“Little Stones” Documentary on Global Women’s Empowerment Through Art
Mar
11
3:00 PM15:00

“Little Stones” Documentary on Global Women’s Empowerment Through Art

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March 11

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Website: http://www.atlasarts.org/event/atlas-presents-little-stones/2018-03-11/

Little Stones weaves together the personal stories of four women artists from across the world who dedicate their lives to empowering women and survivors of gender-based violence.  Using their individual art forms of painting, dance, design, and music, these women celebrate creative, entrepreneurial, and arts-therapy based solutions to the most pressing challenges facing women globally.

**Screening on Sunday, March 11, 2018 includes a lecture/demonstration, film screening and post screening panel discussion with artists from the film.

  • Lecture/Demonstration, 3:00-3:45pm, “Healing Sex-Trafficking Survivors Through Dance” with Sohini Chakraborty
  • Little Stones Film Screening, 4:00-5:30pm
  • Artist Panel Discussion, 5:30-6:00pm

Panelists:

  • Panmela Castro – Graffiti Artist + Founder Rede Nami
  • Fatou Diatta aka. Sister Fa – Hip-hop Musician + Activist
  • Anna Taylor – Founder + Fashion Designer, Judith + James
  • Sohini Chakraborty – Founder/Director, Kolkata Sanved
  • Sophia Kruz – Director/Producer, Little Stones + Co-Founder, Driftseed
  • Meena Singh – Cinematographer, Little Stones + Co-Founder, Driftseed
  • Mehraj Khatoon – Survivor + Dancer, Kolkata Sanved

Visiting Artist + Lecturer: Sohini Chakraborty – Founder/Director, Kolkata Sanved
Sohini Chakraborty is an Ashoka Fellow, Ph.D scholar, sociologist and dance activist. Sohini uses dance and movement as a therapeutic method of recovery, rehabilitation and self-expression for survivors of trafficking and violence. In this lecture/demonstration, Sohini will be joined by a former trafficking victim who is now a professional dancer and member of Kolkata Sanved’s dance therapy team. Both women will share their inspiring stories of survival, perseverance, and love of dance.

American Dance Therapy Association will offer both ADTA continuing education credits for dance therapists and NBCC (National Board of Certified Counselor) credits for counselors for the Sunday event, and is equivalent to  2.75 CE credits. Please contact the ADTA and NBCC for more information on continuing education credits. Attendees will need to attend the event in its entirety from 3:00-6:00 PM. 

This event is part of the Little Stones Artist Residency, which is a project of the nonprofit organization Driftseed. Driftseed seeks to empower women and girls through documentary film and storytelling. 

The Little Stones Artist Residency was supported by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

Venue: Atlas Center for the Performing Arts

1333 H St NE
Washington, DC 20002

 
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A Brown and A White Mexican Take the Stage!
Mar
10
1:00 PM13:00

A Brown and A White Mexican Take the Stage!

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March 10

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Website:: https://www.facebook.com/events/357217884756932

A proud and righteous Chicana and a White Mexican get you to thinking…”what makes us who we are?” Theresa Donahoe’s “Confessions of a White Mexican” and Irma Herrera’s “Your Name is WHAT?” provide insights into the assumptions we make about others based on our perceptions of who they are and where they fit into society’s pecking order. You’ll CRINGE and LAUGH and leave a tad bit more enlightened and informed. Go here for tickets:
https://themarsh.org/civicrm/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm/event/register&reset=1&id=2288

Venue: The Marsh

1062 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 

 
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Catching Sight of Thelma & Louise
Mar
10
11:30 AM11:30

Catching Sight of Thelma & Louise

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March 10

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Website: http://www.womensfilmfest.com/festival-passes

An award-winning documentary, Catching Sight of Thelma & Louise, screens in New York City at the Women’s International Film and Arts Festival (WIFF) on Saturday, March 10th at 11:30 a.m.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Jennifer Townsend, Director. The Festival takes place at The Village East Cinemas. Based on  viewers’ reactions to ‘Thelma & Louise’ in 1991, the film, at its essence, is about how women experience the world. It is timely, powerful and authentic. This film reminds us that one of the reasons women identify with Thelma and Louise is because they were ‘MeToo’ women. Visit www.CatchingSightOf.com for more information.

