Jan
18
to Mar 8

Women's Freedom Song Contest

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EVENT: Womens Freedom Song Contest

DATES:

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COST: $15.33

The Womens Freedom Song Contest is looking for the "next female anthem." Open to all genders, nationalities and levels of experience. Online song contest runs to March 1st and winners will be announced on International Womens Day, March 8. Go to www.womensfreedomsong.com for more details or enter directly at the site at: https://filmfreeway.com/WomensFreedomSongContest

VENUE: Online and Worldwide

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Jan
24
to Feb 24

"Too Heavy for Your Pocket" at The Ensemble Theatre

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EVENT: Too Heavy For Your Pocket at The Ensemble Theatre

DATES: January 24 - February 24, 2019

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COST: $44

SWAN Day Houston salutes

The Ensemble Theatre Houston during the regional production of "Too Heavy For Your Pocket" written by playwright Jiréh Breon Holder. Eileen J. Morris is the director of this powerful play that gives the audience a lesson in Black History and the choices made by men and women who participated in the Civil Rights Movement & Freedom Riders of the 1960s. The talented cast brings home the message of love, equality and family. In every way, this is an absolutely wonderful play with an outstanding cast who give amazing performances -- Yunina B. Payne, Kendrick Brown "KayB,"' Kedrick Brown and LaKeisha Randle.

SWAN Day Houston celebrates Black History Month with The Ensemble Theatre Houston.

VENUE: The Ensemble Theatre, 3535 Main St, Houston, TX 77002



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Jan
27
to Mar 3

A Doll's House, Part 2 at Artists Rep

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EVENT: “A Doll’s House, Part 2” at Artists Rep

DATES: January 27, 2019 – March 3, 2019

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A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2

By Lucas Hnath
Directed by Luan Schooler

Cast: Linda Alper, Vana O’Brien, Barbie Wu, and Michael Mendelson

15 years after Norwegian house wife Nora Helmer walked out on Ibsen’s Torvald, she walks back in the front door in the sequel to the 1879 social drama. In the ensuing years of her departure, Nora has become an incendiary writer — which isn’t a profession that married women could perform without permission. Since her husband didn't sign the divorce papers, Nora has returned to the house she desperately sought to vacate to gain her freedom. With a quick wit and razor-sharp tongue, A Doll’s House, Part 2 imagines the continuation of the house of Helmer as a deliciously gleeful trek through the complicated waters of relationships.

  • Awards for Lucas Hnath: 2016 Tony nominee for Best Play (for A Doll's House, Part 2), Steinberg Playwright Award, Windham-Campbell Literature Prize in Drama, Whiting Award

  • "...smart, funny and utterly engrossing new play." -Ben Brantley, The New York Times

VENUE: Artists Repertory Theatre, Alder Stage, 1515 SW Morrison St., Portland. OR 97205

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Feb
1
to Feb 28

Snake River Women Art Exhibit - Sarah Greenman

EVENT: Snake River Women Art Exhibit

DATES: February 1-28, 2019

OPENING RECEPTION via FACEBOOK

Opening Reception: February 1, 2019 from 5-8pm

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More about the series here:

www.sarahgreenman.com/snake-river-women

ABOUT THE EXHIBIT

In the summer of 2018, Sarah Greenman produced a series of paintings depicting rivers and waterways in the Eastern Oregon region. The series was inspired by the women of Eastern Oregon as well as the 50th anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act. What began as graphic art-style landscapes became playgrounds for Sarah’s Snake River women - characters in contemplative motion, exploring the mythic Eastern Oregon terrain.

ARTIST BIO

SARAH GREENMAN is an artist, illustrator, and playwright based in Eastern Oregon. She is also the Operations Director for StateraArts, a non-profit dedicated to women in the arts. Originally from central California, Sarah now resides in Halfway, OR with her partner Jack and their sons Walker and Charlie. Learn more about Sarah's work at www.sarahgreenman.com.

ARTIST STATEMENT

I’m an optimist at heart and my work reflects this. I am inspired first by color and form. Making art is a social behavior for me - I use it to interact with you and with the world around me. The work is transparent, meaning you can see what I did to achieve it. You see brush strokes and scrape marks and all the little happy mistakes. My work is not bound by a certain style or school of thought but is more concerned with energy and viewer involvement. My goal is always buoyancy, vitality, intention, and connection.

VENUE: Royal Artisan Frame Shop & Gallery, 1912 Main Street, Baker City, Oregon

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Feb
6
to Mar 10

Hurricane Diane at WP Theater

EVENT: “Hurricane Diane” by Madeleine George

DATES: February 6 - March 10

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HURRICANE DIANE

presented by WP Theater and New York Theatre Workshop
by Madeleine George
directed by Leigh Silverman
at New York Theatre Workshop

Meet Diane, a permaculture gardener dripping with butch charm. She’s got supernatural abilities owing to her true identity—the Greek god Dionysus—and she’s returned to the modern world to gather mortal followers and restore the Earth to its natural state. Where better to begin than with four housewives in a suburban New Jersey cul-de-sac? Pulitzer Prize finalist Madeleine George pens a hilarious evisceration of the blind eye we all turn to climate change and the bacchanalian catharsis that awaits us, even in our own backyards. Tony nominee Leigh Silverman (WP Theater’s Bright Half Life) directs.

VENUE:

WP Theater

at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre,

2162 Broadway at 76th Street,

New York, NY 10024

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Feb
8
to Feb 24

Clean House at AS IF Theatre Company

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EVENT: “Clean House” by Sarah Ruhl at AS IF Theatre Company

DATES: February 8 - 24

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COST: $20 - $25

CLEAN HOUSE

by Sarah Ruhl

“Love isn’t clean. It’s dirty. Like a good joke.”

Lane, a doctor, values order in every aspect of her life – her career, her house, her emotions, her relationships. Her live-in Brazilian maid Matilde finds cleaning makes her sad and yearns to be a stand-up comedian; while Lane’s sister Virginia finds solace in cleaning and secretly takes over Matilde’s duties.

When Lane’s husband, a surgeon, falls in love with a terminally-ill patient, everything that was clean and tidy for Lane is thrown into disarray, and she must turn to the women in her life to help sort out the mess.

Blending whimsical humour with wisdom and compassion, this romantic comedy about love, sex, death – and finding the perfect joke – proves that shared laughter can heal almost anything.

From the acclaimed writer of In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play) comes this award-winning celebration of the solidarity, practicality and emotional resilience of women.

VENUE: The Kenmore Community Club, 7304 NE 175th St, Kenmore, WA 98028

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Feb
8
to Mar 10

The Heiress at Arena Stage

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EVENT: “The Heiress” by Ruth Goetz and Augustus Goetz

DATES: February 8 - March 10

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COST: VARIES

THE HEIRESS

Suggested by the Henry James Novel Washington Square

Directed By Seema Sueko

Finding one’s voice is never easy. Socially awkward and plain Catherine Sloper has struggled her entire life under the disapproving and resentful gaze of her father. It is the unexpected visit from a suitor full of sincerity and instantaneous devotion that awakens Catherine’s long abandoned hopes of true love and the opportunity for a fresh start. A devastating betrayal forces the scorned Catherine to learn how to roar, realize her truth and take control of her destiny.

VENUE: The Fichandler Stage, Washington D.C.

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Feb
9
to Mar 17

The Abuelas at Teatro Vista

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EVENT: “The Abuelas” by Stephanie Alison Walker

DATES: Feb 9 - Mar 17, 2019

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COST: $20 - $35

THE ABUELAS at TEATRO VISTA

WORLD PREMIERE

By Stephanie Alison Walker
Directed by Teatro Vista's Artistic Director, Ricardo Gutiérrez

Victory Gardens
2433 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60614
February 9 - March 17, 2019

At 37-years-old, Argentine native Gabriela is the first woman ever to be appointed Principal Cellist for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Juggling married life, new motherhood and a high-stress career isn’t without challenges, but she makes it work, until a family birthday dinner brings unexpected guests with a devastating secret that changes everything.

The Abuelas asks how one goes on after discovering their life is a lie? Does the restoration of truth bring freedom or only suffering? Is it possible to integrate two identities into one life? The Abuelas explores these questions as well as the heart’s capacity for forgiveness even in the face of the harshest betrayal.

Winner of the 2018 Ashland New Plays Festival

Semi-Finalist for the 2017 O'Neill National Playwrights Conference

VENUE: Victory Gardens, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60614

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Feb
14
to Mar 10

You Got Older at Kitchen Dog Theatre

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EVENT: You Got Older by Clare Barron and directed by Tina Parker

DATES: February 14 - March 10, 2019

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COST: $30

YOU GOT OLDER a regional premier

by Clare Barron

Kitchen Dog Theater's production of Clare Barron's YOU GOT OLDER runs February 14th - March 10th. Directed, written, and driven by women, we are excited to produce this event at the Trinity River Arts Center so close to SWAN Day!

Synopsis: Mae’s life is kinda falling apart. Her boyfriend dumped her, she got fired from her job, and she’s moved back home to take care of her dad. As if that weren’t enough, she has this weird rash and a fantasy cowboy that just won’t leave her alone. What happens when your life path leads you right over a cliff? In this bawdy, irreverent and touching new play, up-and-coming playwright Clare Barron masterfully blends reality and fantasy in a dark comedy about falling apart as you’re failing to launch, and what you might find instead.

