3rd Annual SWAN Day Celebration --
"March Madness - Women on the Edge"
Readings of Short Work and Music by Boston-area Women Playwrights and
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 email@example.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.