Pacita Abad Solo Exhibit: A Million Things to Say
Apr
12
to Jul 1

Pacita Abad Solo Exhibit: A Million Things to Say

Pacita-Abad-A-Million-Things-to-Say.jpg

April 12 - July 1, 2018

WEBSITE

Cost: FREE

The Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD) in Manila is thrilled to present a solo exhibition of artist Pacita Abad. Opening on 12 April 2018, the exhibition will be a rare opportunity to view many never seen before works from collections across the globe.

Pacita Abad’s paintings are characterized by color, constant change and experimentation from the 1970s right up to her passing in 2004. Pacita’s most extensive body of work is her vibrantly, colorful, mixed media painted textile collages, abstract assemblages, and trapunto paintings.

The show will be co-curated by Joselina Cruz and London-based artist and Pacita’s nephew, Pio Abad, and will run until 1 July 2018.

VENUE

Benilde School of Design and Arts Campus, Dominga, Malate, Maynila, 1004 Kalakhang Maynila, Philippines

 
View Event →
Color Immersion ~ 8-Week Watercolor Workshop with Wendy Soneson
May
9
to Jun 24

Color Immersion ~ 8-Week Watercolor Workshop with Wendy Soneson

Watercolor-by-Wendy-Soneson-e1522023807210.jpg

May 9 - June 24, 2018

WEBSITE

Cost: $160-$210

Learn how to make 500 colors from primaries.  Each week we will take one color and explore in depth, including color wheels. color books. and monochromatic studies.  Students will learn how to create a harmonious color palette. Never make mud again! (Unless you want to.)

Wednesday afternoons from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. on May 9, 16, 23, 30 and June 3, 10, 17, 24 at the Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru Street, Alameda, CA.

VENUE

Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru Street, Alameda, CA.

 
View Event →
The Opportunities of Extinction by Sam Chanse
Jun
1
to Jun 30

The Opportunities of Extinction by Sam Chanse

show-block-OPP-1.jpg

June 1 - 30, 2018

WEBSITE

Cost: Pay-What-You-Can

Broken Nose Theatre is pleased to continue its 2018 Season with THE OPPORTUNITIES OF EXTINCTION (Kilroys list 2017, world premiere) by Sam Chanse , directed by company member Jen Poulin*, playing June 1 – 30, 2018 at The Den Theatre (2A), 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 6, 2018 at brokennosetheatre.com. Casting will be announced shortly. Tickets for all Broken Nose Theatre productions are available on a “pay-what-you-can” basis, allowing patrons to set their own price and ensuring theatre remains economically accessible for all audiences. Press opening is Monday, June 4 at 7:30 pm.

Taking refuge from a twitterstorm and other assorted upheaval on a last-minute camping trip, Mel and Arjun meet Georgia, a solitary young woman studying the impact of climate change on the imperiled Joshua tree. At the crossroads of creation and obliteration, lovers and strangers in Joshua Tree National Park explore what it means to survive in a relationship and in a world on the brink of extinction.

“We are living in turbulent and uncertain times, not only as a country but on a global scale, and even as individuals,” comments Artistic Director Benjamin Brownson. “When the whole world seems ready to burn, how do you connect with strangers, lovers and your fellow human beings? In a time when we have a President tweeting nuclear threats and teenagers building mass movements via Facebook, will social media destroy the planet or save us all? How do we stay focused on love, family and the ties that bind us to one another when our success, our security, our very survival as a species is under threat by a whole host of forces seemingly out of our control? The Opportunities of Extinction explores these and other questions without offering any easy answers, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the stellar cast and team who will be bringing this world premiere production to life.”

The production team for THE OPPORTUNITIES OF EXTINCTION includes: Devon Green (scenic and props design), Martin Hanna (costume design), Cat Davis (lighting design), Therese Ritchie (asst. scenic and props design), Rose Hamill (production manager) and Jackie Marschke (stage manager).

* Denotes BNT company member

+ Denotes BNT artistic associate

PRODUCTION DETAILS:

Title: THE OPPORTUNITIES OF EXTINCTION

Playwright: Sam Chanse

Director: Jen Poulin*

Cast: to be announced shortly

Location: The Den Theatre (2A), 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago

Dates: Previews: Friday, June 1 at 7:30 pm, Saturday, June 2 at 7:30 pm

Opening: Sunday, June 3 at 3 pm

Press Opening: Monday, June 4 at 7:30 pm

Regular Run: Thursday, June 7 – Saturday, June 30, 2018

Curtain Times: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 3 pm

Industry Night: Monday, June 11 at 7:30 pm

Understudy Night: Wednesday, June 20 at 7:30 pm

Tickets: Pay-what-you-can. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 6, 2018 at brokennosetheatre.com.