VENUE: Trinity River Arts Center, 2600 North Stemmons Freeway, Suite 180, Dallas, TX 75207

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Feb
14
to Mar 3

The Last Sermon of Sister Imani at TheatreFirst

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EVENT: “The Last Sermon of Sister Imani” by by Cleavon Smith

DATES: February 14 - March 3

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COST: $10 - $30

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The Last Sermon by Sister Imani

by Cleavon Smith

Directed by Michael Gene Sullivan

Starring Dezi Solèy and Jasmine Williams

It’s been six years since Adrian and Danielle have spoken. Once on the same path to hip-hop stardom, tragedy splits the longtime friends on to two very different and conflicting paths. Now, Adrian – an up-and-coming politician – needs the endorsement of Danielle – now a spiritual leader named Sister Imani – and comes to her retreat to find common ground between what they’ve both become.

Creative Team: Kristoffer Barerra, Regina Evans, Stephanie Anne Johnson, Kevin Myrick, Brendan West, Randy Wong – Westbrooke, Jon Tracy

VENUE: Live Oak Theater, 1301 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA

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Feb
15
to Mar 15

Made to Dance in Burning Buildings

EVENT: Made to Dance in Burning Buildings by Anya Pearson

DATES: February 15 - March 15, 2019

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COST: $10 - $30

MADE TO DANCE IN BURNING BUILDINGS at Shaking the Tree

Directed by Jamie M. Rea
Choreographed by Jeff George
February 15th - March 16th 2019


Shows run Thursday - Saturday Evenings at 7:30
and Sundays at 2pm

*All our Sunday matinees are free to all low-income: patrons, communities of color, and survivors of sexual violence. You can reserve free Sunday matinee tix online through the "Book Tickets" link, or by calling the box-office.

Each Sunday show will be followed by a talk-back.

ABOUT:

Made to Dance in Burning Buildings by Anya Pearson is a fusion of poetry, theatre, and violent and visceral contemporary dance, which poses the question: how do we heal from trauma?

It's about Ava, a young black woman, who is raped by her boyfriend's friends while he watches; she develops PTSD as a result. Metaphorically, she fractures into five different women who each represent a different facet of her personality (Romance, Despair, Madness, Perseverance, and Missing You). Poetically, these women narrate her journey through PTSD while she, her first love, and her abusers, explore through dance the trauma and the events leading up to it.

Based on a true story, and inspired by the original choreopoem, Ntozake Shange's For Colored Girls, this play seeks to revolutionize the theatrical experience by combining poetry and breathtaking and gut-wrenching contemporary dance to tell an all too familiar story in a brand new way.

The showcase production of Made to Dance in Burning Buildings recently played to a sold-out house at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater in New York City. Join us at Shaking the Tree for the World Premiere and see the show New York Theatre Critic, Anthony J. Piccione, called a "standout."
 
Running time: 90 Minutes

VENUE: Shaking the Tree, 823 SE Grant Street, Portland OR 97214

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Feb
15
to Mar 23

I Wanna F***ing Tear You Apart at Rivendell

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EVENT: I Wanna F***ing Tear You Apart by Morgan Gould

DATES: February 15 - March 23

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COST: Varies

I Wanna F***ing Tear You Apart
A Midwest Premiere

By Morgan Gould
Directed by Jessica Fisch
Featuring RTE Member Jessican Ervin

Samantha and Leo are a team—best friends and roommates, fat girl and gay guy against the world—until a new friend upends their cozy co-dependent diet of mutual self-loathing and Grey’s Anatomy marathons. An ode to the complications of friendship in its many fucked-up forms, with a special nod to a kind of love that sometimes looks a lot like rage.

Produced first at D.C.’s Studio theatre, I Wanna Fucking Tear You Apart challenges assumptions around niceness, beauty, and mainstream acceptance as it upends traditional narratives about fat women—Gould herself identifies openly as such—by putting a fat woman at its center. I’m not chubby or big-boned,” says Gould. “I’m fat. That’s who I am”.

VENUE: Rivendell Theatre, 5775 N. Ridge Avenue, Chicago, IL 60660

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Feb
16
to Mar 3

Overlooked Latinas by Tina D'Elia

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EVENT: Overlooked Latinas by Tina D’Elia

DATES: February 16 - March 3

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COST: $10 - $25 sliding scale

Brava presents Tina D’Elia in "Overlooked Latinas," the best queer, telenovela of our time!

Directed by Mary Guzmán

FEBRUARY 16 - MARCH 3, 2019

From the unbridled imagination of Tina D'Elia comes her solo show Overlooked Latinas. Butch dyke Angel Torres thinks she's having the best day of her life. Her and her best bud's TV pilot, "Overlooked Latinas," about beloved silver-screen Latinx folks of the past, has just been picked up. But like the best telenovelas of the era, Angel's life is about to become unhinged by a whole mess of melodrama. Enter the femme fatale creating chaos with Angel's wife and Angel's life.

DATES/TIMES
Saturday, February 16 – 8pm
Sunday, February 17 – 3pm

Saturday, February 23 – 8pm
Sunday, February 24 – 3pm

Saturday, March 2 – 8pm
Sunday, March 3 – 3pm

VENUE: Brava Theater Center Studio, 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

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Feb
21
6:30 PM18:30

1940’s Norman Rockwell Cocktail Party

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EVENT: 1940’s Norman Rockwell Cocktail Party

DATE: February 21, 2019

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COST: $35

The American Sweethearts trio is heading to Georgia! Dive into an incredible era of energy and transition with this special preview of the Norman Rockwell exhibit. Sip cocktails with friends while eating passed hors d'oeuvres, view the anticipated exhibit featuring Rockwell’s illustrations during the 1940s, learn from UWG art professor Perry Kirk as he helps to frame Rockwell's body of work in the context of early 20th Century graphic art, while introducing some of the Rockwell’s fellow commercial artists and their impact on American culture at the time. Then enter the Danny Mabry Theatre and listen to the swinging sounds of female close harmony group – America's Sweethearts bringing great vintage songs (many from the Andrews Sisters) with fresh new vocals that will charm audiences of all ages. Come in your favorite forties attire and let’s “boogie woogie” the night away together.

VENUE: Carrollton Center for the Arts, 251 Alabama St., 30117 Carrollton, GA

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Feb
23
4:00 PM16:00

PDX Jazz Festival: Natalia Smirnova

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EVENT: 2019 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival presents Natalia Smirnova

DATE: February 23 at 4:00pm

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COST: $20-$25

2019 BIAMP PDX JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTS NATALIA SMIRNOVA

February 23 | 4:00 pm

- $20 – $25

Classic Pianos

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Natalia Smirnova is a piano player, singer, composer, arranger and band leader. Her eccentric manner of playing, described as powerful and energetic, is wonderfully combined with lyrical pianism. Natalie boasts a unique voice and is a truly diverse and creative artist. A talented composer of original music and an arranger of all-time hits, Natalie enchants the audience with her impressive vocal range and her extraordinary mastery of the piano. She finished a musical college in classical piano and then went to St. Petersburg to study at the jazz department of the University of Culture. In 2005, Natalie moved to Moscow and started singing. She collected a quartet including guitar, bass and drums to tour Russian regions and participate in jazz festivals. In 2006 she was invited to work with the famous Moscow jazz band directed by George Garanyan and during two years received valuable orchestra experience. The same year Natalie took part in her first vocal contest in Finland, “Lady Summertime.”

In February 2006 Natalie took part in a student exchange program at Louisville University in Kentucky, and was lucky to learn from legendary vocalist and scat singer Joe Hendrix, piano player Harry Pickens and saxophone player David Liebman. 3 months lather Louisville University sent their students to Russia, with whom Natalia toured Russia for 2 weeks.

In 2007 Natalie met famous Russian jazz drummer Oleg Butman. Oleg invited Natalie to join his quartet, which gave her a unique opportunity to work with such renowned US jazz musicians as Marcus Strickland, Joe Locke, Chuck Loeb, Eric Marienthal, Roy Hargrove, Ravi Coltrane, Myron Walden, Gregory Porter, Nicole Henry, Jann Parker and many others. In addition to touring Russia with invited US headliners, Natalie and Oleg were writing music to create their own project called “Jazz Passion” which they presented to the Russian and American jazz public at clubs, concert halls and festivals.

2009 was largely devoted to recording their original album, Passion, consisting of 10 original pieces by Natalie Smirnova and Oleg Butman. It became one of the best-selling albums of the Butman Music label. The recording features legendary musicians Mark Gross (alto sax), Wayne Escoffery (tenor sax) and Essiet Essiet (bass).

In 2018, Natalia was invited to perform at the International Jazz Day held in Russia. She played and sang “My One And Only Love.” In 2019, the Oleg Butman/Natalie Smirnova Quartet will perform at several international festivals, including the Washington DC Festival, Edmonton Jazz Festival and Beantown Jazz Festival.

VENUE: Classic Pianos, 3003 SE Milwaukie Ave., Portland, OR 97202 


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Feb
23
to Mar 10

Iphigenia and Other Daughters

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EVENT: “Iphigenia and Other Daughters'“ by Ellen McLaughlin

DATES: February 23 - March 10

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COST: $18 - $22

Theatre Unbound presents Iphigenia and Other Daughters

The women of Greek tragedy speak out: Clytemnestra, who kills her husband for using her favorite daughter, Iphigenia, as a human sacrifice. Iphigenia, who was killed so that the gods would make the wind blow. Electra, who is determined to avenge her father’s murder. Chrysothemis, nobody’s favorite, who somehow keeps everything going. McLaughlin is well-known for her adaptation of Greek drama, including The Trojan Women and Ajax in Iraq. Directed by Amber Bjork, who last worked with Theatre Unbound on Silkworms.

VENUE:
Gremlin Theatre
550 Vandalia Street
St. Paul, MN 55114

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Feb
26
to Mar 17

Endlings by Celine Song at A.R.T.

