In chronological order:

Member News and Events – March

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.

Looking to submit your production? Please submit online with THIS FORM.

See you at the theatre!

EVENTS

Inside Emily Dickinson: Her Poetry & Her Life- Submitted by LPTW Member Ginger Grace

Now – March 4th
4 pm

Mount Pleasant Public Library
350 Bedford Rd.
Pleasantville, NY 10570

Created & Performed by Ginger Grace

This inspiring biographical portrait is based on the letters, life stories and poems of Emily Dickinson. It combines performance with interactive workshop activities. In the course of the show, Ms. Grace reaches out to the audience for ideas, words and phrases, and with their input, new poems are created. The spirit of Emily Dickinson is celebrated not only with her story – filled with heart and humor – but with the immediate creativity taking place in the room!

Tickets: FREE

Please contact Ginger Grace: 914-769-0548

For more information, CLICK HERE

www.thebelleofamherst.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 13th smash year!

Tickets: $75.50 – $97.00

For tickets, CLICK HERE

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

_____________________________________________________________The View UpStairs a New Musical- Submitted by LPTW Member Amanda Pekoe

Now Playing!

The Lynn Redgrave Theater
at Culture Project

45 Bleecker Street (at Lafayette)

The View UpStairs is a provocative new musical that pulls you inside the UpStairs Lounge, a vibrant ’70s gay bar in the French Quarter of New Orleans. This forgotten community comes to life in all its gritty, glam rock glory when a young fashion designer from 2017 buys the abandoned space, setting off an exhilarating journey of seduction and self-exploration that spans two generations of queer history.

Inspired by one of the most significant yet all-but-ignored attacks against the LGBTQ community, The View UpStairs examines what has been gained and lost in the fight for equality, and how the past can help guide us all through an uncertain future.

SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR LPTW:
Save 30% with code TVUWEB2017

For more information, CLICK HERE

Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheViewUpStairs

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KUNSTLER – Submitted by LPTW Member
Patricia Di Benedetto Snyder

Now – March 13th

Theatre 59E59
59 East 59th St. (Park/Madison)
New York CityKUNSTLER by Jeffrey Sweet
Directed by Meagen Fay

Broadway star Jeff McCarthy brings William Kunstler to life – a self-described “radical” lawyer and civil rights activist whose controversial client list included the Chicago Seven, inmates involved in the Attica prison strike, Martin Luther King Jr., and John Gotti. This play revisits Kunstler’s timely message of Constitutional civil rights under rule of law in an exciting theatrical event. Nambi E. Kelley will be featured in the role of Kerry.

Tickets: $35

SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR LPTW:
$5 off with code KUNSTLER30

For more information, CLICK HERE

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Only Child Aerial Theater’s Asylum – Submitted by LPTW Member Kendall Rileigh

March 3
8pm

NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts
566 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012

Only Child Aerial Theatre’s NYC premiere of ASYLUM is part of Circus Now’s International Contemporary Circus Exposure on March 3, 2017 at 8pm at NYU Skirball. ASYLUM is one of 5 international companies selected this year, and Only Child Aerial Theatre is the first NY-based company ever selected for the festival. This show is rare in the circus theatre world in that it is produced, written, directed, and composed by females and features a predominantly female cast.

For tickets, CLICK HERE

@onlychildaerialtheatre

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International Human Rights Art Festival – Submitted by
LPTW Member Katie Rosin

March 3-5

Dixon Place
161A Chrystie Street 
New York, NY 10002 United 

The premier International Human Rights Art Festival, New York City’s first arts-advocacy festival of its kind, will be presented by The Institute of Prophetic Activist Art, co-sponsored and housed at Dixon Place.

The Festival will take place March 3-5, 2017. Television producer and Presidential Medal of the Arts Winner, Norman Lear, is Advising Producer,and joins a roster of United States Senators, Congressman and local politicians on the list of honorary co-sponsors of the event.

Tickets: $10-$25

For more information, CLICK HERE

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Tomatoes Got Talent: Talent Show For Women Over 40 – Submitted by LPTW Member Ivy Austin

March 4th
10am – 1pm

The Triad
158 West 72nd St
New York, NY 
The Three Tomatoes and Randie-Levine Miller are thrilled to present our fourth Tomatoes Got Talent show which will take place on April 3, 2017, in NYC and we’re looking for talented women over 40. Auditions are Saturday, March 4. singer clip art. We know you’re out there…. singing executives, dancing lawyers, shower opera singers, piano playing doctors, dining room comedians…or whatever your unique talent is, we want you!

