Pilot Episode: First Online With Fran with Angelina FiordellisiOn November 19th, 2012 First Online With Fran featured Artistic Director and founder of the Cherry Lane Theatre, Angelina Fiordellisi. Listen to her reflect on the work at the Cherry Lane Theatre, most notably the 2013 Mentor Project, among others, and how they contribute to cultivating an urban artist colony, honor its ground-breaking heritage, create theater that illuminates contemporary issues and transforms the human spirit. Click here for more info.
Monday, February 29, 2016, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM TheatreLab 357 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor Unsung Heroes: Backstage Professionals Beyond the Spotlight ~ Career Choices in the Theater Learn from the backstage pros. Designers, Stage Hands, Sound Engineers, Dressers, Hair & Make-up Artists The women who make it happen! Hear their success stories and be inspired. Panelists include: CAREY BERTINI (Broadway Dresser), WENDY DAVIDSON (Theatre Director/Stagehand), CHRISTINA GRANT (Hair & Make-up Artist), STARLET JACOBS (Scenic Designer), EILEEN MACDONALD (Sound Engineer), MARILYN RENNAGEL (Lighting Designer), SYLVIA YOSHOIKA (House Electrician), KAREN ZABINSKI (Audio Engineer & Stage Technician Moderated by: JANE DUBIN, Broadway Producer Join your colleagues, expand your networks, bring a potential new member! LPTW Members: FREE Non-Members $15 Non-Members with Theatrical Union Affiliation $10 Brought to you by your LPTW Networking Committee: Joan Kane and Frances McGarry, Co-Chairs; Richarda Abrams, Ivy Austin, Katherine Elliot, Victoria Hale, Lorna Lable, Dorothy Leeds, Mary McGinley, Romy Nordlinger, June Rachelson-Ospa, Wenday Peace, Amie Sponza; Elizabeth Strauss/Apprentice. Save the Date – Monday, May 9, 2016, 6pm - 8pm New Wave: Young Members and their Projects … [Read More...]
Friend What Are You Waiting For? I will be performing in the new musical comedy WE HAVE APPLES as the Nurse January 18th 7 pm 47th Street Theater! It’s a 10-minute showcase that will be sure to please. Hope you can make it! Stay tuned for a First Online With Fran interview with Rachel Griffin. […]
By Melissa Pranke November 25, 2015 10:34 a.m. The arts are one of the most human of expressions. From the time we are small we love to sing, dance, draw and learn about others’ lives through drama. We are provoked and challenged through the arts. Learning through the arts is not a luxury; it’s a […]
These kids are expressing a powerful message of solidarity through their art. Aaron Barksdale Voices Editorial Fellow, The Huffington Post “Art can be a powerful tool in expressing emotion as well as healing; this project has had a positive effect on our students,” said Lisa Nowicki, director of fine arts at Léman. “ On Monday Lahuerte […]
Her love of literature coupled with a flair for creating her own melodies as a child pianist coalesced into becoming the career choice for composer/lyricist Georgia Stitt. “I have always been a musician. When I was seven years-old, I remember trying to play Bach and then [wanting to] improve it.” Her innate talent to invent […]
TAKE IT AWAY! captures the passion and promise of this event to represent the mission of The League: an advocacy organization; a support system for women in theatre; a center for the exchange of information and skills that women can utilize in their careers; a means of linking women in the professional theatre; a forum for […]
The First 100 Stories Campaign
First Online With Fran: The First 100 Stories Campaign National Arts in Education Week, September 8 -14. In July 2010, Congress designated the second week of September as National Arts In Education Week to promote and showcase the immense role arts education has in producing engaged, successful, and college and career-ready students. To that end, First Online with Fran is launching The First 100 Stories Campaign. The Arts continue to be cut from school curriculums across the nation. Despite arts advocacy groups’ efforts to prevent the decline of arts inclusion, the budgetary solution remains to be that the arts are perceived as extra-curricular and disposable. In Chris Cleave’s novel Little Bee, the central character decided to right a wrong by collecting stories: “One story makes you weak. But as soon as we have one-hundred stories, you will be strong.” Similarly, we can do the same for the Arts. Here’s how: Let’s hear it from you: Teachers! Students! Graduates! Parents! … Submit Your Testimonial...
How has your life been indelibly touched by a teacher who utilized the arts for whatever reason and acknowledge how they were instrumental in breaking the mold to allow you to become who you are today? Being artistic is just sort of in my blood, so I guess I was born with a broken mold. […]
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