EVENT: “Endlings” by Celine Song at American Repertory Theatre

DATES: February 26 - March 17, 2019

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COST: $25 and up

ENDLINGS

By Celine Song
Directed by Sammi Cannold

On the Korean island of Man-Jae, three elderly haenyeos—sea women—spend their dying days diving into the ocean to harvest seafood. They have no heirs to their millennia-old way of life. Across the globe on the island of Manhattan, a Korean-Canadian playwright, twice an immigrant, spends her days wrestling with the expectation that she write “authentic” stories about her identity. But what, exactly, is her identity? And how can she write about it without selling her own skin?

This daring new play by Celine Song (Amazon’s “The Wheel of Time,” Public Theater’s 2016/17 Emerging Writers Group) journeys beneath the waves under the direction of Sammi Cannold (Violet at A.R.T., Forbes 30 Under 30) and features Wai Ching HoEmily KurodaJiehae Park, and Jo Yang.

NOTABLE DATES

Opening Night: 3/1
ASL Interpreted: 3/13 at 7:30PM & 3/17 at 2PM
Audio Described: 3/15 at 7:30PM & 3/16 at 2PM
Open Captioned: 3/14 at 7:30PM & 3/16 at 2PM
Talkbacks: 3/2, 3/6, & 3/9 at 2PM; 3/13 at 11AM; & 3/16 at 2PM

VENUE: Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge MA 02138

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Feb
28
to Mar 23

"Rapture, Blister, Burn" at 4th Wall Theatre

EVENT: Rapture, Blister, Burn at 4th Wall Theatre / SWAN Day Houston

DATES: February 28 - March 23

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COST: $17.00 - $53.00

SWAN Day Houston Salutes:
Rapture, Blister Burn written by Gina Gionfriddo was a 
Pulitzer Prize Finalist in 2013. This plays focus on the role of a stay at home mom. Margaret Downing, editor-in-chief of the Houston Press recently reviewed the play. She describes it as more than lives not lived. Kim Tobin-Lehl is the Director of the play and Co-Artistic Director of the 4th Wall Theatre. The Director believes the play does not solve the debate surrounding the roles of women but  cheers people fighting the good fight of maintaining a relationship. Elaine Robinson brings the character, Gwen to life. Gwen is a 40 something stay-at-home mom.


Performances are scheduled February 28th through March 23rd at 4th Wall Theatre.
Ticket prices are from $17.00 - $53.00

VENUE: STUDIO 101, 1824 Spring st, Houston TX 77007

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Mar
1
to Apr 30

SWAN Days Allegany County NY

EVENT: SWAN Days Allegany County NY

DATE: March 1 - April 30, 2019

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COST: FREE

From March 1st to April 30th 2019 Allegany County, NY will be showing how we Support Women Artists Now. 


Appreciative of our local artists all year long, our County-Wide 2019 Agenda Includes A SWAN Day Party, Music, Dance, Performing Arts, Art Exhibits, Art Classes, Visual Arts, Film & Movies & Works by Local Artisans PLUS Special Displays & Activities hosted by our Local Libraries
There is something for everyone to enjoy! 


Celebrated locally since 2014 in partnership with Belfast Organization for Artists to shine a light on our local Women Artists as a Creative resource; SWAN Days Allegany County NY has been held in honor of the many creative people working hard to keep the arts accessible to all members of our rural community. It's a BIG job and we are Thankful that you keep doing what you do!

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Mar
1
7:00 PM19:00

She Grrrowls - March Open Mic

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EVENT: She Grrrowls - March Open Mic

DATE: March 1, 2019

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She Grrrowls is a feminist arts night that features poetry, comedy, music and everything in between.

The event grew from a Feminist group after Carmina Masoliver, the creator, left university – where she was a founding member of UEA’s Feminist Discussion Group and Society. Back in London, Carmina missed the group and wanted to take an active role in positive change. As a poet, writer and performer, this seemed the obvious way forward. Thus, She Grrrowls was born.

She Grrrowls believes that the definition of being a woman is decided by the individual. We are inclusive of transgender women, as well as those who are genderqueer, non-binary etc. She Grrrowls believes in a Feminism that is intersectional and strives to be open to all women, of any race, class, sexuality etc. She Grrrowls does not (always) exclude men but invites them to celebrate those who are showcased and participate in the open mic’ in a way that is respectful to the space.

VENUE:

The Poetry Cafe, 22 Betterton Street, WC2H 9BX London, United Kingdom

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Mar
1
to Mar 2

Out of the Eclipse with Joanna Gleason

EVENT: “Out of the Eclipse” with Joanna Gleason

DATES: March 1 and 2, 2019

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Tony Award winner Joanna Gleason returns to Feinstein’s/54 Below with her new show, Out Of The Eclipse. With songs by Kurt Weill, Stephen Sondheim, Brian Wilson, Sam Phillips, Rodgers and Hart, Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, Van Morrison, Nanci Griffith, Paul Simon, and The Girls of the Golden West, she brings us through the dark time since last we saw her, and into the light. She reunites with her arranger and music director Jeffrey Klitz, and is backed by the Moontones. (Guitar, banjo, autoharp, cello, percussion, piano, and close harmony vocals.) A revival for the spirit!

Revered by Broadway audiences for her unforgettable (and award-winning) portrayal of The Baker’s Wife in the original company of Into the Woods, New York has also embraced Joanna in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Nick and Nora, and Sons of The Prophet among others, racking up all of the major theatre awards along the way. This is to say nothing of her film and TV work, which includes Boogie NightsCrimes & Misdemeanors, The Wedding Planner, and a whole host of other projects.

Photo credit: Mania Studio

VENUE: 54 Below, 254 W 54TH ST. CELLAR, NYC 10019

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Mar
1
7:30 PM19:30

Michiana Monologues 2019: perSISTERS

EVENT: Michiana Monologues 2019: perSISTERS

DATE: March 1, 2019 @ 7:30pm

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COST: $12

MICHIANA MONOLOGUES 2019

A performance showcasing stories collected from local women to inspire, support and empower our community to hear women’s voices. Silent auction will be held. Proceeds go to local organizations that advocate for women.

VENUE: The Wilson Auditorium at the South Bend Civic Theatre, 403 North Main Street, South Bend, IN 46601

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Mar
2
to Mar 16

The Fire In Me

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EVENT: “ The Fire In Me” by Thelma Virata De Castro

DATES:

March 2 @ 2pm at Skyline Hills Library in San Diego

March 10 @ 2pm at Central Library in San Diego

March 16 @ 2pm Scripps Miramar Ranch Library in San Diego

COST: FREE

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The Fire in Me--A Theatrical Exploration of Domestic Violence in San Diego's Filipino Community

In partnership with Asian Story Theater and Access Inc., playwright Thelma Virata de Castro interviewed diverse community members and wrote the play “The Fire in Me” based on these interviews. The interviewees include survivors, immigrants, family members, community leaders, and experts working in the field. Performed by professional actors, the play and following panel invite discussion about the topic of domestic violence in the context of culture, immigration status and gender roles. Produced in collaboration with MaArte Theatre Collective and Philippine Consulate, San Diego County.

Synopsis: Lark, a Filipino American college student, lands an internship at a legal clinic for immigrant survivors of domestic violence. When her work triggers recognition of trauma in her own past, she retreats into the world of the Filipino soap opera The Fire in Me. Her family, friends, and the helpers around her fight to get her back. 

Includes Merienda (Filipino refreshments), Performance and Panel Discussion with experts.

Mature content. Recommended for ages 18 and up.

This program was made possible thanks to grant support from The San Diego Foundation, www.sdfoundation.org and support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit www.calhum.org.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of California Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

VENUE for March 2 performance: Skyline Hills Library, 7900 Paradise Valley Road, San Diego, CA 92139

VENUE for March 10 performance: Central Library, 330 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101

VENUE for March 16 performance: Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Auditorium, 10301 Scripps Lake Drive, San Diego, CA 92131

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Mar
2
8:00 PM20:00

Meredith Monk: cellular Songs

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EVENT: Meredith Monk: Cellular Songs

DATE: March 2 @ 8pm

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COST: $26 - $58

CAP UCLA | 8 P.M., ROYCE HALL

CENTER FOR THE ART OF PERFORMANCE

"At once visceral and ethereal, raw and rapt, Monk's works banish the spurious complexities of urban life and reveal a kind of underground civilization—one that sings, dances, and meditates on timeless forces." —The New Yorker

Meredith Monk has spent more than five decades exploring and expanding the capacity of that most essential instrument—the human voice. Cellular Songs is the newest in a series of her music theater pieces that explore our interdependent relationship with nature while seeking to evoke the ineffable. Following the celebrated On Behalf of Nature, which offered a liminal space questioning the precarious state of our global ecology, Cellular Songs turns attention inward to the very fabric of life itself. Joined by the women of her acclaimed Vocal Ensemble, Monk combines some of her most adventurous vocal music to date with movement, light, instrumental music, and lm, as well as a video installation designed specifically for each space. The work, at once playful and contemplative, draws inspiration from such cellular activity as layering, replication, division, and mutation, and looks to underlying systems in nature that can serve as a prototype for human behavior in our tumultuous world. Conjuring cycles of birth and death throughout, Monk once again reminds us of her vitality as an artist who cuts to the core of experience, continuing to share the genius of her discovery and innovation.

This event is presented by the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA.

VENUE: Royce Hall, UCLA

Royce Hall is located in North Campus off of Sunset Boulevard. Parking is available in lots 2 & 4.

