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A big shout out to the awesome wahine of The First Time! If you didn’t get a chance to see this powerful show then I highly recommend you head on down to see it and support some serious talent! https://www.facebook.com/1753729931/posts/10204813974146528/ #thefirsttime #womenintheater #wahine #newzealand #newzealandtheatre #talent #nz #hamilton #theatre #amazing #womentellingownstories


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#soundon🔊 I loved this play at the Public in 2014 and I love it on Broadway now. Thanks, 2ST, for bringing Young Jean Lee, (the first female Asian-American playwright?!?) to Broadway. She is a badass and I continue to be DELIGHTED by everything she does. 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 #womancrushwednesday


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With this #WomanCrushVG we highlight the fabulous women who are department directors here at Victory Gardens Theater: (pictured left - right) Laura Acalá Baker, Casting Director; Roxanna Conner, Director of Education; Jana Liles, Director of Marketing & Communications. Not pictured: Deb Stewart, Director of Institutional Giving; and Becky Paine, Director of Development.
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LAURA: "Find balance. You can't portray life through art if you aren't living it. So live it! Step out of your comfort zone and explore all that the world has to offer. Bear witness to others and your art will thrive."
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ROXANNA: "My mantra: Be bold, Be brave, Be you."
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JANA: "Get to know the other women in your community! Ask questions, take advice, go out for drinks. It is a small world after all and we are only made stronger by supporting each other."
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BECKY: "Never be afraid to fail. I found that it is often within these failures that we find the most possibilities for growth and learning."
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DEB: "I did discover my mantra just a few years ago. Paraphrased and attributed to John Cage, it's something like: "Start anywhere. Not knowing where to begin is the most common form of paralysis.""
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See the full post on Facebook ✌️.
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#wcw #womancrushwednesday #womenintheater #chicagotheater #inspiration #goals #coworkergoals


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@flexiblegreytheatre brought artists who are determined to create space for authentic storytelling within the LGBTQ+ community at last night’s performance of Bridges LGBTQ+ Then & Now. Join us tonight for more conversation that will feed the inclusive warrior in you. #witfestdfw #flexiblegreytheatrecompany #brickroadtheatre #womenintheater


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Throwback to “The Importance of Being Earnest” when I played the young and feisty Cecily for Sweet Tea Shakespeare in Fayetteville, NC. We performed in full Victorian regalia in the NC summer! It was worth working with such a talented cast. 💕💕 #theimportanceofbeingearnest #fayettevillenc #sweetteashakespeare


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In awe of the many inspiring women in my life! Congrats to @jihepeng on putting so much into DPing this powerful NYTimes piece // @molotovt for the wonderful Anne Thompson profile on your amazing work at A&E IndieFilms (& thanks for making me a part of it) // and again to @badmomm for having your show featured in NYT (everyone go see it at @321gallery before it closes) // and also again to @anastasiaolowin for your MULTIPLE 👏👏 NYT mentions for your mind- and genre-bending experimental theater.
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#nyt #indiewire #womeninfilm #womeninart #womenintheater #behindthecamera #cinematographer #artist #actor #executive #aeindiefilms #indiefilm #321gallery #artnyc #experimentaltheater #film #art #theater


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A good first night of DFW’s first Women in Theater Festival! .
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#dfwwitfestival #womenintheater #femalepower #futureisfemale #shareyourstory


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Shout out to @brinana8 and her role as Belle! She is very talented, smart, and clearly beautiful! Have an amazing run!

#wrb #womenrulebroadway #beautyandthebeast #disney #musicaltheater #musicals #musical #blackpride #blackgirlmagic #naturalhair #blackandbeautiful #belle #music #womenintheater #womenonstage #tonys


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It’s getting down to the wire! Make sure you email violeteyechicago@gmail.com before July 20th to get your women-empowering event featured in August’s newsletter! Let’s end summer with a (feminist) bang 💥


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Still on a high from this weekend’s performances of In Their Footsteps. I feel so lucky to have met these ladies and to have a part in telling their stories. This is just the beginning! #InTheirFootsteps #womeninvietnam #vietnamwar #womenintheater #edfringe2018 #easttoedinburgh2018 @59e59 @ivp_nyc


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Did You Know? Mondays

Viola Davis (born August 11, 1965) is an American actress and producer. You’ve probably seen her on stage in Everybody’s Ruby, King Hedley II, and the stage play, Fences; in award winning films such as The Help, Suicide Squad, and the screen adaptations of Doubt and Fences; and in television shows like How to Get Away with Murder. Viola is a highly decorated actress, whose breakthrough to mainstream film audiences came at the age of 43 in Doubt. She's been nominated for four Golden Globes and two British Academy Film Awards. Viola is also the first black actress to be nominated for three Academy Awards (winning for Fences). In fact, she's the first black actor to achieve the Triple Crown of Acting, winning an Oscar, Emmy, and a Tony. Viola was also named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2012 and 2017.