Auditions will be held in NYC on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at The Triad from 10am to 1pm. 158 W 72nd St, New York, NY.

What Will You Get? Well aside from the priceless opportunity to perform all of the contestants will receive lovely gift bags. The winner will be invited to perform again back at the Triad in a show produced by Randie Levine-Miller alongside cabaret pros. The winner will receive prizes valued at approximately $1,000.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: March 1, 2017.

Tickets: $25

For more information, CLICK HERE

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Shotz: Nevertheless, She Persisted Submitted by
LPTW Member Lauren Miller

Showtimes at 7pm and
March 6th 8:30pm

The Kraine Theatre
85 East 4th St
New York, NY 10003

Amios’ monthly short play series presents its first all-women edition with “Shotz: Nevertheless, She Persisted”, with 7 original short plays created solely by artists who identify as women.

Each play must meet the following conditions:

1. Someone must attempt something more than once
2. A warning must be issued
3. Someone must refer to a “Rule 19”

$12 Advance Tickets / $15 Day-Of Tickets available online HERE or at the box office the day of the performance starting at 6pm.

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Women’s Art Group- Submitted by LPTW Member Debora Balardini

March 7th 
6pm – 9pm

Punto Space
325 West 38th St
New York, NY 10018

Nettles Artists Collective is seeking creative women to be part of an embroidery, paint and collage group created by artist Montserrat Vargas. If you have already explored or want to explore any of these three techniques, we will be meeting every Tuesday, January 31st through March 7th from 6pm to 9pm at Punto Space located at 325 West 38th Street, New York NY.

There is a $25/person fee per three hours session which will cover space rental expenses, social media marketing for the salon exhibition, basic materials to start the work, coffee, mate, and tea.

For more information please email: nettlesartists@gmail.com

For tickets, CLICK HERE

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The Last Days of Judas Iscariot by Stephen Adly Guirgis: Directed by Estelle Parsons- Submitted by LPTW Member Richarda Abrams

March 9 – March 26

La Mama Ellen Stewart Theatre
66 East 4th St, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10003

“When Estelle Parsons produces work like this, you just have to say amen.” – Huffington Post, 2016Set in a criminal court, Judas’ soul hangs in the balance as historic witnesses, including Freud, Mother Teresa, and Satan, deliver testimony with raw honesty and scathing humor. The play examines ideas of love, free will, and forgiveness, coupled with the notion that evil may not be the presence of hate, but rather the absence of compassion.

Thursday to Saturday at 7PM; Sunday at 4PM
*additional performance Monday, March 13 at 7PM

$20 Adults; $15 Students/Seniors

Call OvationTix: 212-352-3101 or CLICK HERE for information

Buy Tickets in Person: Box Office opens 1 hour prior to showtime

www.lamama.org/judas-iscariot/

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HERSTORY 2: WE RISE- Submitted by LPTW Member
Shellen Lubin

March 10 & 11
7pm

Silk Road Art Gallery
83 Audubon Street
New Haven, CT 06510

HERSTORY 2: WE RISE will take place at the Silk Road Art Gallery in New Haven, CT, March 10th and 11th at 7pm. The performance will be followed by a Q & A with the writers, actors, directors,
and organizers.

Plays include Ida and Leonor written by Danielle Winston and directed by Ingrid Oslund, A Moment of Silence, written by Allie Costa and directed by Moira Malone, K.C. Reporting, Earth Do You Read Me? written by Natalie Osborne and directed by Keith Paul, and My Aim is True, written by Lucy Wang and directed by Shellen Lubin. There will be a raffle with prizes including gift cards to Cloud 9 Day Spa, Rainbow Gardens, and the Canvas Patch.

There is a $10 suggested donation for entry. Tickets are available at the door, first come first served.

For more information, CLICK HERE

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Dirige – Mentorias a Escena – Submitted by LPTW Member
Beatriz Cabur

March 11th

Teatro Condo Duque
Conde Duque, 9
Madrid, Spain

The Spanish League of Professional Theatre Women presents three of its mentoring projects within a festival dedicated to female creators.

Directed by Beatriz Cabur and Yolanda Dorado.
Presented by Belén Santa Olalla.

If you are a member of the LPTW and you are in Madrid just come to the theatre, ask for Beatriz Cabur and we will let you in for free!

