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Swan Day 2008

 
SWAN Day
Support Women Artists Now!

March 29, 2008
www.SwanDay.org

The last Saturday of Women's History Month is SWAN Day and The Georgetown Theatre Company is hosting an all-day SWAN Day event in Lower Georgetown!

We begin with brunch at La Ruche, 1039 31st Street, NW -- 11:00am-1:00pm -- $15 brunch -- complimentary champagne

At 1:00pm we go around the corner to Grace Church (1041 Wisconsin Ave., NW) and to Barnes & Noble (M and Thomas Jefferson Streets) where the artsy-ness begins in earnest with theatre and fiction -- FOR FREE! There will be scenes, readings of poetry, readings from novels, monologues, visual art and staged readings of two plays.

  • a fully-staged scene from TGTC's next Fringe show, R.L. Nesvet's The Girl in the Iron Mask.

  • 3 "one-woman shorts" (short, one-character plays) What Stays, What Goes; Marjorie's Apple Pie Filling; I'll Start Over

  • a staged reading of Memory of Damage by Lori Fischer.

  • a section of the novel, Forbidden Loves: Paris Between the Wars, read by the author, Patricia Daly-Lipe

  • a 10 -minute play, Cold Reading by Juliana Avery.

  • a solo act by Helen Hayes nominee, Rebecca Herron

  • a super-short, two-person play, Spider Man by Juliana Avery

  • poetry readings by DC Poets Melissa Tuckey, Sarah Browning and Teri Ellen Cross

  • a staged reading of Embody, a full-length play by Lauren Gunderson.

  • a short work by humorist Lisa Alapick

  • Curvy by Nature, sketch comedy by Kristen Cantwell and Leah Young

  • a display of drawings by artists Talia Greenberg and Carol Morgan and paintings by Joy Nathan

  • Tours of artist Katherine Kyle's studio

    BONUS: There will be Name-That-Woman-Artist games with nifty prizes!

    All the plays and fiction are by emerging women writers.

    Performers/Directors involved include:

    Nick Allen, Catherine Aselford, Philip Baedecker, Kristen Cantwell, Bette Cassatt, Katy Carkuff, Krista Cowan, Jack French, Linda Gabriel, Lisa Hawkins, Tony Greenberg, Lisa Hawkings, Kattoo King, Tim King, Katherine McCann, Jerry McLean, Joy Nathan, James Radack, Nannett Savard, Armand Sindoni, Julia Stemper, Donise Stevens, Patt Wheatley Strott, John Wood, Leah Young, and many others!

    SWAN Day is a project of The Fund for Women Artists, WITASWAN & You.

    SCHEDULE:

    At Grace Church
    1041 Wisconsin Ave., NW
    Washington, DC:
    [Click here for map]

    • 1:00 POETRY - Teri Ellen Cross
    • 1:15 THE GIRL IN THE IRON MASK by R. L. Nesvet - Tony Greenberg, Kattoo King, Linda Gabriel, Catherine Aselford & Monique LaForce
    • 1:30 CURVEY BY NATURE - Kristen Cantwell & Leah Young
    • 1:45 EMBODY By Lauren Gunderson - Katy Carkuff, Nick Allen & Tim King
    • 3:15 COLD READING By Juliana Avery - Nanette Savard, Tony Greenberg & Tim King
    • 3:30 I'll START OVER By Juliana Avery -Julia Stemper
    • 3:40 2 & DAYS IN VEGAS By Lisa Alapick - Linda Gabriel, Nick Allen, Tim King
    • 4:00 FORBIDDEN LOVES - Patricia Daly-Lipe
    • 4:15 MARJORIE'S APPLE PIE FILLING By Lori Fischer - Pat Strott Wheatley
    • 4:30 SPIDER MAN By Juliana Avery - Lisa Hawkins and Nick Allen
    • 4:45 WHAT STAYS/WHAT GOES By Juliana Avery - Krista Cowan
    • Art display by Talia Greenberg, Katherine Kyle, Carol Morgan & Joy Nathan
    • Tours of Katherine Kyle's Studio on Grace Church's grounds
    NOTE: NAME-THAT-WOMAN-ARTIST Games at Grace Church --
    whenever there threatens to be a lull between performances.
    (No Dull Moments Allowed!)
    Prizes Awarded at 6:00pm at Barnes & Noble



    At Barnes & Noble
    3040 M Street, NW
    Washington, DC:
    [Click here for map]

    • 1:00 WHAT STAYS/WHAT GOES By Juliana Avery - Krista Cowan
    • 1:15 POETRY - Melissa Tuckey
    • 1:30 MEMORY OF DAMAGE By Lori Fischer - Directed by Krista Cowan with Philip Baedecker, Jack French, Katherine McCann, Jerry McLean, Joy Nathan, James Radack, Donise Stevens, Pat Strott Wheatley, John Wood,
    • 3:30 CURVEY BY NATURE - Kristen Cantwell & Leah Young
    • 3:45 POETRY - Teri Ellen Cross
    • 4:00 I'LL START OVER By Juliana Avery - Julia Stemper
    • 4:15 COLD READING By Juliana Avery - Nanette Savard, Tony Greenberg & Tim King
    • 4:30 POETRY - Sarah Browning
    • 4:45 THE GIRL IN THE IRON MASK By R. L. Nesvet - Tony Greenberg, Kattoo King, Linda Gabriel, Catherine Aselford & Monique LaForce
    • 5:00 2 & DAYS IN VEGAS By Lisa Alapick - Linda Gabriel, Nick Allen, Tim King
    • 5:15 SPIDER MAN By Juliana Avery - Lisa Hawkins and Nick Allen
    • 5:30 Drawing for NAME-THAT-WOMAN-ARTIST Prizes




    Help Support The Georgetown Theatre Company's

    2008 Capital Fringe Festival Production of

    R.L. Nesvet's
    THE GIRL IN THE IRON MASK

    Buy a book at the Georgetown Barnes & Noble
    (M and Thomas Jefferson Streets)
    on Saturday, March 29
    and The Georgetown Theatre Company
    will receive a % of your total purchase

    Yes, it works on Phone orders, too!
    Just be sure to mention this code:
    252858
    when you call 202-965-9880

    That's all you have to do to support us --
    so buy a nice, big, long book to read while you
    wait for July and the Capital Fringe Festival

    Because who doesn't want to support
    a play with sword-slinging nuns?
     


    SPONSORS:

    Baked and Wired

    Barnes & Noble, Georgetown

    Cafe La Ruche

    History4All, Inc.

    Journeymen Theatre

    National Museum of Women in the Arts