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Member News and Events

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.

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See you at the theatre!

EVENTS:

The Voire Dire Project – Submitted by LPTW Member Liz Amadio

September 7 – 16

Theater for the New City

155 First Avenue
Between 9th & 10th Streets

 

Featuring work from LPTW Members Liz Amadio, Joan Kane, Maxine Kern, and Coni Koepfinger.

About the Project: In the Spring of 2016, Cosmic Orchid produced the inaugural cycle of its signature production, The Voire Dire Project. Through Integrative Theatre, four theatrical teams each developed a one-act play inspired by a separate work of visual art (all paintings). This production is a reincarnation of those plays, revised and developed – casting actors in different roles, and integrating the creative teams of each play. In addition to the performances, the Dream Up Festival includes a full curation of the artwork in the gallery adjacent to the theatre where the plays are performed. The inspiration continues with a metamorphosis of the performance, and a new vision of the project – a moving audience experience!
Tickets: $20
For more information, CLICK HERE.
www.cosmicorchid.com

www.facebook.com/cosmicorchid/
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Shaken Not Stirred – Submitted by LPTW Member Amanda Pekoe

September 10 – November 19
Every Sunday at 6 & 9PM

The Django
The Roxy Hotel
2 Avenue of the Americas

Come dressed to kill, grab a drink, and take aim at a night of music with everyone’s favorite secret agent. Served straight up with a twist, Shaken Not Stirred: The Music of James Bond is New York’s favorite cabaret of intrigue featuring songbook hits like “Goldfinger,” “Diamonds are Forever,” “Skyfall,” and more. You can die another day, but don’t miss the dancing assassins, variety performers, and New York’s top musical talent in this immersive cabaret perfect for Bond fans, secret agents, and anyone looking for a great martini.

Early arrival is strongly recommended for finding the best seats! Doors open an hour prior to performances for an “hour of intrigue.”
SPECIAL OFFER FOR LPTW!
$39 tickets (reg. $49) with code BONDGEN

 

For tickets, CLICK HERE.
www.facebook.com/ShakenNotStirredNYC 
www.instagram.com/shakennotstirrednyc/ 
#OperationDjango
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The Death Of The Moon – Submitted by LPTW Member Amanda Pekoe

September 12 – October 8

The Jerry Orbach Theater at The Theater Center
210 West 50th Street, 4th Floor

Between 7th & 8th Aves

Written & Directed By: Arnold L. Cohen

Featuring: Chloe Tucker

 

In The Death of the Moon, a dark and dramatic new solo musical, Danielle — cheated and disenfranchised from the world — rhapsodies about her loneliness and downward spiral into the seedy underbelly of New York City.

SPECIAL OFFER FOR LPTW – SAVE OVER 35%!
Tickets $30 (reg. $49) with code DOTM30

 

For tickets, CLICK HERE.
www.facebook.com/TheDeathOfTheMoon/
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SCARBERIA – Submitted by LPTW Members Melody Brooks,
Elizabeth Hess, and Alexa Kelly

September 17
2PM

Theaterlab
357 West 36th Street

Between 8th & 9th Aves

This performance is a benefit for the League of Professional Theatre Women’s Gilder/Coigney International Award.

Written and directed by Elizabeth Hess, the reading will be presented by members of The Hess Collective: Chris Andrae, Elizabeth Hess, Danielle Sacks.

SCARBERIA consists of ten fables inspired by the real events of neighbors living on the same block in the 1950s in a working-class suburb in North America.

This brilliantly written and evocative piece of theatre brings us directly into the private world of these women. How much has actually changed we wonder?

 

For tickets, CLICK HERE.
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Official Book Launch for LPTW Dramatist – Submitted by LPTW Member Yvette Heyliger

September 18
5-7PM

Drama Book Shop

250 W 40th Street
Between 7th & 8th Aves

 

“What a Piece of Work Is Man! Full-Length Plays for Leading Women”, written by dramatist Yvette Heyliger and edited by Alexis Greene, delivers a power-packed collection of plays for leading women (and the leading men who love them!). Great for professional actors, directors, designers, and producers seeking new projects, as well as students of the theatre and lovers of politics, drama and activism! Artistic essays, critical reviews, production cast lists, lead sheet music and photographs, as well as highlights of LPTW’s activism, illuminate the work of this producing artist.

