Saturday, July 15, 2017

Salon Lounge at Dixon Place - July 15, 2017





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 July 2017



Host: Pooya Mohseni


Curator: Heidi Russell



Tonight, partnering with Dixon Place's annual month-long HOT! Festival celebrating queer culture, we have amazing women artists sharing work that celebrates and honors LBTQ arts and culture and opens the dialogue around important issues to the LGBTQ community around the globe.

Since 1992, this trailblazing summer festival sizzles with over 100 artists presenting queer theater, dance, music, literature, puppetry, comedy, and homoeroticism for the whole family! The longest-running annual LGBTQ festival in the world, HOT! has been a pioneer of queer arts and culture for 26 years. “The Best LGBTQ Theater Festival in New York!” –The Village Voice

Thank you Dixon!



Historical Honoree: Hope Mirrlees (b. 1887) was a modernist writer, poet, and translator. She was the author of three novels (Madeleine, The Counterplot, and Lud-in-the-Mist), Paris: A Poem, and co-translator of 21 Russian short stories (The Book of the Bear) with her partner Jane Harrison. Mirrlees met Harrison—a highly influential Classicist academic and early feminist—at Newnham College, and the two were to live and travel together until Harrison’s death in 1928. In her later life, Mirrlees published a larger (and more demure) collection of poems, as well as a biography of the antiquary Sir Robert Bruce Cotton. She moved between Cambridge, London, Paris, and Russia, before retiring to Headington in Oxford, where she died in 1978.



Film – Laura Arten, celebrating transgender visual artist TOYEN

TOYEN , film 2.5min

Laura Arten pays tribute to the famous 20th Century transgender surrealist painter and artist TOYEN

Toyen was a transgender artist born in Prague (1902) Painter, Illustrator, collagist and a member of surrealist movement. She regularly exhibited in Paris and Prague. A member of Devetsil surrealist movement in Prague and Artificialism movement founder along with Jindrich Styrsky. During WWII she immigrated to Paris and died there in 1980.



Laura Arten graduated in film studies from the University of The Arts London and subsequently went on to study acting at NYU Tisch and Lee Strasberg Institute in New York. She has been living in New York full time since 2016 pursuing career in acting and arts. She is founder and designer of Goldfire Jewelry.



www.laurarten.com www.goldfirejewelry.com




Theatre – Barbara Kahn

Barbara Kahn performs an excerpt from her play Cyma’s Story.

Cyma’s Story: Cyma, a Jewish immigrant living in Wyoming in 1939, recounts meeting Rachel, who “saved her from a life of loneliness.” With the outbreak of war in Europe, she recalls her childhood and fears for the family left behind in Russia.




Historical plays can hold a mirror to the present by portraying the past. My plays reflect the larger conflicts of class, race relations, ethnic differences and sexual identity. Echoing George Sand, “All I want is for people to question the accepted lies and call out for the forgotten truths.”




Barbara Kahn Plays produced: U.S. and Europe. Directed: New York and The National Theatre, London. Theater for the New City: her primary NY theatrical home since 1994. Among awards: Torch of Hope Award for achievement in non-profit theatre, following past recipients Terrence McNally, John Guare, August Wilson, and A.R. Gurney.


www.barbara-kahn.com



Performance Art – Drae Campbell

Excerpts



Drae received a BFA in Theater from the University of The Arts in Philadelphia. She's been spotted on IFC.Com, Conan. Refinery29 and in numerous films. Some theater credits include: Non-Consensual Relationships With Ghosts, La Mama, My Old Man, Dixon Place, Oph3lia at HERE. She appeared as a radical lesbian in Taylor Mac's 24 Decade History Of Popular Music at St. Ann's Warehouse. Drae hosts and curates a live monthly show called TELL.



www.draecampbell.com




Literature and Host – Pooya Mohseni



Pooya Mohseni is an Iranian/American actor, Transgender advocate and writer. Her recent stage performances have been in Baltimore Center Stage’s “The White Snake” dir: Natsu Onoda Power, Madame in The OUTLIERS’ production of "The Maids" dir: Ben Gunderson and the title role in "Death of a Persian Prince" dir: Dewey Moss. She’s also a recurring guest star on the USA network/Amazon Prime’s "Falling Water".



Follow pooya @Pooyaland and www.pooyaland.com







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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Salon Lounge at Dixon Place - June 17, 2017






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, 17 June 2017



Host: Heidi Russell Curator: Melinda Lauw



Tonight we honor how women artists are using their creative voices to open and expand the dialogue on the theme of ‘Isolation, breaking barriers’.



Dance – Shannon Stowe

New Dance Theatre and Access Theater present Asylum

New Dance Theatre, in a co-production with Access Theater, makes its world premiere with ASYLUM. In Asylum, New Dance Theatre explores the gestures of living in a world of stigma, and how we can find the compassion we need to feel -- if not healthy -- at least human.



New Dance Theatre was founded by Shannon Stowe with fellow New School for Drama alumni in 2014. Previous workshop productions: STRICKEN (Emerging Artists Theatre's New Works Series- BEST OF), and A DATE FOR THE EVENING at EAT and San Francisco Fringe. ASYLUM was first presented in conjunction with New Light Theater Project's Darkroom Series.



Upcoming performance of Asylum runs July 13 - 30 at Access Theater - Thurs - Sat. at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm. Tickets $18 online, $20 at the door



www.newdancetheatre.com
www.accesstheater.com



Contact Shannon at newdancetheatre@gmail.com





Performance Art – Ana Freeman

Odyssey Works
Ana Freeman will be speaking about her role in Odyssey Works. Since 2001, Odyssey Works has been creating immersive, durational experiences for and about an audience of one. Their team is made up of artists in dozens of disciplines who study the life of one individual and create intimate, meaningful performances that last days, weeks, or months.



Ana Freeman is a writer and performer in multiple disciplines, and has been working with Odyssey Works since January 2016. Since then, she has served as the editor of the artists’ interview series, a contributor to the Library of Experiences, and the production manager of Pilgrimage. She also writes for Theatre is Easy and performs with Fooju Dance Collaborative.

www.odysseyworks.org
To purchase a membership to the Library of Experiences or their book Odyssey Works: Transformative Experiences for an Audience of One, visithttp://www.odysseyworks.org/publications/.

Contact Ana at ana@odysseyworks.org


Literature/Music – Mia Capotorto Sommese

The Exhibit

Mia Capotorto Sommese presents the journey behind the creation of her new musical, The Exhibit, co-written with composer Jonathan Winton Brenner. The piece takes place in a world much like ours, where every zoo includes a Homo sapien exhibit. As seven humans exist in the monotony of a lifetime under captive observation, they rediscover their place in the animal kingdom and discover the primal truths that civilization allowed them to forget.



The Exhibit was developed through Baby Crow Productions under the working title Sapien Sapien Sapien. The first reading and workshop were both presented in 2015 and were directed by Baby Crow's Artistic Director, Margaret Grace Hee. The piece was also featured in the New York Theater Barn's New Work Series in February of 2016.



Mia Capotorto Somese is a director, writer, and teaching artist focused on the development of new musical theatre. She is an Associate Artist with Baby Crow Productions, a non-profit theatre company dedicated to developing work that is socially and environmentally conscious.



www.miacapotortosommese.com

www.jonathanwintonbrenner.com



Contact Mia at miasommese@gmail.com




Visual Art – Jennifer May Reiland

Jennifer May Reiland presents her work Encierros. The title literally translates to ‘enclosures’ in Spanish, but the term is also used to describe "the running of the bulls" in English. The piece she is presenting draws parallels between enclosures in the world of bullfighting and in society's roles for women.



