StatueFest on Stage! Sept 30, Oct 1 2021
STATUEFEST on STAGE ... Live Sept 30 and Oct 1 2021, 7 PM
At PRTTheater, 304 W. 47th Street at Eighth Ave. in Manhantan
Special thanks to the City Artist Corps Grants and Pregones/PRTT
We're Putting Women on a Pedestal!
PROGRAM A - Sept 30 2021 7 pm
Luisa Capetillo by Magdalena Gomez; Nikaury Rodriguez performing
Maria Irene Fornes by Lorca Peress; Maggie Bonfill 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)
Read More in Broadway World
Please note: Events are free; Seating will be limited. RSVP at this link.
Covid19 Rules: In keeping with NYC pandemic safety mandate, presenting proof of vaccination is a requirement for all persons entering the theater. Social distancing and masks inside the theater.
Mel Nunes, Stage Manager, S.O.S.
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.
Read More on Medium
Read More on WomenArts
Read More on Broadway World
Read More on Up the Creativity
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 Two 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 Three 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 Four 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
StatueFest Production Team: Mel Nunes, Tessa Freeman, Paola C. Solis-Ramirez