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THE BOUDICA SERIES Women's Voices Festival to Kick Off This Month

THE BOUDICA SERIES Women's Voices Festival to Kick Off This Month

THE BOUDICA SERIES will feature talks, readings, performances and workshops by bold and brilliant women including Jamia Wilson, Agunda Okeyo, founding editors of Ms. Magazine.

The event will also raise funds, food and clothing for Henry Street Settlement: Third Street Women's Residence and Antonio Olivier Center. Artists and speakers listed below.

Monday August 22, 2016 Opening Ceremony conducted by Heather Ensworth • Poetry by Aleda Bliss • The Return of the Divine Feminine: A talk by Heather Ensworth • Story-telling as Activism: A Discussion with Jamia Wilson

Tuesday August 23, 2016 • Ms. Revolutionary: A talk with Jane O'Reilly and Sue Leonard on the Women's Movement and producing the Getting it Gazette. • Girl's Play by Masha Obolensky, directed by Elizabeth Seldin starring Melissa Gordon and Meghann Garmany. • Elizabeth Seldin: Spoken Word Artist • Wayfoot, a short play by Georgina Escobar

Wednesday August 24, 2016 • Dear Miss So and So by Sophia Chapadjiev and directed by Rosa Palmeri • Poetry by Annela Levitov • Music and Storytelling by Melissa Gordon • Taming of the Shrew? A discussion with Rosa Palmeri, Brittany Purham and others, on women, power and relationships

Thursday August 25, 2016 • Raw, Sexy, Beautiful Words: Poetry by Madhuri Pavamani • All the World's a Stage: A discussion about theatre as a tool for international social justice with Caitlin O'Connell, Dominique Sinagra and Savitha Gargi. • On Trial for Abortion and other Monologes written by Shelley Fort • Thin Skin: music by Savvy Clement

Friday August 26, 2016 (FREE) • A retelling of Joan of Arc by Dominique Sinagra, using stories of women and girls from around the world, including those of Syrian Refugees, former child soldiers, African AIDS orphans, "untouchables" in India and women in the United States. • Bones: Poetry and a discussion about reckoning with the adopted self by Emily Cox Sinagra

Saturday August 27, 2016 • A performance and group discussion with Agunda Okeyo • Women in Leadership: a panel and group discussion by and about women leaders in theatre, art and business. • Reading by Barnard Women Poets Prize winner Brittany Purham. • Modern dance performance by Ella Wechsler -Matthaei & Co. • Discussion and Closing Ceremony by Healer and Activist Weyakpa Najin Win.

Performances take place at 259 West 30th Street. New York, NY 10001, August 22nd - 28th /7PM - 10PM. Event Prices: One Day: $25/Under 30's: $20; Week Pass: $150/Under 30's: $120 3; Day Pass: $65/Under 30's: $55.

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