Jennifer May Reiland is a Brooklyn-based artist from Texas. She makes watercolor paintings on paper and hand-drawn animations. She creates unique worlds peopled by princesses, bullfighters, soldiers, priests, and assassins. A religious childhood and long stays in France and Spain have influenced the development of the visual world she inhabits. She has shown her work in New York City, Paris, Miami, and Houston. Her next show will be at The Drawing Center in Soho in August.



Where Do We Stand? (Aug 3-Sep 17), The Drawing Center

Open Sessions 11 (Oct 12 – Nov 19), The Drawing Center

www.jennifermayreiland.com
www.instagram.com/jennifermayreiland/

Contact Jennifer at studio@jennifermayreiland.com



Curator – Melinda Lauw

Melinda Lauw is a Singaporean artist, curator and performance creator based in New York. She is the co-creator of Whisperlodge, an immersive live ASMR performance, which has been featured in TimeOut, The Atlantic, New York Magazine and The Scene. She holds a BA in Fine Art & History of Art from Goldsmiths, University of London, and an MA in Art Business from Sotheby's Institute of Art, New Nork. She is the recipient of The Christine Risley Award 2015 from the Goldsmiths Textile Collection & Constance Howard Gallery in London. Her work has been exhibited extensively in London and Singapore, and she actively performs live ASMR in New York. www.melindalauw.com



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Saturday, June 3, 2017

The Other Mozart








DRAMA DESK, Off-Broadway Alliance nominations
2 New York Innovative Theater Awards

“Strikingly beautiful” - New York Times
“This is a gem of a show.” - The Stage (London)
“fascinating...dreamlike...an arresting depiction”-- Londonist










OPENING TODAY in Los Angeles area: 


Rubicon Theatre, Ventura, CA - June 1 - 18









Other upcoming shows:

Chamber Music Northwest, Portland, OR
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Rhode Island College, RI
Texas Tech, Lubbock, TX




THE OTHER MOZART is the true, untold story of Nannerl Mozart, the sister of Amadeus - a prodigy, keyboard virtuoso and composer, who performed throughout Europe with her brother to equal acclaim, but her work and her story faded away, lost to history.

"Strikingly beautiful." -- New York Times

“A gem of a show.” - The Stage (London)

“fascinating...dreamlike...an arresting depiction”-- Londonist

"This show is the height of theatrical achievement." -- Theater is Easy
Created by Sylvia Milo, the monodrama is set in a stunning 18-foot dress (designed by Magdalena Dabrowska from the National Theater of Poland). Directed by Isaac Byrne, THE OTHER MOZART is based on facts, stories and lines pulled directly from the Mozart family's humorous and heartbreaking letters.

Along with music composed by her famous brother and Marianna Martines (a female composer who inspired Nannerl), original music was written for the play by Nathan Davis and Phyllis Chen (of Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival, the International Contemporary Ensemble and BAM) for the instruments Nannerl knew intimately, such asclavichords, music boxes, and bells, as well as teacups, fans, and other ordinary objects that might have captured her imagination.

". . . fascinating and irresistibly intelligent." -- Theatermania
Period style movement directed by Janice Orlandi creates a world of opulence and elegance through articulate delicacy of expressive balletic gestures, reverent court bows, and fan language

"One of the most remarkable theatrical presentations ... an exalted plane of expression and elegance." -- New York Arts

THE OTHER MOZART had a critically acclaimed Off-Broadway run in NYC in 2014. It has toured extensively in Europe (at the Mozart Wohnhaus and the Neue Residenz in Salzburg, at the Pasinger Fabrik in Munich, in Estonia and Tyrol), in Toronto, and in the US (Cherry Lane Theater and Lotos Club in NYC, RVCC in NJ, the Berkshires, Alabama, CT, TX, FL, Charleston, New Orleans, Kingston, San Diego).
In September 2015 the play was presented at St. James Theater in London to critical acclaim.
Last June The Other Mozart was performed at the Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego in front of an audience of 1000. 

"The big stars of experimental theater" - Wall Street Journal








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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Salon Lounge at Dixon Place Program - May 20, 2017






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, 20 May 2017



Host: Heidi Russell Curator: Simi Toledano



Tonight we honor how women artists are using their creative voices to open and expand the dialogue about mental health.



Historical Honoree – Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher spent decades advocating for mental health treatment and against stigma. Carrie has been celebrated for her artistic career. She’s also been recognized as a mental health advocate, and she often intertwined the two. Afflicted with bipolar disorder, she educated the public about the condition as if she were on a mission. Her books, notably the 1987 semiautobiographical Postcards From the Edge, interviews, and her 2009 one-woman show, Wishful Drinking, painted a realistic portrait of a woman who struggled mightily but endured. Thank you, Carrie!



Music- Rebecca Stabile

Crazy People; Borderline

Rebecca Stabile will be playing two of her songs about her experience living with madness and in the mental health system. The first, "Crazy People," speaks to her many experiences of being misunderstood and dismissed by psychiatrists. Second is her adaptation of Madonna's "Borderline," which reminds her of the pain that deep connections can cause.



Rebecca Stabile loves to create theater, music, and film. She is a physical actress and clown, writer, singer/song writer, and a mental health advocate. She has lived experience with madness and in the mental health system. She organizes with the NYC Icarus Project and leads mental health workshops.

Contact Becca at bec42584@gmail.com



Performance - Becca Bernard

The Fainting Room

The Fainting Room is an explosive release of physical comedy, music, and candid confession. This raucous show explores the ideas behind the historical phenomenon “female hysteria,” celebrating self love and vibrators and rejecting the idea that it is better to be unhappy with someone or something that doesn’t fit than to be alone.



Becca Bernard (Writer, Performer) is a Brooklyn, NY based performance artist who blends physical comedy, music and dance to communicate her ferociously optimistic perspective of the world. In addition to performing onstage as an actor, she is a resident clown for the Zany Umbrella Circus, the hospital organization Lev Leytzan and works with a troupe based out of the Celebration Barn Theatre. Becca studied Commedia Dell’ Arte, mask performance and clown at the Accademia Dell Arte in Arezzo, Italy and has an MFA in theatre pedagogy.



Contact Becca at bernardrn@gmail.com

Literature/Visual Art - Lucy Torres

The Taste of Broken

The Taste of Broken chronicles the harrowing journey into finding the name and cure for an unknown illness- and the loss and love found along the way.

Lucy Torres is a writer, poet, artist and activist based in NYC and has been an architect of literary worlds since the age of nine. She is the author of The Taste of Broken, an autobiographical poetry book chronicling the harrowing journey into finding the name and cure for an unknown illness - and the loss and love found along the way. In May of 2017, an experimental adaption of Taste of Broken was showcased at Lehman College, with a talks of a second adaption hitting the NYC art scene in late 2017. Lucy is also a LaGuardia Performing Arts Center (LPAC) LAB 101 Grantee, has featured at the Inspired Word Series and Queens Literary Festival and showcased her artwork at Local Project. Lucy is a women’s rights activist and feminist, and an advocate for gender/racial/class equality, fighter of self-love and body positivity. She spends her time working on her art and enjoying life with friends, family and partner.



www.lucytorres.co You can find her e-book The Taste of Broken on Amazon.



Curator – Simi Toledano

Simi Toledano is a Brooklyn-based performance and theater artist, writer, educator, activist and mystic. She is passionate about the alchemical power of storytelling and creative expression as tools for healing, unity, and connection. Though she is a trained actress, Simi's artistic eye has recently been focused on directing. Some credits include The Philadelphia by David Ives at the Producer's Club and Black Star by Kendra Augustin at The Secret Theater. She most recently directed Jacqueline Lynch's one-woman show Rosemarie at the Cinema, at Dixon Place lounge. Simi is a regular host on International Women's Artist Salon weekly radio show and can also be seen telling personal stories on stages across NYC. Gratitude to God/dess.





