Tuesday, March 06, 2007

More details on Women's Work Festival Schedule

(the following details reproduced from the Town Cryer's website)

Co-produced by RCA Theatre, She Said Yes! and White Rooster Productions, Women’s Work is a festival of new play readings by women, tributes to women pioneers, and dessert in celebration of International Women’s Week..

After the success of last year’s first Ladies of Misrule, presented by RCA Theatre, White Rooster and She Said Yes! decided to augment that celebration of women pioneers in the arts by hosting a festival of today’s women playwrights. The three theatre companies have now joined forces to present a four-night festival of work by and about women, with all proceeds from the door going to the Naomi Centre.

In preparation for the readings, each playwright receives a dramaturgical session with a full cast and an experienced director/dramaturge. The Play Reading Series is scheduled for three nights from March 5-7, 2007 at 7 pm nightly at the Eastern Edge Gallery. On March 5, Sex, the war of by Lois Brown, and Connecting Rooms by Florence Button of Carbonear will be presented featuring Kay Anonsen, Robert Chafe, Sandy Gow, Brad Hodder, Ruth Lawrence, and Sara Tilley.

On March 6th, Family, or, 63 Steps by Agnes Walsh will be read by Robert Chafe, Amy House and Ruth Lawrence.

Then on March 7th, The (In)complete Herstory of Women in Newfoundland and (Labrador!) by Sara Tilley will feature Mary-Lynn Bernard, Robert Chafe, Sandy Gow, Ruth Lawrence and Sherry White.

As the gala finale, the 2nd Annual The Ladies of Misrule will be held at 8 pm, March 8th at the Masonic Temple on Cathedral Street. An International Women’s Day celebration of women pioneers in the arts of Newfoundland & Labrador, our uppermost Lady of Misrule, Gerry Rogers, will host a gathering to pay tribute to several pioneers. Kay Anonsen, Tessa Crosbie, Sheilagh Guy Murphy, Amy House, Katie Pittman, Joan Sullivan, Simone Savard-Walsh and others will salute the work of writer Cassie Brown, music hall entertainer Biddy O’Toole, poet Len Margaret, traditional singer Bride Judge and others. To add decadence to our celebration, we will be offering a luscious dessert buffet.

For more information on the Women’s Work Festival, contact Ruth or Amy at RCA Theatre at 753-4531.