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Women in the Arts & Media Coalition March Newsletter




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Newsletter
Newsletter V:3                                                                                                                    March 2015
In This Issue
Quick Links
Join Our Mailing List!MailingList
New Member Orgs &
Member Opportunities

We are thrilled to announce that SVA School of Film & Animation is our first Academic Affiliate, a new level of association with the Coalition. We are so excited to have SVA join our other newest members: NYWICI (N.Y. Women in Communications), Associated Musicians of Greater New York Local 802 AFM, and affiliate member org, LA FPI (Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative). More organizations are coming aboard all the time! Please let us know if you are involved with an organization which might be interested in membership.

We hope you can join us for our yearly free SWAN Day Event, always on the last Saturday of March. They're always great screenings with talkbacks and networking, free to all, and many Coalition board members and organization reps will be in attendance--a great time to meet us and each other. If you're in another city, check out all the SWAN Day events happening worldwide on the WomenArts website, all through March.

All Coalition member org members get the "Member" rate for League of Professional Theatre Women's upcoming star-studded Awards Celebration and Big Mingle on March 16. Check out the link for more information. And don't forget the LPTW Online Auction.

If you have any problem reading  the flyers below, you can see them on our Online Blog.  More events are there and on our

Hope to see you soon,
Shellen Lubin and Avis Boone
Co-Presidents

SWAN Day - Free Screening & Reception
SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) Day

OBVIOUS CHILD
directed by Gillian Robespierre
March 28, 2pm
at SVA Theatre
Screening, Q&A, & Reception



 

Join the Women in Arts and Media Coalition, NYWIFT, SAG-AFTRA, 
School of Visual Arts (SVA) Film & Animation Department, and HerFlix 
for a screening, Q&A with the filmmaker, and reception 
in recognition of SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) Day, 
an annual event on the last Saturday of March that celebrates women artists.

2 p.m. on Saturday, March 28
at the SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street

Special thanks to Reeves Lehman and the School of Visual Arts for the venue
and SAG-AFTRA for providing the reception.

This event is FREE and FIRST COME FIRST SERVED.

LPTW Awards & Big Mingle
LPTW Awards Celebration & Big Mingle
 
Hosted by Kristine Nielsen

PROMO CODE: MEMBER
Member rate of $100 per ticket all inclusive for all Coalition org members.
Questions about ticketing?  E-mail lizzy@theatrewomen.org.

LPTW Auction
LPTW Online Auction

 


Make Your Bid to Support Women in Theatre!
Want to get a fabulous prize and help support women in theatre? Visit the 2015 LPTW Annual Auction online and bid on exciting items! All proceeds will go to the League of Professional Theatre Women to help further our mission of promoting visibility and creating opportunity for women in the arts.

The auction will run through Tuesday, March 17 with items ranging from Broadway tickets to Hugh Jackman recording your voicemail message! 

CLICK HERE TO BEGIN BIDDING!

2015 Collaboration Award


REQUEST FOR SUBMISSIONS


THE WOMEN IN THE ARTS AND MEDIA COALITION, INC. ANNOUNCES THE 2015 COLLABORATION AWARD:
WOMEN WORKING WITH WOMEN
The Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, Inc. will present the 2015 Collaboration Award recognizing Women Working with Women.

The $1,000 Collaboration Award and additional honorable mentions are designed to encourage professional women in the arts and media from different specializations to work collaboratively on the creation of a new artistic work.  As the aim of the award is to encourage women to work collaboratively with women of other disciplines, each collaborative team must be comprised of female members of different Coalition associations, unions, guilds and affiliates of The Coalition.  Eligible teams may submit any form of creative collaboration on a new work that had its first public performance within the last two years 2013-2015. A Public Performance can include, but is not limited to a staged reading, gallery show, screenings, concert series, etc.
Submissions will be judged on the basis of artistic excellence, diversity, and clarity.  All topics and subjects will be considered.  Special attention shall be given to those projects which reflect the goals of the Coalition:  to advance women's work and women's issues.
The team that has been selected and the honorable mentions will be invited to be recognized at an awards ceremony in New York in October 2015.  Women outside of New York may send a designee to speak about their project and accept the award.
Teams of two or more women working together on the creative project may apply for the 2015 Collaboration Award.  Applicants must be members in good standing of two different organizations and/or affiliates with The Coalition.  (See organizations below.)
The application is online at www.womenartsmediacoalition.org and can be saved and re-worked there until submitted to us. A pdf of the application may also be accessed there in order to work on a submission offline.

Deadline:  The deadline for the return of completed applications is midnight 11:59 p.m. Thursday, April 30, 2015.  Award winners will be announced by September, 2015.

Send all inquiries and questions to: collaborationaward@womenartsmediacoalition.org 


JOIN OUR MAILING LIST to receive Submission Opportunities for writers, directors, actors and more for Stage and/or Screen.  (You get to pick what you receive, and we will not send you information that is not requested.)
Link to #ScreenOpps online


Link to  #Stage Opps online


Link to #Stage Opps online
Link to ongoing additional Funding Resources
on the WomenArts website.

Members
Member Organizations:              


Affiliate Member Organizations:

We have more new Member Organizations pending! Watch this space ...
Forward this email


This email was sent to womenartsmediacoalition.news@blogger.com by presidents@womenartsmediacoalition.org |  

Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, Inc. | 244 Fifth Avenue | Suite 2932 | New York | NY | 10010

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New Member Orgs & More Discounted Events




Coalition Logo
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Newsletter V:2c                                                                                                        February 2015
In This Issue
Quick Links
Join Our Mailing List!MailingList
New Member Orgs,
Member Opportunities,
& the 2015 Collaboration Award
#CollabAward Submissions

We are so thrilled to announce that NYWICI (N.Y. Women in Communications) has re-joined the Coalition, and that our newest member is Associated Musicians of Greater New York Local 802 AFM! Much more information about both of these organizations to come. And we have one new affiliate member org, LA FPI (Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative). More organizations are joining us all the time!

We've re-scheduled Drinks With the Girls - the weather had better hold up! See the info below. There are also online auction from League of Professional Theatre Women, our founding organization, to support women in theatre. Discounts for workshops at Women Make Movies.

We are also continuing to develop our social media team and our

If you have any problem reading  the flyers below, you can see them on our Online Blog.  

Hope to see you soon,
Shellen Lubin and Avis Boone
Co-Presidents
for the Board of Representatives
Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, Inc.

Drinks With the Girls - 2/24 @ Pranna
 
Drinks With the Girls
at Pranna
(one of our favorite haunts)
light-wine-pour.jpg
Tuesday, February 24 | 7:00 pm 

In the media today you often read about how biased the arts still are. Female producers and directors are an anomaly even now, and don't even think about female technicians. So let's change it. Let's bring together all the smart talented women we know (and ones we don't), put us all in one space, and get some s**t done! 

The plan: Drinks! 

Most independent projects start out as just that: an idea over coffee or cocktails that then grows into a fully realized production. For thousands of years that's the way women have moved the world: get everyone together for some social time and let's talk. 

So we're starting an event once a month that brings together women from all over the arts. We'll find a bar, hunker down and just see what happens.

No agendas, no plans, just drinks with the girls.

Please join us for our kickoff night (our first one got snowed out last month):

Tuesday, February 24th, 7p-9p
Pranna Restaurant
79 Madison Avenue (28th Street)
New York, NY 10016

Happy hour specials all evening!

Bistro Awards - 3/4 - Member Discount
30th Annual Bistro Awards
produced by Sherry Eaker
 directed by Shellen Lubin
Wednesday, March 4 | Gotham Comedy Club 

 

LPTW Auction
LPTW Online Auction

 


Make Your Bid to Support Women in Theatre!
Want to get a fabulous prize and help support women in theatre? Visit the 2015 LPTW Annual Auction online and bid on exciting items! All proceeds will go to the League of Professional Theatre Women to help further our mission of promoting visibility and creating opportunity for women in the arts.

The auction will run through Tuesday, March 17 with items ranging from Broadway tickets to Hugh Jackman recording your voicemail message! 

CLICK HERE TO BEGIN BIDDING!

Women Make Movies - Member Discount
 
Women Make Movies - member discount


Secrets of Successful Proposals with Michelle Materre
Thursday, February 26 | 6:30 - 8:30PM
Regular Rate: $35.00 | (discount rate) $25.00
Sign up

As film funding becomes increasingly scarce and the competition for every dollar skyrockets, how will you make your grant application grab a funder's attention? Proposal writing is a skill, equal parts art and science. Join us to learn these essentials skills and build your confidence so you can put your best foot forward and make your proposal stand out in a crowd. In this workshop, we will cover the essentials of grant-writing, provide an overview of the major film funders, review what they fund, how best to approach them, and how to avoid common mistakes. Presented by Michelle Materre, Assistant Professor of Media Studies and Film at the New School. Michelle has more than 25 years experience as film producer, writer, arts administrator, distribution and marketing specialist and is a member of WMM's Board of Directors.

All Coalition members are welcome to WMM workshops for the member rate!

2015 Collaboration Award


REQUEST FOR SUBMISSIONS


THE WOMEN IN THE ARTS AND MEDIA COALITION, INC. ANNOUNCES THE 2015 COLLABORATION AWARD:
WOMEN WORKING WITH WOMEN
The Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, Inc. will present the 2015 Collaboration Award recognizing Women Working with Women.

The $1,000 Collaboration Award and additional honorable mentions are designed to encourage professional women in the arts and media from different specializations to work collaboratively on the creation of a new artistic work.  As the aim of the award is to encourage women to work collaboratively with women of other disciplines, each collaborative team must be comprised of female members of different Coalition associations, unions, guilds and affiliates of The Coalition.  Eligible teams may submit any form of creative collaboration on a new work that had its first public performance within the last two years 2013-2015. A Public Performance can include, but is not limited to a staged reading, gallery show, screenings, concert series, etc.
Submissions will be judged on the basis of artistic excellence, diversity, and clarity.  All topics and subjects will be considered.  Special attention shall be given to those projects which reflect the goals of the Coalition:  to advance women's work and women's issues.
The team that has been selected and the honorable mentions will be invited to be recognized at an awards ceremony in New York in October 2015.  Women outside of New York may send a designee to speak about their project and accept the award.
Teams of two or more women working together on the creative project may apply for the 2015 Collaboration Award.  Applicants must be members in good standing of two different organizations and/or affiliates with The Coalition.  (See organizations below.)
The application is online at www.womenartsmediacoalition.org and can be saved and re-worked there until submitted to us. A pdf of the application may also be accessed there in order to work on a submission offline.

Deadline:  The deadline for the return of completed applications is midnight 11:59 p.m. Thursday, April 30, 2015.  Award winners will be announced by September, 2015.

Send all inquiries and questions to: collaborationaward@womenartsmediacoalition.org 


JOIN OUR MAILING LIST to receive Submission Opportunities for writers, directors, actors and more for Stage and/or Screen.  (You get to pick what you receive, and we will not send you information that is not requested.)
Link to #ScreenOpps online


Link to  #Stage Opps online


Link to #Stage Opps online
Link to ongoing additional Funding Resources
on the WomenArts website.