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Resources…

The NYC Icarus Project is a support network, advocacy organization and media project by and for people who experience the world in ways that are often diagnosed as mental illness. We hold an event on the first Wednesday of every month, at the Bluestockings Bookstore www.nycicarus.org

On June 10, you're invited to the launch of IDHA (Institute for the Development of Human Arts) a new training initiative that will focus on community-based, recovery-oriented and peer-driven alternatives, which are taking an increasingly prominent role in the new formal and informal care network. We would like you to be a part of this new community of transformative practice. (Rebecca Stabile will be speaking and performing!) www.idha-nyc.org/events

Fountain House, located in NYC, is dedicated to the recovery of men and women with mental illness by providing opportunities for our members to live, work, and learn, while contributing their talents through a community of mutual support. Their gallery Fountain House Gallery provides an environment for artists living and working with mental illness to pursue their creative visions and to challenge the stigma that surrounds mental illness. www.fountainhouse.org www.fountainhousegallery.org

Clubhouse International has succeeded in creating something that didn’t exist before: A worldwide community that is changing the world of mental health. Through over 320 local Clubhouses around the world, we offer people living with mental illness opportunities for friendship, employment, housing, education and access to medical and psychiatric services in a single caring and safe environment – so they can recover and fully participate as valued and respected members of society. www.clubhouse-intl.org

Salon Lounge at Dixon Place: Mental Health, Opening the Dialogue - May 20, 2017





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International Women Artists' Salon is honored to be partnering with Dixon Place to bring you our multi-disciplinary project series, "Salon Lounge at Dixon Place", a monthly showcase of women's artistry.

This month we have amazing multidisciplinary artists sharing work that opens the dialogue about mental health.

Don't miss this dynamic evening of incredible artistry by these uber talented women creatives:

Performance: Becca Bernard

Music: Rebecca Stabile

Visual Art: Lisa Lamontanaro

Literature: Lucy Torres

Host: Simi Toledano

Curators: Heidi Russell and Simi Toledano



Come early to mix, stay after to mingle!
FREE to attend, donations welcome

7:30 pm, showcase begins
8:15 pm on, mixing and mingling in lounge with artists and audience

The Dixon Place Lounge is open before, during, and after the show. Proceeds directly support Dixon Place’s artists and mission.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Salon Radio presents The 17th Annual Estrogenius Festival - May 18, 2017















Find Collaborators, Get Inspired, Discover Resources, Learn about Cultures, Uncover Arts happenings around the world Thursday evenings live...

May 18th SALON RADIO on City World Radio Network
8pm/Midnight/On-Demand thereafter
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This week's show presents The 17th Annual Estrogenius Festival (May 6-28), with Jenny Green presenting and International Women Artists' Salon founder Heidi Russell hosting.

Salon Radio is rounded out as always with our Women in Art World Bulletin highlighting news about women in all The Arts (editor Jenny Green) and our Salon Bulletin for upcoming week's happenings of Salonistas around the world (editor Casey Abeson). Our sound engineer is musician Jade Zabric.

Find City Word Radio Network on www.TuneIn.com or on TuneIn app, 8pm EST tonight for live show or listen live from www.CityWorldRadio.com

As with each week's show, it will rebroadcast at midnight EST.

You can listen to past shows on demand anytime on www.CityWorldRadio.com (click on the mic icon, then the
folder icon, and search for our Salon Radio shows in the archive listing). We have over 200 shows archived for great inspiration.

Thank you to this week's sponsor: Funkadelic Studios
Funkadelic Studios runs on a simple philosophy: the musicians are the priority. Funkadelic Studios has provided musicians an affordable home to rehearse, record, and reinvent their music for over 20 years. Two musician friends in Brooklyn started the studio as a way to connect with the NYC music scene and provide a place where musicians can do what they do best – make music. No matter how rich, poor, established, or underground an artist might be, Funkadelic provides all the services musicians need under one roof. The six Rs are essential for any artist and Funkadelic has them all covered: rehearsal rooms, recording studio, repair shop, rentals, retail shop, and a rock & roll club.
Discover more at http://funkadelicstudios.com/

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2017 EstroGenius Festival
​​http://estrogenius.org/

EstroGenius is back for 2017 and has found a HOME at the Kraine Theater!

We are thrilled to announce EstroGenius Spring 2017; openned on May 6 and runs through May 28 at the Kraine Theater, 85 E. 4th St, 10003

Tickets are ON SALE now! http://www.horsetrade.info/the-kraine-theater

WOMEN. ARTISTS. WE NEED THEM. EstroGenius 2017 | LMnO3, Pioneers Go East Collective, Nadia Tykulsker, Girl Be Heard, Nia Love, Courtney Cook…. and more.

This year’s format includes evenings of multiple makers in our SPILL Series, curated by Women in Motion 2015 Commissioned Artist, Maura Nguyen Donohue and full evenings of theatre, music – like the one and only NANCY SIRIANNI! – dance and of course, our favorite brilliant teen inventors G!RL BE HEARD with their original show: BLURRED LINES.

Still coming up...

SirianniHoffman Band May 18
LMnO3 & Chelsea and Magda May 19 & 20
Girl Be Heard May 21st & 22nd
WiM May 24th
Broken Bone Bathtub May 24th with
Short Plays May 26-27
Closing performance and awards May 28th


2017 Festival Credits
Melissa Riker Executive Director EstroGenius
Erez Ziv Executive Director HorseTrade/Frigid NYC
Maura Donohue Co-Curator / Producer
Deborah Long Short Play Curator/Producer
Margaret Stockton Short Play Curator/Producer
Earline Stephens Festival Artist Care Manager
Jaz Okura-Youtsey Festival Board Operator/Designer
Emily Owens PR Festival Press

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A Encore Performances of BLURRED LINES

Sunday May 21 & Monday May 22

Blurred Lines draws attention to how we navigate and survive in a world where 1 in 5 college women are sexually assaulted, and challenges audiences to reflect on the roles we all play in a culture that promotes silence and blurs the lines of consent. Girl Be Heard is excited to bring their 2017 MainStage show Blurred Lines to the EstroGenius Festival. This show is reflection on and deconstruction of rape culture. Devised by eight performers over three months Blurred Lines originally premiered at HERE in February 2017.

SUNDAY May 21, 12:30-4pm Girl Be Heard will be running a workshop to devise new pieces to be worked into the show and evening performance. This exploration will not only be through watching but also playing.

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About the Festival

Manhattan Theatre Source’s EstroGenius Festival, an annual celebration of female voices, is one of New York City’s largest women’s arts festivals.

Founded by Fiona Jones in 2000, the festival debuted with a program of 10 short plays and music. Since then, it has grown into a multi-week event including short plays, solo shows, teen performances, visual art, and dance. In past years, we’ve also had stand-up comedy, live music, fundraisers for African girls’ education, and full-day networking events with panels and workshops.

Almost completely volunteer run, the EstroGenius Festival has provided thousands of artists the chance to shine; showcased award-winning playwrights Sheila Callaghan, Quiara Alegria Hudes, T.D. Mitchell and Melissa Maxwell; presented Bessie Award-winning choreographers Marta Renzi and Jennifer Nugent; and provided scholarships for girls to attend school in Niger, ranked the poorest country in the world by the United Nations.

We are committed to providing opportunities to female artists – in a variety of disciplines – ranging from the emerging to the seasoned professional.