For more information, CLICK HERE

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32nd Annual Bistro Awards- Submitted by LPTW Members
Sherry Eaker & Shellen Lubin

March 13th
6:30pm-10pm

Gotham Comedy Club
208 West 23rd St
New York, NY

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Diva Darlene Love and Renowned Singer/Actress Carol Woods head the lineup of this year’s 16 Bistro Award winners. This ALL-PERFORMANCE gala event now in its 32nd year takes place on Monday, March 13 at 6:30 pm at Gotham Comedy Club. 208 W. 23rd Street.

All ticket prices include the after-party!

Sherry Eaker, the former longtime Editor-in-Chief of Backstage and the producer of the event since its inception, heads up the Awards Committee. For the fifth year in a row, Shellen Lubin is directing.

For tickets and more information, CLICK HERE

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The Pink Hulk: One Woman’s Journey to find the Superhero Within – Submitted by LPTW Member Valerie David


March 13th
7pm-8:30pm

TADA Theater
15 West 28th St
New York, NY 10001

Valerie David’s multiple award-winning hilarious and moving journey about becoming a two-time cancer survivor, kicking cancer to the curb TWICE while she embarks on a hijinks-filled, nonstop quest for love, and new meaning in her life! About to start a new career, Valerie is stopped in her tracks when she feels a lump. Having had lymphoma, she is now diagnosed with breast cancer. Experience Valerie’s devastation-turned-determination that inspires her resolve to find her superhero within.

A true and inspiring story! Watch the underdog triumph!

Tickets – $10

For tickets, CLICK HERE

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Give Us Bread: A Special Concert Reading – Submitted by LPTW Member Malini Singh McDonald

March 19th
2pm-5pm

University Settlement
184 Edridge St
at the corner of Rivington
New York, NY 10002

Based on true events, Give Us Bread brings to life the little-known stories of immigrant women on the Lower East Side who banded together to lead an uprising and feed their families. One hundred years before the Women’s March, these “everyday housewives” provide a lens with which to examine current-day politics, social conditions and today’s global food system. Give Us Bread offers an important reminder from the past that the voice of the people, united, has power to inspire change.

Meticulously researched from Yiddish newspapers to cookbooks to Jewish anarchist Marie Ganz’s memoir and other firsthand accounts, The Anthropologists’ play (originally produced in 2009) was hailed bynytheatre.com as “a thoroughly entertaining and thought provoking play mixing elements of dance and stylized movement to create a piece that is wholly within its own hybrid
Anthropologists genre.”

Founding Artistic Director Melissa Moschitto will be rejoined by the original cast. The Anthropologists are thrilled to be sharing this remarkable history with a new audience at the doorstep of these historical events.

Tickets are $35 or $40 at the door

For Tickets, CLICK HERE

www.theanthropologists.org
www.facebook.com/TheAnthropologists/
 www.twitter.com/anthrotheatre
www.instagram.com/theanthropologists/
#foodriots100

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Multistages’ The Future is Female – Submitted by
LPTW Member Lorca Peress

March 21st &23rd
7pm – 9pm

The Shop
CAP21
18 West 18th Stret, 6th Floor
New York, NY

MultiStages is presenting a two-night festival with multidisciplinary and multicultural new works by 18 women (short plays, modern dance, video, music, poetry, and visual art). Unique about the festival is that the work is created, performed, directed, and produced by women ranging in age from 11 to 82 who represent a mix of
cultures and races.

This Women’s History Month festival looks at where we’ve been, where we are, and where we will be when The Future Is Female. Playwrights: Raquel Almazan, Maya Contreras, Cynthia Cooper, Cecilia Copeland, Cesi Davidson, C.S. Hanson, Penny Jackson, Chiori Miyagawa, Desi Moreno-Penson, Noemi de la Puente, Liz Sipes, and Nichole Thompson-Adams; Dancers: JENNIFERCHINdance; Poets: Gloria Vando, Ela Alster, and Tess Cacciatore; Composers: Juana Aquerreta and Anika Paris; Conductors: Tong Chen and LaFrae Sci; Directors: Sara Berg, Elowyn Castle, Kimille Howard, and MultiStages Artistic Director Lorca Peress. Produced by Lorca Peress.
CAST TBA on website.

Tickets are $10

To RSVP, email: contact@multistages.org

For more info, CLICK HERE

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The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson the Musical – Submitted by LPTW Member Amanda Pekoe

Performances Begin March 23

Lucille Lortel Theatre
121 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014

The Greek gods are real, and they’re ruining Percy Jackson’s life. As a son of Poseidon, Percy has newly discovered powers he can’t control, monsters on his trail, and he is on an epic quest to find Zeus’s lightning bolt and prevent a war between the gods. Normal is a myth when you’re a demigod. Based on the best-selling Disney-Hyperion novel by Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is an action-packed theatrical adventure that will rock your world – and the underworld.