Members
Member Organizations:              

Affiliate Member Organizations:

We have more new Member Organizations pending! Watch this space ...
Forward this email


This email was sent to womenartsmediacoalition.news@blogger.com by presidents@womenartsmediacoalition.org |  

Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, Inc. | 244 Fifth Avenue | Suite 2932 | New York | NY | 10010

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Newsletter - February 2015 - Coalition Award Submissions & Free LPTW Event Tonight



Coalition Logo
Newsletter
Newsletter V:2February 2015
In This Issue
Quick Links
Join Our Mailing List!MailingList
2015 Collaboration Award
Open for Submissions & More

Do you have a creative project that is a collaboration between two or more women from two or more of our member organizations? It's time to submit for the 2015 Collaboration Award! See the info below and on our website.

Tonight's event from the League of Professional Theatre Women is happening as long as the New York Public Library system stays open. Hope to see you there.

We are also continuing to develop our social media team and our

If you have any problem reading  the flyers below, you can see them on our Online Blog.  

Hope to see you soon,
Shellen Lubin and Avis Boone
Co-Presidents
for the Board of Representatives
Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, Inc.

2015 Collaboration Award


REQUEST FOR SUBMISSIONS


THE WOMEN IN THE ARTS AND MEDIA COALITION, INC. ANNOUNCES THE 2015 COLLABORATION AWARD:
WOMEN WORKING WITH WOMEN
The Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, Inc. will present the 2015 Collaboration Award recognizing Women Working with Women.

The $1,000 Collaboration Award and additional honorable mentions are designed to encourage professional women in the arts and media from different specializations to work collaboratively on the creation of a new artistic work.  As the aim of the award is to encourage women to work collaboratively with women of other disciplines, each collaborative team must be comprised of female members of different Coalition associations, unions, guilds and affiliates of The Coalition.  Eligible teams may submit any form of creative collaboration on a new work that had its first public performance within the last two years 2013-2015. A Public Performance can include, but is not limited to a staged reading, gallery show, screenings, concert series, etc.
Submissions will be judged on the basis of artistic excellence, diversity, and clarity.  All topics and subjects will be considered.  Special attention shall be given to those projects which reflect the goals of the Coalition:  to advance women's work and women's issues.
The team that has been selected and the honorable mentions will be invited to be recognized at an awards ceremony in New York in October 2015.  Women outside of New York may send a designee to speak about their project and accept the award.
Teams of two or more women working together on the creative project may apply for the 2015 Collaboration Award.  Applicants must be members in good standing of two different organizations and/or affiliates with The Coalition.  (See organizations below.)
Send all inquiries and questions to: collaborationaward@womenartsmediacoalition.org 

LPTW Oral History 2/2/15

Yes, it's happening tonight!

League of Professional Theatre Women 
presents Oral History: 

STOCKARD CHANNING
interviewed by Patrick Pacheco

Monday, February 2, 2015 at 6:00PM
Bruno Walter Auditorium
New York Public Library 
for the Performing Arts at
Lincoln Center
65th Street & Amsterdam Avenue
This program is produced by Betty Corwin.
FREE Admission, Seating First Come First Served
This program is made possible, in part, with public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.
The Oral History program enjoys continued support from The Edith Meisner Foundation.
 




(from Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, 

League of Professional Theatre Women, and WomenArts)

JOIN OUR MAILING LIST to receive Submission Opportunities for writers, directors, actors and more for Stage and/or Screen.  (You get to pick what you receive, and we will not send you information that is not requested.)
Link to #ScreenOpps online


Link to  #Stage Opps online


Link to #Stage Opps online
Link to ongoing additional Funding Resources
on the WomenArts website.

Members
Member Organizations:              

Affiliate Member Organizations:

We have more new Member Organizations pending! Watch this space ...

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Coalition Newsletter - January 2015 - New Networking Event & More




Coalition Logo
Newsletter
Newsletter V:1bJanuary 2015
In This Issue
Drinks With the Girls 1/26
Drama Desk Panel 1/12
#StageOpps & #ScreenOpps
Member Organizations
Quick Links

Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

Find us on Pinterest

Visit our blog



Join Our Mailing List!MailingList
New Networking Event & More

Besides the Drama Desk panel on 1/12 for only $5 to Coalition member org members, we've got our newest networking event: Drinks With the Girls, on Monday 1/26. See below for more info.

We are looking for some great folk for 2015, for the following projects:
     2015 Collaboration Award and Gala
     #StageOpps & #ScreenOpps Newsletters
     Fundraising & Grantwriting
     Social Media

We are also continuing to develop our

If you have any problem reading  the flyer below, you can see it on our Online Blog.  

Stay tuned for info on our Collaboration Award which will be opening for 2015 submissions on February 1.

Hope to see you soon,
Shellen Lubin and Avis Boone
Co-Presidents
for the Board of Representatives
Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, Inc.

Drinks With the Girls 1/26/15
Join us for the kick-off of a new Coalition monthly event:
DRINKS WITH THE GIRLS

In the media today you often read about how biased the arts still are. Female producers and directors are an anomaly even now, and don't even think about female technicians. So let's change it. Let's bring together all the smart talented women we know (and ones we don't), put us all in one space, and get some s**t done!

The plan: Drinks!

Most independent projects start out as just that: an idea over coffee or cocktails that then grows into a fully realized production. For thousands of years that's the way women have moved the world: get everyone together for some social time and let's talk.

So we're starting an event once a month that brings together women from all over the arts. We'll find a bar, hunker down and just see what happens. 

No agendas, no plans, just drinks with the girls. 

Please join us for our kickoff night:

Monday, January 26th
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Pranna Restaurant
79 Madison Avenue (corner of 28th Street)                      


Happy hour specials all evening!


Drama Desk Panel 1/12/15 - see additional info below
Drama Desk panel
BOB STILLMAN JOINS DRAMA DESK'S FIRST PANEL OF 2015
Bob Stillman, currently in the company of the Broadway hit 
It's Only a Play, is an eleventh-hour addition to the upcoming Drama Desk panel discussion, "Art Imitates Art:  The Enduring Appeal of Theater About Theater."  The event, moderated by Drama Desk member Adrienne Onofri, will take place on Monday, January 12, 2014, at 6 pm at ASCAP headquarters, One Lincoln Plaza, 1900 Broadway (between West 63rd and West 64th Streets) in New York City.

Stillman joins the following previously announced panelists (in alphabetical order): Jim Brochu, the Drama Desk winning creator and star of Character Man and Zero Hour; T.R. Knight, who was recently seen off-Broadway in Pocatello, co-starred inA Life in the Theatre and Noises Off on Broadway,  and is probably best known for his role in TV's Grey's Anatomy; five-time Tony Award nominee Jan Maxwell, who has played an actress in Follies, The Royal Family and To  Be or Not To Be, and starred in City of Conversation last year at Lincoln Center Theaterplaywright Sarah Ruhl whose Stage Kiss was produced last year by Playwrights Horizons, and who was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for In The Next Room, or The Vibrator Play and The Clean House and Marilyn Sokol, whose many credits as a screen and stage actor include the theatrical-set plays Light Up the Sky, Scenery and In the Wings.

Admission to the panel discussion is $5 for Drama Desk members and all members of Coalition member organizations; $10 for non-members, with payment (cash or check only) at the door.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Because of security policies of the venue, advance reservations are requested.  

Reservations:  DramaDesk58@gmail.com


JOIN OUR MAILING LIST to receive Submission Opportunities for writers, directors, actors and more for Stage and/or Screen.  (You get to pick what you receive, and we will not send you information that is not requested.)
Link to #ScreenOpps online


Link to  #Stage Opps online


Link to #Stage Opps online
Link to ongoing additional Funding Resources
on the WomenArts website.

Members
Member Organizations:              

Affiliate Member Organizations:

We have more new Member Organizations pending! Watch this space ...




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Coalition Newsletter - January 2015 - News and Member Discount




Coalition Logo
Newsletter
Newsletter V:1January 2015
In This Issue
Drama Desk Panel
#StageOpps & #ScreenOpps
Member Organizations
Quick Links

Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

Find us on Pinterest

Visit our blog



Join Our Mailing List!MailingList
News and Member Discount

Stay tuned for info on our Collaboration Award which will be opening for 2015 submissions by February 1.

We are looking for some great folk for 2015, for the following projects:
     2015 Collaboration Award and Gala
     #StageOpps & #ScreenOpps Newsletters
     Fundraising & Grantwriting
     Social Media

We are also continuing to develop our

If you have any problem reading  the flyer below, you can see it on our Online Blog.  

Hope to see you soon,
Shellen Lubin and Avis Boone
Co-Presidents
for the Board of Representatives
Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, Inc.

Drama Desk Panel 1/12/15
Drama Desk panel


JOIN OUR MAILING LIST to receive Submission Opportunities for writers, directors, actors and more for Stage and/or Screen.  (You get to pick what you receive, and we will not send you information that is not requested.)
Link to #ScreenOpps online


Link to  #Stage Opps online

Link to #Stage Opps online
Link to ongoing additional Funding Resources
on the WomenArts website.

Members
Member Organizations:              

Affiliate Member Organizations:

We have more new Member Organizations pending! Watch this space ...




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Newsletter - December 2014 - Two Great Events on Wednesday w/ Discounts




Coalition Logo
Newsletter
Newsletter IV:12bDecember 2014
In This Issue
Today's 'Modern American Woman' Discussion - Discount
WMM Workshop - Discount
She's Beautiful When She's Angry - w/ NYWIFT & WMM
#StageOpps & #ScreenOpps
Member Organizations
Quick Links

Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

Find us on Pinterest

Visit our blog



Join Our Mailing List!MailingList
A Few More December Treats

Two great discounts for Wednesday night, and one great documentary you should see this week if you haven't already.

Also, we are still looking for some great folk for the following projects:
     2015 Collaboration Award and Gala
     #StageOpps & #ScreenOpps Newsletters
     Fundraising & Grantwriting
     
If you're on facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, etc. and would like to be on our Social Media Street Team, send your email address to socialmedia@womenartsmediacoalition.org. We'll let you know when we're doing special postings online, and you can help spread the word.

We are also continuing to develop our

If you have any problem reading  these flyers, you can see them on our Online Blog.  

Hope to see you soon,
Shellen Lubin and Avis Boone
Co-Presidents
for the Board of Representatives
Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, Inc.





Join our Co-Presidents and Board Members at this fascinating panel 
co-sponsored by the Women in the Arts & Media Coalition.