About the Artists

Sam Chanse’s (Playwright) plays include The Opportunities of Extinction, The Other Instinct, Fruiting Bodies and Lydia’s Funeral Video. A former Sundance/Ucross Playwright Fellow, MacDowell Fellow, Playwrights Realm Writing Fellow and Rita Goldberg Playwrights’ Workshop Fellow at The Lark, she has also received residencies from Djerassi, Tofte Lake Center and SPACE at Ryder Farm. Her work has been recognized by The Kilroys, and commissions include Ensemble Studio Theatre/Sloan, Ma-Yi/the Flea, Second Generation, Leviathan Lab and the San Francisco Arts Commission. Her first solo play, Lydia’s Funeral Video, is published by Kaya Press. She is a resident playwright at New Dramatists, and a member of the Ma-Yi Writers Lab and Ars Nova’s Play Group. www.samchanse.com.

Jen Poulin (Director) is a director and dramaturg based in Chicago. She serves as Development Director for Broken Nose Theatre, and artistic associate at No Stakes Theater Project. Recent directing credits include Gidion’s Knot (Habakkuk Theatre), Faith in a Fallen World, Above the Ceiling, (readings, Chicago Dramatists), What of the Night? (AD, Stage Left Theatre), The You You Hear, Yet To Be (Bechdel Fest, Broken Nose Theatre) and Fragile Filigree Love (The Future is Female festival). Jen has worn many hats since receiving her Theatre Studies BFA from University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign: educator, box-office assistant, blood mopper, script mistress, producer and performer.

About Broken Nose Theatre
Broken Nose Theatre is Chicago’s premier Pay-What-You-Can theatre company. Founded in 2012, BNT has produced and developed 11 full-length plays (including 8 Chicago or World Premieres) and over 40 new women-centric short plays through our annual Bechdel Fest. We strive to spark conversation, cultivate empathy, and amplify underrepresented voices, and are committed to making new, exciting and relevant theatre that is economically accessible to all audiences. For more information, please visit brokennosetheatre.com.

VENUE

The Den Theatre, 1331 N Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60622

 
View Event →
In Civility – Part 1: Don’t. Touch.
Jul
15
8:00 PM20:00

In Civility – Part 1: Don’t. Touch.

In-civility-part-1.jpg

July 11 - 15, 2018

WEBSITE

Cost: TBA

Deborah Slater Dance Theater uses art as a tool to explore, re-contextualize, and reframe difficult life experiences.  In this piece, we are asking, “What does it mean that we have gone into a behavioral retrograde at such an astonishing rate?

How is it that what was inappropriate, unthinkable, cruel, ignorant, racist, and sexist… has been made  acceptable, even ‘normal’ in such a short period of time?” Technology has certainly transformed the manner in which we perceive and interact with the world around us, but has it transformed us?

This will be part of the Fury Factory Festival at Fools Fury in San Francisco.  Please check their website for the exact dates and times:  www.foolsfury.org.

Venue

Joe Goode Annex, 499 Alabama Street #150, San Francisco, CA 94110

 
View Event →

Melina Sempill Watts’ “Tree” and Buddhism: Joy and Evanescence
Jun
17
11:00 AM11:00

Melina Sempill Watts’ “Tree” and Buddhism: Joy and Evanescence

d5cbc7eadb99bb2723fe65c0592d0b93.jpg

June 17, 2018

WEBSITE

Cost: FREE

“The Buddha achieved enlightenment while meditating under a tree. To what extent did the tree’s being contribute to the Buddha’s shift of consciousness?” – Melina Sempill Watts

Tree is the story of 229 years in the life of a California live oak from the perspective of … the tree.  This work of fiction is imbued with Buddhist values and provides a unique perspective to explore compassion, grief and acceptance from the point of view of other living beings.

The book explores themes that stem from Buddhism: the serenity created by being, literally, rooted to one spot, respect and compassion for all living things, a visceral experience of the evanescence of life, the need to let go of attachments as plants, animals and people love, live, cherish, die and life itself continues.