Recommended for ages 7 to adult; children under 4 are not
permitted in the theatre.

For tickets, CLICK HERE

www.lightningthiefmusical.com
www.facebook.com/Lightningthiefmusical/

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Night of Plays & Monologues-Submitted by LPTW Member
Debbie Slevin


March 23

Dark Horse Restaurant
Main Street
Riverhead, NY
Exit 71, Long Island Expressway
Join us for a night of monologues for and about Women as we look to the future, produced in association with The Future is Female Festival, a national play festival taking place during Women’s History Month.

Tickets: FREE

For more information, CLICK HERE

Facebook: East End Fringe Festival
Email: eastendfringefestival@gmail.com

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The First Ladies Coalition – Submitted by LPTW Member Ginger Grace

First Ladies Coalition Press Photo

March 24th
2pm-4pm

Southbury Public Library
100 Poverty Rd
Southbury, CT 06850

Written & Performed by Ginger Grace
Directed by Austin Pendleton

In “The First Ladies Coalition” Colleen McCracken invites the audience into her tiny New York apartment, which also serves as her sewing shop. A struggling immigrant and ex-convict, a survivor of domestic violence, Colleen builds a Coalition with four First Ladies: Eleanor Roosevelt, Jackie Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson and Mary Todd Lincoln. Mysteries and secrets are unveiled — hers & theirs — and, with deep delight in mimicry and subtle impersonations, Colleen seamlessly transports us into the life and times of these iconic women. Driven by their inspiration and encouragement, she finds the power to turn insurmountable obstacles into the extraordinary — discovering new found freedom!

For more information, CLICK HERE

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Gutless & Grateful – Submitted by LPTW Member Amy Oestreicher

March 26

Metropolitan Room
34 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10010

After a nationwide tour, TEDx Speaker, playwright and multidisciplinary performer Amy Oestreicher brings her one-woman musical autobiography to the Metropolitan Room on February 5th and March 26th at 7pm.

Gutless & Grateful is a comedic yet poignant musical story about personal triumph over unimaginable odds, featured on NBC’s TODAY, The Huffington Post, CBS, and more. Through interwoven song and dialogue, Oestreicher shares a primal piece of live-storytelling – a powerful message that it’s possible to stay hungry for life, even after an exploding stomach. Come for an evening of inspiring story-telling and song as she shares the disappointments, triumphs, and humor that can come from trauma.

Tickets: $24

For tickets, CLICK HERE

www.facebook.com/events/1663479957278716/
#GutlessandGrateful
Twitter: @amyoes @metroomnyc
facebook.com/amyoestr
amyoes.com/metroom

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2nd Annual Coney Island Butoh and Beyond – Submitted by LPTW Member Gabriele Schafer

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March 31 & April 18pm
April 24pm

Coney Island
1208 Surf Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11224Coney Island is famous for its historical exhibitions of living forms, from the human to the non-human… and beyond. Displaying everything from “freaks, geeks and human curiosities” to a bewildering assortment of captured and caged animals, the menagerie was central to the thrills of old Coney Island – and to its exploitation.

For 3 evenings only – March 31-April 2 – International Culture Lab (Gabriele Schafer, Co-Artistic Director) gathers an idiosyncratic “menagerie” of 17 Butoh performers who — under the guidance of Mexican master teacher Diego Piñón — will explore this history through body rituals on Coney Island USA’s Sideshows by the Seashore stage. Joined by a revue of burlesque, art, and musical acts beyond Butoh but exploring these central themes, each evening will be a unique extravaganza.

Tickets: $15

For more information, CLICK HERE

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Letters Home – Submitted by LPTW Member Alexis Greene

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April 3
7pm-9pm

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

Kathleen Chalfant, League of Professional Theatre Women award-recipient and actress extraordinaire, will perform a staged reading of Rose Leiman Goldemberg’s poignant drama LETTERS HOME, based on the correspondence between the poet Sylvia Plath and Plath’s mother. The reading of the play, last performed in New York in 1979, celebrates the Library’s acquisition of Goldemberg’s archive, which includes plays and television scripts, notably Goldemberg’s riveting television drama, “The Burning Bed.” The staged reading, on April 3, is free to the public, but reservations are required.