Women Make Movies Workshop - Discount



MEET THE BROADCASTER: EPIX

The next WMM workshop is on Wednesday, Dec. 10th at 6:30pm, Meet the Broadcaster: EPIX.  EPIX is a premium movie and original programming entertainment service delivering the latest movie releases, classic film franchises, original documentaries, comedy and music events on TV, on demand, online and on devices. Recent Epix documentaries include Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel, Altman and TWA Flight 800. Director of Documentary Programming and Acquisitions, Jill Burkhart, will be here to provide an inside look at what Epix is looking to acquire and how best to position your film.

Register here - WAMC is the discount code for all members of member orgs.

She's Beautiful When She's Angry



SHE'S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE'S ANGRY
is still playing through Thursday
at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema
143 E. Houston St.

 See it if you can. It's SO important!
#StillBeautifulStillAngry

SHE'S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE'S ANGRY resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women's movement from 1966 to 1971. 

SHE'S BEAUTIFUL does not shy away from the controversies over race, sexual identity and leadership that arose in the women's movement.

US * 2014 * 16:9 * Stereo * 92 mins * Not Rated 


JOIN OUR MAILING LIST to receive Submission Opportunities for writers, directors, actors and more for Stage and/or Screen.  (You get to pick what you receive, and we will not send you information that is not requested.)
Link to #ScreenOpps online


Link to  #Stage Opps online


Link to #Stage Opps online
Link to ongoing additional Funding Resources
on the WomenArts website.

Members
Member Organizations:              

Affiliate Member Organizations:

We have more new Member Organizations pending! Watch this space ...

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Newsletter - December 2014 - More Member Events & Discounts




Coalition Logo
Newsletter
Newsletter IV:12bDecember 2014
In This Issue
Today's 'Modern American Woman' Discussion - Discount
She's Beautiful When She's Angry - w/ NYWIFT & WMM
#StageOpps & #ScreenOpps
Member Organizations
Quick Links

Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

Find us on Pinterest

Visit our blog



Join Our Mailing List!MailingList
Upcoming Events
and More

As we head towards the end of the year, we are looking for some great folk for 2015, for the following projects:
     2015 Collaboration Award and Gala
     #StageOpps & #ScreenOpps Newsletters
     Fundraising & Grantwriting
     Social Media

Please reply to this email if you're interested in becoming more involved with us in the coming year.

We are also continuing to develop our

If you have any problem reading  these flyers, you can see them on our Online Blog.  

Hope to see you soon,
Shellen Lubin and Avis Boone
Co-Presidents
for the Board of Representatives
Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, Inc.




 

SHE'S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE'S ANGRY
w/ NYWIFT & WMM


Please join us on Sunday, December 7 at 7:15 p.m.
At the Landmark Sunshine Cinema for a Special Presentation of:
SHE'S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE'S ANGRY

Followed by a Q&A with Producer/Director Mary Dore,
Producer Nancy Kennedy &
Exec Producers Elizabeth Dreihaus & Pamela Tanner Boll

This special celebration of women filmmakers
is co-presented by: 
Women in the Arts & Media Coalition
New York Women in Film & Television 
Women Make Movies
The Chicken & Egg Pictures Team
Fork Films Team 

SHE'S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE'S ANGRY resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women's movement from 1966 to 1971. 

SHE'S BEAUTIFUL takes us from the founding of NOW, when ladies wore hats and gloves, to the emergence of more radical factions of women's liberation; from intellectuals like Kate Millett to the street theatrics of WITCH (Women's International Conspiracy from Hell!).

SHE'S BEAUTIFUL aims not to romanticize the early movement, but to dramatize it in its exhilarating, quarrelsome, sometimes heart-wrenching glory. The film does not shy away from the controversies over race, sexual identity and leadership that arose in the women's movement.

SHE'S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE'S ANGRY captures the spirit of the time -- thrilling, scandalous, and often hilarious.
 
US * 2014 * 16:9 * Stereo * 92 mins * Not Rated 


JOIN OUR MAILING LIST to receive Submission Opportunities for writers, directors, actors and more for Stage and/or Screen.  (You get to pick what you receive, and we will not send you information that is not requested.)
Link to #ScreenOpps online


Link to  #Stage Opps online

Link to #Stage Opps online
Link to ongoing additional Funding Resources
on the WomenArts website.

Members
Member Organizations:              

Affiliate Member Organizations:

We have more new Member Organizations pending! Watch this space ...
Forward this email



This email was sent to womenartsmediacoalition.news@blogger.com by presidents@womenartsmediacoalition.org |  

Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, Inc. | 244 Fifth Avenue | Suite 2932 | New York | NY | 10010

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Newsletter - December 2014 - Upcoming Events and More




Coalition Logo
Newsletter
Newsletter IV:12December 2014
In This Issue
She's Beautiful When She's Angry - 12/7 - w/ NYWIFT & WMM
The Brightness of Heaven - Discount
#StageOpps & #ScreenOpps
Member Organizations
Quick Links

Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

Find us on Pinterest

Visit our blog



Join Our Mailing List!MailingList
Upcoming Events
and More

As we head towards the end of the year, we are looking for some great folk for 2015, for the following projects:
     2015 Collaboration Award and Gala
     #StageOpps & #ScreenOpps Newsletters
     Fundraising & Grantwriting
     Social Media

We are also continuing to develop our

If you have any problem reading  these flyers, you can see them on our Online Blog.  

Hope to see you soon,
Shellen Lubin and Avis Boone
Co-Presidents
for the Board of Representatives
Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, Inc.

SHE'S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE'S ANGRY
December 7th - w/ NYWIFT & WMM


Please join us on Sunday, December 7 at 7:15 p.m.
At the Landmark Sunshine Cinema for a Special Presentation of:
SHE'S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE'S ANGRY

Followed by a Q&A with Producer/Director Mary Dore,
Producer Nancy Kennedy &
Exec Producers Elizabeth Dreihaus & Pamela Tanner Boll

This special celebration of women filmmakers
is co-presented by: 
Women in the Arts & Media Coalition
New York Women in Film & Television 
Women Make Movies
The Chicken & Egg Pictures Team
Fork Films Team 

SHE'S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE'S ANGRY resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women's movement from 1966 to 1971. 

SHE'S BEAUTIFUL takes us from the founding of NOW, when ladies wore hats and gloves, to the emergence of more radical factions of women's liberation; from intellectuals like Kate Millett to the street theatrics of WITCH (Women's International Conspiracy from Hell!).

SHE'S BEAUTIFUL aims not to romanticize the early movement, but to dramatize it in its exhilarating, quarrelsome, sometimes heart-wrenching glory. The film does not shy away from the controversies over race, sexual identity and leadership that arose in the women's movement.  SHE'S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE'S ANGRY captures the spirit of the time -- thrilling, scandalous, and often hilarious.
 
US * 2014 * 16:9 * Stereo * 92 mins * Not Rated 




THE BRIGHTNESS OF HEAVEN
a new play by Laura Pederson
directed by Ludovica Villar-Hauser
Cherry Lane theatre
38 Commerce Street

 
$38 per ticket with our special code:  BHWAM
(a portion of your ticket price will be donated to the Coalition)

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.

YOU CAN USE THIS CODE FOR ANY PERFORMANCE
PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE until December 14:
Wednesdays at 3PM & 7PM, Thursdays & Fridays at 7PM
Saturdays at 3PM & 7PM, Sundays at 3PM

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.



JOIN OUR MAILING LIST to receive Submission Opportunities for writers, directors, actors and more for Stage and/or Screen.  (You get to pick what you receive, and we will not send you information that is not requested.)
Link to #ScreenOpps online


Link to  #Stage Opps online

Link to #Stage Opps online
Link to ongoing additional Funding Resources
on the WomenArts website.

Members
Member Organizations:              

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We have more new Member Organizations pending! Watch this space ...
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Newsletter - November 2014 - Member Offers




Coalition Logo
Newsletter
Newsletter IV:11bNovember 2014
In This Issue
The Brightness of Heaven - Coalition Night with discount
The Imitation Game - Free from WGAE
#StageOpps & #ScreenOpps
Member Organizations
Quick Links

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Join Our Mailing List!MailingList
Upcoming Events
for
Coalition Organization Members!

Come see The Brightness of Heaven with us on Tuesday November 25!
It's a benefit for the Coalition, but is still at a discounted rate and includes a talkback. Below that is a WGAE screening free to all Coalition members (but you must RSVP).
AND REMEMBER:  if you are a member of any of our member orgs, you are a member of the Coalition!  See list of member organizations at the bottom of this newsletter.

We are also continuing to develop our
Please send all events of interest to us at: calendar@womenartsmediacoalition.org or submit it on our website. All of you can help us make this calendar THE central place for events and programs of interest to women in the arts and media. 

If you have any problem reading  these flyers, you can see them on our Online Blog.  

Hope to see you at one of these events,
Shellen Lubin and Avis Boone
Co-Presidents
for the Board of Representatives
Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, Inc.





THE BRIGHTNESS OF HEAVEN
a new play by Laura Pederson
directed by Ludovica Villar-Hauser
Cherry Lane theatre
38 Commerce Street
 

 
Tuesday, November 25 at 7 p.m.

Performance plus Talkback on Collaboration
(leading up to the start of our next Collaboration Award submission!)
with collaborators from Brightness of Heaven, and others
including Lorca Peress, honoree at two Collaboration Awards Events

$38 per ticket with our special code:  BHWAM
(a portion of your ticket price will be donated to the Coalition)

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.

YOU CAN USE THAT CODE FOR ANY PERFORMANCE
PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE until December 14:
Wednesdays at 3PM & 7PM, Thursdays & Fridays at 7PM
Saturdays at 3PM & 7PM, Sundays at 3PM
No performance 11/27 at 7PM.

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 IMITATION GAME - Free Screening from WGAEwmm

An Invitation from the Writers Guild of America EastThe Weinstein Company and Writers Guild of America, East

invite you and a guest to a screening of

 
THE IMITATION GAME
 
Followed by a Q&A with screenwriter Graham Moore
 
Moderated by Scott Silver (8 Mile, The Fighter)
RSVP
at the Beekman Theatre at 1271 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10065
As a courtesy to Mr. Moore, please do not RSVP to this event 
unless you are available to stay for the Q&A
---------------
During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst and war hero Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to investigate a reported burglary. They instead ended up arresting Turing himself on charges of 'gross indecency', an accusation that would lead to his devastating conviction for the criminal offense of homosexuality - little did officials know, they were actually incriminating the pioneer of modern-day computing. Famously leading a motley group of scholars, linguists, chess champions and intelligence officers, he was credited with cracking the so-called unbreakable codes of Germany's World War II Enigma machine. An intense and haunting portrayal of a brilliant, complicated man, THE IMITATION GAME follows a genius who under nail-biting pressure helped to shorten the war and, in turn, save thousands of lives. Directed by Morten Tyldum with a screenplay by Graham Moore, the film stars BenedictCumberbatchKeira KnightleyMatthew GoodeRory KinnearAllen LeechMatthew BeardCharles Dance and Mark Strong.
---------------
All Coalition members are welcome, but YOU MUST RSVP. Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no shows. This invitation is non-transferable.  Please bring your photo ID for admittance. No cameras allowed and no recording permitted.  Violation of this prohibition is subject to civil and criminal liabilities.