The New York Times raves that EstroGenius
“lives up to its billing as a celebration of women’s work”

nysca_100pxManhattan Theatre Source & EstroGenius would like to thank New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature for their support.

​http://estrogenius.org/




Thursday, May 4, 2017

Salon Radio Features InScena! NY Festival: Italian Artists in NY - May 4, 2017





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Find Collaborators, Get Inspired, Discover Resources, Learn about Cultures, Uncover Arts happenings around the world Thursday evenings live...

May 4th SALON RADIO on City World Radio Network
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We bring this show's guests to you in collaboration with Kairos Italy Theater, kicking off their annual InScena! Italian Theatre Festival in New York! Irene Turri will present actresses Elena Dragonetti and Claudia Lerro, who are presenting their shows "Ten" and "Riccardo And Lucia" for the first time in the United States!

Salon Radio is rounded out as always with our Women in Art World Bulletin highlighting news about women in all The Arts tonight with editor Jenny Green and our Salon Bulletin for upcoming week's happenings of Salonistas around the world (Casey Abesoneditor). Our sound engineer is musician Jade Zabric.

Find City Word Radio Network on www.TuneIn.com or on TuneIn app, 8pm EST tonight for live show or listen live fromwww.CityWorldRadio.com

Tonight’s show will rebroadcast tonight at midnight EST.

You can listen to past shows on demand anytime on www.CityWorldRadio.com (click on the mic icon, then the
folder icon, and search for our Salon Radio shows in the archive listing).

Thank you to tonight's sponsor: Kairos Italy Theater
From May 1-15, 2017, Kairos Italy Theater (KIT), the preeminent Italian theater company in New York, brings back to NY for 5th edition IN SCENA!, the first Italian theater festival to take place in all 5 NYC boroughs. This 15-day festival will offer 7 fully-staged productions from Italy, special events, readings, among other events and activities. All are presented in Italian and English or with English supertitles, curated by Kairos Italy Theater. The 2017 edition features shows bringing real stories about immigration (to and from Italy), the post WWII, discrimination of LGTB under the Nazi, among others. ADMISSION IS FREE TO ALL EVENTS (with suggested donation.) for further information and to reserve a seat go to www.inscenany.com. 


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RICCARDO E LUCIA with Claudia Lerro and Pio Stellaccio
Ph: Patrizio Cocco


In Scena! aims to present – each year – a survey of the best Italian Theater, from Italy, in New York. It features full productions that have already toured in Italy as well as readings of Italian plays in translation, workshops, lectures and exchanges between Italian and International artists. The goal is to promote greater awareness of Italian theater and Italian artists among New York theatergoers, and to build a bridge between the artistic scenes in Italy and New York, so that they may each support and inspire the other. Artistic Directors are Laura Caparrotti and Donatella Codonesu. Co-produced by Carlotta Brentan

For more info visit www.inscenany.com



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RICCARDO E LUCIA with Claudia Lerro and Pio Stellaccio
Ph: Patrizio Cocco



CLAUDIA LERROClaudia Lerro has an Acting degree from the Accademia teatrale ITACA (associated with LAMDA, London) and graduated Cum Laude with a dissertation in contemporary drama. She then joined the company Teatro dei Borgia, and acted with them at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in English, and then in a leading role in Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida. Since 2010 she has worked with numerous Roman companies including Teatro Instabile, Cassiopea, Rosi Giordano, while continuing her training with teachers including Giancarlo Sepe, Andrea Cosentino, Eleonora Danco, Sergio Rubini, Alberto Lori, Danio Manfredini. She has appeared in various films including “Marina”, directed by Academy Award nominee Stijin Conix, “Amiche da morire” by G. Farina, and played the female lead in “Ameluk” by Mimmo Mancini. She was a language coach for Argentinian actress Liz Solari for P. Genovese’s latest film “Sei mai stata sulla luna?” In 2009 she was a semi-finalist for the Premio Scenario – Ustica award with Miss Landmine. Con i piedi per terra, which she wrote and performed. In 2013 she won the “Salviamo i talenti – Attilio Corsini” award for Riccardo and Lucia, which she wrote and directed, and co-created the theater company Teatrificio 22 alongside Simona Oppedisano



RICCARDO E LUCIA with Claudia Lerro and Pio Stellaccio
Ph: Patrizio Cocco



RICCARDO AND LUCIA"As the audience takes their seats, a woman is alone on stage, waiting for there to finally be silence. “Finally,” after a lifetime of pain, of absences, of broken promises – but also of laughter, wonder and love. That’s life. An uninterrupted succession of darkness and light, of springtime and winter. That woman, the one who waits, without moving, for the show to start and for life to end, is Lucia: my grandmother. This is her story: her winters, her springtimes. Hers, and that of her one eternal love: Riccardo, my grandfather. The story I’m telling is entirely true. Sometimes unbelievably, paradoxically true. That’s life: sometimes it’s too wonderful to be true, sometimes it’s too bitter to stand. I didn’t write this story alone. I wrote it together with Riccardo and Lucia: with the rarefied memories of my grandmother Lucia, and the personal journal and notes of my grandfather Riccardo. At Lucia’s funeral, not long ago, while the hearse drove through the center of my town, the elderly residents sitting on the benches all stood up and removed their hats, saluting her life. That same respect, that celebration of life in its painful and happy simplicity, is the starting point of my play." C.L.

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ELENA DRAGONETTIActress, author and director, graduated from the Acting School of the TEATRO STABILE in Genova with numerous artistic collaborations behind (actors of the company Peter Brook, Living Theater, French Grand Bal Company). Dragonetti also signs the show's performance together with Raffaella Tagliabue, actress and director who works dividing between the Stables of Genoa and Turin, the Teatro della Tosse in Genoa and the Theatro della Contraddizione in Milan. The production is Narramondo (Genoa), an association that was born in 2001 with the need to stage a civil theater that tells the "wounds of present time". The show also won the Calandra 2014 (Best Performance, Best Director, Best Actress) Prize and received the Special Mention at the 2015 Job Stories Film Festival.

TEN with Elena Dragonetti
Ph: Valeria Chiara Puppo



TEN
Ten is a play in which ten characters tell their stories through ten monologues. Where ten lives - narrated by ten different voices -paint the dense and variegated landscape of Naples. Naples isn’t just a geographical area; it’s a universal reality that contains within itself the hidden creases of the human spirit. Ten like the Ten Commandments. After which each of the monologues is named. And to which each character is linked.
Ten isn’t just Naples. It’s that peculiar human ability to survive in the most extreme conditions, to accept and to normalize even the intolerable. It’s a show in which to recognize some of the weariness of existence, and perhaps in which to find – between the lines – a possible escape. And in spite of everything that emerges from the stories, Ten is also sweetness, kindness, and poetry – things that don’t seem at first to be able to exist in these men, women and children who are so angry at life. On stage there is only one actress, who brings to life the sounds of those voices that come from the street, from dark alleyways – of those songs, those noises, those silences.



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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Visibles, a celebration of women's artistry in Málaga, Spain - curated by Lourdes Ramírez






Tonight in Málaga, Spain
6:30-9:30pm

International Women Artists' Salon is honored to announce this dynamic event celebrating women creatives and creativity in Málaga, Spain.


Thank you to Salonista Lourdes Ramírez for curating and organizing this fantastic showcase.

It is our mission to partner with women artists and organizational partners around the world to present a series of exhibitions every year to raise up women’s artistry in communities in all corners of the globe.

Even if you are not able to be there in person, we invite you to follow the artists featured tonight in Málaga.
Bravissimo! We are all there in spirit with you tonight!

Free entry until complete seats.

