2012 Women At Work Festival Set for Stage Left Studio, Beg. 9/23
2012 Women At Work Festival Schedule Set for Stage Left Studio, 214 W. 30th Street, September 23 thru October 7. The 7th Annual Women at Work Festival will feature solo shows and short plays by and/or about women, September 23 through October 7 at Stage Left Studio. Ten productions of new works, popular touring plays and visiting artists have been accepted into the festival line-up. Producer Cheryl King will include two special performances of “Selected Short Subjects,” a hand-selected collection of contemporary, edgy playwrights and monologists who deal with themes of particular interest to women.
The festival donates all net proceeds to The Girl Effect, a global organization that provides funds to girls around the world so that they can raise themselves, their families and villages out of poverty. Advanced tickets are highly recommended. All tickets are $20 dollars and can be purchased through the theatre’s website, www.stageleftstudio.net
Festival Shows in order of appearance
LISTEN! CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? – 55 min.
Sun, Sept 23 @ 2:00 pm/ Sat, Oct 6 @ 5:00 pm
The true story of a hearing child’s life as the sole interpreter for deaf parents. Having grown up in a home where ringing telephones and doorbells set off flashing lights and being able to hear makes you an outsider, Gloria Rosen takes us on a funny, irreverent and poignant journey to find her own voice.
Written by and starring Gloria Rosen
Directed by Peter Flint and Michael Leoni
“Amazingly funny!” – Santa Monica Mirror
FRANK WOMEN - 70 minutes
Sunday, Sept 23 @ 7:30 pm
A cornucopia of excellent character actresses speak their plain truths as they take on the roles of American playwright Frank Blocker’s canon. Welfare mothers, nuns, maids, rodeo riders and murderers dispense wisdom and advice, from the heartbreaking monologue “Every Day Clothes” to the hilarious Iona Winchester. Because of packed houses from its original 2-night engagement, reservations are highly recommended.
Featuring Theresa Gambacorta, Gaby Gold, Amy Heath Bell, Cheryl King, Stefani Searcy, Jeremy Neal, Jenn Wehrung, Elza Zagreda
Directors include Kristin Cassidy, Theresa Gambacorta, Valerie Hager, Cheryl King, Vincent Marano, Regina O’Malley, Abby Williams
“An amazing gathering of theatrical talent.”
– Laurie Lawson, Electronic Link Journey (eljnyc.com)
EXPIRATION DATE (Staged Reading) - 50 min.
Mon, Sept 24 @ 7:30 pm / Fri, Oct 5 @ 7:30 pm
One hundred years in the future, life as we know it is radically different: cold, sterile and artificial. Mildred wants to “expire” on her 150th birthday but her family and friends try to convince her to transition into another life form, a “People-Pod.” Albert, her son, wants her to join husband and father Arthur as a P-Pod in order to keep the family intact.
FINDING Elizabeth Taylor - 60 minutes
Tues, Sept 25 @ 7:30 pm
Yes, it's her real name and it's a lot to live up to—the eyes, the men, the diets, the diamonds, the booze. And oh...how she's tried. A love letter to La Liz and the other Elizabeth Taylor; two women obsessed with life and its finer points.
Written by and starring Elizabeth Claire Taylor
Directed by Cheryl King
“A heartfelt, honest portrayal of a contemporary girl’s coming of age.”
HOW TO GET INTO MY PANTS - 75 minutes
Wed, Sept 26 @ 7:30 pm / Fri, Sept 28 @ 7:30 pm
The journey of a 35+ Spiritual Girl in a Material World, awakening sexually and learning to balance the sacred and the sexual, in NYC. A Tour de Force of stand up, cabaret & a musical play...all wrapped into a one-woman show of sexual healing via cabaret...including, Spiritual Girl, Kiela's funny & touching rendition of Material Girl, w/ back up dancers...not to be missed!