Did you know that Viola is also an author? In October of 2017, she announced that she would be writing a sequel to the picture book Corduroy, called Corduroy Takes a Bow. In an interview with People Magazine, Viola noted that she has a special connection to the original because she found herself reflected in the book - as Corduroy’s best friend, Lisa, a black girl. The release date is set for September 4, 2018...just in time for the original Corduroy’s 50th Anniversary!

Thanks to blavity.com for the awesome info on Viola!

#themuseproject #didyouknow #didyouknowmonday #womenintheater #nyctheater #broadway #theater


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NYC friends- want to see and support female stories IN THE FLESH? Check out this play by PGer @ails_kyoko, inspired by her life and the complexities of relationships. Starring one of our cofounders @connie_saltz! Also did we mention it's benefitting @plannedparenthood? Only 5 more performances this month - Check out @theyearofthesolareclipse for more info 🌗✨


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Thank you, thank you @xosarahjones If you get the chance to see this play...GO!!! Performance (seriously how!?) and content both 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 ・・・
#feministfriday #fbf to sharing #sellbuydate w/ @emmawatson (& telling her as much as I’m a fan of her work as #hermoinegranger & #belle, what impresses me most is her knowledge of #bell ... hooks that is, & amplifying #feminism & #womensempowerment globally in ways her fans might not find otherwise...) #bellhooks #feminismisforeverybody #girlsjustwannahavefundamentalhumanrights #emmawatson #sarahjones #feminist #womensrights #womenintheater #womensrightsarehumanrights #timesup 👛 by @michelepred #powerofthepurse 💍 💍💍by @rebeccanadlerdesigns #brassjewelry


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Words can not express how grateful I feel to have had the opportunity to tell these women’s stories. I am so excited for the next adventure. Next stop Edinburgh Fringe! #intheirfootsteps #womeninvietnam #womenintheater #offbroadway #easttoedinburgh2018 @ivp_nyc @59e59 #soldoutrun


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Ghosts opens in exactly 1 week! There are only 5 performances. Do you have your tickets yet? Buy them at http:://www.tinyurl.com/ghostsfringe

#capfringe18 #acreativedc #theaterislife #dctheatre #bythings #dcarts #dctheater #likeaboss #womenintheater #indietheater #thingstododc #madeindc #202creates


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We saw @dossantostyler 'a finge show!!! He and the cast were amazing in "Vengeance in My Heart." Check it out at the Orange Venue! Sheakeapare, dark humor, great movement, and gore galore!!! ❤️🔪🗡️⚔️💉🎭 #fringeitforward #capfringe18 #acreativedc #girlboss #westerns #wildwest #writersofinstagram #theaterislife #dctheatre #bythings #dcarts #leadingladies #dctheater #paintedladies #playwrightsofinstagram #playwrights #likeaboss #womenintheater #indietheater #thingstododc #madeindc #202creates #swdc #thewharfdc


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Have you seen @tmdtheater's Painted Ladies yet? If not, you only have 3 more chances! The next one is tomorrow at 6:30PM. Ghosts and Painted Ladies have no overlapping performances times, so when you're not seeing Ghosts, go see Painted Ladies! Learn more and buy tickets: https://www.capitalfringe.org/…/1256-painted-ladies-bosses-… #fringeitforward #capfringe18 #acreativedc #girlboss #westerns #wildwest #theaterislife #dctheatre #bythings #dcarts #leadingladies #dctheater #paintedladies #dcactors #dmvactors #playwrights #likeaboss #womenintheater #indietheater #thingstododc #madeindc #202creates


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Maybe my favorite photo from this week’s @pwcenter workshop. Super hilarious playing a character who is all “Ew, yuck, kids,” while holding @cmweber4 and Juan’s delicious baby daughter, Serena. 📸: Morgan Gould
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#newplays #womenintheater #newwork #actinglife #theaterlife #AuntieSara #nofilter


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TOMORROW, I am releasing my next single, “Butterflies” on the opening night of my debut theatrical solo show @youholdapoleeveryday! This song means a lot to me, and I hope you feel that when you hear it on iTunes, Spotify, or in the show! Huge thanks to @lakehousemusic, producer/guitarist @alexbrumel and @ericnovod 🥁 @breengurdy 🎸 and @jeebz_flatt 🎹 for giving this song so much life! #ohelis #butterflies .
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#newmusic #newsingle #folk #rock #contemplation #healing #empowerment #heart #soul #music #singer #songwriter #actor #sounddesign #artist #soloshow #theater #pctf #onewomanshow #womenintheater #woman #tedeschitrucksband #excited #comingsoon #albumart #justthebeginning #nyc