Free Admission

RSVP: yvetteheyliger@gmail.com

 

For more information, CLICK HERE.

 

@twinbizness; #yvettesnewbook
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Project Shaw’s A Man’s World By Rachel Crothers – Submitted by LPTW Member Lauren Yarger

September 18
7-9:30PM

Symphony Space
2537 Broadway

At 95th Street

 

Join PROJECT SHAW on Monday, September 18th with a play written, not by Shaw, but by Rachel Crothers! A MAN’S WORLD is the logical next step in our theme for the year. This charming and powerfully entertaining play from 1910 dives into the inequalities we all face and the double standards in judging male/female behavior that seem never to go away. Award-winning Jenn Thompson will direct the evening!

Featuring LPTW Member Lauren Yarger as NARRATOR.

According to GTG’s David Staller: “As we continue to explore the work of playwrights sharing the vital humanitarian precepts so championed by Shaw, we’re thrilled to be presenting work by Rachel Crothers, a pioneer writer in the world of exploring women’s rights on the stage.”

 

For more information, CLICK HERE.
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Women Playwrights Find A Home! – Submitted by LPTW Members
Mary McGinley & Melody Brooks

Deadline: September 30

New Perspectives Theatre Company

458 West 37th Street
Between 9th & 10th Aves

 

New Perspectives Theatre Company is now accepting applications for its Women’s Work Short Play Lab. This lab provides a supportive and nurturing environment to emerging and mid-career women playwrights at NPTC’s midtown Manhattan studio.

These playwrights will work with dramaturgs and directors over a five-month period, to develop scripts for production in our annual Women’s Work Short Play Festival. Applications are being accepted from both playwrights and directors.

Operating since 1994, this program boasts of many playwrights whose work has gone onto full, award-winning productions. In the lab, four to six members are selected each year, along with a similar number of directors. The LAB meets monthly (Sundays) from February through June, allowing for time in between sessions for writers to continue to develop and revise their work in response to feedback. The process creates a diverse collaborative group from which members can draw inspiration and energy. NPTC is a multi-racial ensemble dedicated to using theatre as an agent for positive social change.

Contact NPTW for more information:newper37@gmail.com.
For more details and application instructions, CLICK HERE.
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Whiskey Pants: They Mayor of Williamsburg – Submitted by LPTW Member Malini Singh McDonald

September 28 – October 28

HERE Arts Center
145 6th Avenue

Between Spring & Dominick Streets

 

In a land where the whiskey is always flowing, an ambitious young painter is faced with a life-altering choice: Give up on her dreams and embrace a carefree life or lose her father, the powerful Mayor of Williamsburg. Will she leave behind the only family she’s ever known? Or will she discover that in Williamsburg, it’s easier to drink than to think? From the New York Innovative Theater Award-nominated team behind FATTY FATTY NO FRIENDS comes a new musical about hope, family, whiskey, and reconciling the dreamer within.

Cast: Bernard Holcomb, Caitlin Mesiano, Charlie Tingen, Chloe Fox, Claudillea Holloway, Eric Michael Parker, Michelle Ireton, Nicholas Connolly, Raquel Suarez Groen, Stefanie Londino, Tony Mowatt, and Vincent Hale

SPECIAL OFFER FOR LPTW:
Receive 20% off tickets!
For tickets, CLICK HERE.
@MindtheArt
www.facebook.com/MindTheArtEntertainment/
www.theatrebeyondbroadway.com
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Howard Crabtree’s When Pigs Fly– Submitted by LPTW Member Amanda Pekoe

Performances Begin October 6th!