Here’s a video sample of Meredith Monk’s work:

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Mar
3
to Mar 31

HATEF**K by Rehana Lew Mirza at WP Theatre

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EVENT: HATEF**K at WP Theatre

DATES: March 3-31, 2019

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COST: $25 and up

HATEF**K

March 3 - March 31

World Premiere

presented by WP Theater and Colt Coeur
by Rehana Lew Mirza 
directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt 

WP Theater teams up with Colt Coeur to present the world premiere of the 2017 Kilroy List play Hatef**k. Passions ignite when Layla, an intense literature professor, accuses Imran, a brashly iconoclastic novelist, of trading in anti-Muslim stereotypes. But as their attraction grows into something more, they discover that good sex doesn’t always make good bedfellows. Conflicting cultural identities collide in this thornily clever antidote to a “meet-cute” romance. Director Adrienne Campbell-Holt (WP Theater’s What We’re Up Against) returns to WP Theater to direct this bracingly insightful new play by Rehana Lew Mirza.

PERFORMANCE TIMES

Tue-Thu at 7p
Fri at 8p
Sat at 2p + 8p
Sun at 3p

VENUE: WP Theater, 2162 Broadway & 76th Street, NYC, 10024

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Mar
6
to Apr 14

The Wolves at Dallas Theatre Center

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EVENT: The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe at Dallas Theatre Center

DATES: March 6 - April 14

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COST: Varies

THE WOLVES 
by Sarah DeLappe, directed by Wendy Dann
Play like a pack of girls.

March 6-April 14     Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, Studio Theatre

Drive. Ambition. Endurance. Precision. We’re not talking about any high school
girls’ soccer team, we’re talking about a pack of female warriors, determined to win.
This elite squad of nine teenage girls meets every Saturday to stretch before their
games, and high school gossip rapidly evolves into mature meditations on the girls’
understanding of themselves and their place in the world. Breakout playwright
Sarah DeLappe writes these girls “as soccer players — not as daughters,
not as girlfriends, not as sexual objects, but as athletes.” A 2017 Pulitzer
Prize finalist, The Wolves is a fierce and unexpected play that has been
taking the theater world by storm since the moment the girls took the field.

VENUE: Dee & Charles Wyly Theatre, Studio - 2400 Flora St, Dallas TX

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Mar
7
to Mar 9

Music by Women Festival

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EVENT: Music by Women Festival - Mississippi University for Women

DATES: March 7-9, 2019

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COST: $50

Mississippi University for Women is pleased to announce its third annual Music by Women Festival on March 7-9, 2019 to be held in historic Poindexter Hall on the campus of the Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, Mississippi.

The festival will include papers, presentations, lecture recitals, and performances all relating to the subject of music composed, taught and performed by women. The festival will feature concerts of new and historic music written by women composers historically as well as in the present day.

This project is supported in part by funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

 

VENUE: Poindexter Hall, Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, Mississippi



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Mar
7
to Mar 24

The Wolves at PCPA

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DATE: March 7-24, 2018

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COST: Varies

The Wolves

By Sarah DeLappe

Directed by Karin Hendricks

This 2017 Pulitzer Prize finalist will play in the electrifying intimacy of the Severson Theatre. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, a girl's indoor soccer team of distinct personalities navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with the fervent exuberance of a pack of adolescent warriors. The New York Times exclaims, "The scary, exhilarating brightness of raw adolescence emanates from every scene of this uncannily assured first play by Sarah DeLappe."

Generously sponsored by
Polly & David Walker

The Wolves is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.


VENUE: Performing Arts Center – Allan Hancock College Campus, 870 S. Bradley, Santa Maria, CA 93454

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Mar
8
to Mar 17

Growing Room: A Feminist Literary Festival

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EVENT: Growing Room: A Feminist Literary Festival

DATES: March 8-17, 2019

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Growing Room: A Feminist Literary Festival is Room magazine’s annual literary festival, a celebration of diverse Canadian writers and artists which takes place every March on the traditional, unceded, and ancestral territory of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, and Squamish peoples (Vancouver, British Columbia).

Room is committed to inclusion and accessibility, and registration for the majority of panels and readings at Growing Room is pay-what-you-can or by-donation. Growing Room is a celebration, a protest, a reflection, a re-visioning, a gathering, a question, and a dream.

The 2019 Growing Room festival will take place from March 8 – 17, 2019. The line-up for Growing Room 2019 has been announced. We’re delighted to welcome over 100 authors to the festival this year. The festival schedule will be announced on January 15, 2019, and tickets will go on sale on February 1, 2019.

VENUES:

Red Gate Revue Stage
1601 Johnston Street (Granville Island), Vancouver

The Annex Theatre
823 Seymour Street, Vancouver

The Boardroom
24 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver

The Native Education College
237 East 5th Avenue, Vancouver

Massy Books
229 E Georgia Street, Vancouver

The Fox Cabaret
2321 Main Street, Vancouver

Cafe Deux Soleils
2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

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Mar
8
to Mar 9

WOW - Women of the World Festival

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EVENT: WOW - Women of the World Festival, London 2019

DATES: March 8-9, 2019

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WOW London 2019 takes place between 8-9 March at the Southbank Centre, over International Women’s Day, including talks with legendary activist and writer Angela Davis, award-winning journalist and author Naomi Klein as well as the launch of major new international anthology New Daughters of Africa edited by Margaret Busby.

The program also features the Women on the Move Awards, comedian Jo Brand and writer Catherine Mayer, and two global conversations — WOW presents: What Now? and WOW presents: What Next? — bringing together thousands of women from across all industries and communities to imagine and debate the future of gender equality.

VENUE: Southbank Centre, London, UK

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Mar
8
to Mar 18

"Grande Salon 2019 Exhibition" Southwest Florida Watercolor Society

EVENT: The Southwest Florida Watercolor Society "Grande Salon 2019 Exhibition"

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COST: Free

GRAND SALON 2019 EXHIBITION

at The COCO Gallery at Coconut Point

A Fellowship of Watercolor artists representing Southwest Florida who produce a yearly Exhibit.

Located at Coconut Point Mall in Estero, Florida, the COCO Art Gallery is a cooperative operated by the Art Council of Southwest Florida. It is a year-round venue for exhibiting and selling the work of the artists who are members of the Art Council's 21 affiliate organizations.

Participating artists offer oil, pastel, acrylic and watercolor paintings, photography, ceramics, Nantucket baskets, Shaker boxes, glass, textiles, jewelry, fiber art and more. Artwork is changed out monthly year round, so be sure to visit often to view our artists' exciting new offerings!


VENUE: COCO Gallery at Coconut Point, 8074 Mediterranean Dr., Estero, FL 33928 USA


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Mar
8
5:30 PM17:30

Little Women: a reading at The Country Bookshop

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EVENT: “Little Women” a reading

DATE: March 8 from 5:30-7:30PM

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COST: FREE

LITTLE WOMEN

An unstaged reading of a bodacious new play! A mother and three daughters battle the world – and each other – to be free. A radical retelling of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women.

VENUE: The Country Bookshop, 140 NW Broad Street, Southern Pines, NC 28387 United States

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Mar
8
7:00 PM19:00

International Women's Day - Feminist Poetry Slam

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EVENT: Feminist Poetry Slam

DATE: March 8, 2019 @ 7pm

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The Frostburg Center for Literary Arts and Frostburg State University’s Women’s Studies Program will co-host the International Women’s Day Feminist Poetry Slam on March 8 at Dante’s Bar, 16 W Main Street, Frostburg. Registration begins at 7:00 PM and the slam will start at 7:30 PM. There is no cover. This event is open to poets 16 years of age and older. The winner of this event will receive a cash prize of $100.

All are invited to attend this competitive reading and are encouraged to bring three original pieces of poetry that explore feminist themes, such as the expression of gender and marginalized experiences through language. The Program Coordinator for the Women’s Studies Program, Dr. Jennifer Earles, comments, “Indeed, feminist poetry is about expressing the love, sadness, anger, fear, and joy of living our lives in the margins and acknowledging our journeys toward social justice.”

Participants will be judged on performance, connection to the theme, and quality of work. Come to Dante’s to hear Feminist Voices.

VENUE: Dante's Bar, 16 w. Main Street, Frostburg MD 21532

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Mar
8
8:00 PM20:00

What Do the Women Say? Roots & Reflections

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EVENT: What Do the Women Say? Roots & Reflections

DATE: March 8 at 8:00pm

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COST: $15

WHAT DO THE WOMEN SAY?

This year’s program showcases the work of leading Middle Eastern women artists at the crossroads of tradition and experimentation. The event features Djamila, a tribute performance of rarely-seen traditional Maghreb dance by Algerian master dance artist Amel Tafsout; an excerpt from the new feature Jaddoland by Nadia Shihab about her Iraqi Turkmen family; Zahra Noorbaksh’s preview from her upcoming world premiere, On Behalf of All Muslims: A Comedy Special; and actress Nora El Samahy performing a staged reading of Yussef El Guindi’s Brass Knuckles, a ReOrient 2019 teaser. After the presentations, Founding Artistic Director Torange Yeghiazarian will facilitate a conversation with the participating artists and the audience. Selected by the Food & Wine Magazine as one of 2018’s Top 10 best restaurants, Reem’s California will be back to sell freshly prepared Lebanese food in the lobby starting at 6pm. The full program is 100 minutes without intermission.

VENUE: Brava Theatre Center, 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

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Mar
8
to May 5

Actually at Aurora Theatre Co.

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EVENT: “Actually” by Anna Ziegler

DATES: March 8 - May 5, 2019

ACTUALLY

Bay Area Premiere

STARTS MAR 8, 2019

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By Anna Ziegler  |   Directed By Tracy Ward

Investigating the hot-button topics of gender and race politics, Anna Ziegler (“newly and justly hot” -New York Times) tells a story about our crippling desire to fit in. Amber and Tom, both freshmen at Princeton, spend a drunken night together. Soon after, they find themselves testifying at a sexual misconduct hearing. As the two students, one black and one white, tell their stories to the audience, we are left wondering how to find certainty and justice when there are three sides to every story.


