Monday, May 13, 2013

Salon Radio May 13th: Women Stage the World and Singer/SongWriter Azania Steady

Salon Radio May 13th, 2013

International Women Artists' Salon is thrilled to present
Janice Maffei and Mahayana (Yana) Landowne with Women Stage the World for our feature interview and singer/songwriter Azania Steady for our Salon Solo {Radio} segment. 

Jenny Green hosts and presents. 

Tune in to listen live 9:00-9:55 pm 
Show archived and available for on-demand listening from May 17th on.

Women Stage the World Janice Maffei and Mahayana

(Yana) Landowne

Women Stage the World is a new initiative from the Advocacy Committee of League of Professional Theater Women(LPTW) targeting ticket-buyers and theatre decision-makers, to support and create awareness of gender equity for theatre women.

Visualize teams of costumed women, representing Women Stage the World, advocating for professional theatre women wherever theatre people convene and wherever theatre-goers gather.

We members of the League of Professional Theatre Women, dressed as our famous theatrical foremothers, are launching a campaign to bring women's voices to the world's stages.

Women writers/directors/designers/choreographers/actors/stage managers and producers are under-represented in the theatre globally.

With your help we will start the conversation about how to get women working in the theatre in the same numbers as men. With your help audiences will hear and see women's stories onstage.

Janice Maffei
is a playwright whose work has appeared at the Barrow Group Theatre and The American Globe. Her play, "Re-Upholstered," won a Netty Award and was published in The Southampton Review.  She's an MFA student at Stony Brook University and a member of the Dramatists Guild, the League of Professional Theatre Women and Playwrights Gallery.

Mahayana Landowne
is a NYC based director/ art activist who creates work with dramatic visions that transcend daily life.  Productions include: The Skriker, The Seagull, brass logic, Streetcar Named Desire, Obgynt, King Lear, and Mud.  Member of Calling All Parties, interactive performance collective. One of the Founders of Dance Parade (May 18th).

Learn More:,,‬
Workshops in Creativity -

We are holding an Equality Parade through the NYC Broadway Theater District on June 11th, 2013. Please join us in the parade all are welcome. Also ask theaters you attend what they are doing to help support women's voices.

‪Learn more about Dance Parade at

Salon Solo {Radio} Azania Steady

Few people are born with the gift of instantly touching people's hearts with their voice. Azania is one of them. Originally from Sierra Leone, West Africa, this award-winning, multi-cultural artist was born and raised in the U.S. & in Geneva, Switzerland. Azania's captivating voice, powerful energy and warm charisma make her a phenomenal performer and a joy to see on stage. She has performed hundreds of concerts around Europe, the U.S. and in Asia. In Paris, she won first prize in the French T.V. competition “Graines de Star” which was the first French show similar to 'American Idol'. As a songwriter, Azania’s lyrics are often enriched with uplifting and positive messages, and she is presently composing her highly-anticipated new album, full of soul and
powerful songs.

Photograph by Johann Sauty

"A star is born." - DB Magazine

"The next Whitney Houston." – TV Guide (France)

"Azania's captivating voice, powerful energy, positive and sensual charisma make her a superlative performer that you want to hear and see more and more of on stage." - African Sun Times

"Azania is absolutely incredible... a mixture of Adele and Whitney Houston".- Lara Richards

"With a little rock and roll, and a whole lot of soul, the depth and range of her voice is unbeatable." - Swit Salone News (Official Website)

Photograph by Yuno Takayama


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