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Thank you, thank you @xosarahjones If you get the chance to see this play...GO!!! Performance (seriously how!?) and content both 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 ・・・
#feministfriday #fbf to sharing #sellbuydate w/ @emmawatson (& telling her as much as I’m a fan of her work as #hermoinegranger & #belle, what impresses me most is her knowledge of #bell ... hooks that is, & amplifying #feminism & #womensempowerment globally in ways her fans might not find otherwise...) #bellhooks #feminismisforeverybody #girlsjustwannahavefundamentalhumanrights #emmawatson #sarahjones #feminist #womensrights #womenintheater #womensrightsarehumanrights #timesup 👛 by @michelepred #powerofthepurse 💍 💍💍by @rebeccanadlerdesigns #brassjewelry


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Casquette Girl (pronounced “casket” girl): a term for 18th century French women who were forcibly taken from hospitals, convents, and prisons and sent to the French colonies of Louisiana to marry settlers. On the voyage, these women were only permitted to bring one small, coffin shaped box of their belongings, these were known as “casquettes”. Genevieve was one of these women.
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Come hear her story in September! Follow us and turn on post notifications to make sure you’re up-to-date on the process for this original one-woman show.
#casquettegirl #casquetteproduction #onewomanshow #theatre #theater #womenintheater #womeninthearts #historicalfiction #travel #feminism


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#WeAreTheWolves. And this January I get to captain a squad of fierce females in what has become on of my favorite plays ever. I can’t wait. ⚽️⚽️⚽️ #25 *
Lyric Stage Company of Boston, 1/11/19-2/3/19 #PultizerPrizeFinalist #GreatPlays #SoccerMeetsTheater
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Tech is done! Our lighting designer @stevedwashington did an amazing job getting the job done for this tech heavy show in so little time! #youholdapoleeveryday #itsinyourhands #poledancing #soloshow #lightingdesign .
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#sounddesign #choreography #onemanshow #onewomanshow #actorslife #solo #theater #festival #pctf2018 #nyc #women #empowerment #womenintheater


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In fact, yes—I do!! Luckily it’s super simple. Step One: Make sure your event empowers women! Step Two: Email violeteyechicago@gmail.com with the time, date, place, entrance fee, and 100 words about the event. Step Three: Attach any photos we can use to promote the heck out of it. Step Four: Meet all the lovely Chicagoans who show up to support ladies in art!! The deadline is JULY 20, so let’s get movin’! 🏃


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This is why I write. This is why I direct. This is why I am actively working to change the landscape of theater. #womenintheater #womenrulebroadway #theatre #denver #theaterlife


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Introducing the wonderful Jillian Blair, who will play the Wraith.

Jillian Blair is a recent graduate of the CAP21 Musical Theatre BFA Program in NYC , She is new to the DMV area and is so excited to become part of this area's theatre and film community. Jillian is so happy that such an amazing play is her first production in DC and that she gets to explore such a complex and interesting character.

Come see Jillian in Ghosts at the Capital Fringe Festival. Tickets are now on sale! Get them here: https://www.capitalfringe.org/events/1298-ghosts

#capfringe18 #acreativedc #jillianblair #theaterislife #dctheatre #bythings #dcarts #dctheater #womenintheater #indietheater #thingstododc #madeindc #202creates


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We’re so jazzed to start promoting women-empowering events in Chicago! What’s your favorite feminist organization? 🌻💁‍♀️


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We’re so ready!! I am so excited to tell the stories of five of the women who went to Vietnam during the war. We’re sold out, but the theater is going to have a wait list for cancellations. If you can’t make it but still want to support us you can donate to our GoFundMe campaign for #edfringe18 below! https://gofundme.com/ivpfootstep @ivp_nyc @59e59 #easttoedinburgh18 #InTheirFootsteps #vietnamwar #donate #soldout #womeninvietnam #womenintheater


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We saw this lovely gem!
To get y'all in the western spirit for Painted Ladies at @capitalfringe Festival!!! #capfringe18 #paintedladies #dctheatre #wildwest #westerns #acreativedc #bythings #womenintheater #thingstododc #whynotseeashow #dctheater #dcarts


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It just got real, y’all: We are SOLD OUT for tonight’s performance of ‘VALER’!! So, get your tickets for our noon matinee this Sunday before they’re all gone!!! #valerplay #Shenycarts #womenintheater #newplay #connellytheater