VENUE: Aurora Theatre Company, 2081 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94704

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Mar
9
5:00 PM17:00

Dani Skye & Friends Poetry Reading

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Event: Dani Sky & Friends Poetry Reading

Date: March 9, 2019 @ 5pm

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SPOKEN WORD ARTIST AND 10 TIMES SELF-PUBLISHED AUTHOR DANI SKYE IS BACK AT DUNAWAY BOOKS PERFORMING PIECES FROM ALL HER POETRY COLLECTIONS... INCLUDING...."NO HOME"...."CASUAL ENCOUNTER"...."YOU"...."HEY DANI!" AND SO MUCH MORE!

MISS SKYE IS INTRODUCING AN ALL FEMALE LINE-UP THAT INCLUDES... KALARENEE THE POET... NUBIEN SKRIPTZ AND ShEVOLVE!

MISS SKYE WILL ALSO BE SELLING COPIES OF ALL HER BOOKS INCLUDING THE RECENT RELEASE OF "WITH LOVE...DANI~X" AND TICKETS TO HER UPCOMING SECOND SHOWCASE "INTRODUCING DANI~X: THE ALTER EGO OF DANI SKYE".

IF YOU ARE A DANI SKYE FAN OR JUST CURIOUS AS TO WHO THIS FIESTY BEAST WITH A PEN AND FIREY FLOW IS... CHECK HER OUT AND BECOME INSPIRED!

FREE TO THE PUBLIC. WINE & LIGHT LIGHT REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED. STRONG ADULT CONTENT FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY

DOORS OPEN 4:30 PM

SHOW STARTS 5:00 PM

VENUE: Dunaway Books, 3111 South Grand Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63118

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Mar
9
to Mar 10

Women in Music Festival 2019

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EVENT: Women in Music Festival

DATES: March 9-10, 2019

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COST: $30

A unique festival – the first and only one of its kind in the world, presenting Indigenous, film, games, jazz and classical music, written by women composers.

The concerts will be multi-media performances, including photographs, film, live game playing and live interactions with each piece.

“The festival will bring together a diverse and extraordinary set of pieces by women including the fabulous film composer Jessica Wells, and will offer exciting performances by stellar musicians including soprano Deborah Cheetham and Greta Bradman.” -Festival Artistic Director Monica Curro

Bookings: Caroline Neeling 045 111 5894

VENUE: Storey Hall, Building 16, 336–348 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000

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Mar
9
8:00 PM20:00

Soul Suffragettes - Celebrating International Womens Day

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EVENT: Soul Suffragettes - Celebrating International Women’s Day

DATE: March 9, 2019 at 8:00 PM

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COST: $10

Soul Suffragettes

We’re oiling up the steel wheels in celebration of International Women’s Day and the Suffragettes movement.

Come on down to the Exford and enjoy dance floor soul classics from an all-female DJ ensemble – Miss Goldie, Little Annie, Lady Soul, Sugar D, Simona Tirelli, Soosie Wong, Alex White, Margaret Wood, Gail Smith.

All door proceeds go to the Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre.

VENUE: Exford Hotel 199 Russell Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3000

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Mar
10
7:00 PM19:00

My Life with Mahler by Amy Drake

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EVENT: My Life with Mahler

DATE: March 10, 2019 from 7:00 - 8:00pm

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COST: $10

“My Life with Mahler”

by Amy Drake

A reading of a one-act monologue written by playwright Amy Drake in the voice of composer Alma Mahler discussing her life with composer/conductor Gustav Mahler.

MadLab

VENUE: MadLab, 227 N. Third St, Columbus, OH, OH 43206-3426 USA

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Mar
13
to Mar 15

Ago by Mandy Connor

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EVENT: “Ago” by Mandy Connor, directed by Summer McCormack

DATES: March 13-15, 2019

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COST: $6

“Ago” is a play about empowerment of women directed by a student at Georgia College. This event is a senior capstone taking place at the Georgia College Campus Black Box Theater.

For mature audiences.

TICKETS

VENUE: Georgia College Campus Black Box Theater, 231 W Hancock St, Milledgeville, GA 31061

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Mar
14
to Apr 14

Photograph 51 at Nora Theatre Co.

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EVENT: “Photograph 51” by Anna Ziegler

DATES: March 14 - April 14 at Central Square Theatre

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London, 1952. British biophysicist Rosalind Franklin is a research associate at King’s College, where her X-ray imaging has revealed DNA’s double helix structure. This discovery leads to the Nobel Prize – not for her, but for three men: Francis Crick, James Dewey Watson, and Maurice Wilkins. Recounting the competitive chase to map the DNA molecule, Photograph 51, moves deeper into the #MeToo movement and examines the pervasiveness of gender bias. This production  celebrates the anniversaries of The Nora, URT, and CST!

Photograph 51 is part of The Brit d’Arbeloff Women in Science Production Series. A Catalyst Collaborative@MIT Production.

Buy your tickets HERE.

VENUE: Central Square Theatre, 450 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139

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Mar
14
to Apr 6

Everything Was Stolen by Emily K. Harrison

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EVENT: Everything was Stolen

DATES: March 14 - April 6

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COST: $24

Everything was Stolen is a piece created from a variety of stolen and original (but mostly stolen) texts, songs, videos, images and ephemera in an evocation of America (which was also stolen - hey!), inspired in part by the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi, and in part by something American composer John Cage once said: ‘And so it is out of this chaos, this accumulation of history and novelty, that we begin building.’

The piece was originally developed by Emily K. Harrison with students at Brunel University London, and will continue to be developed with a Colorado-based cast for the March 2019 professional World Premiere.

March 14 - April 6, 2019
Buntport Theatre
717 Lipan St., Denver
Tickets available NOW.

Created and directed by Emily K. Harrison

Ayla Sullivan, Assistant Director

Featuring:  Liz Carrigan, Luc D’Arcy, Aziza Gharib, Seth Palmer Harris, Adam Russell Johnson, Jihad Milhem, Katie Ross, Rachel Seiger, Tara Spires, Kristin Marie Stelter, Emily Tuckman, Fabian Vazquez, and Ronan Viard

VENUE: Buntport Theatre, 717 Lipan St., Denver, CO 80204 United States

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Mar
15
7:30 PM19:30

Reap the Grove at Artemisia

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EVENT: “Reap the Grove” by Caity-Shea Violette

DATE: March 15 at 7:30pm

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COST: $15

A family of women face death with dignity, dark humor and heartbreaking expectations.

Directed by Julie Proudfoot

Caity-Shea Violette returns to Chicago for an exclusive, one-night only staged reading of her riveting story about a family of women struggling to reconnect.  Artemisia invites you, our audience, to share in the thrilling creative process as we develop this heartbreakingly funny play into a not-to-be-missed world premiere!  Enjoy the outstanding work of actors Denise Hoeflich, Justine Serino, Tina El Gamal and Elisabeth Del Toro.

Buy your tickets HERE.

VENUE: The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago

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Mar
15
to Mar 31

Caroline, or Change at South Bend Civic Theatre

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EVENT: Caroline, or Change at South Bend Civic Theatre

DATES: March 15-31, 2019

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COST:

CAROLINE, OR CHANGE

MARCH 15-31
BOOK AND LYRICS BY TONY KUSHNER, MUSIC BY  JEANINE TESORI

Tony Kushner’s (Angels In America) powerful musical tells the story of Caroline, an African-American maid in Louisiana at the height of the Civil Rights Movement. An unlikely friendship develops between Caroline and her employer’s son, Noah, when she vows to keep any money she finds while doing his laundry. However, Noah and the additional money are not the only changes that will affect Caroline’s life.

“In ambition and achievement, Caroline handily tops any new musical…” – New York Times

VENUE: The Wilson Auditorium at South Bend Civic Theatre, 403 N. Main Street, South Bend, IN 46601 United States

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Mar
22
to Mar 24

A Thousand Doorways with Diane Edgecomb

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EVENT: A Thousand Doorways

DATES: March 22-24, 2019

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COST: $25

A Thousand Doorways

Moved by the silencing of the Kurdish language by Turkish laws, renowned American storyteller Diane Edgecomb embarks on a journey of intrigue and heart to record the last Kurdish storytellers This is the deeply moving, richly humorous story of her travels through the remote mountains of Turkey and of the extraordinary people who shared their lives and their stories with her. “An uplifting story of how the human spirit triumphs in the face of all odds.” ~Broadway Baby

VENUE: First Church of Boston, 66 Marlborough Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02116 US

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Mar
23
8:00 AM08:00

North Texas Teen Book Festival

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EVENT: North Texas Teen Book Festival

DATES:

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The NORTH TEXAS TEEN BOOK FESTIVAL strives to connect our reading community, adding dimension to the reading experience through diverse author panels and dynamic discussions in a safe and fun environment.

With a line-up of authors who predominantly identify as women, The North Texas Teen Book Festival, which is the region's largest book-related event, will once again make Irving, TX the place to be for some wildly popular writers this spring.

See full list of authors HERE.