JOIN OUR MAILING LIST to receive Submission Opportunities for writers, directors, actors and more for Stage and/or Screen.  (You get to pick what you receive, and we will not send you information that is not requested.)
Link to #ScreenOpps online


Link to  #Stage Opps online


Link to #Stage Opps online
Link to ongoing additional Funding Resources
on the WomenArts website.

Members
Member Organizations:              

Affiliate Member Organizations:

We have more new Member Organizations pending! Watch this space ...


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Coalition Newsletter - November 2014 - Member Discounts



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Newsletter IV:11October 2014
In This Issue
NYWIFT-Women Aren't Funny?
WMM-Workshop on Crowdfunding
The Brightness of Heaven discount
The Underclassman
#StageOpps & #ScreenOpps
Member Organizations
Quick Links

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Visit our blog



Join Our Mailing List!MailingList
News and Upcoming Events
for
Coalition Organization Members!

There are four member discounts in this Newsletter.
AND REMEMBER:  if you are a member of any of our member orgs, you are a member of the Coalition!  See list of member organizations at the bottom of this newsletter.

We are also continuing to develop our
Please send all events of interest to us at: calendar@womenartsmediacoalition.org or submit it on our website. All of you can help us make this calendar THE central place for events and programs of interest to women in the arts and media. 

If you have any problem reading  these flyers, you can see them on our Online Blog.  

Hope to see you at one of these events,
Shellen Lubin and Avis Boone
Co-Presidents
for the Board of Representatives
Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, Inc.

NYWIFT-Women Aren't Funny?


nywift.org
NYWIFT
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!
Photo Credit: Sophy Holland
Photo Credit: Sophy Holland
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 (includingCalifornicationLaw and Order SVUWill 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.

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 KillThe Late Late Show with Craig FergusonThe Jay Leno ShowChapelle's ShowTough 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 Rock2 Broke GirlsUgly 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 GoldTough 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
1626 Broadway
(Between 49th and 50th Streets) 
Register





WMM-Workshop on Crowdfundingwmm

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:
http://www.wmm.com/filmmakers/workshops_registration.shtml. 

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.

THE UNDERCLASSMAN
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 . . .


JOIN OUR MAILING LIST to receive Submission Opportunities for writers, directors, actors and more for Stage and/or Screen.  (You get to pick what you receive, and we will not send you information that is not requested.)
Link to #ScreenOpps online


Link to  #Stage Opps online


Link to #Stage Opps online
Link to ongoing additional Funding Resources
on the WomenArts website.

Members
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News & Events from Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, Inc. IV:10a October 2014



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Newsletter IV:10aOctober 2014
In This Issue
VintAge Event
Love Letters special
Produced By: NY
#StageOpps & #ScreenOpps
Member Organizations
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News and Upcoming Events
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We are so pleased to announce our VintAge event for October 18 at MIST Harlem. Only $15 for all members if you buy your tickets by October 10. See below for more information.   
REMEMBER:  if you are a member of any of our member orgs, you are a member of the Coalition!  See list of member organizations at the bottom of this newsletter.

We are also continuing to develop our
Women in the Arts & Media Communal Calendar. Please send all events of interest to us at: calendar@womenartsmediacoalition.org or submit it on our website. All of you can help us make this calendar THE central place for events and programs of interest to women in the arts and media. 

Check the offers out below, and find more events on our 
Online Communal Calendar. If you have any problem reading  these flyers, you can see them on our Online Blog.  

Hope to see you at VintAge,
Shellen Lubin and Avis Boone
Co-Presidents
for the Board of Representatives
Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, Inc.

  
 

WOMEN IN THE ARTS & MEDIA COALITION ANNOUNCES


Supporting the Voice and Vision of Women in the Arts & Media As They Age


Tickets Available for October 18th Award and Gala
Featuring
Tisa Chang, Morgan Jenness, Isa Goldberg, Barbara Davis, Liz Rosenberg, Yvonne Curry, and more
with Estelle Parsons and Gretchen Cryer on video

 
Screening of ADVANCED STYLE
plus THE THREE OF US,
a new short film starring Leslie Uggams
includes a reception and networking

46 West 116th Street (just off #2&#3 train stop)
1-5:30 p.m.
 
Only $15 for Coalition member org members
until October 10




 

Broadway Producer Special

 $47.00/ticket 
One day only
Wed. October 8th at 7pm
Brooks Atkinson Theatre, 256 West 47th Street
Code: ADDISS
*Code is valid at box office ONLY. Please print voucher and present to ticketing agent.*


PRODUCED BY: NEW YORK - COALITION Discount! producedbyny

PRODUCED BY: NEW YORK at Time Warner Center


For six years, the Produced By Conference has sold out in Los Angeles. On October 25, the industry's top forum for producers arrives in New York for one day only.

How has digital distribution changed the business plan for independent film? What do you need to know to produce video games?  How do you create and sell content for young audiences? What does it take to get a series greenlit for cable TV?Produced By: New York gathers dozens of the most celebrated names in the entertainment business to answer those and other key questions. Where else will you be able to hear from figures like Harvey Weinstein, James Schamus, Donna Gigliotti, Terence Winter, Bruce Cohen, Mark Gordon, Jenni Konner, Lori McCreary, Stephen Totilo, Tom Fontana, Gary Lucchesi and yes, even Cookie Monster on the same day?

Built around sessions like "Window Shopping: Customizing Financial Models in the Era of Hybrid Distribution," "The Ms. Factor: The Power of Female-Driven Content" and "Tax Credit Financing - The New Essential Element," Produced By: New York likewise provides opportunities for networking, socializing, and the popular small-group Mentoring Roundtables. If you're producing entertainment content in New York, you owe it to yourself to be there.

Registration is open and sessions are filling up, so REGISTER NOW 
as an Industry/Affiliate/Partner at producedbyconference.com

Women in the Arts & Media Coalition 
members receive $25 off with this discount code: PBNY14WAMC. (*Note: code expires 10/17) 


JOIN OUR MAILING LIST to receive Submission Opportunities for writers, directors, actors and more for Stage and/or Screen.  (You get to pick what you receive, and we will not send you information that is not requested.)
Link to #ScreenOpps online


Link to  #Stage Opps online


Link to #Stage Opps online
Link to ongoing additional Funding Resources
on the WomenArts website.

Members
Member Organizations:              

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We have more new Member Organizations pending! Watch this space ...
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Theatre Funding News – August 2014 from Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, the League of Professional Theatre Women, and WomenArts

Theatre Submission Opportunities
and Funding News – August 2014


*Opportunities in red are for selected populations.
**Opportunities starred and in red are for women only.


Playwright Festivals/Calls for Entry

Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company Fall Festival (Fall, NYC) - Playhouse Creatures Theatre NYC is seeking submissions for ten minute and one act plays for consideration in a production play fest this fall. Wishing to fulfill a core pillar of their mission, PCTC invites you to submit a one-act or ten-minute play, musing on the "politics of love." Winners, losers. Debate and negotiate. Passionate, illogical; yet, wholly elemental. It is the "thing" you don't discuss at family dinners- the proverbial elephant in the room. They say the only certain things in life are death and taxes- well, they don't take a backseat to Love and Politics.” NO FEE. For consideration submit your play with a summary to us at newplays@playhousecreatures.org. Visit http://www.playhousecreatures.org/ to review submission guidelines. Deadline: August 1, 2014


Vertigo Theatre Company COLLAB (September- October 2014, NYC) - COLLAB, Vertigo’s own staged reading series, is a four-week workshop that connects artists from various creative communities to promote collaboration in the development of original work. Workshops culminate in a free, public presentation. This year, Vertigo Theater Company and co-curator Emily Simoness will select original, short pieces to workshop beginning in September, with performances scheduled for early October at BAM. For submission info, visit the online application at http://www.vertigotheater.org/collab2014/app/. Deadline: August 1, 2014


The Hive Theatre Company Exposed Series (2014-2015 Season, New York, NY) – Seeking submissions for a series of staged readings of new and underexposed plays. Three plays and one musical will be chosen for staged readings; at least one of those pieces will later be mounted as a full production. Scripts must be original and unpublished; no one-person shows. If submitting a musical, send no more than three songs via attachment in mp3 format. Submit full script, bio, character breakdown, and brief synopsis. NOTE: Electronic submissions only, in PDF format, with subject line “title of play/author’s last name.” NO FEE. Email: Literary.submissions.thehive@gmail.com, www.thehivetheatre.com, www.facebook.com/hive.theatre. Deadline: August 8, 2014


The Network One Act Play Festival (November 1-19, 2014, NYC) - Seeking 44 one act scripts to be produced as a part of their fall one act play festival, to be seen by industry professionals. Past winners have gone on to win Ovation Awards, full productions Off-Broadway, and have signed with NY top managers and agents. Fee: $250. There is a grand prize of $200 cash for Best Solo Play and Best Play. Please submit to PaulM@TheNetwork.com, or visit https://www.thenetworknyc.com/product/show/pid/4956. Deadline: August 9, 2014


Arena Stage Our War Monologue Competition (November 8, 2014, NYC) - In conjunction with our production of Our War and as part of The National Civil War Project, Arena Stage is holding a national competition for character monologue submissions written about the American Civil War. Selections may be fictitious or based on the writer's family history.
Up to three winners will receive a performance of their monologue at Arena Stage by members of the cast of Our War at a post-show public reading on November 6 following the 8:00 p.m. performance. Selected writers will also receive a session with American Voices New Play Institute Dramaturg Jocelyn Clarke, a listing in the Our War program and an award certificate.The winners will be notified by Arena Stage in September and the selected monologues will be posted on the Arena Stage website. Monologues should be no more than three minutes in length (on average, 600 words), and must in some way address or react to the American Civil War and how it reverberates in America today. Submissions will be read by Arena Stage staff and board, local theater artists and community partners. NO FEE. Submit your monologue, along with your name, address, phone number, email address, and name of college/university (if currently attending) toKogodCradle@ArenaStage.org. Deadline: August 11, 2014


The Naked Expedition Project’s Monthly Reading Series (September 2014, NYC) - The Naked Expedition Project (TNEP) is currently accepting submissions for their Monthly Reading Series kicking off this September 2014. Seeking short plays (15-20 minutes) written by female emerging & pre-emerging playwrights or plays that focus on women, women's issues, femininity, and/or gender. (Male playwrights encouraged to submit as long as the play focuses on women, women's issues, femininity, and/or gender). NO FEE. Submit to submissions@thenakedexpeditionproject.com. Electronic submissions only (PDF format- Attachment). Please include a brief synopsis, character breakdown, short bio & contact information. Visit http://thenakedexpeditionproject.com/ for more information. Deadline: August 15, 2014


**Green Light Productions GLO Festival** (November 2014, Santa Monica, CA) - Green Light Productions is accepting submissions for GLO: A one-act play festival of new plays written and directed by women. Founded in 2003, Green Light Productions is a nonprofit dedicated to producing and developing new work by women. For guidelines and submission info please visit: www.greenlightproductions.org. Electronic Submissions only. Please e-mail play in PDF format and GLO cover sheet to Alex Dilks Pandola: alex@greenlightarts.org.
Deadline: August 15th 2014.