For more information, CLICK HERE

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IN & OF ITSELF – Submitted by LPTW Member Amanda Pekoe

10 WEEKS ONLY April 5 – June 18
Daryl Roth Theatre
101 East 15th Street
“An enticing and intelligently moving show by a great magical artist.” –
Steve Martin
“Derek has created the best magic show I’ve ever seen and that might be damning with faint praise. It will blow your mind.” – Penn Jillette
“Imagine what Samuel Beckett would have written if he’d been optimistic, American, and a virtuoso magician.” – Teller
“Derek isn’t just raising the bar, he’s moving the whole stadium. He’s changing the game, and it’s exhilarating to watch.” – David Blaine
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.

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A Mexican Affair – Submitted by LPTW Member Katie Rosin

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April 8th7pm
April 20th9:30 pm

The Metropolitan Room
34 West 22nd St
New York, NY 10010

A Mexican Affair celebrates the relationship between Mexico and the United States and the beautiful cultural influence between both countries. An evening of delicious music, candid stories, and spicy romance featuring popular Jazz tunes written by Mexican and American composers. The thrilling fusion of rhythms and musical influences invites you to take an adventure filled with passion, heartbreak, and a little dirty mambo! Featuring songs by Frederick Loewe and Alan J. Lerner, Jimmy Kennedy and Michael Carr, Ben Weisman and Sid Wayne, Agustin Lara, Maria Grever, Pablo Beltran, Consuelo Velazquez, and others

Tickets range from $24 – $115

For more information, CLICK HERE

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Cuisine & Confessions- Submitted by LPTW Member
Amanda Pekoe

April 11 – 16

NYU Skirball Center
566 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012

Cuisine & Confessions, the newest creation by Montreal-based circus company Les 7 Doigts de la Main (The 7 Fingers), the company behind Traces and Broadway’s Pippin, combines culinary arts with circus high jinks. The company’s awe-inspiring acrobats combine kitchen appliances, food, and recipes with elaborate choreography, jaw-dropping acrobatics and pulsating music to heighten audiences’ most visceral senses.

SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR LPTW:
30% off select performances with code CIRCUS1
Tuesday, April 11 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, April 15 @ 2pm
Saturday, April 15 @ 8pm
Sunday, April 16 @ 3pm

For tickets, CLICK HERE.

www.NYUSkirball.org

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NEWS:

Acting & Being: Explorations in Embodied Performance – Submitted by LPTW Member Elizabeth Hess

In ACTING & BEING: Explorations in Embodied Performanceeducator-actor-playwright-director Elizabeth Hess offers systematic and original explorations in performance technique. This hybrid approach is a fusion of physical theater modalities culled from Western practices (Psycho-physical actions, Viewpoints) Eastern practices (Butoh, Kundalini yoga) and related performance disciplines (Mask, Puppetry).

Behavioral, physiological and psychological ‘states of being’ are engaged to unlock impulses, access experience and enlarge the imagination. Explorations can be adapted to character work, scene study and production to illuminate singular and surprising work through collaborative creativity that is inventive, inclusive and alive.

For more infromaiton, visit wwww.ElizabethHess.net

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Seeking Director & Performers – Submitted by LPTW Member
Amy Oestreicher

1)  Seeking director, 2 male actors (both 30s-60s), and 1 female actor (ages 40-60) for One Acts and Snacks March 18th at 6pm to participate in a reading of Amy Oestriecher’s short play, The Sky is Blue, a 10-minute finalist in Manhattan Rep’s Short Play Festival. This monthly event combines a love of theater and food with a shared desire to build a community that nurtures burgeoning artists, playwrights, and actors.
2) Seeking director to direct Amy Oestreicher, Factory Treasures – a play based on an immigration story and the Lower East Side, for ThespisCLICK HERE to learn more about the premise.

3) Seeking artists who have had “detours” in their lives for a weekly publication- Write a narrative piece about a “detour” that happened in your life, and how that “detour” has made you who you are today. It doesn’t always have to be a happy ending. It is simply sharing with other readers an unexpected life event which made life different that you had imagined, and how that event changed or shaped you.

Please send all inquiries to: amyoes70@gmail.com

 

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The New York Society Library Seeking Women Writers, Composers, and Performers – Submitted by Elyse Singer

The New York Society Library invites applications from women playwrights, composers, and musical performers, or writers who focus on theater, ballet, art music, and opera, for grants toward a one-session performance of new or recent work.

The Library seeks to support current projects by emerging female creative artists, especially those working with literary or historical topics or in traditional idioms. This is an ideal opportunity for an artist whose musical or theatrical work is in a late-draft or newly finished stage, in which it would benefit from a thoughtful and knowledgeable audience.

Please submit proposals by March 15, 2017

For more information, CLICK HERE