VENUE: Irving Convention Center, 500 W. Las Colinas Blvd. Irving, TX 75039

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Mar
23
to Jun 1

SWAN Day Milwaukee

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DATES: March 23 - June 1, 2019

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COST: FREE

2019 THEME: "Water: Reflection, Ritual, & Resource"

“We need joy as we need air. We need love as we need water. We need each other as we need the Earth we share.” — Maya Angelou

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, March 23rd 2019 12pm-3pm

Exhibit runs through May 2019

Organized & Curated by Jamie Bilgo Bruchman

Community Outreach Coordinator: Liala Amin

Exhibition Assistant & Co-Facilitator: Sharon Arbtin

Facebook & Instagram  @SWANDAYMKE

Click HERE for official Facebook Event Page

VENUE: Urban Ecology Center - Menomonee Valley, 3700 W Pierce St., Milwaukee, WI 53215

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Mar
23
2:00 PM14:00

2019 Women in the Arts Awards & Exhibition

EVENT: 2019 Women in the Arts Awards

DATE: March 23rd @ 2:00pm

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You are invited to the annual "Celebrating the Genius of Women" art exhibition featuring local finalists, U.S., and international artists of the Women in the Arts Inc. art competition at the Orlando Public Library on:

Saturday, March 23, 2:00 PM.

Join us at the main lobby to meet the artists and participate in an interactive gallery walk followed by an awards ceremony and reception. Find out which piece wins the Patron's Choice Award and Women in the Arts Awards.

Reception location: Albertson Room, 3rd. Floor
Contact: Mike Donohue 407 835-7483
Visit the exhibition: March 9-April 23. Free admission.

More information at the competition page 

SCHEDULE

"Celebrating the Genius of Women" at the Orlando Public Library. March - April, 2019. All events are free and open to the public.

Mar. 01-08. Art install.

Mar. 09-18. Public Vote period, Social Media Vote, and Jury Team Final Voting.

Mar. 09-Apr. 23. Finalists' Art Exhibition and International and U.S. artists digital exhibition.

Mar. 23. 2:00-4:00 PM. WOMEN IN THE ARTS AWARDS. Meet the Artist and awards reception. Winners announced. RSVP and event details TBA.

Mar. 23-Apr. 23. Winner's art display

This event is done in partnership with the Orlando Public Library, sponsored by Women in the Arts, Studio T, and The Mennello Museum of American Art. 

This event is funded by Women in the Arts Inc. in partnership with the Orlando Public Library, sponsored by The Mennello Museum of American Art, Studio T Photography, Baterbys Art Gallery, with additional support from United Arts of Central Florida. In-kind contributions by The Fresh Market and Soul Heaven Ranch, Winter Garden.

VENUE: Orlando Public Library, Library Central | 101 E. Central Blvd., Orlando, FL 32801


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Mar
23
7:00 PM19:00

2nd Annual Women on the Bayou Poetry Slam

EVENT: 2nd Annual Women on the Bayou Poetry Slam

DATE: March 23, 2019 at 7pm

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Savannah Blue Arts & Outreach is proud and excited to bring back after popular DEMAND Women On The Bayou!

Twenty of the WORLD top Women Poets from as far as New York, LA, ATL and more will be having an all out word brawl. Some as seen, on TV One Verses & Flow and are ranked as Top Poets on the poetry circuit. This will be a very powerful show, you don't want to miss!

ABOUT SAVANNAH BLUE: Savannah Blue Arts Outreach serves the Houston community through the presentation of modern, cutting edge performance poetry events, workshops, and youth literacy outreach. Our flagship event is the Bayou City Poetry Slam. 

VENUE: Alley Theatre, 615 Texas Avenue, Houston, TX 77002

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Mar
24
3:00 PM15:00

Womanimation! 2019 Encore MassArt Edition

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EVENT: Womanimation! 2019 Encore MassArt Edition

DATE: March 24, 2019 from 3:00 - 5:00 PM

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COST: FREE

What is Womanimation?

As the name implies, it's a festival showcasing acclaimed animated films created by women from around the world. The festival originated from an international SWAN day event in Providence, RI.

From satire to drama, from the everyday to the surreal - in styles from traditional 2-d to stop-motion to computer animation - the festival features something for every taste.

We are bringing our tenth edition of the festival, exhibiting twelve short films with a total run time of about 85 minutes, to Massachusetts College of Art and Design, in Boston, MA, US.

Filmmakers hailed from ten countries on four continents, with five US premieres and two international premieres.

VENUE: Massachusetts College of Art and Design, 621 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 USA

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Mar
24
4:00 PM16:00

Her Voice presents "Disruption" by AJ Baker

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EVENT: Her Voice presents "Disruption" by AJ Baker

DATE: March 24 @ 4:00pm - 6:30pm

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COST: FREE

Free music and play reading amplifying female artists. This month, playwright AJ Baker will be with us from San Francisco for the post-reading discussion. Co-presented by The Bridge Initiative and ASU Kerr.

Play synopsis: When an anonymous whistleblower threatens to go viral, visionary CEO Andrea Powell has just one day to save her company — and herself — from a public relations disaster that promises to destroy them both. And when the accusations morph from corporate espionage into sexual harassment, Andy and her team find themselves in a tense, high-stakes duel against an unexpected opponent.

VENUE: ASU Kerr Cultural Center, 6110 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85253

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Mar
28
to Mar 31

Latino Film Festival--Talento Bilingüe De Houston

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EVENT: Latino Film Festival--Talento Bilingüe De Houston

DATES: March 28 - 31

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COST: $35

SWAN Day Houston Salutes:

"The Houston Latino Film Festival is an organization dedicated to developing, promoting and increasing awareness of Latino culture among Latinos and other communities by presenting a variety of art and films to the Houston area.

During the festival, films from all over Latin America, Spain, Portugal and the United States will screen. The programming represents the great diversity of themes and genres of the Latino and Hispanic filmmaking. The four-day festival also features opportunities for the audiences to participate in discussions with the directors at the screenings as well as a series of special events highlighting the diversity of the Latino culture. 2019 will mark the fourth year of the Houston Latino Film Festival after three successful years.

Our Mission: The Houston Latino Film Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating and enlightening the communities of the South Texas region about other cultures and issues through film and video while also recognizing the contributions of the artists who are dedicated to the craft of independent filmmaking." Filmfreeway 2019

VENUE: Talento Bilingüe de Houston (TBH Center), 333 S. Jensen Drive, Houston, TX 77003 United States


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Mar
29
to Mar 30

SWAN Day Kenya

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DATE: March 29 and 30, 2019

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COST: FREE

SWAN Day Kenya is celebrating its 12th year! Participants and attendees will be part of a musical concert that will also include exhibitions by female artists. Performances range from spoken word, poetry, musical performances, to puppetry. Exhibitions also include culinary arts, fashion, graffiti, paint on canvas, sand on canvas, and more!

VENUE: T.B.C, Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya 254 Kenya

 


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Mar
29
4:00 PM16:00

SWAN Day Swedish Fika

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EVENT: SWAN Day Swedish Fika

DATE: March 29 from 4:00-6:00pm

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COST: FREE

All Women-identifying Artists and their supporters in the Greater Grand Forks region are invited to gather together to discuss challenges Women-identifying Artists are facing. Join us for a Swedish Fika (coffee break) for coffee, tea, and treats on the afternoon of Friday, March 29 in the Burtness Theatre Lab Space.

Hosted by Greater Grand Forks Women in the Arts

VENUE: University North Dakota, Burtness Theatre - Lab Theatre, 281 Centennial Drive, Grand Forks, ND 58202 USA

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Mar
29
to Apr 6

SheROCKS Pop-Up Tour

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EVENT: SheROCKS Pop-Up Tour - Celebrating Women in the Arts

DATES:

March 29th pre-event in Washington DC

March 30th in Washington DC

April 6th in New York City

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SheROCKS is one of the fastest growing events for emerging women artists and entrepreneurs. The event was launched in 2013 by brand strategy firm Love Life Media, to honor a commitment to help women thrive in the entertainment and business industries where they may not otherwise be recognized. Each year the event showcases women in performing and visual arts while creating ways to accelerate support among women entrepreneurs. The event also honors distinct women whose efforts have paved the way for the success of other artists and women in business. Since its conception, the event has been a hit boasting sold-out crowds, increased partnerships amongst women business owners, and significant exposure and success for all artists who have been showcased. Each year we expand our efforts so that women who are hometown heroes in cities across the USA, will be celebrated as they make history. Through the years we have also honored our corporate responsibility through the event by partnering with various charitable organizations and programs to launch philanthropic initiatives geared towards the arts and entrepreneurship.

March 30 VENUE: TBA - Washington DC

April 6 VENUE: TBA - New York City

For more information or to submit your act, please visit www.sherocksevent.com

Here’s a video recap from SheROCKS 2017.:

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Mar
30
7:00 AM07:00

Virtual SWAN Day Party with StateraArts

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EVENT: Virtual SWAN Day Party

DATE: Saturday, March 30, 2019

COST: FREE

LOCATION: Live on FACEBOOK

VIRTUAL SWAN PARTY

Make sure to join StateraArts on March 30, 2019 for a live Virtual SWAN Party via Facebook! We’ll have live updates from SWAN gatherings across the country, plus photos, interviews, and more! All are welcome. Join us HERE.

VENUE: Facebook

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Mar
30
1:00 PM13:00

SWAN Day Pensacola

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DATE: March 30, 2019

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COST: $10

On March 30th, Pensacola will join women around the world to celebrate SWAN DAY 2019! Support Women Artists Now Day is in its 12th year and it continues to grow as it features the work of female artists. Along with other events here in the United States and around the world, for 10 hours, Pensacola will feature the creativity and artistry of our local female artists in a steady presentation of performances and displays.