Teatro Cervantes de Málaga
Calle Ramos Marin, S/N, 29012 Málaga, Spain

VISIBLES is a multidisciplinary celebration, open to the community, that a group of artists residing in Malaga offer to underline the visibility of women in the world of culture and especially in art.
We thank IWAS (International Women Artists Salon, http://womenartsalon.blogspot.com.es/) for their inspiration for this event.

"We need the arts because they make us full human beings.
But we also need the arts as a protective factor against authoritarianism ...
When the canary in the coal mine goes silent,
We should not be afraid because it was so beautiful,
But also because it was the only sign that we still had a chance to see daylight again. "
Eve L. Ewing, sociologist

6.30 pm Short: HR, Montserrat Ogalla
TIMELAPSES, Karmela J.
6.45 pm Short: WHAT YOUR EYES DO NOT SEE, Mati Morata
7.15 pm Contemporary Dance: SIMíO, La Fáctica Danza (HALL)
8.00 pm Conference: WOMEN AGAINST THE DICTATORSHIP (1971-
1975), Encarnación González
8.20 pm Literary readings: Ada Valero, Christine Félix, Cris
Miranda
8.30-8.40 pm Plastic Artists in the Hall
8.45 pm Theater: EL DEBATE, Asociación Didactico
9.15 pm Music: María Lafuente Lechuga



VISIBLES es una celebración multidisciplinar, abierta a la comunidad, que un grupo de artistas residentes en Málaga ofrecemos para subrayar la visibilidad de la mujer en el mundo de la cultura y especialmente en el arte.
Agradecemos a IWAS (International Women Artists Salon, http://womenartsalon.blogspot.com.es/) su inspiración para este evento.

"We need the arts because they make us full human beings.
But we also need the arts as a protective factor against authoritarianism...
When the canary in the coal mine goes silent,
we should be very afraid not only because its song was so beautiful,
but also because it was the only sign that we still had a chance to see daylight again."
Eve L. Ewing, socióloga

ENTRADA LIBRE hasta completar aforo.

6.30 pm Corto: RRHH, Montserrat Ogalla
TIMELAPSES, Karmela J.
6.45 pm Corto: LO QUE TUS OJOS NO VEN, Mati Morata
7.15 pm Danza Contemporánea: SIMíO, La Fáctica Danza (HALL)
8.00 pm Conferencia: MUJERES CONTRA LA DICTADURA (1971-
1975), Encarnación González
8.20 pm Lecturas literarias: Ada Valero, Christine Félix, Cris
Miranda
8.30-8.40 pm Artistas Plásticos en la Sala
8.45 pm Teatro: EL DEBATE, Asociación Teatro Didáctico
9.15 pm Música: María Lafuente Lechuga


ARTISTAS PLÁSTICOS
REGINA LUCAS
www.reginalucasgross.com
RELICARIO (THE SHRINE)
Mi(s) obra(s) es una invitación a reflexionar sobre los valores predominantes en las sociedades occidentales (a las que llaman desarrolladas) representados, en este caso, por lo único que parece sagrado, el sexo y el dinero.

NORA SENES
facebook: stones&art
ALMA
Alma está ligada a la pureza que cada mujer lleva en su interior y que nunca debemos soltar de la mano.
Es nuestra esencia y, como tal, de un valor incalculable.

MATI MORENO
www.matimoreno.com
matimoreno4@yahoo.es
FAUNA HUMANA, III
Esta obra pertenece a la serie titulada “La Mancha”. Todos estos dibujos están realizados sobre tarjetas de visita de gente real. Representan una reflexión sobre el género humano (caricaturizado mediante estos esperpénticos personajes), y muestran una visión algo desencantada y poco amable de nuestra especie. Reflejan también mi interés por los procesos de percepción e interpretación de la realidad. Utilizo para ello, como base, el test de Rorschach (método proyectivo de psicodiagnóstico), pues son dibujos automáticos hechos a partir de las manchas que yo vertía sobre las tarjetas. Interpretaba de forma automática esas manchas y de acuerdo a ello, dibujaba sin reflexión alguna.

MADELEINE EDBERG
ukama@ukama.info
DON´T WORRY, BE HAPPY!
Las ganas de superar años de crisis me inspiró para realizar la obra
Títere en caja de madera con cristal, lata, fotografía en blanco y negro de boca, pintada con acuarelas de fotografía

LOURDES RAMÍREZ
lourdesrs22.wixsite.com/misitio
info@lourdesramirez.com
JUNTAS HACIA ADELANTE
Son muchas las que se atrevieron a romper el orden establecido, las que se levantaron y miraron con ojos propios. Voces en femenino que leyeron y hablaron la realidad con otro lenguaje. Algunas consiguieron la notoriedad que recogió la Historia, otras, anónimas pero no menos importantes, construyen a diario su hueco, junto con nuestras madres, abuelas, hermanas y amigas.

KAROLINA KINNANDER - CIEMPIÉS
karolinaciempies@gmail.com
HUEVOS CUADRADOS (o COJONES CARGADOS DE AMOR)
En nuestro mundo se venera y admira personajes que representan el poder y la fuerza. Esta obra pretende reflejar la intensidad de violencia presente en nuestros días, la “voluntad de poder” machista, tanto en poderes políticos y económicos como directamente sobre la mujer, la violación.

KARMELA J.
https://500px.com/karmenj22
https://vimeo.com/karmenjimenez
https://www.facebook.com/KarmenJ22
Telf. 678501106
NORTHERN LIGHTS DANCERS
Las mujeres a través de la historia han tenido que ir reconquistando, incluso con su vida, el lugar que en los albores de la humanidad ocupó: ser el centro y eje motor del desarrollo de la cultura y civilización.
Con esta foto he cumplido un sueño: ¡Ver danzar la aurora boreal durante casi dos horas!

ISABEL GARNELO
isgadiluna@gmail.com
INVERSIÓN DE PERSPECTIVA
La obra se enmarca dentro de la exposición Don’t Mess With the Mon[k]ey, una reflexión sobre las relaciones paradójicas entre imagen y palabra, que parte de la documentación previa sobre las categorías de funcionamiento de los entramados económicos en los que el lenguaje y la imagen empleados guardan entre sí una relación paradójica con los valores y la moral que los pone en movimiento en la organización del capitalismo financiero en el contexto de la crisis europea iniciada en 2008. Un lenguaje a menudo críptico de frases cortas y eficaces y aquellos otros elementos icónicos y textuales sujetos a una normativa tradicional como los que podemos encontrar en los escudos y emblemas de los llamados Paraísos Fiscales.

CHARO CARRERA
charocarrera.blogspot.com.es
charocarrera@yahoo.es
Tfno.: 653201798
HOJA JAPONESA
La hoja japonesa pertenece a la instalación Fénixa, la biblioteca metálica quemada en las Hogueras de San Juan y expuesta en el año 2015 en el Archivo Municipal de Málaga.
Su forma y sus materiales nos remiten al paso del tiempo; la dureza y los pliegues se crean con el uso y con el desuso.
De esta manera, varias hojas de un periódico japonés se ven de un solo vistazo; la inmediatez e imposibilidad de conocer una noticia en profundidad, se acentúan con el desconocimiento de otra lengua. Ilegible para un occidental reticente a otras formas de comunicación; “me suena a chino”, decimos. Quizás ha llegado el momento de que otras culturas empiecen a sonarnos.
Leamos, estudiemos, pensemos y reinventémonos como lo hace Fénixa cada día.

CAYETANO ROMERO
www.cayetanoromero.es
info@cayetanoromero.es
BARROCA
Barroca es una representación trágica y pesimista del universo femenino, que se esconde bajo la apariencia de una exuberante belleza. Es una máscara y como tal una negación a la propia identidad. El ornato que cubre e incluso anula los sentidos convierten a la persona en un mero objeto que no siente, pero que sin duda, sí padece.

