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March madness - Women on the Edge - Readings of Short work and Music . . .

14 Mar 2009 7:42 PM | Anonymous
3rd Annual SWAN Day Celebration --
"March Madness - Women on the Edge"
Readings of Short Work and Music by Boston-area Women Playwrights and 
Artists
Boston Playwrights' Theatre
Saturday Afternoon, March 28, 2009 @ 2-5:30pm

Come join us for a program of staged readings of new theatre pieces 
and poetry, and songs created by local Boston playwrights and 
artists.  This year's theme is Women on the Edge, which was defined 
very broadly and open to many interpretations.  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 Sullivan, Sandra Weindraub 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.  After the approximately 2-hour program, there will be a party with light refreshments for mingling and socializing.

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  Women Playwrights.  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.  Last year's show sold out so reservations are  recommended.  For more information or to reserve seats, please contact  Debbie Wiess at 617-437-0352 or djwiess@msn.com.

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 is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting women playwrights around the world. 


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