PEN ARTS LINKS:

PenArts Website - penarts.org
PenArts Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/penartsinc/
PenArts Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/penartsinc/

LIVE! JUICE BAR LINKS

Live! Website - https://liverawpensacola.com
Live! Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/liverawpensacola
Live! Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/liverawjuicebar/

VENUE: Live! Juice Bar, 532 W. Garden Street, Pensacola, FL 32507 USA

 
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Mar
30
to Mar 31

SWAN DAY CT

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DATE: March 30, 2018

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COST: $25

Super Swan Event - SWAN DAY CT is in its 12th year! We celebrate all forms of art focusing on female artists, musicians and female entertainers. We are the biggest female fronted festival on the east coast!!

VENUE: Trinity on Main, 69 Main Street, New Britain, CT 06085

 
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Mar
31
11:00 AM11:00

Equivox 2019 at Hedgebrook

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DATE: March 31, 2018

TIME: 11:00am - 1:00pm

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COST: $175 per ticket

Hedgebrook Brunch & Fundraiser

Stories connect us. Our event celebrates women change makers by amplifying their stories. Come and learn how you can support and empower women writers.

Featured Speaker: Janet Mock

Janet Mock is the New York Times bestselling author of “Surpassing Certainty” and “Redefining Realness.” Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, The New Yorker, and Marie Claire, where she’s a contributing editor. She was a featured speaker at the 2017 Women’s March in Washington, D.C., and is currently a writer, producer, and director on the FX drama series “Pose,” for which she made history as the first trans woman of color to write and direct an episode of television with the critically-acclaimed, “Love Is the Message.” Time named her one of its 100 Most Influential People in the world while the PEN Center USA honored her with a literary honor in 2017.

VENUE: TBA

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Apr
5
to Apr 8

12,000 Voices - “12 Angry Men" performed by 12 Impassioned Women

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EVENT: 12,000 Voices - “12 Angry Men" performed by 12 Impassioned Women

DATES: April 5-8, 2019

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12,000 Voices invites you to join this National Voter Registration Initiative by presenting your own reading of "12 Angry Men" performed by 12 Impassioned Women over the weekend of April 5 – 8, 2019.

“12 Angry Men” will be presented by impassioned women all over the country at community colleges, law schools, universities, high schools, community and regional theaters, and community centers.

Women on stages across the country will read a play about the power one person can have when they speak with conviction in our judicial system.

After the play reading, each local host will give the audience tools to update their own voter registration. Also, cast and audience members will be encouraged to engage in their own community to increase voter registration and turnout.

Communities from Alaska to Florida and Wisconsin to Texas are already on board. We respect how tightly-packed your seasons are, but we didn't want to let you miss this opportunity to utilize your talents in order to increase civic engagement on a local level!

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Apr
5
7:30 PM19:30

Lenelle Moïse, Haiti Glass: A Concert Reading

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EVENT: Lenelle Moïse, Haiti Glass: A Concert Reading

DATE: Friday, April 5th @ 7:30 PM

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COST: FREE

Lenelle Moïse, Haiti Glass: A Concert Reading

In a synthesis of original musical compositions and poems from her book, Haiti Glass, Lenelle Moïse moves deftly between memories of growing up as a Haitian immigrant in the suburbs of Boston to intellectual, playful explorations of pop culture enigmas like Michael Jackson and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Haiti Glass lays bare a world of resistance and survival, beauty, and queer grace.

Admission to these performances is free. Seating is first-come, first-served.

VENUE: Norton Museum of Art, 1450 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

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Apr
9
to Apr 14

Women+Film Festival

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EVENT: Women+Film Festival

DATES: April 9 - 14, 2019

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COST: $25

The Women+Film festival is a 6-day film festival of documentaries, narratives, and short films celebrating the best in women-centric programming; both by and about women. These thought-provoking stories of women from around the world are sure to inspire all audiences – both male and female – that come to see them. Experience women and film at our opening night film and reception, the marketplace led my all female entrepreneurs, a brunch or at our closing night film and reception.


VENUE: Sie FilmCenter, 2510 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206 United States

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Apr
11
to Apr 12

sMOkeyTOWN - Andrea Prestinario

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EVENT: sMOkeyTOWN with Andrea Prestinario

DATES:

Thursday, Apr 11th: Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

Friday, Apr 12th: Beverly Arts Center

COST: Varies

sMOkeyTOWN – Andrea Prestinario
Songs of Smokey Robinson

Originally conceived as a 60th birthday gift to her father, Andrea Prestinario created sMOkeyTOWN, which salutes Smokey Robinson’s historic songwriting canon with party hats, pomp, and some serious Motown circumstance. Smokey was the most played artist blasting from the stereo of Andrea’s childhood home, so go with what you know, right? Um, “I’ll Second That Emotion”! sMOkeyTOWN has played Feinstein’s / 54 Below, Mayne Stage, Laurie Beechman, and will now return to sweet home Chicago where it all began. Audiences can expect to hear funked-up and folked-down arrangements of hits by The Miracles, including–“The Tracks Of My Tears,” “Tears of a Clown”–as well as songs written for The Temptations (“Get Ready”), Mary Wells (“My Guy”), Michael Jackson (“Who’s Lovin’ You”), and so much more. Andrea Prestinario is a NYC-based singer / actress who has performed regionally throughout the country. Andrea’s tribute show recognizes Smokey Robinson as the unsung hero of Motown and his impact on The Great American Songbook.

Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 7:30 P.M.

METROPOLIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

111 W Campbell St,
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Tickets $30, Stage Tables $35

Friday, April 12 at 7:30 P.M.

BEVERLY ARTS CENTER
BAFFES THEATRE

2407 W 111th Street • Chicago

TICKETS $25 • $23 for BAC Members

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Apr
12
to Apr 21

Grand Concourse by Heidi Schreck

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EVENT: Grand Concourse by Heidi Schreck at South Bend Civic Theatre

DATES: April 12-21, 2019

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COST: $23

GRAND CONCOURSE

APRIL 12-21
BY HEIDI SCHRECK

Shelley, an urban nun who has ditched her habit, runs a no-nonsense soup kitchen. She has dedicated her life to religious service, but now finds herself questioning her faith. Enter Emma, a college drop-out looking to volunteer at the soup kitchen. Heidi Schrek’s play navigates the mystery of faith, the limits of forgiveness, and the pursuit of something resembling joy.

This show is rated R.

“A morality play in the most authentic, honest sense…” – Seattle Times


VENUE: Warner Studio Theatre at the South Bend Civic Theatre, 403 N. Main St., South Bend, IN 46601 United States

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Apr
13
4:00 PM16:00

SWAN Day Juried Art Show

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EVENT: SWAN Day Juried Art Show at G.Lee Gallery

DATE: April 14, 2019

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COST: $10 - $20 entry fee

SWAN DAY ART COMPETITION

G. Lee Gallery is seeking women artists for SWAN Day juried art competition.

Each artist may submit up to three pieces of 2 D art for review. Only 1 image per artwork is allowed. Entry fee is $10 for one entry; $15 for two entries; OR three entries for $20. Submission deadline is Saturday, March 31.

To apply please visit this link: www.gleegallery.net/Call-to-Artists---SWAN-Day-.html
The reception is free and open to the public will be held 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Saturday, April 13

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Apr
18
to May 5

Lady Randy at WAM Theatre

EVENT: Lady Randy by Anne Undeland

DATES: April 18 - May 5, 2019

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COST: $10 - $48

WAM Theatre presents

Lady Randy

by Anne Undeland

April 18 – May 5, 2019

WORLD PREMIERE

A delightfully dizzying romp through the life of Jennie Jerome, mother of Winston Churchill.

In 1875, the American heiress, Jennie Jerome, seemed to have have it all. She had married an English lord, she was young, rich and beautiful, and she had just given birth to Winston Churchill. LADY RANDY takes us on a dizzying ride through the treacherous, kaleidoscopic sexual and political landscape of her marriage.  A woman ahead of her time, Jennie kept everyone watching, kept them guessing, and she never, ever surrendered.

 “Brilliant, maddening, impossibly seductive, vaultingly ambitious, I fell headlong in love with this woman who was at once so ahead of her time and yet very much a product of her era. The first in a long line of dollar princesses, Jennie Jerome stunned me in the audacity with which she wrote her own rules in the dangerous game of sex and power. Helping launch WAM Theatre’s world premiere production of LADY RANDY – right here in the Berkshires – is among the biggest thrills of my life.” ~Playwright Anne Undeland

 “Berkshire Playwrights Lab (BPL) is proud to have been a part of the development of LADY RANDY for the past 1 1/2 years. We are always thrilled when a play we have nurtured moves on to a production in the Berkshires or another regional theatre. Our mission is to give playwrights a safe and supportive environment so they can do their best work and this is another example of the value of that mission. We love working with our artistic partners in the Berkshires and wish the best of luck to Anne, Jim, WAM Theatre and Lady Randy as their journey continues.” ~Tristan Wilson, Managing Director, Berkshire Playwrights Lab

ANNE UNDELAND (Playwright) WAM Theatre: Lady RandyFacing our Truth. Writing: As a playwright Anne is an active member of Berkshire Voices, Berkshire Playwrights Lab’s writing group, and Howl Playwrights out of Rhinebeck, NY. Her short plays, The Kiss and Another Party of the Wood, were selected for BPL’s Radius Festival in 2018 and 2019. The Kiss won best play at Writer’s Voice Ten Minute Play Festival at the West Side Y in New York in the spring of 2018. She is currently at work on Touch, an evening of sketches that feature, in a quietly revolutionary way, a woman over 45 who drives the action and gets the bulk of the funny lines. Lady Randy is her first full length play. Online: www.anneundeland.com

VENUE: WAM Theatre, 56 Church Street, Lennox, MA 01240

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Apr
19
to May 4

Self-Injurious Behavior by Jessica Cavanagh

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EVENT: Self-Injurious Behavior

DATES: April 19-May 4, 2019

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COST: Varies

ALAMO MANHATTAN PRODUCTIONS In Association with Obstinate Headstrong Girl, LLC Present SELF-INJURIOUS BEHAVIOR

Written by Jessica Cavanagh

Produced by Jessica Cavanagh and Bren Rapp Co-

Produced by Ronnie Marmo/Theatre 68

Associate Producer, Montgomery Sutton/Salt Pillar Productions, LLC

Directed by Marianne Galloway

SELF-INJURIOUS BEHAVIOR is based on playwright and star, Jessica Cavanagh’s, own story of loss, love and survival. When severely autistic, eleven-year-old Benjamin becomes a danger to himself, his divorced mother, Summer, makes the excruciating decision to admit him to a home for special needs kids. Seeking comfort, she visits her sisters in Portland who desperately and hilariously attempt to distract her with a weekend of escapism at the local renaissance faire. Plagued by haunting dreams of her son and memories of her marriage, Summer is forced to face the need to let go. Striking a chord across audience demographics thanks to its bittersweet and unique blend of honesty and humor, Jessica Cavanagh has captured, in telling her own story, a voice that speaks to the qualities within us all not only to cope with our own “unimaginables” but to continue to live, making the play more than just a story about autism or motherhood, but one about the resiliency of human nature.