The Yale Drama Series (New Haven, CT) – Seeking original, unpublished, full-length plays written in English. No translations, musicals, or children’s plays. The winner will receive the David C. Horn Prize of $10,000, publication of the manuscript by Yale University Press, and a staged reading at Lincoln Center Theater. The manuscript must begin with a title page that shows the play’s title, a 2-3 sentence keynote description of the play, a list of characters, and a list of acts and scenes. Please enter the title of your play, your name and contact information (including address, phone number, and email address), and a brief biography (optional) where indicated in the electronic submission form.  Plays should be typed and page-numbered and should follow professional play format. Do not bind or staple manuscripts. Only one submission per playwright per year. NOTE: See website for instructions for electronic submissions, which are preferred. NO FEE. Yale Drama Series, P.O. Box 209040, New Haven, CT 06520-9040, yaledramaseries@yale.edu, yalepress.yale.edu/yupbooks/drama.asp. Deadline: August 15, 2014


The Growing Stage New Play Reading Festival (November 7-9, 2014, Netcong, NJ) - This project is open to any unpublished and unproduced non-musical TYA scripts to be considered as one of four plays to be featured in the New Play-Reading Festival this coming season at The Growing Stage Theatre – The Children’s Theatre of New Jersey. The initial play readings will take place, one per day, November 7th through 9th . After the reading of each play, there will be a dialogue among the audience, performers and playwright. The second set of readings will take place, again, one per day, February 27th through March 1st. After the play readings in March, one of the four scripts will then be selected to be presented as a fully mounted production in The Growing Stage’s 2015/2016 season. NO FEE. Please send script submissions for the New Play-Reading Festival and subsequently for the 2014/2015 Main Stage to the company’s Production Manager and head of the festival, Steve Graham:  prdmgr@growingstage.com. Or to: The Growing Stage Theatre, Attn: Steve Graham, P.O. Box 36, Netcong, NJ 07857. If your script submission is an adaptation, we do ask that you also please include proof that you have permission from the author to adapt their work. Visit http://www.growingstage.com/new-play-reading-festival-submission/ for more details. Deadline: August 15, 2014


Acadiana Theatre Company (2015 Season, Lafayette, LA) – The Acadiana Repertory Theatre is now accepting submissions for one to two slots available in its 2015 Season, with the theme Only Adapt. Seeking full length shows (will accept one acts, as long as they are around 70-90 minutes) that fit the model of a newly written adaptation of a classic. The Acadiana Repertory Theatre is a small ensemble in Lafayette, Louisiana that is committed to producing and developing new works, and working hand in hand with playwrights to assist them in whatever stage of development their show might be in. For more information, visit http://www.acadianarep.org/. Please email scripts to our Artistic Director, Steven Landry,at stevenlandry@acadianarep.org. Deadline August 15, 2014


Stay Awake! Prism Festival ( October 23-November 1, 2014, Denver, CO) – A new Denver-based theater company - is now accepting submissions for its inaugural 10-minute play competition. Playwrights from around the world are invited to submit a 10-minute piece for our Prism Festival of new works. Each submitted play will be read by at least two professional theater artists. Plays must be no longer than 10 minutes, unproduced and original. A panel of professional theatre artists from around the US will select the winning plays. Preference will be given to plays that embrace Stay Awake!’s mission: Stay Awake! engages with the cultural and educational experience of our region through innovatively staged historic and uniquely creative original theatrical works that pose philosophical questions, actively confront the status quo, empower unheard voices, and awaken change. NO FEE. Apply via http://www.stayawaketheatre.org/submissions/prism-festival. Please be sure to check your SPAM folder for the confirmation message if you do not receive it within five minutes.. If you have any questions, please contact maryanne@stayawaketheatre.org. Deadline: August 20, 2014


Marin Theatre Company Prizes (Mill Valley, CA) – Two awards for new full-length plays by U.S. citizens: The Sky Cooper/Marin Theatre Company New American Play Prize awards $10,000, developmental workshop as part of the annual New Works Series, and consideration for full production; David Calicchio/Marin Theatre Company Emerging American Playwright Prize awards $2,500 and inclusion in MTC’s New Works staged reading series, plus travel and accommodations for the rehearsal period. No musicals, translations, adaptations, or individual one-acts. Collaborations welcome (prizes shared). Submitted play may not have received full-scale, professional production. Playwrights submitting to David Calicchio Prize may not have received a full-scale, professional production of ANY work. Both prizes: Plays and playwrights that have had workshop, reading, or non-professional productions are eligible. Submit a 2-page (maximum) abstract of the play including title, character breakdown, brief story synopsis, resume, and 10 pages of consecutive sample dialogue plus completed submission form (available on website). NOTE: No phone or e-mail inquiries. NO FEE. Jasson Minadakis, Artistic Director, Sky Cooper New American Play Prize OR The David Calicchio/Marin Theatre Company Emerging American Playwright Prize, Marin Theatre Company, 397 Miller Ave., Mill Valley, CA 94941, T: (415) 388-5200, skycooper@marintheatre.org OR davidcalicchio@marintheatre.org, http://marintheatre.org/productions/new-plays-program/new-play-awards/. Deadline: August 31, 2014


The Ten-Minute Musicals Project – Seeking complete original stage musicals that run between 7-20 minutes. Winners will be showcased in a full-length show comprised of selected works, and will receive a $250 royalty advance for each selected work, with an equal share of licensing royalties when produced. Any musical style or theatrical format is accepted. Maximum 10 performers. Submit printed script, lead sheets or piano score, a CD, tape, or DVD of either the entire piece or just the musical material, and a SASE if you want the materials returned. NOTE: Hard copy submissions only. NO FEE. The Ten-Minute Musicals Project, Michael Koppy, Producer, PO Box 461194, West Hollywood, CA 90046, http://www.tenminutemusicals.org/Annual_Competition.html. Deadline: August 31, 2014


Reston Community Players New Play Project (Monthly Readings, Reston, VA) – Seeking bold, passionate, innovative new scripts for public readings followed by talk-back sessions with the audience, author, performers, and other personnel. Several authors will be invited back for a second public reading and talk-back, this time with some minimal production elements such as costumes or set pieces. Eventually, one script will be selected for a full production at the Center Stage at the Reston Community Center. Authors will receive a royalty for each public reading. There are no limitations on theme, style, or subject matter; edgy, avant-garde works are welcome in addition to more traditional forms. Scripts must be full-length (90 minutes or longer). NOTE: Hard copy submissions only. Download submission form from website. NO FEE. The New Play Project, Reston Community Players, 268 Sunset Park Dr., Herndon, VA 20170, RestonNewPlays@aol.com, http://www.restonplayers.org. Deadline: August 31, 2014


Alumnae Theatre Company New Ideas Festival (March 11-29, 2015, Toronto, OT) - The Alumnae Theatre Company is dedicated to the production of adventurous, high-quality theatre not readily seen elsewhere, and to the promotion and skill development of women in theatre. Alumnae Theatre Company’s New Ideas Festival (NIF) is an annual, three-week juried festival of new plays, works-in-progress and experimental theatre. Each week a different program of up to four plays, as well as a workshopped reading on Saturday at noon, is presented.Scripts must be original works that have not been previously performed outside of a workshop. They may be in any genre or style, with a running time of 10 to 40 minutes; one act of a full-length play may also be accepted for production. Please include a cover page with the script/proposal, providing the play title, a list and description of characters (including age), and a short play synopsis. Send a separate contact page with the play title, playwright’s name and contact information, and a short bio (75 words or less). NIF does not provide feedback on submissions or return scripts. NIF will confirm receipt of submissions within two weeks, and scripts/proposals will be sent to the NIF reading committee. The 2015 festival lineup will be announced in early November, followed by cold reads of all chosen plays in early December. NO FEE. Scripts or proposals should be submitted electronically in PDF or Word format to NIFscripts@gmail.com. Deadline: September 5, 2014


Exit 7 Players New Short Play Contest (February 20-22, 2015, Ludlow, MA) - The Exit 7 New Short Play Contest will produce short plays by twelve playwrights in an exciting audience-participation format, awarding two winning writers a prize of $150 each. NO FEE. You may submit either one or two plays. Visit http://www.exit7players.org/shows/theexit7newshortpl/ for submission guidelines and to submit. Deadline: September 13, 2014


Y.E.S. Festival (April 16-26, Northern Kentucky University) - Submissions (ONE per playwright) must be full-length and should include a one-page synopsis and a cast list with brief character descriptions. A Y.E.S. entry form must accompany a submitted script. Selections will be made and winners notified no later than December 31, 2014. Returnable scripts will be mailed back after the winners have been notified. An honorarium of $500 will be awarded to each selected playwright as well as travel expenses and housing while attending the festival. NO FEE. Visit http://artscience.nku.edu/departments/theatre.html to download the form to submit. Deadline: September 30, 2014


Acadia University Theatre Company’s 22nd Annual Mini-Festival (January 2015, Acadia, Nova Scotia) - AUTC is looking for fresh new plays from new or experienced playwrights to stage at Acadia University Theatre Company’s 22nd Annual International MiniFest. This is a student-run festival coming up soon and would provide an excellent opportunity for playwrights to see their one act plays performed. NO FEE. For submission guidelines, please visit http://theatre.acadiau.ca/minifest.html. Deadline: October 15, 2014


Ensemble Studio Theatre/ Sloan Project (2015- 2016 Season, NYC) - The EST/Sloan Project commissions, develops and presents new works delving into how we view and are affected by the scientific world. These plays examine the struggles and challenges scientists and engineers face from moral issues to the consequences of their discoveries. Commissions will be awarded to individuals, groups and creative teams for full-length and one-act plays and musicals. Commissions range from $1000 to $10,000. Commission amounts are determined on a case-by-case basis, as are deadlines for drafts, finished work, and research support (if appropriate). Extant, full-length works may be submitted and are judged on a script-by-script basis by the EST/Sloan Project staff. Rewrite commissions for existing scripts range from $1,000 to $5,000.The EST/Sloan Project is open to a broad range of topics related to the issues, people, ideas, processes, leading-edge discoveries, inventions, and/or history of the "hard" sciences and technology. NO FEE. For information on submission guidelines, visit http://ensemblestudiotheatre.org/node/28. Deadline: November 1, 2014


365 Women a Year: A Playwriting Project (Facebook Group Project) – Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/429235263876823/ or search “365 Women a Year” on Facebook to request to join this writer’s group. They are seeking female identifying playwrights who want to join in their quest to write one acts about 365 women in history. A consolidated list of the historical women to choose from are listed at the top of page thread, and may be claimed by commenting on the post. Guidelines for submission can be found under the “files” tab on the group page. For questions, join the group and post a query.Deadline has been posted but historical figures are already being claimed, so join now if you want in on the fun! Deadline: December 31, 2014
Jewish Ensemble Theatre Festival of New Plays (West Bloomfield, MI) – Seeking scripts of unproduced plays, which will be presented by Rona Rones. Submit script by hard copy only. FEE: $10. David Magidson, Artistic Director, c/o The Jewish Ensemble Theatre, 6600 West Maple, West Bloomfield, MI 48322, T: (248) 788-2900, http://www.jettheatre.org/Jet/JET_Theatre.html. No Deadline Posted.


