Supporting creative work by women
Tonight, you have an opportunity to laugh and support the Estrogenius Festival, a five-week celebration of female creativity. Founded in 2000, the festival has grown into one of the largest women’s arts festivals in New York City. On Friday, July 2nd, the festival will host STAND UP FOR ESTRO, a comedy benefit featuring Shelley Hamilton, Nicky Sunshine, Jenny Gomez, Missy Baker, DeLisa White and Liz Days. Tickets are $12 here. STAND UP FOR ESTRO will take place at Manhattan Theatre Source, the home of the Estrogenius Festival.
Here’s more information about the Estrogenius Festival from its website:
Founded by Fiona Jones in 2000, the festival debuted with a program of 10 short plays and music. Since then, it has grown into a five-week event including short plays, solo shows, music, visual art, dance, teen performances and support for African girls’ education.
Completely volunteer run, the Estrogenius Festival has provided more than 1,600 artists the chance to shine; showcased award-winning playwrights Sheila Callaghan, Quiara Alegria Hudes, T.D. Mitchell and Melissa Maxwell; presented Bessie Award-winning choreographers Marta Renzi and Jennifer Nugent; and provided scholarships for girls to attend school in Niger, ranked the poorest country in the world by the United Nations.