Venue: The Village East Cinemas

181 -189 2nd Avenue
New York, NY 10003

 
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Azul Otra Vez (Blue, Revisited)
Mar
9
7:00 PM19:00

Azul Otra Vez (Blue, Revisited)

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March 9

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Website: https://www.bricartsmedia.org/events-performances/tatiana-pandiani-azul-otra-vez-blue-revisited-work-progress

Azul Otra Vez (Blue, Revisited(work-in-progress) is a musical adaptation of Rubén Darío’s poetry and short stories created and directed by Tatiana Pandiani, with book writer Melis Aker, composer/lyricist Jacinta Clusellas, and choreographer Paloma Munoz.

The piece combines the author’s main characters into one tale about a king who selects entertainers to live and work on his land. When a poet arrives, he introduces the king and his people to the power of words and stories. The book and lyrics are in Spanish with simultaneous English translation, and the score is a Latin jazz and folklore fusion.

Recurring Event

Venue: BRIC House Artist Studio

647 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, 11217 

 
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TEA FOR THREE: Lady Bird, Pat & Betty
Mar
9
2:00 PM14:00

TEA FOR THREE: Lady Bird, Pat & Betty

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March 9

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Cost: $15 - $20

Website: https://www.rvccarts.org

What is it like for a woman when her husband becomes the President of the United States – and she is suddenly thrust into the spotlight?

Share the hopes, fears, quirks and loves of Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon and Betty Ford in what Mrs. Nixon called “the hardest unpaid job in the world.”

See Emmy Award-winning actress Elaine Bromka as Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon, and Betty Ford in her Off-Broadway solo show now touring the country.

Venue: Raritan Valley Community College

118 Lamington Rd
Branchburg, NJ 08876

 
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William Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor
Mar
8
8:30 PM20:30

William Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor

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March 8

8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/357408684740122

Cone Man Running Productions in Association with Queensbury Theatre
present a Boiling Point Players production of

An all-female version of
William Shakespeare’s
The Merry Wives of Windsor
Directed by Christine Weems

Please park in the adjacent garage. Parking ticket will be validated.

Falstaff. Seduction. Cuckolds. Young Love. Schemes. So many schemes…

The greedy Falstaff aims to seduce two wealthy married women in the hopes of getting his hands on their fortunes. However, numerous townspeople are quick to interfere by means of lust, jealousy and revenge. With plots abounding, this comedy ventures into the timeless themes of scheming and young love.

Mistress Ford: Annie Wild
Mistress Page: Renata Smith
Falstaff: Autumn Clack
Ford: Ruth McCleskey
Page: Hannah Thalenberg
Sir Hugh Evans: Rachel Brownhill
Dr. Caius: Esme LeJeune
Anne Page/Robin: Ally Oliphant
Fenton: Megan Nix
Slender: Kacie Adams
Shallow: Lynn Johnson Ruthrauff
Mistress Quickly: Yunina Barbour-Payne
Nim: Shanon Adame
Pistol: Melissa Huckabay
Host: Alice Rhoades
Simple/John: Stephanie Kelso
Rugby/Robert: Rebecca Bernstein

Venue: Queensbury Theatre

12777 Queensbury Ln
Houston, TX 77024 

 
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What Do the Women Say: Dismantling Patriarchy
Mar
8
8:00 PM20:00

What Do the Women Say: Dismantling Patriarchy

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March 8

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/344160626067265

Golden Thread’s annual celebration of International Women’s Day showcases the work of leading Middle Eastern women artists that are working to expose and eradicate toxic masculinity at home, at work, and on the national stage.

Featuring:

  • A presentation by Yemeni-American visual artist Yasmine Diaz about her collage series, One Way or Another;
  • A dramatic reading by Atosa Melody Babaoff of the short story “White Torture” by Iranian author Farnoosh Moshiri;
  • A performance by Lebanese-American singer Naima Grace Shalhoub featuring music from her album Live in San Francisco County Jail;
  • An excerpt from the documentary film The Judge by Erika Cohn and Sara Maamouri about the Arab world’s first woman Sharia judge.