Mobtown Playwrights Group (Baltimore, MD) – Seeking new works by Baltimore Area writers. Scripts will be read in back-to-back weekends of public readings. The Mobtown Players will supply actors, directors, and marketing acumen. Playwrights will have a chance to revise their drafts based on feedback from the first weekend’s readings, and to rehearse those revisions for the second weekend’s readings. The goal for the final slot is to select one script to receive a full production by the Mobtown Players. Plays may be any length, genre, or style and may be written on any topic. You must be able to attend most rehearsals and each reading of your play. NOTE: Electronic submissions only. NO FEE. The Mobtown Theatre, 3600 Clipper Mill Rd. #114, Baltimore, MD, mobtownplaywrights@gmail.com, http://www.mobtownplayers.net/about/the-mobtown-playwrights-group. No Deadline Posted.

Ongoing Festivals/Calls for Entry


The Good Ear Review – Dedicated to publishing monologues that share a moment in time with the reader (and eventually, the audience). Seeking original monologues in all genres from established and emerging playwrights from across the globe to post on website. Playwrights may submit up to 3 monologues of 600-1000 words each. Monologues must be submitted electronically in the body of an e-mail; no attachments. Include setting, time, character, and any necessary set-up. Include a writer’s bio (do not exceed 60 words).  There is no fee or pay. submit@thegoodearreview.com, thegoodearreview.com/submission-guidelines/.
NOTE: For more ongoing opportunities, visit our Theatre Funding Archive.


Funding


Cullman Fellowship - The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers supports projects that draw on the research collections at The New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (formerly the Humanities and Social Sciences Library). The Center looks for top-quality writing from academics as well as from creative writers and independent scholars. It aims to promote dynamic conversation about the humanities, social sciences, and scholarship at the very highest level — within the Center, in public forums throughout the Library, and in the Fellows’ published work. Fellows are required to work at the Cullman Center, on the project for which they applied, for the duration of the fellowship term. Fellows may have a few prior brief commitments, but must limit research trips, attendance at scholarly meetings, and speaking engagements, and may not accept other major work obligations during the course of this fellowship. Anyone who needs to be away for more than two days must notify the Director or Deputy Director in advance. The Library will pro-rate stipends for Fellows who spend too much time away from the Center. Notification: March 2015. Award Period: September 8, 2015 - May 27, 2016. Stipend: $70,000 Deadline: September 26, 2014, 5 p.m. EST


Open Meadows Foundation Grants – Funding to individuals and to nonprofit organizations for projects that are led by and benefit women. Grants of up to $2,000 support projects that are designed and implemented by women and girls; reflect diversity of community served by project in both its leadership and organization; promote building community power; promote racial, social, economic, and environmental justice; and have limited financial access or have encountered obstacles in search for funding. In addition to general grants, Open Meadows has 6 special targeted funds: the Jeanne Meurer Indigenous Women’s Fund; the Ellen Dougherty Activist Fund for Young Women; the Edie Windsor Fund for Old Lesbians; the India Fund; the Patsy Lu Fund for Women’s Music Projects; and the Susan F. Eastman Fund for Environmental Activists. Organizational budget should not exceed $150,000; small and start-up organizations strongly encouraged to apply. Open Meadows Foundation, PO Box 1363, Bronx, NY 10475, T: (718) 885-0969, openmeadows@igc.org, www.openmeadows.org. Deadline: August 15, 2014
The Emily List Fund for Performing Arts Therapy – Supports theatre, dance, and music projects aimed at helping the sick and disadvantaged in the interest of making their lives better and brighter through the performing arts. Grants of up to $1,000 to fund instruments or equipment for a music therapist working in a hospital; scholarships for young people to attend theatre camp; travel expenses for a chorus or theatre group; space for a dancer working with disabled or elderly people; payment for an instructor teaching arts to patients; tickets for groups to attend theatre performances they otherwise could not… and any other proposal along those lines. Grants are focused in the Pioneer Valley and at Mass General Hospital. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis year-round. Download and complete application form (available on website) and submit by e-mail or postal mail. Emily List Fund for Performing Arts Therapy, Karen List, klist@journ.umass.edu. Visit http://emilylistfund.com/about.html for more details. Deadline: Rolling
Hawthornden Castle (Midlothian, Scotland) – International 1-month retreats for creative writers of all types from anywhere in the world to work without disturbance. Residency provides individual room/study in shared house and meals. Artist responsible for travel. Applicants must be published writers. Contact them for application instructions. NO FEE. Hawthornden Castle, Lasswade, Midlothian, EH18 1EG Scotland, United Kingdom, T: +44 131 4402180, FAX: +44 131 440 1989,http://www.transartists.org/air/hawthornden-castle.Deadline: Ongoing

Residencies


Recology Artist in Residence Program (2015, San Francisco Bay Area, CA) – Provides local artists working in all media the opportunity to create art using materials they gather from San Francisco’s refuse. Four-month residency includes 24-hour access to a 2,000-sq. ft. art studio, a monthly stipend, and an exhibit at the end of each residency. Open to professional artists who reside within one hour’s drive of San Francisco; students ineligible. Prior to applying, artists must take a tour of the recycling facilities, art studio, and sculpture garden (tours held on the third Saturday of each month at 10am). To reserve a spot and for more information, call Micah Gibson (number below). See website for complete guidelines and application instructions. NO FEE. AIR Program, Recology San Francisco, 501 Tunnel Ave., San Francisco, CA 94134, Contact: Micah Gibson, T: (415) 330-1414, mgibson@recology.com,
http://sunsetscavenger.com/AIR/apply.htm. Deadline: September 1, 2014


Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts Residency (January-June, 2015, Nebraska City, NE) – Two, four, six, or eight-week residencies between July and December for visual artists, writers, composers, interdisciplinary artists, and arts and arts education scholars.  Some “transitional” residencies reserved for recent masters degree program graduates.  Residents receive free housing and a studio as well as a $100 per week stipend. FEE: $35. See website for application form and requirements. Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, 801 3rd Corso, Nebraska City, NE 68410, T: 402-874-9600, info@khncenterforthearts.org,
http://www.khncenterforthearts.org. Deadline: September 1, 2014


MacDowell Colony (Up to eight weeks between February 1 – May 31, 2015, Peterborough, New Hampshire) – Residencies of up to eight weeks (average stay is five weeks) providing artists with time and space to create lasting works of the imagination. Artists in the disciplines of Architecture, Film/Video Arts, Interdisciplinary Arts, Literature, Music Composition, Theatre, and Visual Arts encouraged to apply. Artists collaborating on a project must submit individual application forms and appropriate work samples, but may submit a joint description of the work they intend to do at the Colony. In addition, you may submit an example of a collaborative work (either completed or a work in progress); specify workspace needs (i.e. separate studios). Submit application form (available on website), work sample, project description, and two references. Note: No e-mail applications. FEE: $30. The Admissions Coordinator, The MacDowell Colony, 100 High St., Peterborough, NH 03458, T: (603) 924-3886, admissions@macdowellcolony.org, www.macdowellcolony.org/apply.html. Receipt Deadline: September 15, 2014


Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (February-May, 2015, Amherst, VA) – Residencies for playwrights, screenwriters, performance artists, and video artists. Average stay is 4 weeks. Residents receive housing, all meals, and studios. Residents responsible for travel, materials, suggested contribution ($30 per day), and deposit ($50). Occasional full funding available. See website for application. FEE: $30. Virginia Center for the Arts, 154, San Angelo Dr., Amherst, VA 24521, T: (434) 946-7236, FAX: (434) 946-7239, vcca@vcca.com, www.vcca.com. Deadline: September 15, 2014

Jentel Artist Residency (January 15 – May 13, 2015, Banner, WY) – Residencies of an average of one month for visual artists and writers, including playwrights and screenwriters, who are 25 and older and live in the U.S. (citizenship not required). Organization provides housing, studio facilities, and a $400 stipend toward the cost of food and travel. Artists are responsible for travel, materials, and deposit ($100). Outreach opportunities are available, though not required. FEE: $20. Jentel Artist Residency, 130 Lower Piney Creek Rd., Banner, WY 82832, T: (307) 737-2311, FAX: (307) 737-2305, jentel@jentelarts.org, www.jentelarts.org. Deadline: September 15, 2014

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Theatre Funding News – July 2014 from Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, the League of Professional Theatre Women, and WomenArts

and WomenArts presents
Theatre Submission Opportunities
and Funding News – July 2014


*Opportunities in red are for selected populations.
**Opportunities starred and in red are for women only.


Playwright Festivals/Calls for Entry


Midtown International Theatre Festival - Special July Short Play Lab (July 25-27, 2014) - Seeking submissions for the first Short Play Lab being presented as a part of the MITF. Plays should be 1-10 pp. You produce the play whether or not you live in New York. The SPL provides the theatre. This Lab will take place in the WorkShop Theater Company's Jewel Box, 312 W. 36th St. 4th floor, New York, NY 10018. There are no fees, and the Short Play Lab keeps the door. Every production gets two performances. Productions must be non-union: no showcases please! (And no Equity waivers, either.) The most popular production in each program receives a cash prize of $75. Winners are determined by polling patrons after the performance. For questions, or to submit a script, email john.chatterton@gmail.com. Visit http://www.midtownfestival.org/ for more information. Deadline: July 1, 2014


Panglossian Production’s Pop Up Theater (August 2014, Williamsburg, VA) - Pop Up Theater is an annual performance of original ten-minute plays. Plays range from fully staged scenes to book-in-hand readings. The intent is for artists to get a work on its feet, in front of an audience, and see where it goes. The theme of each Pop Up Theater allows artists to find inspiration for a new story, focus an idea that has been stewing for a while, or dust off an old scene for a new life. The plays can be monologues, poems, skits, excerpts from larger plays, musical pieces, movement or dance, even performance art – as long as they fit the theme. You provide the work, and they help you with directors and actors. The performance will be staged for a live audience and will be live streamed on-line via HowlRoundTV on August 31. This year’s theme is What I Did On My Summer Vacation. To submit, email literary@panglossian.org. For submission guidelines, visit http://www.panglossian.org/and-the-livings-easy.html Deadline: July 1, 2014


