|Newsletter IV:11||October 2014|
NYWIFT-Women Aren't Funny?
Women Aren't Funny: Debunking the Myth|
Event: Thursday Nov. 6, 2014
NYWIFT and Caroline's On Broadway have teamed up to createWomen Aren't Funny: Debunking the Myth as part of the 2014 New York Comedy Festival. Moderator and comedian Bonnie McFarlane will delve into the themes of her recent documentary, "Women Aren't Funny" with our group of illustrious panelists. These women include television and film talent, all of whom have made a major impact on the world of comedy. They will share their journeys as performers, writers and producers - from behind the scenes to the front lines. With this array of diverse and special talent, it's sure to be a remarkable evening of hilarious, extraordinary women!
Lea DeLaria seems to have achieved overnight stardom with her stand-out role as Big Boo in the Netflix hit series Orange is the New Black. In fact, Lea was the first queer comic to perform on television in America which launched her into world recognition. Prior to her success onOrange, she appeared in countless television series (includingCalifornication, Law and Order SVU, Will and Grace), films (First Wives Club) and on and off Broadway. As if that's not enough, she has five records on the Warner Jazz and Classics label and her book, Lea's Book of Rules for the World is in its third printing.
|Photo Credit: Sophy Holland|
Marina Franklin is emerging as one of the hottest comedians in the comedy scene today, with notable appearances on Wanda Sykes'Herlarious, Showtime's Women Who Kill, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Jay Leno Show, Chapelle's Show, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, Season 2 of NBC's Last Comic Standing andShowtime at the Apollo. Based in New York, she is a favorite in Comedy Festivals across the world. Originally from Chicago, Franklin made her acting debut at the Illinois Rep Theatre and earned her MFA in acting at Syracuse University. Franklin is viciously likeable, if there is such a thing.
Judy Gold, Emmy Award winning actress and comedian, is best known as the star of her two critically acclaimed, long running Off Broadway hit shows: The Judy Show - My Life as a Sitcom and 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother. In addition to numerous guest starring appearances on television (including 30 Rock, 2 Broke Girls, Ugly Betty), her many hosting duties have included The View, Comedy Central's 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time and the GLAAD Media Awards. Her stand-up specials include Comedy Central Presents: Judy Gold, Tough Crowd Stands Up and her own HBO half-hour special, for which she received the Cable Ace Award. Judy won two Emmy Awards for writing and producing The Rosie O'Donnell Show.
M. Blair Breard is the Executive Producer on the award winning comedy series entitled Louie. She also produced Louis C.K. Live from the Beacon Theater, and Louis C.K. Oh My God for HBO. Next year, Ms. Breard will executive produce, with Louis C.K., a comedy series starring Zach Galifianakis, entitled Baskets.
Bonnie McFarlane (Moderator) is a national headlining comedian who has performed several times on The Late Show with David Letterman, has an HBO special, a Comedy Central special and an adorable 7 year old daughter. But don't ask her to pick a favorite because she loves them all equally. She most recently directed a movie called Women Aren't Funny that she calls "probably the most important film of our generation." You can get it on iTunes. Big act, Rich Vos is her husband. She's required by marriage vows to include him in any bio.
Produced by Terry Greenberg and Susan B. Ades
|Thursday, November 6 from 6-7:45 p.m.|
$15 for NYWIFT members
$15 for Members of the Writers Guild of America East (WGAE), Directors Guild (DGA), Producers Guild (PGA), SAG-AFTRA
$15 for Members and Affiliate Organizations of the Women in the Arts & Media Coalition including Actors' Equity Association (AEA), The League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW), and the Dramatists Guild, Inc. (DG)
$25 for Nonmembers
RSVP by prepayment or online
|Location:||Carolines on Broadway|
(Between 49th and 50th Streets)
WMM-Workshop on Crowdfunding
The next Women Make Movies
workshop is coming up on Wednesday, Nov. 19th at 6:30pm, Crowdfunding: Case Studies from Kickstarter, Indiegogo and Seed & Spark. This workshop will bring together filmmakers who have successfully raised funds through a variety of platforms including Kickstarter, Indiegogo and Seed & Spark. Come join us for a lively, informative discussion about the new frontier of independent financing. You can register at:
This is also your last chance to register for the three workshop pass for only $55 - beginning with Crowdfunding on Nov. 19th. That's a savings of over 25%! Additional workshops in the package include: Creating The Right Festival Strategy for Your Film on Thursday, Dec. 4th and Meet the Broadcast: Epix on Wednesday, Dec. 10th. For more information, go to link above.
$38 per ticket with our special code: BHWAM
The Kilgannons are a typical Irish family in 1974 Buffalo. However, the world is changing fast, the generation gap is widening, and the future is up for grabs. Will the Kilgannons find the serenity to accept the things they cannot change and the wisdom to know that what needs changing most is sitting around the dinner table? THE BRIGHTNESS OF HEAVEN is a witty drama about Family, Faith, and the ties that bind - sometimes too tightly.
PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE from October 16-December 14:
Wednesdays at 3PM & 7PM
Thursdays & Fridays at 7PM
Saturdays at 3PM & 7PM
Sundays at 3PM
Added performances 10/21 at 7PM, 10/28 at 7PM and 11/25 at 7PM.
No performances 10/22 at 3PM, 10/31 at 7PM or 11/27 at 7PM.
10/26 is opening no tickets available.
A drama with comedy that may be inappropriate for anyone under 10.
Approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.
Schedule & pricing may change at any time.
|THE UNDERCLASSMAN - LPTW/COALITION Discount! |
On Thursday, November 20, there will be a special 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE pre-show talk by a wonderful Fitzgerald scholar, Ann Margaret Daniel, discussing the role of women in F. Scott Fitzgerald's work. A ticket from or for any performance entitles you to attend this lecture.
A New Musical Inspired by F. Scott Fitzgerald
TICKETS: Dukeon42.org or 636-223-3010
or in person at The Duke on 42nd Street a NEW 42ND STREET® project
229 W 42nd Street
(between 7th & 8th Avenues)
Or visit www.ProspectTheater.org for details on season memberships and $16.50 member tickets!
Use promo code LPTW and save 30% with $38.50 tickets!
Must purchase by 11/14. Subject to availability.
Music & Lyrics by PETER MILLS
Book by Peter Mills & Cara Reichel
inspired by F. Scott Fitzgerald's
This Side of Paradise
Directed by CARA REICHEL
Choreography by CHRISTINE O'GRADYMusic Direction & Orchestrations by DANIEL FEYER
1915. Brilliantly talented, young F. Scott Fitzgerald is swept into the hierarchy of Ivy League society and the antics of the Princeton Triangle Club, in pursuit of the beautiful and elusive debutante Ginevra King. Their romance inspired one of the greatest novels of the 20th century . . .
Affiliate Member Organizations:
We have more new Member Organizations pending! Watch this space ...