CELEBRATE SWAN DAY IN MASSACHUSETTS!
Happy Support Women Artists Now Day to all of my friends in Massachusetts!
I will be in San Francisco for SWAN Day this year, but I just wanted to let you about some great events happening in your area this weekend. I have listed 3 of them below, but there are over 170 SWAN Day events this year, so be sure to check our SWAN Day Calendar to see if there are any others near you.
NORTHAMPTON ACADEMY OF MUSIC - Sarah Ruhl's Eurydice
Northampton Academy of Music Theatre is launching its new Women's Initiative on Saturday, March 26 at 8 p.m. with a SWAN Day production of Sarah Ruhl's Eurydice directed by Linda McInerney with original music by Paula Kimper.
The original tale of Orpheus and Eurydice focuses on the great Greek musician Orpheus who was so overcome with grief by his wife's death that he journeyed to the Underworld to get her back. He was able to charm Hades and Persephone with his music, and they told him that he could lead Eurydice out of the Underworld on one condition - he had to walk in front of her and he could not look back until both of them were completely in the upper world. Unfortunately, Orpheus turned around as soon as he was on solid ground, and so Eurydice had to return to the Underworld forever.
Sarah Ruhl, a playwright who won a MacArthur "genius" Fellowship in 2006 at age 32, tells this story from Eurydice's point of view. It is a meditation on loss, but it is also full of warmth, humor, and Ruhl's unique theatrical sensibility.
Location: 274 Main Street, Northampton, MA
OUR VOICES PLAYWRIGHT'S FESTIVAL - Weston, MA
Our Voices V is the fifth annual celebration of staged readings of new short works by Boston Area Women Playwrights with a whole day of workshops for playwrights and actors on Saturday, March 26 from 10:30 a.m. to 9:45 p.m.
The event will be held in the Black Box Theatre at Regis College Fine Arts Center in Weston, MA. The organizers are Kelly DuMar, Ann Garvin, and Wendy Lement. This is a free event and no reservations are required. There is more information available on their website: http://www.diarydoor.typepad.com/our_voices
FIVE WOMEN PLAYWRIGHTS IN 24 HOUR PLAY FESTIVAL IN TROY, NEW YORK
Playwrights, directors, designers, crew and actors from both the Berkshires and the Capital Region will mount five new short works by five women playwrights in the 24 Hour Capital Region/Berkshires Theatre Project on Saturday, March 26 at 8 p.m. in the Arts Center of the Capital Region, 265 River Street, Troy, NY.
Location: The Arts Center of the Capital Region, 265 River Street, Troy, NY 12180-3215
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