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My #WomanCrushWednesday is my Abuela Lea Matilde Kumok. 👵🏻 She’s 94 years old and lives in Buenos Aires 🇦🇷. 7 years ago she got hit by a city bus that fractured a lot of bones on the left side of her body. She had multiple infections while she was hospitalized. But she recovered, kept walking 50 blocks a day, doing 🧘‍♀️, dancing Tango💃🏻, & acting in community theater. This year she was hospitalized for weeks again, became blind in one eye, and everyone was sure she was going to die. She just kept telling my mom “I just want to live”. Now she’s recovering, still dancing 💃🏻, and still acting. Keep kicking life’s ass, Abuelita!!💐🏆❤️🦋


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LILI ANNE: "Our nurturing instincts are such a great gift for a director, but people often confuse a nurturing nature with permissiveness. It's ok to let people know you are in charge. I mean duh, lift your femme colleagues up. Support them. Hire them. Recommend them. Be friends with them. Everyone knows things work better with more women in the mix!"
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KRISTIANA: "Black women are the origin of life and powerful vessels of creation & manifestation. If you’re not collaborating with them, what are you really doing with your life???"
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This weeks #WomanCrushVG goes to the playwright + director team of @sideshowtheatre's #Tilikum, which is currently playing in our upstairs space. Kristiana Rae Colón is a poet, playwright, actor, educator, Cave Canem Fellow, creator of #BlackSexMatters and co-founder of the #LetUsBreathe Collective. She was awarded 2017 Best Black Playwright by The Black Mall. She's also had plays in our #Ignition festival twice over the past 10 years.
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Lili-Anne Brown is a native Chicagoan. She works as a director, actor and educator, both locally and regionally. She is the former artistic director of Bailiwick Chicago, where she directed Dessa Rose (Jeff Award), Passing Strange (Black Theatre Alliance Award for Best Director of a Musical and Jeff Award nomination for Best Director of a Musical), See What I Wanna See (Steppenwolf Theatre Garage Rep) and the world premiere of Princess Mary Demands Your Attention by Aaron Holland. .
Both of these women are amazing bad*sses who've made something beautiful with Tilikum - come see it before it closes July 29!
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#WCW #WomanCrushWednesday #WomenInTheater #ChicagoTheater #ChicagoWriters . #Repost @victorygardenstheater with @get_repost


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LILI ANNE: "Our nurturing instincts are such a great gift for a director, but people often confuse a nurturing nature with permissiveness. It's ok to let people know you are in charge. I mean duh, lift your femme colleagues up. Support them. Hire them. Recommend them. Be friends with them. Everyone knows things work better with more women in the mix!"
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KRISTIANA: "Black women are the origin of life and powerful vessels of creation & manifestation. If you’re not collaborating with them, what are you really doing with your life???"
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This weeks #WomanCrushVG goes to the playwright + director team of @sideshowtheatre's #Tilikum, which is currently playing in our upstairs space. Kristiana Rae Colón is a poet, playwright, actor, educator, Cave Canem Fellow, creator of #BlackSexMatters and co-founder of the #LetUsBreathe Collective. She was awarded 2017 Best Black Playwright by The Black Mall. She's also had plays in our #Ignition festival twice over the past 10 years.
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Lili-Anne Brown is a native Chicagoan. She works as a director, actor and educator, both locally and regionally. She is the former artistic director of Bailiwick Chicago, where she directed Dessa Rose (Jeff Award), Passing Strange (Black Theatre Alliance Award for Best Director of a Musical and Jeff Award nomination for Best Director of a Musical), See What I Wanna See (Steppenwolf Theatre Garage Rep) and the world premiere of Princess Mary Demands Your Attention by Aaron Holland. .
Both of these women are amazing bad*sses who've made something beautiful with Tilikum - come see it before it closes July 29!
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#WCW #WomanCrushWednesday #WomenInTheater #ChicagoTheater #ChicagoWriters


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Teacher turned actress! Meet this lovely Bronx native, Aisha Cook. Her passion for justice & truth of stories untold/forgotten led her to the stage! Check out her debut as Saratoga (bronze). You really don’t have your ticket yet?🙄😉😆. Link in bio! July 23, 25th & 28th #womenintheater #voicesunheard #nysummerfest #goodlightproductions #castintroductions #pushbackdarkness #turnondelight 🌸🌺💐🌞


