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PWSA event Thursday 10/9 at 7pm


PWSA is presenting a concert for the benefit of the Episcopal Actors' Guild next Thursday, Oct.  9th at Guild Hall, 1 East 29th St. (part of the Little Church Around the Corner) at 7:00 p.m.  Proceeds will go to to EAG's Emergency Aid & Relief Fund.  The concert is featuring Marni Nixon, of movie musical fame.  She is the singer whose voice is heard in My Fair Lady, West Side Story and The King and I films.

Suggested donation is $20, but that is a suggestion, not a ticket price.

Actors' Guild website:  THE  EPISCOPAL  ACTORS'  GUILD  
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PWSA Audition Notice

Professional Women Singers Association (PWSA), a 501 (c) (3) non-profit membership organization is holding auditions in NYC on Sunday, May 18, 2014.  There are two levels of auditions, both of which include feedback from the judging panel.  You may audition for performing membership in the group or you may audition for feedback, only. Our adjudicating panel consists of leading professionals in singing, stage directing, artist management and collaborative artists.  


Professional Women Singers Association (PWSA), a 501 (c) (3) non-profit membership organization is holding auditions in NYC on Sunday, May 18, 2014.  There are two levels of auditions, both of which include feedback from the audition panel.   You may audition for performing membership in the group or you may audition for feedback, only. Our adjudicating panel consists of leading professionals in singing, stage directing, artist management and collaborative artists. 

Now in its 32nd year, PWSA is a networking group of women singers, founded to support the work of women singers and promote musical excellence.  We offer learning opportunities, including: master classes with professionals in our field, workshops, community outreach concerts, and meetings that capitalize on skills shared among a diverse membership at all stages in their careers.   PWSA does not have a professional staff, relying on volunteer officers drawn from the membership and Board of Directors.  Performing membership benefits include free admission to meetings and workshops, participation in outreach concerts, connection with artists and professionals outside PWSA via its advertising and network memberships, and listing on the PWSA website (currently undergoing an overhaul).  Affiliate (non-singing) membership is also available.  Membership fees: $115 for Performing Members and $50 for Affiliate Members.  Union affiliation and/or management not required.  To be contacted for an audition, please go to our website and fill out the online form: www.womensingers.org .  There is a $25 audition fee payable in advance.  For more information, please email us at: info@womensingers.org .

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Member/ Affiliate Member Organizations


Member Organizations

The Women in the Arts and Media Coalition, Inc. is composed of member organizations which combine their efforts to work toward the advancement of women in the performing arts and media. 

165 West 46th Street
NYC NY 10036
212-869-8530 
AEA is the labor union that represents professional performers and stage managers in the legitimate theatre throughout the United States. It negotiates minimum wages and working conditions for its members, administers contracts and enforces the provisions of its agreements with employers. It also participates in various projects for the benefit of the theatre industry. 

New York, NY 10016
212-532-0800 
AFTRA represents actors, singers, dancers, announcers disc jockeys, newscasters, sportscasters and others who perform live or on tape on radio or television, and singers who work in the recording industry. It negotiates and administers contracts on behalf of its members and provides them an opportunity to develop their professional skills. 

Dramatists Guild, Inc. (DG)1501 Broadway.Suite 701
New York, NY 10036
212-398-9366 
The Dramatists Guild is the professional association of playwrights, composers and lyricists. It works to protect the rights of dramatists and to improve the conditions under which they work. 
Mail: c/o Rachel Reiner
35 W. 64 St. Apt. 4-D
New York, NY 10023 
Information Hotline: (888) 297-3117
Other calls: 545-505-1822
The League, the founding member of NYCWAM, is an advocacy organization dedicated to reinforcing the positive image of women, promoting their visibility and increasing their opportunities in American professional theatre.

New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT)6 East 39th Street, Suite 1200
New York, NY 10016
212-679-0870
NYWIFT is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to helping women reach the highest levels of achievement in film, television and other programming media. The membership includes people working in all areas of film, television and new media. With a network of 40 chapters representing 10,000 people around the world, NYWIFT produces many innovative and educational programs. 

Screen Actors Guild (SAG)360 Madison Avenue, 12th Floor
NY, NY 10017
212-944-1030 
SAG is the national labor union that represents performers in motion pictures, television programs and commercials, industrial and interactive projects. Through its National Women's Conference Committee, the Guild works to promote employment opportunities for female performers and to improve the image of women portrayed in entertainment. 

New York, NY 10036
212-391-1070 
SSDC is the national independent labor representative for directors and choreographers who work in the American professional theatre. It provides protections, services and benefits to members, with jurisdiction over Broadway, Off-Broadway, League of Professional Resident Theatres, and other stages. The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation supports and develops theatre professionals with information, training and opportunities.  

555 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10036
212-767-7800
WGAE is a labor union representing professional writers in the motion picture, television and radio industries. Guild agreements, achieved through collective bargaining, furnish members with protection in such areas as fees, payment, rights in material, credits and arbitration of disputes. 


Affiliate Member Organizations*

WomenArts
3739 Balboa Street #181
San Francisco, CA 94121
Phone: (415) 751-2202
The Fund for Women Artists helps women do their creative work by directing funds to artists, building audiences through the WomensArtNetwork online listings, providing information on funding resources, and advocacy.
The Rehearsal Club
111 Great Hill Rd
Ridgefield, CT 06877
The Rehearsal Club and the women who lived there are the basis for the Edna Ferber & George S. Kauffman play, Stage Door. Closed down in 1976, the women of the RC alumnae support and encourage the networking and mentoring of aspiring young women while serving as a catalyst to encourage the creation of similar "Rehearsal Club" housing in Manhattan.
The Women's Media Center
212-563-0680
212-563-0688 (fax)
350 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10118
The Women's Media Center's mission is to assure that women and women's experiences are reflected in the media just as women are present everywhere in the real world; that women are represented as local, national, and global sources for subjects of the media; and that women media professionals have equal opportunities for employment and advancement.
Women Make Movies
462 Broadway, Suite 500WS
New York, NY 10013
212-925-0606
212-925-2052
Women Make Movies facilitates the production, promotion, distribution and exhibition of independent films and videotapes by and about women, facilitates the development of feminist media, and addresses the under representation of women in film.
Dancers Over 40, Inc. 
P.O. Box 237098
New York, NY 10023
212-330-7016 
Dancers Over 40, Inc. was created as a not-for-profit organization to provide a community of support in response to the fiscal -- as well as physical - needs of mature dancers, choreographers and related artists. Our goals are to seek educational opportunities, present seminars, socials and panel discussions on topics important to mature dancers concerned about their ability to continue to live and work in a creative environment and continue the legacy to those dancers about to begin their journey.

Professional Women Singers Association 
Ansonia Station , P.O. Box 231162
New York, NY 10023 

Founded in 1982, the Professional Women Singers Association advances careers of women singers and promotes musical excellence. It functions as a network of distinguished women singers who support each other in their professional work in opera, musical theater, concert and cabaret performance, and sacred music in churches and synagogues. 
*Affiliate Membership, a newer category of association with WAM Coalition, is available to organizations that support the mission and goals of WAM Coalition but, because they are not membership organizations, are ineligible as a Member Organization. For more information about Affiliate Membership, email us.

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