IASNY to Celebrate Women Artists History Month With LIBERTY'S DAUGHTERS

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IASNY to Celebrate Women Artists History Month With LIBERTY'S DAUGHTERS

Immigrant Artists and Scholars in New York (IASNY) Playwrights Across Borders plan to celebrate Women Artists History Month at the storied Nuyorican Poets Café (236 East 3rd ST. New York, NY 10009) on Saturday, March 14, 1 - 3 pm with an afternoon of IMMIGRANT WOMEN'S MONOLOGUES written by 13 fabulous women playwrights/artists:

LIZ AMADIO (Producer/Playwright/Director/Actor/Photographer) Artistic Director, Cosmic Orchid. Moderator/Producer DAPLab (2008 -2018) MFA, Actors Studio Drama School. Member: DG, LPTW & NLAPW.

Cecilia Copeland Member writer NYWIFT, Indie Theatre Hall of Fame, Best Drama Screenplay Female Eye Film Festival, Best TV Pilot NYWIFT New Works Lab.

JENNA CHRISPHONTE is a Haitian-American writer whose work includes Talc: A Haitian Zombie Story, the Rule in Shelly's Case and Marielle: A Musical on the life on assassinated Brazilian human rights leader Marielle Franco. Chrisphonte also serves as director of community engagement at the Dramatists Guild of America.

Minita Gandhi is a critically acclaimed writer/actress/activist born in Mumbai, India. Her solo play Muthaland was nominated for 2 Joseph Jefferson Awards in 2018, and has played nationally. TV credits include: Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Brown Girls, How to Get Away with Murder.

Dana Leslie Goldstein Award-winning Playwright/Lyricist. Presentations: Manhattan Theatre Club, Cherry Lane, Women's Project, York, Theatre80, New Dramatists, BMI, Acorn, Lark, Neighborhood Playhouse, Ellis/Liberty Islands, the UN, etc. www.danalesliegoldstein.com

Yvette Heyliger Playwright, producing artist and citizen-artist, Yvette has worked on voting, gun violence, immigration, parity for women artists and #MeToo movement; Dramatists Guild NYC Ambassador. https://newplayexchange.org/users/30298/yvette-heyliger

Antoinette Lavecchia (Award-winning Actress/Playwright/Director/Master Games teacher) - Actress: Broadway, off-Broadway, regionally, film&tv (currently "Lucia Francavella" Mad About You.) Playwright: Two one-woman plays performed at Urban Stages, Cherry Lane Studio, Culture Project Women's Festival, Ars Nova, Parity Productions @TheaterLab. Fox Fellowship, Drama League Director Fellowship, Anna Sosenko Trust Grant. www.antoinettelavecchia.com

JESSICA LITWAK is a theatre artist focused on theatre for social change: playwright, actor, director, educator, drama therapist, puppet builder, Fulbright scholar. Artistic Director of The H.E.A.T. Collective: www.theheatcollective.org

MARIA MICHELES's work has appeared at the Workshop Theater, Theater for the New City, Manhattan Repertory Theater, Actors Studio, E.S.T., Shetler Studios. (Her monologue is presented by actress: Stacie Argyrou)

Vernice Miller Educator/Director/Producer/Performer. For Civic Ensemble; worked with incarcerated youth and directed Saviana Stanescu's Bee Trapped Inside the Window. Recipient of London New Play Festival's Best Actress Award. Co-founder A Laboratory for Actor Training Experimental Theatre Company. (www.ALATetc.org)

Lisa Ramirez (playwright) EXIT CUCKOO (nanny in motherland), Off Broadway, Working Theater; ART OF MEMORY, 3 Legged Dog by Company SoGoNo; PAS DE DEUX (lost my shoe) Cherry Lane Theatre Mentor Project; TO THE BONE commissioned by Working theater presented by Cherry Lane Theatre; etc.

Dr. SOPHIA ROMMA is an internationally award-winning author of fifteen stage-plays, produced Off-Off Broadway/Off-Broadway; three of which were produced at La MaMa, Cherry Lane and The Lion Theatre. gardenofavantgarde.com

SAVIANA STĂNESCU is a playwright, poet, teacher, and ARTivist, author of Aliens with Extraordinary Skills (off-Broadway, Women's Project) and many other plays about the immigrant experience. Winner of New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Play (Waxing West). Founder of IASNY. www.saviana.com

$10 at the door, $8 online



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