Wordsmyth Theater - New Play Reading Series (2015, Houston, TX) Wordsmyth Theater is now accepting submissions for their 2015 New Play Reading Series. They are looking for full lengths and one acts. There will be six plays read throughout the year. One slot will be reserved for a Houston playwright; another for a bilingual play (English/any other language.) For submission guidelines, go to http://wordsmyththeater.org/play-submissions/. There you can fill out the form, and email your script to Julie Oliver at julie@wordsmyththeater.org Deadline July 3, 2014


South Street Players - Tri-State Theatre Festival (October 17-19, 2014, Spring Lake, NJ) - South Street Players (southstreetplayers.org) is seeking short (20 minutes or less), original, one-act plays for its 4th Annual Tri-State Theatre Festival. Seeking original comedic and dramatic one-act plays from playwrights currently living in the Tri-State area only (NJ, NY and PA). Plays must be 20 pages or less. Submissions of longer than 20 pages will be declined for consideration. No royalties or payment will be provided to playwrights should his or her play be chosen for the festival. Plays will only be accepted via email: southstreetoneacts@gmail.com. For guidelines, visit http://southstreetplayers.org/ Deadline July 4, 2014


The New York New Works Theatre Festival (First round August 20-28, 2014 NYC) - Premiering this August, accepting submissions of short plays (30 minutes or less). Festival panel features Broadway, Emmy and Tony award winning producers such as Paul Sladkus, Vincent Morano, Larry Kaye, Sjon Dowell, Julia Broder, Paula Levine, Lucia Kaiser and more. $500 grand prize, finalists will be contacted mid-July. For submission guidelines and to apply: http://nynwtheatrefestival.com/index.php/submissions/
Deadline July 6, 2014


Global Age Project at Aurora Theatre (February, 2015, Berkeley, CA) – Seeking plays that celebrate fresh, forward-looking visions of global significance for a festival of staged readings. The Global Age Project is a discovery and developmental vehicle established to encourage playwrights to address life in the 21st century and beyond. Seeking forward-thinking unproduced work from both established and emerging playwrights, the festival celebrates the diversity of perspectives, styles, voices, concerns, and stories that make up the world today and provides a development opportunity for plays that directly respond to our complicated present and our possible future  1 submission per playwright. Plays may be any length and any style; experimentation with innovative forms is encouraged. Subject matter should deal with the changing state of human relationships in this new century; historical plays set before the year 2000 will not be considered. Playwrights must be located in the U.S., Canada, or Mexico. Plays must be in English; no translations. NOTE: E-mail submissions only; submit through website.FEE: $20. GAP, Aurora Theatre Company, 2081 Addison St., Berkeley, CA 94704,  https://auroratheatre.org/index.php?option=com_theatre&view=tpage&id=82&Itemid=531. Deadline: July 15, 2014


Little Fish Theatre Pick of the Vine Short Play Production (January-February, 2015, San Pedro, CA) – Seeking short scripts (15 minutes maximum) that require no more than 10 actors and have minimal set requirements. Only one submission per playwright. Submit script in .doc or .pdf format with a cover sheet containing author name and contact information in one document. There will be a $50 flat fee royalty payment to playwrights per play produced. NOTE: Electronic submissions only. NO FEE. Little Fish Theatre, 777 Centre St., San Pedro, CA 90731,holly@littlefishtheatre.org, www.littlefishtheatre.org/. Deadline: July 15, 2014


Manhattan Repertory Theatre’s One Act Play Competition (Sept 10- Oct 2, 2014) - Seeking fully produced one act plays  (cast, directed and ready to perform) 7 minutes to 20 minutes in length for MRTʼs FALL ONE ACT PLAY COMPETITION. Non-equity only. NO FEE to apply, $150 fee once accepted. $1,000 prize for Best Play. Each play will be given four performances, plus two extra performances if chosen to advance to the finals. They will supply a technician to run sound and lights. For submission guidelines, visit http://manhattanrep.com/fall-one-act-play-competition-2014/. To submit, email manhattanrep@yahoo.com with “Fall One Act Competition” in the subject heading. They will contact you within a week to confirm acceptance. Deadline: July 21, 2014


**Athena Project** (March 20-April 5, 2015, Denver, CO) – Seeking submissions from Female playwrights for its Plays In Progress Series. Four new plays will be selected based on a blind submission process and given a dramaturg, director, designers, cast and workshop presentation during the festival. One play from the 2015 PIP Series will win a full production to be produced in March of 2016 festival, based on a combination of audience vote and board input. Only one submission per playwright, and no previously produced scripts. NO FEE. Athena Project, Literary Manager, Patrick Elkins-Zeglarski, pez@athenaprojectfestival.org, http://www.athenaprojectfestival.org. Deadline: July 31, 2014


**Shakespeare’s Sister Fellowship** (Four dedicated weeks in 2015, orientation meeting in December 2014) The Shakespeare’s Sister Fellowship provides a unique opportunity for a female playwright to be supported by three extraordinary institutions over the course of a year while she writes and develops a new play. In addition to a cash prize of $10,000, the playwright will receive residencies at three geographically distinct institutions—AROHO, Hedgebrook, and the Lark Play Development Center—each one providing a different kind of support at successive stages in the playwright’s process. The fellowship seeks to make possible for the playwright a breakthrough into the kind of new work she would not have had the freedom or the resources to create otherwise.
View the Shakespeare’s Sister Showcase to see announcements about the fellowship.
For submission guidelines and to apply, visit: http://aroomofherownfoundation.org/awards/shakespeares-sister/
Deadline: July 31, 2014


New Stage Theatre - Eudora Welty New Plays Series (May 2015, Jackson, MS) - Plays which have been produced professionally are ineligible. (Eligibility not affected by workshops, readings, community or academic production). Plays must be full length. No musicals or children's plays are accepted at this time. Please include with the script, a synopsis of the play, a character breakdown, production requirements, time and place, a production history, and playwright's biography. Mail hard copies of plays or letters of inquiry to the address below: manuscripts will be returned only if accompanied by self addressed and stamped envelope; acknowledgement of receipt only with enclosed SASE or postcard. Response time: 6-8 months for play submission. Playwrights are encouraged to continue to visit the website,www.newstagetheatre.com, for more information. Address: New Stage Theatre
Literary Department, 1100 Carlisle Street, Jackson, MS 39202. Deadline July 31, 2014


Write Now - Call for Theater for Young Audiences Scripts (April 23-26, 2015, Indiana Repertory Theatre) - If you have a play in progress for young audiences (grades K-12), please consider submitting it to Write Now, a national workshop and gathering. Four finalists will receive cash prizes, a week-long workshop with TYA professionals, and a rehearsed reading of their scripts for the TYA community. For more information on Write Now, visit www.writenow.co. To use the online form to enter, visit: http://writenow.co/competition/write-now-submission/. Deadline July 31, 2014


Wildclaw Theatre - DEATHSCRIBE Festival (December 2014, Chicago, IL) - Each December, WildClaw produces the DEATHSCRIBE Festival of Horror Radio Plays. DEATHSCRIBE is an open submission, international festival and writing competition. Writers may submit up to two radio plays to DEATHSCRIBE in any given year. Five scripts will be selected from all submissions. After being selected, there will be an opportunity for the authors to refine and revise these scripts (if deemed necessary) in collaboration with WildClaw Theatre Company. There will be a “Best of the Fest” award, with the winner chosen by a celebrity panel of judges on the night of performance to receive the coveted Bloody Axe Award. All submissions must be made electronically; please make sure your script is formatted correctly according to the guidelines (see below) and submit your script as an attachment to deathscribe2014@gmail.com. Please include the title of your play in the subject line. For submission guidelines, visit http://www.wildclawtheatre.com/deathscribe/ Deadline: August 1, 2014


The Yale Drama Series (New Haven, CT) – Seeking original, unpublished, full-length plays written in English. No translations, musicals, or children’s plays. The winner will receive the David C. Horn Prize of $10,000, publication of the manuscript by Yale University Press, and a staged reading at Lincoln Center Theater. The manuscript must begin with a title page that shows the play’s title, a 2-3 sentence keynote description of the play, a list of characters, and a list of acts and scenes. Please enter the title of your play, your name and contact information (including address, phone number, and email address), and a brief biography (optional) where indicated in the electronic submission form.  Plays should be typed and page-numbered and should follow professional play format. Do not bind or staple manuscripts. Only one submission per playwright per year. NOTE: See website for instructions for electronic submissions, which are preferred. NO FEE. Yale Drama Series, P.O. Box 209040, New Haven, CT 06520-9040, yaledramaseries@yale.edu, https://yup.submittable.com/submit/20322. Deadline: August 15, 2014


Acadiana Theatre Company (2015 Season, Lafayette, LA) - The Acadiana Repertory Theatre is now accepting submissions for one to two slots available in its 2015 Season, with the theme Only Adapt. Seeking full length shows (will accept one acts, as long as they are around 70-90 minutes) that fit the model of a newly written adaptation of a classic. The Acadiana Repertory Theatre is a small ensemble in Lafayette, Louisiana that is committed to producing and developing new works, and working hand in hand with playwrights to assist them in whatever stage of development their show might be in. For more information, visit http://www.acadianarep.org/. Please email scripts to our Artistic Director, Steven Landry, atstevenlandry@acadianarep.org. Deadline August 15, 2014


365 Women a Year: A Playwriting Project (Facebook Group Project) - Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/429235263876823/ or search “365 Women a Year” on Facebook to request to join this writer’s group. They are seeking female identifying playwrights who want to join in their quest to write one acts about 365 women in history. A consolidated list of the historical women to choose from are listed at the top of page thread, and may be claimed by commenting on the post. Guidelines for submission can be found under the “files” tab on the group page. For questions, join the group and post a query. Deadline has been posted but historical figures are already being claimed, so join now if you want in on the fun! Deadline December 31, 2014


Ongoing Festivals/Calls for Entry


The Good Ear Review – Dedicated to publishing monologues that share a moment in time with the reader (and eventually, the audience). Seeking original monologues in all genres from established and emerging playwrights from across the globe to post on website. Playwrights may submit up to 3 monologues of 600-1000 words each. Monologues must be submitted electronically in the body of an e-mail; no attachments. Include setting, time, character, and any necessary set-up. Include a writer’s bio (do not exceed 60 words).  There is no fee or pay. submit@thegoodearreview.com, thegoodearreview.com/submission-guidelines/.