CARMEN OSUNA
cosunaluque@gmail.com
cosunaluque.wordpress.com
MI DEDO EN LA Ñ
Es una pieza sonora que pertenece a la serie Ñ de coÑa, donde el sonido se confunde con la escritura solo legible para invidentes. Una imposible relación entre el sonido y las letras que ni los que ven y oyen pueden descifrar. En este caso se trata de un reclinatorio donde está escrito en braille un poema de Gloria Fuertes con alfileres de novia, y que produce un extraño ruido al pasar el dedo para intentar leer

ANTONIO YESA
antonioyesa@gmail.com
FB: Antonio Yesa artista
Telf.: 669789023
LA CIUDAD DEL NOSOTRXS
La ciudad como lugar de encuentro para una sociedad en la que no sea necesario hacer continuas peticiones de igualdad en todos los terrenos en donde las mujeres se encuentran minusvaloradas, marginadas, desplazadas, ninguneadas al respecto de sus congéneres masculinos. Una ciudad en la cual estas peticiones sean solo un reflejo de un momento histórico y pasen a convertirse en una realidad.

ANTONIO LAFUENTE dP
lafuenteantonio.48@gmail.com
Telf.: 952218575-639688468
LABIOS SECUESTRADOS
Reflexión ambigua sobre el papel que la sociedad-espectáculo adjudica a la mujer como objeto de deseo secuestrado. Forma parte de la serie "Imágenes vagas desde mi sofá", realizada a partir del mundo de la publicidad couché brillant.
Fotografía digital impresa a 8 tintas sobre papel de algodón 250 grs.

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MONTSERRAT OGALLA
CORTOMETRAJE
montse@ogalla.es
RRHH
Laura, una madre soltera en paro, lucha para salir hacia delante de la actual crisis. Al recibir un ultimátum de su casera decide coger las riendas de su vida. Sale en busca de trabajo sin ser consciente de lo que será capaz de hacer.
www.t2v.com
www.schooltraining.es

MATI MORATA
CORTOMETRAJE
LO QUE TUS OJOS NO VEN
Lo que tus ojos no ven es un documental que aborda la sexualidad de las mujeres con discapacidad. Los testimonios de tres mujeres con discapacidad física iluminan un tema considerado tabú en una sociedad androcéntrica que establece que las mujeres con discapacidad son asexuadas. Está dirigido por Mati Morata y surgió en un taller de cine documental impartido por Belkis Vega. Ganó el premio RTVA a la creación audiovisual andaluza en la IV muestra de cine y discapacidad de Málaga.

MARÍA LAFUENTE LECHUGA
CANTAUTORA
ml.lechuga93@gmail.com
Telf. 609806441
facebook.com/María-Lafuente-Lechuga-1854837794805407/?fref=ts
youtube.com/user/florettee/videos
La música de María Lafuente Lechuga va a medio camino entre el pop y la canción ligera, y el punk y la canción grosera, de ahí el concepto que la propia cantautora denomina como “Pop Pork”.
Acompañada por su ukelele y voz, la compositora describe multitud de peripecias trágicas siempre a través del humor e ironía, haciendo de los tabúes simples bromas.

LAMAGA FILMS
CORTOMETRAJE
lamaga.news@gmail.com
OBJEFACCIONES
Historia objetos rostros historias de objetos historia de rostros que se cruzan fabulan y confabulan para recorrer el tiempo para intentar entender para desaprender.
LaMaGa Films, siguiendo algunas recomendaciones del movimiento Dogma, propone este recorrido visual en el que han participado Cristina Miranda, Vicky Molina, María Victoria Pérez, Mati Morata y Paco Padilla.

LA FÁCTICA DANZA
DANZA CONTEMPORÁNEA
lafacticadanza@gmail.com
https://lafacticadanza.com/compania/
Telf. 605 67 23 55
SIMÍO
Hay un punto en el plano que describe una posición determinada en el espacio. Un lugar.
Hay dos mujeres, dos procedencias, dos edades, dos colores, dos tamaños que se encuentran en ese punto buscándose.
Un cuerpo determinado por otro cuerpo, recorriendo un camino ajeno, quedándose cuando quiere irse, anhelando deseos ajenos en la sórdida simbiosis adictiva.
El espacio está lleno de intersecciones donde se originan cosas o donde cosas viejas se reconcilian con sus orígenes.

ENCARNACIÓN GONZÁLEZ
CONFERENCIA: MUJERES CONTRA LA DICTADURA (1971-1975).
En el año 69 llega a Málaga Paca Monte. Su objetivo es conectar con el movimiento obrero y antifranquista y unirse a la lucha. El panorama que se encuentra es desolador: la represión de la dictadura ha sido brutal y las detenciones desde el 68 al 70 tienen en la cárcel casi a 100 personas, militantes obreros y estudiantiles pertenecientes a las ilegales CC.OO. y al Partido Comunista.
En Málaga comienzan una serie de huelgas, manifestaciones, movimientos sociales y vecinales que son fruto del trabajo de concienciación y organización que hacemos en empresas, barrios, movimientos estudiantiles....

CHRISTINE FÉLIX
LECTURA LITERARIA
crisfelgar@gmail.com
CONTAX 1.1.3
No mires a los ojos del Minotauro, no los mires porque será cruel, reconócelo por sus huellas, su olor y nunca gires la cabeza si percibes su aliento detrás de la nuca, o el vaho húmedo del deseo descendiendo por tu espalda, su saliva tóxica. ¿No ves todos estos rostros como hojas muertas, piedra y tumba? (...)

CRIS MIRANDA
LECTURA LITERARIA
miramene@hotmail.com
CLICHÉS
La armonía defrauda
El azar de los hogares rotos
En los cuales se instala
La melancolía motora
De los perros abandonados
Que husmean los rayos de sol
Y buscan la felicidad coja
De los cariños sobornados.

ASOCIACIÓN TEATRO DIDÁCTICO
TEATRO
www.facebook.com/teatro.didactico/
crearteatromusical@gmail.com
Telf. 665847954
EL DEBATE
El uno de octubre de 1931 se aprobó el derecho al sufragio femenino tras un encendido debate entre Clara Campoamor y Victoria Kent. Este hecho histórico marca el inicio de esta obra: un encuentro imaginario de estas dos mujeres en la estación de Atocha antes de partir al exilio. En ese “no lugar”, bajo el ruido de las bombas y con María Zambrano como testigo, comparten sus temores y sus esperanzas en el porvenir.
Reparto: María Ruiz, Fati Fernández y Sabrina Solange
Ayudante de dirección: Francisco Camacho

ADA VALERO
LECTURA LITERARIA
adavr1968@gmail.com
Telf. 609356285
LA CAJA
Apenas transcurridas unas semanas tras la muerte de mi padre, llegó la caja. Fue mi abuela quien cogió el teléfono una mañana de domingo y en cuanto comprendió que la llamada procedía de Alemania me dejó a mí el auricular para que la atendiera. La voz femenina y desconocida al otro lado de la línea decía ser mi tía Anette, la única hermana de mi padre, y me comunicaba sin ambages su fallecimiento. No lloraba: había en el ligero temblor de sus palabras un rastro de desconcierto y expectación. (…)




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Friday, April 28, 2017

Salon Radio Live Theatre series: American Mill No. 2 - April 28, 2017






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April 28th, 2017 Salon Radio Live Theatre presents...
Pioneers Go East Collective world premiere of
American Mill No. 2, a selection for the 2017 Estrogenius Festival

International Women Artists' Salon series Salon Radio debuts a new series of Live (or recorded as-live) Theatre on Radio from March 17 through April 28th on City World Radio Network. Tonight we partner with Estrogenius Festival to bring you this poignant new music-theatre and documentary work about the textile workers’ protest movement, riots and police brutality in the South in the early 20th Century created by Pioneers Go East Collective; Written and Directed by Gian Marco Lo Forte / Original Music composed by Kamala Sankaram / Choreography by Maura Nguyen Donohue.

