International Awards: An Evening with Patricia Ariza

An Evening with Patricia Ariza

October 28, 2014, 7:00 p.m.

Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue, New York, NY
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In this special event, Patricia Ariza, producer, director, actress, playwright and poet, as well as co-founder of the Colombian theater ensemble Teatro La Candelaria, will be interviewed about her work by the iconic Miriam Colón, acclaimed actress and director of the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater. The interview, accompanied by visuals, will explore Ariza’s artistic and activist work in Colombia with marginalized sectors—women, indigenous people, immigrants, prisoners—as well as touching on topics including collective creation, political theater, feminism, and current Colombian realities.Following the conversation, Ariza will read from her poems. This event is presented with the League of Professional Theatre Women, who honor Ariza with the 2014 Guilder/Coigney International Theatre Award on October 27th at the Martin Segal Center/CUNY. This program will be held in Spanish with interpretation.

Reservations required.
Americas Society Members: FREE. Click here to register online using your personal login.
LPTW Members: $15 (includes event and reception). Purchase tickets online.

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New Directions Career Center Accessory Party!

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It’s the Little Things in Life that Bring Us Joy:  

Like Shoes, Purses, and Jewelry!!

Join us for the Ultimate Girlfriends’ Night Out

our 6th Annual Accessory Party!

New Directions Career Center

199 E. Rich Street

Monday, November 10

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Enjoy pink champagne, gourmet hors d’oeuvres,

and an on-site raffle while you shop for fantastic clothing and accessories for yourself and holiday gifts!

All items are either new (many donated by several local, upscale boutiques and local female artisans), or very gently used.

Every item priced at no more than $25.  Brand names include designer labels — plus many boutique and one-of-a-kind, artisan-designed items.

Reservation cost is $20 for this shopping opportunity.  

Space is limited to the first 100 lucky girls!

Go to www.newdirectionscc.org to reserve your space by making a $20 donation OR mail a check to NDCC, 199 E. Rich Street, Columbus, OH  43215.

This is a B’s Boutique event.  All proceeds will be used to support the boutique, which provides free professional attire for NDCC program graduates, so they have appropriate outfits for job interviews and/or to start new jobs.

It’s time to say Bye Bye Birdie

Kathy Taylor (as Mrs. Mae Peterson) from left to right, Justin Labelle (as Albert Peterson), *Nicolette Montana (as Rose Alvarez) *Appears by permission of Actors' Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.

From left to right: Kathy Taylor (as Mrs. Mae Peterson), Justin Labelle (as Albert Peterson), *Nicolette Montana (as Rose Alvarez)
*Appears by permission of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.

Standing Room Only Theatre Company in association with Music Legends Live presents Bye Bye Birdie. This musical production will be staged October 24 – November 2, 2014 at the Shedd Theatre, Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215.

Ricky Locci (as Conrad Birdie), Kelly Hogan (as Kim MacAfee)

Ricky Locci (as Conrad Birdie), Kelly Hogan (as Kim MacAfee)

Bye Bye Birdie, directed by David Bahgat with musical direction by Jeff Hamm, and choreography by Zoe Lathan, tells the story of Rock ‘n Roll legend, Conrad Birdie (loosely based on Elvis Presley), who receives a draft notice to serve in the army. As part of a publicity stunt, he travels to the small town of Sweet Apple, Ohio to sing one last song and plant one last kiss on a lucky member of his fan club. This musical with book by Michael Stewart, music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Lee Adams, It has been adapted into a 1963 film, a 1995 TV-movie, and a recent 2009 Broadway revival.

Show times and dates are 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 24; 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 25; 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 26; 10:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 31; 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 1; 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 2.

Tickets for all shows are $20 for adults, $17 for seniors (55+), $15 for SRO members, $10 for students, and $15 for adults and seniors for the 10:30 a.m. Friday, performances. Tickets can be purchased by going to the website at www.srotheatre.org. Discounted group tickets (10+ people) are available. For group sales, or further information, leave a message at 614-258-9495.

Avery Bank (as Helen) from left to right, Harriet Brennan (as Suzie), Madeline Bolzenius (as Alice),  Katie Wagner (as Margie), hanging upside down is Cara Corrigan (as Deborah Sue) , Margaret Hall (as Nancy),  *Cherish Myers (as Ursula Merkle) *Appears by permission of Actors' Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.

From left to right: Avery Bank (as Helen), Harriet Brennan (as Suzie), Madeline Bolzenius (as Alice), Katie Wagner (as Margie), hanging upside down is Cara Corrigan (as Deborah Sue), Margaret Hall (as Nancy), *Cherish Myers (as Ursula Merkle)
*Appears by permission of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.

There’s Something about The Best Pies in London

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The Best Pies in London
by Abi Zakarian

Meet Tam Tribune. She runs the best pie shop in east London. She runs it with a fierce pride, an iron fist and a sharp tongue. But the street is changing and old times are giving way to the new; a long standing family dispute threatens Tam’s world so she responds with a Shakespearean force. Revenge, as she is often fond of saying, is a dish best served hot.

Exploring themes of family traditions, community and the rise of urban gentrification and staged in a real pie & mash shop on Hoxton Street, Abi’s new play is inspired by the character of Tamora, Queen of the Goths from Shakespeare’s early play Titus Andronicus.

See the play as part of the ‘Hoxton Path’ series of plays during the Shakespeare in Shoreditch festival.
October 1st – 12th.
7.30pm.
www.newdiorama.com/whats-on/shakespeare-in-shoreditch