Works by Women

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WBW Brief: March 31, 2017

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HERSTORY: The Advocate takes a look at the amazing career of theater producer Cheryl Crawford. Read it HERE. Then, if inspired, check out Milly S. Barranger’s book about this outstanding woman, A Gambler’s Instinct: The Story of Broadway Producer Cheryl Crawford.

MUST READ: Bustle breaks down the bleak realities of being a woman composer in Hollywood. The news is stark, but Emmy-winning composer Laura Karpman and others are determined to change the landscape. Read about it HERE.

SAME OLD STORY: Jessica Chastain speaks out about the sexism that has greeted her latest film “The Zookeeper’s Wife” and its female creative team. You know, that old sexist myth that women cannot collaborate with each other. Read the Mercury News article HERE.

GOOD READ: Lovely Dallas Observer profile of the Goat Song Theatre Company, which was founded to present work by and about underrepresented voices. Read it HERE.

FILMMAKER OPPORTUNITY: Made in NY Media Center by IFP has partnered up with Vimeo for the second Share the Screen Fellowship, a unique opportunity that will award one female-identifying content creator with 6-months of membership and workspace to develop their project. Application deadline is April 28, 2017. For more information and how to apply, visit HERE.

WRITER OPPORTUNITY: Jack Jones Literary Arts is hosting its first annual writing retreat at the Writer’s Colony at Dairy Hollow in Eureka Springs, AR. This two-week retreat will be held October 16–30, 2017, and is open exclusively to women of color. There are scholarships available. Application deadline: May 1, 2017. For more information and how to apply, visit HERE.


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