PUT A WOMAN ON A PEDESTAL!

New Shokan Kitchen Island Project (NSKIP)

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StatueFest at Snug Harbor FIGMENT Festival

StatueFest Everywhere!

COMING UP!  June 4 and 5!

STATUEFEST Goes to Staten Island!

With FIGMENT Arts Festival at Snug Harbor Cultural Center on Staten Island

Featuring: Bekka Lindström as Alice Austen (12:15 pm and 1:15 pm), written by Fengar Gael; Renee’ Flemings as Augusta Savage (2:15 pm and 3:15 pm) ,written by Renee’ Flemings; Janis Astor del Valle as Antonia Pantoja (4:15 and 5:15 pm), written by Janis Astor del Valle;. Dev Bondarin, directing.

Find us in the Connie Gretz Secret Garden! (Look for NSKIP StatueFest)

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RECENT:

STATUEFEST Goes to College! For Women's History Month!

SUNY Purchase, March 25, 2022

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STATUEFEST on STAGE appeared live Sept 30 and Oct 1 2021

PRTTheater, Midtown Manhattan

Special thanks to the City Artist Corps Grants and Pregones/PRTT ASAP Space Grant

Programs StatueFest On Stage Downloadable

StatueFest_On_Stage_Program_A_Playbill.pdf
StatueFest_On_Stage_Program_B_Playbill.pdf

Gallery, StatueFest on Stage, Click to View

PROGRAM A - Sept 30 2021 7 pm

Luisa Capetillo by Magdalena Gomez; Nikaury Rodriguez performing
Maria Irene Fornes by Lorca Peress; Maggie Bofill performing
Zora Neale Hurston by Cheryl L. Davis; Nan-Lynn Nelson performing
Mabel Ping-Hua Lee by Lucy Wang; Ashey Chiu performing
Dorothy Parker by Bev Thompson; Dara O'Brien performing
Frances Perkins by Deborah Savadge; Carole Monferdini performing
Emma Stebbins by Heather Jeanne Violanti; Cathy Haase performing
Mary Lou Williams by Martine Sainvil; Marjorie Johnson performing

PROGRAM B - Oct 1 2021 7 pm

Alice Austen by Fengar Gael; Bekka Lindstrom performing
Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Cindy Cooper; Sarah Baskin performing
Yuri Kochiyama by Christine Toy Johnson; Jo Yang performing
Barbara McClintock by Judith Pratt; Jean Brookner performing
Pauli Murray by Michael angel Johnson; Alinca Hamilton performing
Antonia Pantoja by Janis Astor del Valle; Janis Astor del Valle performing
Maria Tallchief by Laura Shamas; Jen Olivares performing

Allison Astor-Vargas, director (Sept 30 and Oct 1)

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Mel Nunes, Production Manager; Kimmarie Bowens, Production Coordinator; Peri Margolies, Marketing

STATUEFEST: Zoom Events! March - June 2021!

About This Project!

Who Are the Statue-Worthy Women in New York?

The New Shokan Kitchen Island Project (NSKIP) asked women and women-identifying writers to create monologues about women who deserve a statue.

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Raising Our Voices!

The Women on a Pedestal in StatueFest I on March 19, 2021

  • Bea Arthur - by Allison Fradkin, performed by Joan McGrath
  • Mabel Ping Hua Lee - by Lucy Wang, performed by Ashley Chiu
  • Barbara McClintock - by Judith Pratt, performed by Carolyn Cadigan
  • Augusta Savage - by Renee' Flemings, performed by Renee' Flemings
  • Clara Leimlich Shavelson - by Pauline David-Sax, performed by Lydia Gladstone
  • Maria Tallchief - by Laura Shamas, performed by DeLanna Studi

Directed by Dev Bondarin

The Women on a Pedestal in StatueFest 2 on April 16, 2021

  • Luisa Capetillo - by Magdalena Gomez, performed by Margarita Espada
  • Maria Irene Fornes - by Lorca Peress, performed by Elise Santora
  • Eva Le Gallienne - by Glenda Frank, performed by Faith Catlin
  • Dorothy Parker - by Bev Thompson, performed by Dara O'Brien
  • Lillian Wald - by Elisabeth Giffin Speckman, performed by Angela Pierce
  • Mary Lou Williams - by Martine Sainvil, performed by Sandra Mills Scott

Directed by Gwynn MacDonald

The Women on a Pedestal in StatueFest 3 on May 21, 2021

  • Stella Adler - by D. Lee Miller, performed by Denise Lute
  • Alice Austen - by Fengar Gael, performed by Myla Pitt
  • Zora Neale Hurston - by Cheryl L. Davis, performed by Nan-Lynn Nelson
  • Yuri Kochiyama - by Christine Toy Johnson, performed by Dawn Saito
  • Frances Perkins - by Deborah Savadge, performed by Carole Monferdini
  • Women of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory - by Barbara Kahn, performed by Janis Astor del Valle, Aprella Godfrey Barule, Maja Wampuszyc

Directed by JoAnna Rhinehart

The Women on a Pedestal in StatueFest 4 on June 18, 2021

  • Henrietta Vinton Davis - by Carolyn Gage, performed by Laura E. Johnston
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg - by Cindy Cooper, performed by Sarah Baskin
  • Marsha P. Johnson - by Nicole Ansari, performed by Raven O
  • Pauli Murray - by Michael angel Johnson, performed by Lynnette Freeman
  • Antonia Pantoja - by Janis Astor del Valle, performed by Janis Astor del Valle
  • Emma Stebbins - by Heather Jeanne Violanti, performed by Cathy Haase
  • Edith Wharton - by Martha Patterson, performed by Jean Brookner

Directed by Allison Astor-Vargas

Production Team: Mel Nunes, Tessa Freeman, Paola C. Solis-Ramirez