This is sure to be a sell-out event. A photography exhibit, theatrical performance, a riveting feminist film and a discussion with an acclaimed panel, all taking place in a venerable historic venue... for ten bucks!!!
Don't miss out, get your tickets in advance!
A Celebration of Women in Theatre:
The Players Club, NYC
Miss Representation Screening
with Melissa Attebery, Vanessa Shealy & Nichole Donje
Special Guests: Martha Plimpton & Caridad Svich
Photography Exhibit by: Yvette Gallardo D'Elia
There will be a local screening of Miss Representation on May 6th 2013 at The Players Club in New York, NY at 6pm. The screening is hosted by Melissa Attebery, Vanessa Shealy, Nichole Donje, and TAPT.
Tickets will be available at the door, or purchase now to reserve your seat:
Tickets HERE... only $10.00
This provocative documentary brings into focus the many ways, both subtle and blatant, that women are devalued and dismissed everywhere in today's media, reinforcing a culture that accepts women as objects that can be bought and sold.
The filmmakers have launched an innovative Twitter campaign in conjunction with the film: #NotBuyingIt. This gives concerned and aware consumers a way to leverage their intrinsic power to educate marketers who, unwittingly or otherwise, demean women.
Like drawing back a curtain to let bright light stream in, Miss Representation (90 min; TV-14 DL) uncovers a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see. Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. The film challenges the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself.
In a society where media is the most persuasive force shaping cultural norms, the collective message that our young women and men overwhelmingly receive is that a woman’s value and power lie in her youth, beauty, and sexuality, and not in her capacity as a leader. While women have made great strides in leadership over the past few decades, the United States is still 90th in the world for women in national legislatures, women hold only 3% of clout positions in mainstream media, and 65% of women and girls have disordered eating behaviors.
Stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics, like Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Margaret Cho, Rosario Dawson and Gloria Steinem build momentum as Miss Representation accumulates startling facts and statistics that will leave the audience shaken and armed with a new perspective.
Watch the powerful trailer HERE
We look forward to seeing you for this wonderful night!
Schedule of Events...
6:00pm Cocktail hour with photo exhibit
Arrive at the players for a cocktail hour featuring photographer Yvette D'Elia, a prolific photographer known for her reflective character portraits. She will share her tongue in cheek perspective of the roles women play in theatre. WEBSITE
7:00pm Stage Performance: SHE
SHE a short performance piece written by Caridad Svich speaks directly to the representation of women in theatre and features a diverse cast of amazingly talented women.
7:15pm Screening of our featured documentary:
MISS REPRESENTATION (approx. 90 minutes)
8:45pm Post Show Discussion
A lively discussion with a panel experts:
- 2012 OBIE Award winner for Lifetime Acheivement Caridad Svich
- Emmy & Tony Award Nominated actror Martha Plimpton
..................Welcome to “A Certain Club”......................
In 1888, Edwin Booth, America's pre-eminent Shakespearean actor, and 15 other incorporators (including Mark Twain and General William Tecumseh Sherman) founded The Players.
Located in a Greek Revival townhouse facing historic Gramercy Park, modeled after London's famed Garrick Club, The Players was the first American club of its kind. Its purpose: "The promotion of social intercourse between members of the dramatic profession and the kindred professions of literature, painting, architecture, sculpture and music, law and medicine, and the patrons of the arts . . ."
Today, men and women from a variety of professions in the arts, business, and commerce enjoy The Players' unique spirit of conviviality and tradition that truly makes it “a certain club.”