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Boston, MA, USA, March 28, 2009
March Madness - Women on the Edge
Readings of Short Work & Music by Boston-Area
Women Playwrights and Artists
Hosted by International Center of Women Playwrights
Actor Susan Corso performs Kim Hoff's poem,
"Perspective" at this year's March Madness
celebration of women artists.
|A program of staged readings of new theatre pieces and poetry, and songs created by local Boston playwrights and artists and echo this year’s theme, “Women on the Edge.”|
The work, all new and not previously presented, includes short plays, scenes, monologues, a poem and songs by area artists Rosanna Yamagiwa Alfaro, Kelly DuMar, Dara Eagle, Hortense Gerardo, Kim Hoff, Leslie Powell, Monica Raymond, Ellen Davis Sullivan, Sandra Weintraub and Debbie Wiess. Diane Ripstein will be Mistress of Ceremony for the event. Some of the Boston-area theatre scene’s favorite directors and actors will be involved.
This event is part of an International celebration of women artists
called SWAN Day, which stands for Support Women Artists Now Day, and
is being organized under the auspices of the International Centre for
The March Madness Boston SWAN event takes place at
the Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BU) located at 949 Commonwealth
Avenue, Boston, on Saturday afternoon, March 29, from 2-5:30pm. There
is no entrance fee, but donations ($5 suggested) at the door are
welcome. All proceeds of the event will go to The Fund for Women
Artists organization, one of the two groups, which conceived SWAN Day,
to support its efforts.
In Sandra Weintraub's "I'm Stayin Alive," Geralyn Horton plays a 100-year-old woman who discovers the delights of spam.
SWAN Day, established in 2007, is an annual event that takes place on
the last Saturday of March, which is Women's History Month. The idea
for SWAN Day grew out of a collaboration between organizers of The
Fund for Women Artists and Women in the Audiences Supporting Women
Artists Now. For more information about SWAN Day and other SWAN Day
events happening around the world, please visit www.SwanDay.org.
The Fund for Women Artists (www.WomenArtists.org) is a non-profit
organization dedicated to helping women artists get the resources they
need to do their creative work. Its emphasis is on women in film,
video and theatre. Over the past decade it has raised over $4 million
(including an endowment of $425,000) and built a website that provides
networking, advocacy, and fundraising services to approximately 2,000
visitors a day.
The International Centre for Women Playwrights supports women playwrights around the world: by bringing
international attention to their achievements; encouraging production
of their plays; providing means for communication and contact among
the sister community of the world's women dramatists; encouraging
scholarly and critical study of the historical and contemporary work
of women playwrights; and supporting their efforts to express their
own personal, artistic, social, and political vision without
censorship, harassment, or personal danger.
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Geralyn Horton also appeared
in Rosanna Alfaro's "Turbulence."