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  • 15 Nov 2017 4:21 PM | Laura Shamas

    On November 12, 2017, Laura Shamas won the Von Marie Atchley Award for Excellence in Playwriting ($1,000) from Native Voices at the Autry (Los Angeles), for her short play SEEDS in Native Voices' 7th Annual Short Play Festival.

  • 04 Oct 2017 11:50 AM | eliza wyatt

    Michele D'Acosta, director, and Eliza Wyatt, writier won Best Animation Film, 2017, at Moondance International Film Festival. (a film sorry for planet earth)

  • 03 Oct 2017 6:04 PM | Diane Baia Hale


    Diane Baia Hale has been named a winner for Capital Repertory Theatre's NEXT ACT! New Play Summit 6 for her historical drama THE MARBLE MUSE.  As part of the summit, a staged reading of the play will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 22 at Proctors GE Theatre in Schenectady, New York.

  • 28 Sep 2017 12:27 PM | Aphra Behn

    "UN/MASKED, Memoirs of a Guerrilla Girl On Tour" has been named best nonfiction book of 2017 by Devil's Kitchen Literary Festival. 

    UN/MASKED, Memoirs of a Guerrilla Girl On Tour, follows the unmasked DONNA KAZ, and the masked APHRA BEHN through their often surprising 25 year journey. In a braided narrative that flips between 1977 and 1997, Donna Kaz describes, with an ironic and humorous voice, what it was like go from being on the arm of William Hurt and an insider on the sets of movies like Altered States and Bodyheat, to an anonymous outsider donning a scary gorilla mask to protest sexism at Broadway's Tony Awards. Donna Kaz hobnobs with actress Kathleen Turner and director Lawrence Kasden, while Aphra Behn organizes sticker campaigns focused at the big New York City theatres which produce season after season of only plays by white male playwrights. When the Roundabout Theatre's toilet stalls (in both women's and men's rooms) are plastered with Guerrilla Girls' stickers stating: In this theatre, the taking of photographs, the use of a recording device and the production of plays by women is strictly prohibited - the Roundabout announces their next season will include two plays by women. Aphra and the Guerrilla Girls take all the credit and go on to create comedic art and theater that blasts the blatant sexism of the theater world while proving feminists are funny at the same time.

    FOR MORE INFO: https://www.amazon.com/MASKED-Memoirs-Guerrilla-Girl-Tour/dp/1510709436

  • 05 Sep 2017 7:16 PM | Amy Oestreicher

    I'm excited to be giving my third TEDx Talk this October at TEDx LATI!

    https://www.ted.com/tedx/events/23584

    Based on FIBERS  - a play inspired by the literal sewing that enabled my grandmother to survive the death camps, as well as the act of threading my  family’s unfinished stories into a seamless narrative – a tapestry that reunites relatives across space, time, and understandings.

  • 09 Jul 2017 5:57 PM | Amy Oestreicher

    For those of us that LOVE Joseph Campbell and the archetypal hero's journey (where is it NOT?)  I wanted to share an exciting update - I gave my second TEDx Talk last February at VCU, and it's taken a few months, but I finally found out that the talk is going to be live next week!  In the meantime, they gave me the first three minutes that I wanted to share.  I'll share the rest when it's up on the TEDx site. In the meantime, I'd love to hear your thoughts...the rest of the talk might go in a bit of an unexpected direction - so stay tuned - enjoy...and "Welcome to the Greatest Adventure of Your Life!"

    https://amyoes.com/2017/06/26/2nd-tedx-talk/


  • 06 Jun 2017 7:27 AM | Aphra Behn

    Guerrilla Girl On Tour, Aphra Behn, received the Venus Theatre Lifetime Achievement Award in Washington DC. The mission of Venus Theatre is to set flight to the voices of women and children with theatre for a lifetime. Aphra Behn performed "Act Like a Feminist Artist, a Guerrilla Girl Unmasks," at Venus on February 2, before receiving the award, and read from her new memoir, "UN/MASKED." She dedicated the award to women in theatre who work tirelessly for their voices to be heard. 


  • 04 Apr 2017 10:52 AM | Catherine Frid

    With the community-engaged seniors' theatre group Our Voices, I've received a grant to create Canada's Seniors: Our Roots, Our Future, a new play that celebrates the contributions of seniors to Canada's past, present and future.

  • 02 Apr 2017 7:54 PM | Deleted user

    How I Became a Bennington Girl was about a young poet student and her famous professor. The play dealt with the issue of anti-Semitism. 

  • 02 Apr 2017 3:24 PM | eliza wyatt

    Two minute film protesting with an ironic twist, the state of our fossil fueled planet, written by me, directed by Michele D'Acosta.

    Awarded Honorable Mention by the Experimental Film Forum in Los Angeles

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