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Pioneers Go East Collective
proudly presents the world premiere of
American Mill No. 2

Written and Directed by Gian Marco Lo Forte / Original Music composed by Kamala
Sankaram / Choreography by Maura Nguyen Donohue.
American Mill No. 2 is Pioneers Go East Collective new music-theatre and documentary work about the textile workers’ protest movement, riots and police brutality in the South in the early
20th Century.

10 Performances Only! March 30th through April 9th
A.R.T./NY Theatres (502 West 53rd Street at 10th Avenue)

Pioneers Go East Collective will present the World Premiere of American Mill No. 2, a new music-theatre and documentary work written and devised by Pioneers Go East Collective. The work is written and directed by Gian Marco Lo Forte, with music by Kamala Sankaram, and choreography by Maura Nguyen Donohue. The production, which is devised, performed and written by the Pioneers Go East Collective will begin on March 30, 2017, and run through April 9, 2017 at A.R.T./NY Theatres (502 West 53rd Street at 10th Avenue) as a limited engagement.

American Mill No. 2 is an original docudrama with new music by Kamala Sankaram based on existing ballads and protest songs about Ella May Wiggins – a textile mill worker, union organizer and folk singer who found herself at the forefront of the protest movement during the strike at the Loray mill in Gastonia, NC in 1929. American Mill No. 2 features a multi-talented cast of actors and musicians, with Kamala Sankaram (Composer, Ella May Wiggings, Accordion), Catrin Lloyd-Bollard (Guitar/ mill worker), Brittane Rowe (Eula), Anthony Napoletano (mill worker), and Jason Stanley (Mandolin/ mill owner/ mob).

Writer/ director, Gian Marco Lo Forte indicates, “The collective has been deeply affected by the current social-political environment, and the protest movement that’s now surfacing, including the women’s march. The collective for this new work includes feminist artists and queer artists who have worked creatively together over the last year and a half to examine facts from the 1920’s workers movement – with special attention to women’s role during the strike as agent of peace and reason. Women used to strike by singing beautiful songs, and galvanize the crowds with their words of wisdom. By centering American Mill No. 2 on the life,
speeches, and beautiful ballads composed by Ella May Wiggins – we hope to share and engage with our community as we reflect and connect past and present activism and shared values.”

American Mill No. 2 explores the junction of culture, music and social conditions of factory workers in the South, which includes both a live video component inspired by historical photography to re-create the experience of the mill workers and their families, and a live performance with folk music (protest songs), and primary source material including news articles clips, speeches during the protest movement and interviews inspired by original audio
recordings about factory workers and their lives working in the textile industry. American Mill No. 2 features lighting design by Marie Yokoyama, costume design by Becky Hubbert, an
video design by Hao Bai.

American Mill No. 2 will perform as follows:
Thursday March 30 – 7:30 pm Wednesday April 5 – 7:30 pm
Friday March 31 – 7:30 pm
(Opening reception)
Thursday April 6 – 7:30 pm
Saturday April 1 – 7:30 pm (talkback) Friday April 7 – 7:30 pm
Sunday April 2 – 2:30 pm Saturday April 8 – 7:30 pm
(talkback and closing party)
Tuesday April 4 – 7:30 pm Sunday April 9 – 2:30 pm

For tickets and information please visit: http://www.pioneersgoeast.org/
or call 212-352-3101.


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BIOGRAPHIESGian Marco Lo Forte (Writer/ Director) is a queer writer and director in residence at La MaMa since 2001. Gian Marco founded Pioneers Go East Collective (PGEC) in 2010, a company in residence at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club which has developed projects with video technology for social awareness. In addition to PGEC, Gian Marco is Curator of Sound Departures – a music series at La MaMa presenting cross-disciplinary artists who explore known music idioms and new genres, and co-curator at The Exponential Festival, a Brooklyn based performance festival for emerging arts. His directing and design work presented in NYC at La MaMa, Dixon Place, Galapagos, Incubator Arts Project, HERE, WET, Abingdon, New York Theatre Workshop, Art on Air/ Clock Tower Gallery; and he has designed for Pan Asian Rep, Magis Co, Watson Arts, Operating Theatre, Slant, May Adrales, Ernest Abuba, Alvin Eng, Kevin Augustine, Edward Einhorn, Kim Ima Ellen Stewart. Gian Marco is in residence with Great Jones Rep and has designed at Biennale di Venezia and toured in Europe.

Kamala Sankaram (original music/ musician and storyteller/ Ella May Wiggins) KAMALA SANKARAM has been praised as “strikingly original” (NY Times) and “an impassioned soprano with blazing high notes” (The Wall Street Journal.) She has performed and premiered pieces with Beth Morrison Projects, the Philip Glass Ensemble, and the Wooster Group, among others, and is the leader of Bombay Rickey, an operatic Bollywood surf ensemble whose debut was named Best Eclectic Album by the Independent Music Awards Vox Pop. Also a composer, commissions include Houston Grand Opera, Washington National Opera, Beth Morrison Projects, HERE Arts Center, and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus. Awards, grants and residencies include: Kevin Spacey Artist of Choice, Jonathan Larson Award, NEA ArtWorks, MAP Fund, Opera America, NY IT Award for Outstanding Production of a Musical, the Civilians, HERE, the MacDowell Colony, and the Watermill Center. Kamala's opera THUMBPRINT will receive its West Coast premiere at LA Opera this June. In addition to her musical pursuits, Kamala holds a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology and can be heard as a voice
on the Cartoon Network show Superjail. www.kamalasankaram.com

Brittane Rowe (musician and storyteller/ Eula) is a musician originally from Grand Rapids. She is a resident artist with Pioneers Go East Collective and has been living in NYC for the past six years working in original music theatre and as a background singer for indie bands. She primarily works at The Flea Theatre where she is a member of the Acting Company “The Bats”. You can find her performing in “Gemini Stars” at The Exponential Festival and La MaMa, Sound Departures Music Series at La MaMa and at A.R.T./ New York in “American Mill No. 2” with Pioneers Go East Collective
this year.

Anthony Napoletano (musician and storyteller/ mill worker) is a songwriter in residence with Pioneers Go East Collective since 2014. He has been seen as Baby John on the International Tour and London's West End productions of "West Side Story,"Disney's "The Doodlebops," "Peter Pan" at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival in 2008 and 2010, "Puppet Playlist: Beyonce" with Sinking Ship Productions, "American Mill" and "Gemini Stars" with Pioneers Go East Collective, and "LARP Me Gently" with The Society of Misfit Puppets. He co-created and choreographed "We Put the Spring in Springfield: the Music of the Simpsons" and performed on the official Simpson's panel alongside Matt Groening at San Diego Comic-Con in 2013. He has performed his original music at The Bowery Poetry Club, The Sidewalk Cafe, "Sound Departures" at The Club at LaMaMa, and The Duplex. He holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from the Boston Conservatory.