Stage 42
422 West 42nd Street

Between 9th & 10th Aves

 

Howard Crabtree’s When Pigs Fly is a raucous, joyful, and unapologetically outrageous romp “with zip, zing, and plenty of pizzazz!” When Howard – a mad genius costume designer with Ziegfeld-sized ambitions – flunks his high-school vocational test (apparently “Broadway superstar” isn’t a multiple choice option for a five-year plan), he puts everything he has into his one true dream: putting on a show! With a song in his heart and some help from his friends, Howard’s journey from non-starter to superstar is the larger-than-life, side-splitting party you’ve been waiting for!

Winner of multiple Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and OBIE awards, Howard Crabtree’s When Pigs Fly is back and better than ever – with new songs by Mark Waldrop and Dick Gallagher, and costumes by nine-time Emmy® winning design legend, Bob Mackie.

Loaded with laughs and brimming with heart, Howard Crabtree’s When Pigs Fly is a celebration of being bold, dreaming big, and wearing your heart on your fabulously-sequined sleeve. Catch Howard Crabtree’s When Pigs Fly this fall in New York City!
SPECIAL OFFER FOR LPTW!
$45-$75 tickets (reg. $69-$109) with code PFGNA816

 

For tickets, CLICK HERE.

www.WhenPigsFlyMusical.com

@PigsMusical on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

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Find Your Light: The Role Of Design In Theatre – Submitted by LPTW Member Lauren Yarger

October 23
5:30PM – Networking
6:30PM – Panel

Stepping Stones Museum – Multimedia Gallery
Matthews Park
303 West Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850

A presentation of the Connecticut Chapter of LPTW.

Dawn Chiang, Broadway Lighting Designer, and LPTW member leads a conversation/demonstration about the visual vocabulary and theatrical crafts contributing to the emotional life of the storytelling art.
Other panelists to be announced.

Free event.

RSVP: 
https://tinyurl.com/FindYourLightPanel

For more information, CLICK HERE

www.steppingstonesmuseum.org

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The Annual Parity Productions Gala – Submitted by LPTW Member Ludovica Villar-Hauser
October 25
6-10PM

The Cutting Room
44 E 32nd Street
Between Park Ave South & Madison Aves

Ticket Prices:
$75.00 Single Ticket – includes a 90-minute pre-ceremony reception and a lottery ticket toward 4 hours of premium open bar
$135.00 Double Ticket – includes 2 tickets for 90-minute pre-ceremony reception and 2 lottery tickets for 4 hours premium open bar
Sponsorship Level Tickets ($500 for 2; higher levels with additional benefits are also available) – includes premium open bar, priority seating and sponsorship rewards for each level.

SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR LPTW!
LPTW members receive a 10% early bird discount if tickets are purchased by September 8th using the code 17LPTW10

Open bar – 6-7:30PM, event from 7:30-10PM.
All tickets are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.
Interested in sponsoring the event or advertising in the Gala Journal? Contact isabella@parityproductions.org

RSVP: rsvp@parityproductions.org

For more information, CLICK HERE

thecuttingroomnyc.com

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IN & OF ITSELF – Submitted by LPTW Member Amanda Pekoe

Extended By Popular Demand Through December 30

Daryl Roth Theatre

101 East 15th Street
At Union Square East

 

“Derek DelGaudio sets himself apart from the Abracadabra crowd. Beautiful. Tender. Astonishing.” – The New York Times, Critic’s Pick

“Jaw-dropping! Undeniably compelling.” – Entertainment Weekly

“A thoughtful piece of theatre…It will linger in the mind and leave ample room
for wonder.” – The New Yorker

“Nothing short of remarkable.” – HuffPo

“Wildly impressive! Elevates magic to a fine art.” – TheaterMania

 

A story reveals the illusion of one’s identity in Derek DelGaudio‘s modern allegory, IN & OF ITSELF. New ways of seeing the unseeable are explored, as memories from yesterday, inexplicable events witnessed today, and secrets imagined for tomorrow all blend together, creating a perpetual paradox of a show. The writer and producers of NOTHING TO HIDE reunite with executive producer Neil Patrick Harris to present this theatrical experience,
directed by Frank Oz.

 

No one under the age of 16 will be admitted to this production.

 

Tickets starting at $55 

 

For tickets, CLICK HERE.