Take a moment to experience the world from a tree’s point of view and join us after meditation to talk Tree at the Zen Center of Los Angeles.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR – MELINA SEMPILL WATTS

Melina Sempill Watts’ writing has appeared in Sierra Magazine, the New York Times Motherlode blog, Earth Island Journal and Sunset Magazine, in local environmental venues such as Urban Coast: Journal of the Center for the Study of the Santa Monica Bay, the Heal the Bay blog and in local papers such as Malibu Times, Malibu Surfside News, Topanga Messenger and Argonaut News.

Watts began her career in Hollywood as a development executive, writing consultant and story analyst working for such luminaries as Frank Marshall, Kathleen Kennedy and Peter Horton and at Dreamworks. She has worked as a watershed coordinator, run a stable, shelved books at a library and created, marketed and ran Starfish Catering. Watts graduated from UCLA with a degree in history. She lives in California.

Venue

Los Angles Zen Center, 923 Normandie Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90006 

 
View Event →
F-Word Fringeathon Fundraising Campaign
Jun
16
12:00 PM12:00

F-Word Fringeathon Fundraising Campaign

June 16, 2018 - noon to midnight

WEBSITE

COST: This is a Fundraiser

We're raising money through Fringeathon-an epic outdoor 12-hour dance party raising funds for Philly artists on June 16th at the Piazza.

Is Feminism a dirty word? Join 'The F Word' Team as we get ready for the Philly Fringe Festival 2018. We want to know what Feminism means to YOU!

What is FringeArts?

FringeArts is Philadelphia’s home for contemporary performance. It presents progressive, world-class art that expands the imagination and boldly defies expectation.  Our programming exposes audiences to genre-defying dance, theater, and music performances by accomplished and emerging innovators who push the boundaries of art-making and redefine the artistic landscape.

Each September, the organization presents the annual Fringe Festival, a 17-day celebration that fills the city’s neighborhoods with more than 1,000 curated and independently produced performances.  Year-round, FringeArts presents an equally compelling line up of performances at its historic home on the Delaware River Waterfront - a renovated fire department pumping station that also houses La Peg Restaurant & Bar and Haas Biergarten.

As a catalyst for cultural and community development, and a destination that brings artists and audiences together, FringeArts is central to the city’s vibrant arts community and the enrichment of the lives of those who live, work, and play there.

How does it work?

Easy!  You can either buy a ticket (children under 12 are free), or start a fundraising team.  If you start a fundraising team, then use your fundraising page to request small donations from your friends and family via email or social media.  On June 16th, come dance your "art" out with your fellow FringeArts supporters.  Dance for 12 hours, or dance for 2 hours.  There are no limits on how much or how little you dance, as long as you’re having fun.

What if I don’t like to dance?

No problem!  There’s still plenty to do at FringeA-Thon.  There will be games, prizes, food, and lots of spectacular performances to watch.  And you never know, you might find your toe tapping after all.

Where does the money go?

FringeA-Thon facilitates grassroots support for FringeArts, as well as artists who are dancing to support their own work.  All money raised at FringeA-Thon goes directly to support art-making, from building sets to paying the artists that designed them.

VENUE

The Piazza at Schmidt's Commons, 1001 N. 2nd Street Philadelphia, PA 19123

 
View Event →
METTA SWAN Prague Festival
Jun
1
to Jun 3

METTA SWAN Prague Festival

51-1.jpg

JUNE 1-3, 2018

WEBSITE

COST: FREE

SWAN PRAGUE FESTIVAL is an international event created and produced by LAVU & PifPafPuf & RADDOX STUDIOS. It is designed to showcase the power and diversity of women’s creativity.

Come and be a part of METTA SWAN this year where all in all is all we are!

In space: art, installation, dance, music, poetry, mask making, film, video, photography & workshops.

This is a charity event, all proceeds will be donated! For more info visit our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SWANprague/

Sponsored by WomenArts | Support Women Artists Now Day.

VENUE

Rainbow's End Caffe, Mostecká 48/14 118 00 Praha 1-Malá Strana Czechia

 
View Event →
Marie Begins - An Interactive Opera
Mar
22
to May 31

Marie Begins - An Interactive Opera

March 22 - May 31, 2018

WEBSITE

Experience a new kind of opera!

#mariebegins is the world’s first #operactive – An interactive opera designed for the internet. The pilot is now LIVE at www.mariebegins.com  (requires Google Chrome). Try it today and let us know what you think of the pilot, get involved, and help us bring the complete concept to life!

To watch the pilot, go to www.mariebegins.org

VENUE: Online

 

View Event →