Catrin Lloyd-Bollard (musician and storyteller/ mill worker) is a songwriter, performer and storyteller. She most recently acted onstage with Brooklyn-based experimental theater companies Title:Point (CHROMA KEY, BITER [EVERY TIME I TURN AROUND], NEVER ODD OR EVEN) and Object Collection (IT'S ALL TRUE premiere in Bergen, Norway). She hosts and co-curates Title:Point's monthly SalON! series (now running 2.5 years consecutively). She regularly performs her solo music project CATFOX, most recently at La MaMa as part of the Sound Departures music series. In 2015 she released her debut album, ZOÖMAGNESIS. Catrin appears as ʻMinnie” in Inappropriate Production's forthcoming feature horror film THE MOOSEHEAD OVER THE MANTEL, and performs the voice of "Olympia" on Cartoon Network's POKÉMON XYZ. catrinlloyd-bollard.com |thecatfox.com

Jason Stanley (musician and storyteller/ mill owner/ mob) is a performer and multi-instrumentalist based in Missouri. Last seen on stage in Six Partʼs production of The Skin, Godlightʼs productions of Cool Hand Luke as Boss Keane and Deliverance as Tall Man. Film credits include: Night and a Switchblade as Chas Bergeron The Fungus Adventures as Gus, and Losses and Gains as Craig.

Maura Nguyen Donohue (Choreographer) has been making experimental performance works in NYC for over 20 years. Her work has been produced by Dance Theater Workshop (now New York Live Arts), Roulette, Danspace Project, Performance Space 122, La MaMa, The Asia Society, Mulberry St. Theater, the West End Theater, and has toured across the US and to Europe and Asia. She is Associate Prof of Dance at Hunter College/CUNY and faculty fellow for the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute. Maura has collaborated with Pioneers Go East Collective since 2012. As a member of La Mama's Great Jones Rep since 1997, shehas toured the US, Europe and Asia in "Fragments of a Greek Trilogy," "Angels of Swedenborg," and "Pylade." From '99-04, as artistic advisor for DTW’s Mekong Project, she facilitated residencies in the US and SE Asia. Her essay "Ambivalent Selves: The Asian Female Body in American Concert Dance" was published in "Contemporary Directions in Asian American Dance" (U.Wisc Press) and she writes for Culturebot. She previously served on the boards of Dance Theater Workshop (now NYLA) and Congress on Research in Dance, and
currently serves on the board of Movement Research and the New York Dance and Performance (Bessies) Awards Committee. She continues to collaborate with Perry Yung on the ongoing durational performance of parenting 2 (slightly) smaller humans.

Marie Yokoyama (Lighting design) is a set and lighting designer based in NYC. She designed for Damon Chua's Film Chinois at Pan Asian Rep. Other credit's include: Redhouse: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Spelling Bee, A Man of No Importance, Gross Indecency, Oliver and 13, Public: Apple Family Series European Tour, Pacific Beats: TALA, Pan Asian Rep: Three Trees, Monk Parrots: Bum Phillips -All American Opera-. Regional: Yale Rep:
Compulsion, Curtis: Faust, Opera Theater Pittsburgh: Fantasticks, Merry Widow, and Ariadne auf Naxos.

Becky Hubbert (Costume design) is delighted to work with Pioneers Go East Collective. She is a costume designer and stylist working in theatre, commercials, and film. Favorite credits include; "Undefined Fractions" with Loco 7, "Ravaged by Romance" with The Francis Ethel Gumm Memorial Players, "The Jackie Look" with Karen Finley, "Eddie Adams, Saigon ’68," directed by Douglas Sloan, and Floydd for Wigstock 2015.

Hao Bai (Video design and Sound engineer) is a queer artist based in Brooklyn who works as a director, technician, and theatre maker. Hao is artist in residence with Pioneers Go East Collective since 2014. Selected credits as video designer and/or sound engineer: The Golden Toad and Burnished by Grief (by The Talking Band); pa to Prophetika: An Oratorio (dir. Charlotte Brathwaite); sound mixing for Bird In The House (by Dane Terry); set & lighting
designer for The Workroom (One Art Space); sound designer for Paisieu (Target Margin); video designer for American Mill #2 (La MaMa); LD for "Medusa" and "Oddity" (TNC).


MISSION - Pioneers Go East CollectivePioneers Go East Collective is a community of writers, musicians and designers who create performance that merge storytelling, music and video documentary of real events. Inspired by Walt Whitman’s powerfully evocative poem “Pioneers! O Pioneers!” that pays homage to fearless courage, we are a collective of ‘pioneers’ set out to find a brighter future and record memories of collective and individual vulnerability and resilience. Pioneers Go East Collective develops and promotes docudrama works inspired by true stories that focus on issues of social awareness and justice. In residence at La MaMa since 2010, the collective explores stories that are not usually investigated and which reflect social-political
vulnerabilities and otherness as a way towards provoking thought, casting impressionistic shadows. As ‘pioneers’ on a long journey, the collective finds and records memories of collective and individual courage to challenge audiences in emotionally charged yet accessible performances.

Gian Marco Lo Forte, Daniel Diaz, Maura Nguyen Donohue, Abby Felder, Julia Dobner-Pereira, Kamala Sankaram, Brittane Rowe and John Sully lead the collective in collaboration with a community of like-minded writers, performers, musicians, and visual artists. The
collective has been widely presented in NYC at La MaMa, Triskelion Arts/ The Exponential Festival, St Ann’s Warehouse, Governors Island, The Silent Barn, Astor Alive Festival,
Incubator Arts Project, Dixon Place, Performance Mix/ HERE, Chashama Harlem Gallery, Goethe Institut Gallery.www.pioneersgoeast.org


HISTORY - Pioneers Go East CollectiveAccording to Backstage, PGEC “...knocks down the walls between expressive genres and amalgamates music, video, and acting into an adrenalizing, dramatic experience.” Past Pioneers Go East Collective works include the Time Out New York Critics’ Pick HILDEGARD (VISION) about spiritual leader Hildegard Von Bingen’s same-sex relationship with another nun and her ability to transcend gender confines through her creative process (St Ann’s
Warehouse; Governors Island/LMCC, 2013-14; La MaMa 2015); GEMINI STARS (work in progress presented at The Silent Barn in Bushwick and Triskelion Arts in January 2017 as part
of The Exponential Festival); AMERICAN MILL No. 2 based on stories of women working in the Southern textile belt (A.R.T/New York ‘17); MJ WAS INNOCENT, the true story of Queer
artist Michael Burke, exploring his journey from being a high school dropout prostitute to a performance artist (HOT Festival/ Dixon Place 2014/15; Performance Mix/ HERE ‘15); MARIA
CELESTE (GALILEO) based on the epistolary correspondence between Maria Celeste and her father, scientist Galileo during his years in prison (Incubator Arts Project ‘14);7AM based
on St Francis’ poems about poverty and charity (Incubator Arts Project ‘13); S16 based on Pirandello’s story about boys and young men working in sulfur mines and reflecting on samesex
relationships and coming of age in a harsh and unforgiving environment (La MaMa ‘12); The Birds and The Wolf live video installation reflecting on a woman’s daydreaming after being
abused by her partner (Chashama/Harlem Gallery, and Goethe Institut ’11-‘12). PGEC awards: Puffin Foundation 2013 and 2015; LMCC (2011-2015); Nancy Quinn Fund (2015); Opera America Award 2010.www.pioneersgoeast.org

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rates, plus free access to top-line technical equipment, so that the city’s small and emerging theatre companies can continue to experiment, grow, and produce new works. Founded in
1972, A.R.T./New York is the leading service and advocacy organization for New York City’s 375+ nonprofit theatres, with a mission to assist member theatres in managing their
companies effectively so that they may realize their rich artistic visions and serve their diverse audiences well. We accomplish this through a comprehensive roster of real estate, financial,
educational, and community-building programs, as well as research, advocacy, and field-wide initiatives that seek to improve the long-term health and sustainability of the industry. Over the
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