Saturday, March 15, 2014

Salon Lounge at Dixon Place - March 15th 2014

Dixon Place presents...

"Salon Lounge at Dixon Place"

a monthly showcase of performance/literature/film-video by women

an International Women Artists’ Salon series

Saturday, 15 March 2014 ~ Host: Heidi Russell

Historical Woman Artist Honoree: Susan Macdowell Eakins (1851-1938), American Painter and Photographer

Music: Marye Lobb

sneak previews of third album

These songs are She was inspired the ukulele and winter walks in the woods when writing these songs.

Born in the Midwest and raised in Rochester, NY, Marye trotted the globe in search for inspiration and purpose. After listening to sounds and taking in the culture of Ireland, Norway, Brazil, Argentina and Chile, she found herself singing songs and playing guitar in New York City clubs. With her Quaker and Buddhist ideas at heart, she put herself through school at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. Upon graduation, she released Finding Home in response to her travels. After living in New York City for a few years she released NOT AT WAR and did a national tour to celebrate the work. Now back in New York City she teaches and performs and is writing her third album. You can buy her 1st and 2nd album tonight: Finding Home and NOT AT WAR.

Video: Paula Brett

Fence Dance

From color-infused paintings and candy mandalas to video self-portraits, Paula Brett’s broad body of work incorporates various combinations of media dealing with ideas such as created identity, coincidence, ritual, and transitory spaces. She currently resides in Tampa, Florida where she maintains a studio.

Literature: Jane Hoppen

In Between

This reading will be from an excerpt of Jane Hoppen’s debut novel, In Between. You will meet Sophie, a 14 year old who was born as an intersexual in the early 1960s, and sexually reassigned into as much of a female as possible. In this scene, Sophie learns the truth of how she was born and what was done to her.

Jane Hoppen has worked as both a technical and creative writer for more than two decades. Her fiction has been published in various magazines, including Story Quarterly, Western Humanities Review, The Dirty Goat, PANK, Feminist Studies, and Gertrude Journal. Her debut novel, In Between, was released December 2013.

Theater: 4th U VDay with Siobhan O’Loughlin

Exerpts from The Good Body by Eve Ensler

The Good Body turns a unique eye to the female form. Whether undergoing botox injections or living beneath burqas, women of all cultures and backgrounds feel compelled to change the way they look in order to fit in. The Good Body merges cross-cultural explorations with Eve’s own personal journey.

Siobhan O'Loughlin is a Brooklyn-based writer, performer and activist from Maryland. As a self-produced solo artist, Siobhan has toured both of her solo shows globally, and continues the tour of Natural Novice, her personal storytelling docu-drama about female body hair, this spring and summer.

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

Music+Dance+Video+Film+Comedy+Theater+Writing+Visual Arts+Fashion+Architecture+Design+et al.
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Thank you to Dixon Place and staff, Maggie Cousins (logo)

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Salon SYmphoNY 2014


International Women Artists’ Salon, in collaboration with League of Professional Theatre Women'sInternational Committee, will pay tribute to the legacy of women’s cultural riches—creations from all corners of the globe, at the third annual Salon SYmphoNY 2014 with monologues, poems, play excerpts, commentaries, music and dance!

League of Professional Theatre Women members will celebrate “WomanSpeak”, a long-term project, originally created to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the International Committee and give voice to their committee members and affiliates, in honor of the annual homage to women.

Richarda Abrams
Raquel Almazan
Rosemary Camas
Laura Caparrotti
Miriam Kulick
Dorothy Leeds
Chandra Thomas
Peggy Chane- Director
Miriam Kulick- Co-producer
Sophia Romma- Co-Producer
Joyce Maio- Executive Producer
Orietta Crispino- Host at Theaterlab

International Women Artists' Salon presents the following New York-based women artists from across the globe who will share works by inspirational women artists from their homelands...

Aimee Whelan - England
Anne Fizzard - Canada
Autumn Kioti - Native America
Clare Dunne - Republic of Ireland
Ege Maltepe - Turkey 
Eva Mueller - Germany
Evgenia Radilova & Tsveta Dimova- Republic of Bulgaria
Gwenfair Vaughan - Wales
Jacqueline Kroschell - Switzerland 
Laura Lona - Venezuela
Mayuna Shimizu - Japan
Rahee - Bangladesh
Sophia Romma - Russia
Yan Xi - China

with special honoring of Ladies Trekking - Africa

With host, Nicola Murphy, from Republic of Ireland

Doors open at 6:30, performance 7pm-9pm,
with intermission @ Theaterlab
357 West 36th Street, 3d Floor, New York, NY 10018

~ reception and mingling reception to follow~

Suggested Donation: $10

For more information, contact:
Sophia Romma:
Heidi Russell:

International Women Artists' Salon is a cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural organization of women making art in the world today. Our aim is to bring art by women to the fore of the art world and local communities around the globe through exhibitions and events, community engagement and exchanges, local salon-style gatherings, and an online forum for members and partners.
Disciplines Include but are not limited to...
Music, Dance, Video, Film, Comedy, Theater, Writing, Visual Arts, Fashion, Architecture, Design, Arts & Crafts, Fiber Arts, Installation, New Media.

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"WomanSpeak" Project was initiated as a celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the LPTW International Committee, by inviting the International Committee's Members and our International Affiliates to lend their unique voices to “WomanSpeak" and describe what that phrase evoked for each woman who submitted. In thirty words or less, each participant was asked to share her thoughts in a sentence, a phrase, a fragment, a word, a haiku, a koan, in verse, in a brief narrative, or to free associate, in expressing her distinct point of view. Every submission was then read and presented at our special event, at the LPTW'S Holiday Party in December of 2013. Based on the success of this project, LPTW'S International Committee has decided to pursue the hearty continuation of this evocative, soul-searching project, as we hear our International Woman Speak once more!

The League of Professional Theatre Women is a not-for-profit organization that seeks to promote visibility and increase opportunities for women in the Professional Theatre. We do this through numerous programs and events. Please visit the official website for LPTW, in order to find out all we do for women in theatre:

Founded in 2003, the committee develops contacts with theatre women around the world to broaden awareness of other cultures and promote opportunities here and abroad. We recruit and cultivate affiliates and host them when they visit New York. We encourage and provide support for the formation of a League Chapter in our Affiliates’ respective countries and facilitate dialogue and advocacy for women in theatre, across borders. To celebrate our mission, every three years we present the LPTW Gildner/Coigney International Theatre Award.

Theaterlab is an artistic laboratory dedicated to the research into the nature of live performance. Through the development of new and experimental work - including theater, music, and visual art - Theaterlab supports New York City's diverse community of artists as well as the general public interested in seeing emerging new work. Theaterlab also focuses on audience development as a creative project. We regard the theatrical experience as a creative public assembly with the audience as an important partner in fulfilling our mission. In addition to producing and presenting new work, Theaterlab provides affordable space for rehearsal and project development, including resident and affiliate artists programs.

Maggie Cousins - design
Theaterlab - hosting venue

League of Professional Theatre Women - collaborating organization
International Committee of League of Professional Theatre Women
Producers' Club - rehearsal support
Our numerous volunteers