Noteworthy News and Upcoming Meetup

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Three Cheers to AlterTheater, Ragged Wing and Symmetry Theatre!

The International Centre for Women Playwrights has announced the 50/50 Applause Awards for 2013, and WWSF would like to give a huge shout-out to the two winners from the Bay Area, for embracing and exemplifying the 50/50 mission. Join us in congratulating Alter Theater, Ragged Wing Ensemble and Symmetry Theatre on this huge honor.

From the ICWP press release: 

“Standing ovation! The International Centre for Women Playwrights (ICWP) is delighted with the increased number of recipients for this year’s 50/50 Applause Awards, which sets out to recognize theatres which produce 50% or more women playwrights in their season of shows.”

ATC Announces the 2013 National Latino Playwriting Award

Please also join us in congratulating the very talented Marisela Treviño Orta, who wins this esteemed honor alongside super-star playwright Caridad Svich – the first time that the Arizona Theatre Company has acknowledged two winners. Both playwrights will receive a $1000 award in recognition for their work.

Marisela’s winning entry, The River Bride, has been praised as “a visually striking fairytale infused with lyrical language and steeped in the folklore of the Amazon,” by ATC Playwright-in-Residence Elaine Romero.

Two Exciting Opportunities

Works by Women NY has some good news about two great opportunities for women in theater – the TCG Leading the Charge Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship (its first ever) and a call from Women’s ProjectsTheater for its 2014-16 Lab! For deadlines and details, please visit the sites.

New Sharon Stone Documentary Opens to Sold Out Theater

“Today Vision Films, a worldwide distributor of independent feature films, documentaries and music programming, announces the first theatrical screening of “Femme: Women Healing the World,” a globally conscious documentary directed by Emmanuel Itier that features Sharon Stone, Maria Bello, Jean Houston, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Gloria Steinem, Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Shirin Ebadi, Mairead Maguire and Jody Williams, and many other notable women from around the world. ”

For more information about “Femme: Women Healing the World,” visit Femme The Movie.

From Down Under: Some Good News

The Melbourne Theatre Company is inviting women directors and ethnic minorities to become more closely involved with the company, in a bid to break white male dominance in Australian theatre.

“Artistic director Brett Sheehy says the company will next year appoint 12 women as affiliate directors and work with 11 multicultural arts ambassadors as MTC attempts to more accurately reflect Australian society.”

Our October Meetup

Do not miss our lucky 13th all-female Meetup at Crowded Fire to see Lauren Gunderson’s THE TAMING, which takes on America’s overheated political rhetoric, some surprising truths about our founding fathers, and the passions of three slightly insane women who just might be revolutionary geniuses.

Notably, this production features an all female cast and creative team! In addition to savoring a fierce feminist comedy, we’ll also enjoy a post-show discussion “Beauty & Power” featuring Lauren, Mira Veda (Artist, Activist, Blogger, and Founder of Lipstick & Politics), and Rachel Roberts (Marketer, Health & Wellness Writer, and Digital Director in the Beauty Industry).

More details about the show and discounted tickets here!

Image courtesy Crowded Fire Theater

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