Pilot Episode: First Online With Fran with Angelina Fiordellisi


On 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.

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Unsung Heroes: Backstage Professionals

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...]

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