TICKETS GO ON SALE THIS MARCH

100% of ticket sales go to benefit selected autism charities

VENUE: Urban Stages, 258 West 30th Street, New York, NY 10001

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Apr
26
to May 19

Real Women Have Curves at DTC

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EVENT: “Real Women Have Curves” by Josefina López at Dallas Theatre Center

DATES: April 26 - May 19, 2019

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COST: Vaires

REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES 
by Josefina López, directed by Christie Vela
Women are powerful, especially when working together.

April 26-May 19     Kalita Humphreys Theater

Ana just graduated from high school, and though she dreams of going to college
and becoming a writer, for now she is stuck working in her sister’s garment factory
in East L.A. The hours are long and the pay is low, but Ana grows to appreciate
the strength, passion, and dedication of the women she works beside. While the
ladies of Real Women Have Curves struggle with things as personal as body image
and as consequential as the threat of deportation, they still find joy, humor and beauty
in their relationships with one another, and within themselves.

VENUE: Dallas Theatre Center, Kalita Humphreys Theater, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd, Dallas, TX 75204

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May
1
7:30 PM19:30

Lot's Wife by Laurie Nathan

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EVENT: Lot’s Wife, a staged reading

DATE: May 1, 2019

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COST: $8

Lot's Wife, a staged reading
A new play by Laurie Nathan
Directed by Bo Petersen


Following the play, join us for a talkback with the playwright. 

Lot’s Wife is an epic tale of love, violence, betrayal and liberation from oppression. It begins with the Israeli invasion of Gaza, spans the millennia back to Abraham’s knife at his son’s throat, and moves forward to the dramatic triumph of Lot’s wife and the sisters over the male deity and mortals that confined them to the fields, the kitchen, and the bedroom.

Lot's Wife is a radical, feminist challenge to patriarchy, digging deep into its historical and biblical roots in a rousing style that resonates with the contemporary struggles of women to be seen, to be heard, and to be free from fear and threat.

VENUE: The Warner Studio Theatre at the South Bend Civic Theatre, 403 North Main Street, South Bend, IN 46601 United States


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Feb
10
4:00 PM16:00

Wooden Fish Ensemble in Concert

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DATE: February 10, 2019

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COST: $5 - $25

The Wooden Fish Ensemble plays Galina Ustvolskaya, Hyo-shin Na, and Asian folk songs 


Wooden Fish Ensemble – Sunday, February 10 at 4 pm
@ Old First Concerts in San Francisco 

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Shoko Hikage, koto & bass koto; Terri Baune, violin; Thomas Schultz, piano
with special guests Yuki Endo, shinobue & Kevin Sun, piano

The Wooden Fish Ensemble is known for its innovative juxtapositions of Eastern and Western musics, old and new, and traditional and avant-garde/experimental sounds. For this concert, they present a stimulating program of folk songs from Japan and Korea, music by Galina Ustvolskaya in honor of her centenary, and eight pieces by San Francisco’s own Hyo-shin Na–including three world premieres! Na’s music frequently combines western and Asian instruments and ways of playing, and is unusual in its refusal to compromise the integrity of differing sounds and ideas. Na prefers to let them interact, coexist and conflict in the music. Her music for traditional Korean instruments is recognized by both composers and performers in Korea, particularly by the younger generation, as being uniquely innovative.

VENUE: 1751 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA

 
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Feb
9
10:00 PM22:00

Musical Interlude: Moorea Masa, Saeeda Wright, and Sarah Clarke

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EVENT: Musical Interlude / Soul R&B: Moorea Masa, Saeeda Wright, and Sarah Clarke at Artists Repertory Theatre in Portland, OR

DATE: Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 9:30pm doors, 10pm show

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COST: $15 advance, $20 day of show

Musical Interlude: Soul/R&B: Moorea Masa, Saeeda Wright, and Sarah Clarke at Artists Repertory Theatre

Vortex Music Magazine and Artists Repertory Theatre have teamed up to bring you a special night of intimate performances and storytelling from three of Portland's most powerful vocalists. Our new Musical Interlude series features songwriters performing stripped-down versions of their songs as well as telling the stories behind the music, all on a theatrical set—this time it's 'A Doll's House, Part 2.' This inaugural Soul/R&B edition spotlights the folksy soul of Moorea Masa, Saeeda Wright's unequivocal gospel, and the bold R&B of Sarah Clarke, best known for leading the funky seven-piece band Dirty Revival. Do not miss these three formidable vocalists up close and personal as they captivate and amaze—with both their songs and stories. Leave a comment below for your chance to win a pair of tickets!

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VENUE: Artists Repertory Theatre, Alder Stage, 1515 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97205

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Feb
7
7:00 PM19:00

Women+Film: Half The Picture Screening

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EVENT: Women+Film: Half The Picture Screening

DATE: February 7, 2019

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COST: $11.50

Screens Thursday, February 7th at 7pm - Presented by Women+Film 
Reception to follow the film in Henderson's Lounge
 

Women and men attend film schools in equal numbers, but women direct only 4% of top grossing feature films in the US. Why are women largely shut out of this prestigious, lucrative and culturally influential profession? High profile women directors including Ava DuVernay (A Wrinkle In Time), Lena Dunham (Girls), Jill Soloway (Transparent), among others, offer candid, unfiltered and often humorous tales of their careers in Hollywood, while experts on gender inequality destroy the myths that have allowed discrimination in Hollywood to thrive. The entertainment industry has denied women’s voices for decades, but with a new Federal investigation into discriminatory hiring in Hollywood and a powerful movement toward equal representation gaining momentum, could this be the dawn of a new era? 

Cinematographer: Yamit Shimonovitz, Soraya Sélène

Cast: Ava DuVernay, Jill Soloway, Lena Dunham, Catherine Hardwicke, Miranda July, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Kimberly Peirce, Karyn Kusama, Rosanna Arquette, Penelope Spheeris

VENUE: Sie Film Center, 2510 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80206 United States

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Feb
1
to Feb 10

The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood at University Players

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EVENT: The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood

DATES: February 1 - February 10, 2019

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COST: $8 - $22

The Penelopiad 

by Margaret Atwood

directed by Kelli Fox

Modern Greek Drama with Music

From the classic Greek tale of the Trojan War comes this alternate perspective from Penelope, the long-suffering wife of Odysseus.

War has broken out over the kidnapping of Helen of Troy, and Odysseus is obligated to join in battle, which lasts many years. Upon his return, he kills the suitors who pursued Penelope in his absence, and her 12 maids, who he believes helped them.

Underscored with music from a chorus of the 12 slaughtered maids, this drama comes to us from distinguished Canadian author Margaret Atwood. A righteously feminist retelling of the classic story.

“Satanically witty and yet profoundly moving… a pitiless indictment of the horrors men bring onto women, but even more frighteningly, the horrors that women do to each other” – The Toronto Star

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VENUE: University of Windsor, 401 Sunset Avenue, Windsor, Ontario N9B 3P4

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Jan
28
to Feb 16

I'm Woman with Ana Daud

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EVENT:

“I’m Woman” by Ana Daud and Dmitry Akrish

DATES:

January 28-20, 2019 at the Tristan Bates Theatre, London

February 12-16, 2019 at the Bridewell Theatre, London

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A soul-bearing story of one woman coming to terms with a brutal and painful childhood is expressed beautifully in this sensitive, socially-relevant, one-woman play.

In this empowering new show, writer/performer Ana Daud explores what it means to loose one’s childhood innocence too soon, the relationship between children and parents, men and women, and things we often think but we are too afraid to speak about, even with our closest friends, and offers a new message in a #MeToo era.

I'm Woman is a true story of an immigrant girl who grew up without her parents and was sexually abused in childhood. This experience led to hard consequences and battles to overcome (anorexia, bulimia, fake modeling, abortion and prostitution). In order to leave the past behind and begin a new life stronger then ever before, the main character needs to face her biggest fears.

In a modern, technological world, where we often hide behind masks and feel alone in our personal battles, this show has a mission to connect people, to inspire and empower through vulnerability, sincerity and sharing, as well as give more appreciation of one’s opportunities in life, deeper relationships, and the beauty of being ourselves, accepting ourselves with all our demons and angels.

Directed by Dmitry Akrish, this hard-hitting true story merges facts, powerful memories and even notes of humour to explore the truth and ramifications of Ana's story. As a prominent contemporary theatre director, Akrish has become famous for his ability to take audiences on inspirational and even humorous journeys over the past six years.

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