Funding


NEA Art Works Grants – Supports the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts with grants from $10,000-$100,000 to organizations. Open to Arts Education projects that have lifelong learning in the arts as their primary outcome. Innovative projects are strongly encouraged. This deadline is specifically for school-based projects that are directly connected to the school curriculum and instructional program. Activities may take place in or outside the school building at any time of day, including after-school and summer programs. Application must be submitted through the NEA website; allow ample time to prepare the application and deal with technical difficulties that frequently arise on the site. See website for complete guidelines. National Endowment for the Arts, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20506, http://arts.gov/grants-organizations/art-works/arts-education (scroll down to second project on page for this particular deadline). Deadline: July 24, 2014


Alliance for California Traditional Arts Grant Programs – Three programs to support folk and traditional arts, defined as art forms that are learned as part of the cultural life of a group of people whose members share a common heritage, language, religion, occupation, or region:


Apprenticeship Program – Encourages the continuation of the state’s traditional arts and cultures by contracting master artists to offer intensive, one-on-one training to qualified apprentices. A master artist is someone who is recognized as an exemplary practitioner of a traditional art form by his or her community and peers. Prospective apprentices should demonstrate investment and developed skill in the specific art form they wish to continue learning. Master artist and apprentice must apply together. Each $3,000 contract will support a 6-12-month period of concentrated learning. Contact: Russell Rodriguez, Program Manager, T: (415) 269-0026, rrodriguez@actaonline.org, http://www.actaonline.org/content/apprenticeship-program. Deadline: August 1, 2014


Living Cultures Grants Program – Funds nonprofit organizations and organizations working with fiscal sponsors to support exemplary projects in the traditional arts in California. Eligible projects include public presentations; workshops and gatherings; equipment and materials purchases; conservation, creation or acquisition of traditional arts items; intergenerational classes or educational programs within a community; documentation of traditional arts, skills, ceremonies, beliefs, or performances; media, web, and print publications; professional and leadership development; and endangered language acquisition projects when carried out within the context of traditional art forms. Limited to organizations with budgets under $250,000. Awards are generally limited to $5,000; a small number of grants of up to $7,500 may be awarded to projects that demonstrate significant impact on a particular cultural tradition. Contact: Lily Kharrazi, Program Manager, T: (415) 346-5200, lilyk@actaonline.org, http://www.actaonline.org/content/living-cultures-grants-program. Deadline: August 1, 2014


Traditional Arts Development Program – Contracts of up to $1,500 to support consultancies, mentorships, and travel opportunities that foster a new level of growth for individual folk and traditional artists and organizations engaged in the field in California. Individuals and organizations may apply. Contact: Russell Rodriguez, Program Manager, T: (415) 269-0026, rrodriguez@actaonline.org,
http://www.actaonline.org/content/traditional-arts-development-program. Deadline: Rolling (allow 30 days for application review)


**Open Meadows Foundation Grants** – Funding to individuals and to nonprofit organizations for projects that are led by and benefit women. Grants of up to $2,000 support projects that are designed and implemented by women and girls; reflect diversity of community served by project in both its leadership and organization; promote building community power; promote racial, social, economic, and environmental justice; and have limited financial access or have encountered obstacles in search for funding. In addition to general grants, Open Meadows has 6 special targeted funds: the Jeanne Meurer Indigenous Women’s Fund; the Ellen Dougherty Activist Fund for Young Women; the Edie Windsor Fund for Old Lesbians; the India Fund; the Patsy Lu Fund for Women’s Music Projects; and the Susan F. Eastman Fund for Environmental Activists. Organizational budget should not exceed $150,000; small and start-up organizations strongly encouraged to apply. Open Meadows Foundation, PO Box 1363, Bronx, NY 10475, T: (718) 885-0969, openmeadows@igc.org, www.openmeadows.org. Deadline: August 15, 2014


The Emily List Fund for Performing Arts Therapy – Supports theatre, dance, and music projects aimed at helping the sick and disadvantaged in the interest of making their lives better and brighter through the performing arts. Grants of up to $1,000 to fund instruments or equipment for a music therapist working in a hospital; scholarships for young people to attend theatre camp; travel expenses for a chorus or theatre group; space for a dancer working with disabled or elderly people; payment for an instructor teaching arts to patients; tickets for groups to attend theatre performances they otherwise could not… and any other proposal along those lines. Grants are focused in the Pioneer Valley and at Mass General Hospital. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis year-round. Download and complete application form (available on website) and submit by e-mail or postal mail. Emily List Fund for Performing Arts Therapy, Karen List, 1671 South East St., Amherst, MA 01002,klist@journ.umass.edu, http://emilylistfund.com/about.html. Deadline: Rolling


Residencies


UMass New Play Lab Paid Residencies (March 24-April 5, 2014, Amherst, MA) – Aims to develop two exceptional new scripts per year in cooperation with visionary playwrights. Two playwrights will be chosen for concurrent 10-day residencies during the mainstage production period of their scripts as public staged readings directed and dramaturged by UMass graduate students and performed by UMass undergraduate actors. Each playwright receives accommodation and a $750 honorarium. Playwright responsible for travel arrangements and meals. Submitted plays must be full-length; no musicals. Submit manuscript in PDF format by e-mail, including a concise playwright bio and development history of the play in the body of the e-mail. NO FEE. newplaylab@theater.umass.edu, http://www.umass.edu/theater/newplaylab.php. Deadline: July 1, 2014


Santa Fe Art Institute (1-3 months, year-round, Santa Fe, NM) – Residencies between 1-3 months for creative artists in all fields, including film and media artists, performing artists, and writers. Organization provides: housing and studios, including access to the College of Santa Fe’s performance and moving-image arts facilities and the Institute’s digital media lab and exhibition/installment space. Residents are encouraged to participate in the Institute’s outreach program, including public presentations of work, workshops, and individual critiques with students in the community. Residents are responsible for residency fee ($1,000 per month), refundable key deposit ($150), meals, travel, and materials. Most artists receive financial support from the Institute. See website for application. FEE: $35. Artist and Writer Residencies, PO Box 24044, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM, 87502, Contact: Katie Avery, Residency Director, T: (505) 424-5050, FAX: (505) 424-5050, kavery@sfai.org, www.sfai.org. Deadline: July 6, 2014


Yaddo (year-round, Saratoga Springs, NY) – Residencies of an average of 5 weeks for writers, media artists, visual artists and performing artists working at the professional level in their fields. Facilities include dance/choreography studios, exhibition/installation spaces, metal shop, music studio, and performing arts space. Residency provides housing, meals, studio, travel assistance, and materials stipend. Artists responsible for additional materials or travel costs. FEE: $30 plus fee for media uploads. Yaddo, P.O. Box 395, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, T: (518) 584-0746, FAX: (518) 584-1312, yaddo@yaddo.org, www.yaddo.org. Deadline: August 1, 2014


Hawthornden Castle (Midlothian, Scotland) – International 1-month retreats for creative writers of all types from anywhere in the world to work without disturbance. Residency provides individual room/study in shared house and meals. Artist responsible for travel. Applicants must be published writers. Contact them for application instructions. NO FEE. Hawthornden Castle, Lasswade, Midlothian, EH18 1EG Scotland, United Kingdom, T: +44 131 4402180, FAX: +44 131 440 1989, http://www.transartists.org/air/hawthornden-castle. Deadline: Ongoing


Other Resources


**Plum Alley** - Curated crowdfunding platform focused specifically on supporting women entrepreneurs, women in the arts and media, and organizations that benefit women and girls. Their website provides resource material on creating a successful project, the benefits of crowdfunding and how it works on their platform. They have also teamed up with Flexcel Networks, a female-founded third party company that specializes in flexible assignments for vetted professionals: if you choose, they can connect you with professionals ready to aid your project in the field of video, communications, marketing/PR, and project management. They follow the ‘all-or-nothing’ project model, project creators will only receive funds they’ve raised if the funding goal has been met within the dictated timeframe. A total 7.9% fee applies for Plum Alley and credit card services; the project creator will see 92.1% of total funds raised. Visit https://plumalley.co/en/projects.

USA Projects – Crowdfunding platform open to artists who have received a grant or award from a distinguished arts organization (see website for a list of qualifying organizations and artist eligibility requirements and application). Projects are based on an “all or nothing” model in which artist sets a minimum fundraising goal and a deadline by which to raise the funds. If artist meets or exceeds goal, she/he receives all the donations; if not, donors are not charged and artist does not receive funds. USA Projects has a 75% success rate (compared to 45% on similar platforms), and raises matching funds so that each project receives a direct contribution of an average of 16% from USA Projects. Artist receives 81% of every dollar pledged, with 3% going toward credit card and bank processing fees, and the rest going toward USA Projects for administration and reinvestment in projects. All donations made through USA Projects are tax-deductible. USA Projects provides each artist with a personal coach for support and guidance through the fundraising process. See website to set up an artist profile page and find out if you are eligible. Contact: Kris Kuramitsu, T: (323) 857-5857,krisk@unitedstatesartists.org, www.unitedstatesartists.org.

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Newsletter IV:5May 2014
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We are so pleased to announce our newest Affiliate Member Organizations: Works by Women and The Lambs,Inc.
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 LPTW Oral History: 5/5 at 6PM


Oral History: Tony-Award Winning Actress Bebe Neuwirth interviewed by Arts-Journalist Patrick Pacheco

Bruno Walter Auditorium,  
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center
(65th Street & Amsterdam Ave)
Monday, May 5 at 6PM
Free Admission, Seating first come first served
Women in the Arts & Media Coalition Members may RSVP to ludovica@theatrewomen.org
This program is produced by Betty Corwin.
This program is made possible by the generous support of the Betty R. and Ralph Sheffer Foundation.



 
NYWIFT presents:
Womens' Work: Film , TV, Musical Theatre and Game Composers
Event: Wednesday May 14, 2014

"Women in general rarely get any press within the film and television industry, which contributes to the perception that there are no women composing for film and television, 
which contributes to the perception that there are no women to hire for the good films that get the press and eventually the awards nominations, extending the decades long lack of women getting awarded in the industry, which feeds the perception that there are no women composers, and the cycle continues. 
I hear it and see it all the time".
- Female Music Executive in a piece of private correspondence
Our panel of talented musical storytellers is sure to ignite a lively and engaging discussion about the issues facing female composers. With first class credits across a wide variety of disciplines, panelists will share career strategies, major issues within the industry and some juicy anecdotes along the way. 

Come for a new perspective on the universal concerns of composers:
temp scores, sample libraries, copyright agreements between director and composers, vertical layering in game composition, collaboration on big Broadway shows and more!

Date/Time: Wednesday, May 14, 2014
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Pricing: Free
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Location: Lenox Hill Neighborhood House
331 East 70th Street
(Between 1st & 2nd Aves)
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Equality Parade: 5/8 at 5:30PM

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VISIBILITY ~ ADVOCACY ~ EQUALITY

March in the Second Annual Women Stage the World Equality Parade
Thursday, May 8th ~ Arrival: 5:30 pm  RAIN OR SHINE
at the tunnel at Circle in the Square 50-51st, Bway-8th Ave
Dress: in the costume of a famous theatre woman or in white, purple or black. 
Sign in: Suffrage-style sashes will be issued to the first 70 people to arrive
The team will distribute signs. (Or bring a sign that says, "NAME OF MY ORGANIZATION Supports Equality.")
AGENDA:
5:55PM - photo and video opportunity
6:00PM - The Parade steps off, led by LPTWomen Co-Presidents
The parade will snake through the Broadway theatre district.



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