
Conversations in America:
2020 Vision - The Year We Saw Everything

You can still see Conversations in America: 2020 Vision - The Year We Saw Everything, a compilation of short plays and films, monologues, songs, and more.
Special thanks to SAG-AFTRA and WomenArts who were gold sponsors of the event.

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