After the presentations, Founding Artistic Director Torange Yeghiazarian will facilitate a conversation with the participating artists and the audience. The full program is 100 minutes without intermission.

Reem’s California will sell food in the lobby starting at 6pm.

Golden Thread thanks our sponsors for this event:
Brava! for Women in the Arts
WomenArts
Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies at San Francisco State

Venue: Brava

2781 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110

 
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Salon sYmphoNY 2018: Intl Women’s Day event
Mar
8
7:30 PM19:30

Salon sYmphoNY 2018: Intl Women’s Day event

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March 8

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/177271203000710

CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN ARTISTS on INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY in NYC on
Thursday, March 8th, 2018

Dixon Place presents a celebration of international women artists from history and the here and now on International Women’s Day.

New York-based women artists pay homage to a woman artist from their chosen homeland, representing more than 25 nations in tribute to women’s artistry across the globe. This year includes a small visual art exhibition that runs during the month of March.

A multi-disciplinary event, including monologues, songs, dance & commentaries, celebrates the legacy of cultural riches created by women around the world & sustained today by international women creatives living in The City of New York.

Working with The OPTimistiks theatre collective, the International Women Artists’ Salon looks forward to its 7th collaboration with the League of Professional Theatre Women and their International Committee as well as dozens of other independent artists, from all disciplines.

Salon sYmphoNY first found its voice in the Lounge at Dixon Place in 2012. Seven years strong, the chorus of women’s artistry from around the World has graduated to the DP Mainstage, inviting more people than ever to join the celebration.

Dixon Place is the venue for the event on Thursday, March 8th, doors open for mingling in the Cocktail Lounge at 7pm; Mainstage begins at 7.30pm for a 90-minute showcase (no intermission) with mingling and celebrating in Dixon Place’s Lounge thereafter; for all who are inspired by women artists.

Add your favorite woman artist to our IWAS Map of Honor!

Please purchase your tickets early to guarantee a seat for this incredible sYmphoNY of women’s voices:

https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/10248966

Advance reservations are recommended for discounted tickets: $14 (senior, student, idNYC) and $17 general advance

At the door tickets, subject to availability, will be:
$17(senior, student, idNYC) and $20 general admission

Stay tuned for updates of our line up of countries and artists and their honorees below.

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General questions/sponsorships: email womenartsalon@gmail.com

Press contact: Heidi Russell at
heidirussellpublicist@gmail.com or 646.272.8879

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This event is presented by Dixon Place, an incubator for artists since 1986, and non-profit organization committed to supporting the creative process by presenting original works of theater, dance, music, puppetry, literature, performance and visual art at all stages of development. Dixon Place is the only non-profit theatre of its sizes to operate a full service cocktail lounge where all profits support its invaluable mission.
161A Chrystie Street, New York City 10002
http://www.dixonplace.org | @dixonplace | facebook.com/dixonplace

International Women Artists’ Salon, a cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural organization of women making art in the world today.
womenartsalon.blogspot.com

The OPTimistiks Collective, International Theatre Artists Learning & Living in New York City
Keep it+! http://www.theoptimistiks.org

League of Professional Theatre Women, a not-for-profit organization that seeks to promote visibility and increase opportunities for women in the Professional Theatre
http://www.theatrewomen.org

Venue: Dixon Place

161A Chrystie St
New York, NY 10002

 
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Las Hociconas
Mar
8
7:30 PM19:30

Las Hociconas

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Date: March 8

Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/582704792081473

Studio Grand Oakland & Sarita Ocón present:

LAS HOCICONAS:
An Evening of Culminating Performances / Artist Showcase and Community Celebration
March 8th (International Womxn’s Day) and March 9th, 2018

DOORS OPEN AT 7:00PM / PERFORMANCES AT 7:30PM

Join us for the culminating performance showcases of Las Hociconas Lab! Las Hociconas Lab Residency is a new theatre arts initiative designed to nurture a new generation of cis-gender womxn, queer, trans, and gender expansive artists of color voices in the Bay Area.

Our event is FREE and open to all! Donations welcomed at the door for continued support of the artists and Studio Grand.