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Thrilled to support @danielledematt and @shenycarts, NYC’s only theater festival dedicated to producing full-length plays and musicals written by women. I’m excited to head back tonight for LOVE THE STRUGGLE, and for more shows this weekend. The festival ends on Sunday, so grab your tix now — most shows are already sold out! 👏🏽 #womancrushwednesday


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New poster! Don’t miss our encore performance on Tuesday, July 31st at 8 pm at the Chance Theater- ticket link in bio! @melmeldaffodil @chancetheater #thinkofmefredweasley #howdidyouhighschool #encore #feministtheater #latheater #octheater #womenintheater


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I love it! Congrats to @shondarhimes This is my exact thought process when writing a script. How can I make each character a main character through his/her own story. That’s what I love about the script I wrote, called Out of Time. Each character has a story to tell. Each character is the main character in his/her own right. Get ready! April 2019! #inspiration #womeninfilm #womenintheater #writer #director #directher #motivation #keepswimming #dontgiveup #godsplan


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OPENING NIGHT is officially SOLD OUT, y’all! But don’t lose any sleep over it: You still have two more chances to catch Mandy Murphy’s ‘VALER’ this week at the She NYC Arts Fest! Photo Credit: @priyankakrishnan #valerplay #shenycarts #newplay #womenintheater


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We open in one month, and tickets are on sale today! Make sure to get your seats early—you don’t want to miss this. Link in bio. #TheGameBegins


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MARK THE DATE MONDAY-
In early 1965———- “The Red Cross had sent teams of women overseas to work with troops since World War II. They served coffee and donuts, which earned them the nickname “Donut Dollies.” In 1965, fearing the impact on troop morale of what was already looking to be a long war, Defense Department officials asked the Red Cross to establish an S.R.A.O. program in Vietnam. From 1965 through 1972, nearly 630 women served in Vietnam through the program. Some staffed recreation centers on large bases where servicemen could shoot pool, listen to music, read, play games, write letters, or sit and talk. Others traveled, usually by helicopter, to fire support bases in remote areas where troops waited to go into battle. S.R.A.O. women traveled in pairs and brought with them games, snacks, soda and juice.”
From NYT article https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/31/opinion/combat-nurses-and-donut-dollies.html #intheirfootsteps @ivp_nyc @59e59 #edfringe2018 #womenintheater #womeninvietnam #nyctheater


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Did You Know? Mondays

Fanny Brice (October 29, 1891 - May 29, 1951) was an American illustrated song model, comedienne, singer, and actress featured in theater, film, and radio. From 1918 to 1927, Brice worked consistently on the stage. She appeared in editions of the Ziegfeld Follies, as well as several other Ziegfeld shows, and non-Ziegfeld shows. She made records, performed in vaudeville, & produced the films Is Zat So? and The Brown Derby. She worked hard and described herself as “a cartoonist working in the flesh." Did you know that Fanny Brice was the first woman to star in a partial talkie? She was recognized as a comedienne but desperately sought respect as a serious performer; and at the beginning of the sound era, Warner Bros. tried to make her the woman equivalent of the famed Al Jolson, but her films mostly flopped. Fanny was actually born Fanny Borach; she was the daughter of Jewish immigrants, and prejudices of the time made her ascent as a dramatic actress challenging. In fact, it seems her desire to distance herself from the perceived ethnicity of her comedy was a motivator in her pursuit of a more dramatic career. She changed her name in 1908 to Brice to seem less Jewish and less ethnic, and in the 1920s she also decided to have cosmetic surgery on her nose - which she ultimately felt was unsuccessful. Her established comedic image coupled with antisemitism, and perhaps her own self confessed discomfort in front of the camera led her back to comedy...and to radio. In 1937, in her mid-40s, she launched a new career in radio; and foregoing her arsenal of comic creations (often a performer in the dialect comedy tradition, Brice played to the prejudices of the time) she only played Baby Snooks, a character who did not require an accent of any kind. The Baby Snooks Show became a bonafide hit, and ran until Brice's death in 1951.

Ironically, though Fanny never acquired the film stardom she sought, Fanny’s life was the subject of several films. Another kind of performance fame awaited Fanny, though - radio drama.

Thanks to newworldencyclopedia.org and tcm.com for the great info on Fanny!


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We are SOLD OUT for our NYC run of #InTheirFootsteps! You can still support our show by donating to our campaign for #edfringe2018 !! Every little bit helps us on our journey to tell the stories of some of the women who served in Vietnam. Thanks to everyone who has helped us along the way so far! We couldn’t have done this without you! https://www.gofundme.com/ivpfootstep #womenintheater #womeninvietnam #vietnamwar #donate #easttoedinburgh2018 @59e59 @nyculture @ivp_nyc #theater #nyc #soldout


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