 

InandOfItselfShow.com

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Avenue Q – Submitted by LPTW Member Amanda Pekoe

Now Playing!

New World Stages
340 West 50th Street
Between 8th and 9th Avenues

“THE FUNNIEST SHOW IN TOWN!” – NY1

“SWEETLY SATIRIC and SURPRISINGLY FRESH!”
– The New York Times, Critics’ Pick

“ONE OF THE FUNNIEST SHOWS YOU’RE EVER LIKELY TO SEE!”
– Entertainment Weekly

Winner of the 2004 TONY® “TRIPLE CROWN” for BEST MUSICAL, BEST SCORE and BEST BOOK

Part flesh, part felt and packed with heart, AVENUE Q is still the funniest and freshest show in New York City! Now celebrating its 14th smash year!

Tickets: $75.50 – $97.00

For tickets, CLICK HERE

Facebook: www.facebook.com/AvenueQ/
@avenueqmusical on Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat

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Coming to America – Submitted by LPTW Member Stephanie Satie

October 22

Theatre Row Studio Theatre
410 West 42nd Street
Btwn 9th and Dyer Aves

Written and performed by LPTW Member Stephanie Satie, directed by Anita Khanzadian. Ten women whose lives have been transformed, first, by extraordinary events in their country of birth, then by their response to America. The women are from Iraq, India, El Salvador, Armenia, Iran, Afghanistan, Russia, Serbia, Cambodia, and Syria.

Stephanie is a United Solo Festival Encore Performer, having appeared there in 2013 and 2014 with SILENT WITNESSES and winning the award for Best Documentary script. Stephanie and Anita were the recipients of an award from WAM Coalition for their collaboration.

Tickets: $37.25 – $70

For more information, CLICK HERE

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NEWS:

CT Chapter Member Maureen Hamill to Receive Jacob Klein Leader Award – Submitted by LPTW Member Mary Miko

On Saturday, September 9, LPTW Connecticut Chapter member Maureen Hamill will receive the Jacob Klein Leader of Distinction Award. 

Maureen is a true theater professional – a performer, producer, and director. But she gives even more as an educator, teaching theater arts to kids in the Bridgeport community and beyond.  For over 25 years she has taught and produced her Summer Cabaret Workshop, held first at Sacred Heart University and now at Fairfield Theater Company. Ms. Hamill is the Director of Education at the Klein in Bridgeport, CT.

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LPTW Member Writes Article on NYCitywoman – Submitted by LPTW Member Susan Shafer

LPTW Member Susan Shafer wrote an article on NYCitywoman about getting married as a senior in NYC:

Most people get married for the first time in their late 20s.
We tied the knot at age 71 and 85.

CLICK HERE to read the full article.
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LPTW Member’s Play on Playbill.com – Submitted by LPTW Member Mary Miko

LPTW Member Shirley Lauro’s play, A Piece of My Heart is scheduled to perform September 8–30 at the IATI Theater at 64 East 4th Street, NY.

The story is inspired by the real-life tales of women who served in Vietnam. Based on the true stories depicted in Keith Walker’s book of the same name, and spanning 20 years, the play follows six military and civilian women.

CLICK HERE to read the full article on Playbill.com!
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Airmid Theatre Company – Submitted by LPTW Member
Tricia McDermott

Airmid Theatre Company, an NEA award-winning theatre, is pivoting back into NYC as they move into their 17th year. They are in the process of determining their path and are seeking new energy and new people–experienced producers, managers, administrators, directors, designers, dramaturgs, actors, production staff, practitioners in all areas–with an interest in classic works by women who want to be involved in Airmid’s growth and re-grounding in New York City. They are in the early days of this process and will be meeting with those interested in getting involved in both one-on-one and group meetings through the summer in preparation for a reemergence in the fall/winter season of 2017-2018.

 

If you’re game, drop a note to info@airmidtheatre.org — tell them what you do
and how you might want to get involved. Feel free to send a link to your website/resume and talk a little about yourself! You will receive a response in order to connect, see if it’s a good fit, and explore what you can do together to bring Airmid back while this organization brings back classic works
by women playwrights!

For more information, CLICK HERE