Performances by: Tierra Allen, Layel Camargo, Erika Vivianna Céspedes, Jordan Maria Don, Alejandra Fernandez García, Katherine Garcia, Lauren Andrei Garcia, Lorena Lopez, Jasmine Milan Williams, Ciclady Rodriguez, April Silva, and Ashley Smiley.

Hocicona (oh-see-ko-na)
noun, adjective: big mouth, loud-mouth (who talks too much or says things which should not be said); refers to the big snout of an animal; a term used to negatively label womxn who dare to speak up for themselves

Producing Lead Artist Sarita Ocón aims to reclaim this term and unapologetically create space for our collective of artists to live hella loud and proud, build creative tools, plant seeds of creative visions, and begin devising new works that reflect their experiences and communities.

Las Hociconas Lab is supported by the California Arts Council’ Local Impact Grant, the Investing in Artists Grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation, and the Beloved Community Fund from the Akonadi Foundatio. Our fiscal sponsors are Galería de la Raza and Latino Arts Network of California.

Venue: Studio Grand

3234 Grand Ave
Oakland, CA 94610 United States

 
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Las Mujeres by Erlina Ortiz
Mar
8
to Mar 17

Las Mujeres by Erlina Ortiz

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March 8 - March 17 

Cost: $10 - $25

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Power Street Theatre Company with the collaboration of West Kensington Ministry presents Las Mujeres, a play by Erlina Ortiz and directed by Tamanya Garza centering the voices of distinguished womyn from Herstory’s past.  Las Mujeres will premiere at West Kensington Ministry in March 2018 for Womyn’s Herstory Month.  Preserve our herstories, defend our womynhood, and share culture through art for social change!

LISTING INFORMATION

What:  Power Street Theatre Company (PSTC), the only Womyn of Color led multicultural company in Philadelphia, invites you to experience Las Mujeres by Erlina Ortiz.  Las mujeres means “the womyn”, and in this modern adaption of the feminist play Top Girls by Carol Churchill, Ortiz weaves the narratives of Latina womyn throughout herstory, and how their struggles and triumphs mirror the challenges womyn face today in our patriarchal society. This play is predominantly in English, however, there will be a synopsis for each scene available in Spanish.

Pre-show: Doors will open one hour before each performance. PSTC in partnership with Galaei’s youth program will exhibit an artistic project entitled, El Altar based off of the play Las Mujeres. In conjunction to the youth exhibition, PSTC is also partnering with New Voice Philadelphia to screen a series of interviews highlighting various Womyn of Color in positions of leadership in Philadelphia entitled Voices de Mujeres.

Where: West Kensington Ministry– 2140 N Hancock St, Philadelphia, PA 19122

When: Community Night (International Womyn’s Day)– Thursday, March 8th (7:30 pm)

Opening Night– Friday, March 9th (7:30 pm)

Saturday, March 10th  (7:30 pm)

Monday, March 12th  (7:30 pm)

Thursday, March 15th  (7:30 pm)

Friday, March 16th  (7:30 pm)

Closing Day- Saturday, March 17th (3:00pm & 7:30pm)

Play Synopsis:

“Those of us who make a difference are the ones they don’t expect to fight back.”– Las Mujeres

Las Mujeres is a journey through time as we meet the famous Latinas of Herstory’s past. Marlene, a workaholic engineer who wouldn’t call herself a feminist, has just been the only womyn at her firm promoted to a managerial position. After a devastating encounter, Marlene finds reality has faded away and her kitchen becomes… a party. The guests? Frida Kahlo, Rita Hayworth, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, and Minerva Mirabal. Don’t know them? You will. These remarkable womyn share their stories of art, and Revolucion! with the comfortable and complacent Marlene, but will she wake up?

“Philadelphia is known as the city of brotherly love, and in Las Mujeres we learn how important the community of Sisterly Love is too. We see that although history is only told from the men’s perspective so often, womyn have always been instrumental when inspiring change and revolution.”

– Erlina Ortiz, Resident Playwright, Power Street Theatre Company

 

Venue: West Kensington Ministry Philadelphia

2140 N Hancock St, Philadelphia, PA 19122
Philadelphia, PA United States

 
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