Supporting creative work by women
As the end of the year approaches, most arts companies are prepping their end-of-the-year campaigns. A couple of fundraisers have caught my eye.
On Her Shoulders was founded in 2012 to present staged readings of plays by women from across the spectrum of time and place, with contemporary dramaturgs contextualizing–and in some cases adapting–them for modern audiences. The program seeks to make it impossible to deny or ignore the great tradition and value of women’s contribution to the theatrical canon. On Her Shoulders intends to motivate producers and directors to champion and produce these plays in New York and regionally, and to incite audiences to demand to see them.
The series is produced by Melody Brooks, Andrea Lepcio and Lillian Rodriguez. Season One has been curated by Susan Jonas. To learn more visit http://onhershoulders.weebly.com/
If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to support On Her Shoulders, you may do so through New Perspectives Theatre Company here.
Or perhaps you want to help Venus Theatre, a Maryland-based company devoted to staging women’s stories, pay its rent for a year. As any arts administrator will tell you, rent eats a lot of a company’s budget. Venus Theatre has put together an indiegogo campaign to raise money to pay its 2014 rent. If you’ve got a few bucks or many to give, visit the indiegogo campaign.
And, for a good read, check out this article–Insert Feminism— at TCG Circle.