1. Women's Project Theater: 30th Annual Women of Achievement Awards Gala

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    Watch and hear why Bebe Neuwirth, Terrence McNally, and others are WP champions! #WPAwards 30th Annual Women of Achievement Awards: Monday, June 8, 2015, 6:30pm at The Edison Ballroom, NYC: http://wptheater.org/special-events/2015-women-of-achievement-awards-gala/

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    • GET TO KNOW WOMEN'S PROJECT THEATER!

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      "Let's Tip Our Hats to the Enduringly Vital Women's Project" - The New York Times. Learn about Women's Project Theater and its community of award-winning artists including its celebrated WP LAB (residency program), that fosters and supports the best in class of theater playwrights, producers, and directors. Please consider making a donation to WP today! With your support we can continue to bring you the most passionate, brilliant, and exceptional new work being written by women!! Click here to make a donation: http://bit.ly/SupportWPToday

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      • Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune - Theatre Trailer

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        A theatre trailer with vox pops, cast interviews and show footage produced for Terrence McNally's play Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, showing at Chichester Festival Theatre. Film by www.impactvideoproduction.co.uk In a New York apartment a couple are struggling to start a new day. Wise-cracking chef Johnny has spent the night with his colleague, the rueful waitress Frankie, and now he won’t go home. He wants to persuade her they might have something rare and special. That a one-night stand could really be the start of a lifetime of love... For more information, visit Chichester Festival Theatre's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/chichestertheatre For tickets, visit the Chichester Festival Theatre website: http://www.cft.org.uk Follow Impact Video on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Impact_Video Impact Video on Google+: https://plus.google.com/b/115084505968811053335/115084505968811053335/videos Impact Video Production is a London-based video production company creating films for the arts and culture industries. Our approach is defined by our in-house team's creativity and passion for filmmaking and digital marketing. We begin with a unique creative concept that speaks clearly to your audience, and we tell your organisation's story with stunning video production. We produce a variety of video content for our arts clients including: promotional video, documentary, theatre trailer, vox pops, corporate video. Current Impact Video clients include: Shakespeare's Globe, Young Vic Theatre, WWF, Victoria Miro Gallery, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sadler's Wells, The Roundhouse. Get in touch to discuss your next video production. Email: marliese@impactvideoproduction.co.uk Website: http://www.impactvideoproduction.co.uk Tel: +44 (0) 207 729 5978

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        • 365DAYS/365PLAYS-FATHER COMES HOME(PT4)

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          Notes by Donald Byrd "Father Comes Home (pt 4)". it was directed in two versions, Mitch Marcus did one and I the other. This is Mitch Marcus' version. About: The project in general “On 13 November 2002 - just seven months after winning the Pulitzer Prize for "Topdog/Underdog" - Suzan-Lori Parks got the idea to write a play every day for the forthcoming 365 days. She began that very day, finishing exactly one year later. Each play is a response to what happened on a personal or a public level on that particular day. Each play is unique, however short - many are less than a page in length - and each has its own distinctive character.” – Synopsis from Amazon’s website By 2006 Ms. Park and Bonnie Metzgar had come up with the novel idea of having hub sites in several cities and towns across the country present the plays over the course of 365 days, 52 Weeks, one play a day, often simultaneously in different national locations. Subject matter for the plays range from the war in Iraq to the death of Johnny Cash to a lost sweater to what Ms. Parks saw out of her plane window. When I read the plays of 362 Days/365 Plays many of them reminded me of the American avant-garde theatrical works that I encounter in the late 60’s while in college at Tufts and Yale. Playwright such as Edward Albee, Megan Terry, Arthur Kopit, Leroy Jones (Amiri Baraka), Jean-Claude van Itallie, Adrienne Kennedy, and Terrence McNally come to mind as just a few. Like those experimental plays from the 60’s these plays were serious, absurd, political, funny and grim - often all in the same play. I had agreed to have Spectrum Dance Theater participate for Week 21, a little odd, to include a dance company but very much in keeping with the term ‘radical inclusion’ coined by the producing team in New York. However, from the start I ran into problems. Firstly, management at Spectrum felt the project did not fit into our ‘mission’ or what we programmed as a dance company, so that meant I had no money for actors or production (no sympathies as well). Secondly, our black box space was being utilized for classes and was not available. Then there was a third issue, I needed to be away to rehearsal the musical The Color Purple which I had choreographed on Broadway, and it was now being prepared for its first national tour in Chicago. When and how then was I to schedule times to rehearse the plays in Seattle? That was my dilemma. The solution I came up with was to video each of the plays for Week 21. I asked three actors from the Purple cast in Chicago to play all the parts, Stu James, Lynette Dupree, and Rufus Bonds, Jr. With points I had earned as a frequent guest, I rented a large duplex suite at The Intercontinenal Hotel in Chicago and we shot five of the plays on that one days. The concept would be – a director is looking for actors for the plays, he videos his interviews, readings/rehearsals and experiments with shooting some of the plays on tape. The other underlying conceit is that I as the director of the project was always a presence behind the camera and crew and was in fact the ‘real’ director. The pieces would then be presented as a simple installation in the conference room of Spectrum. Chairs would be set-up to face a modestly sized television screen in the room that held no more that 12-15 people and the dvd would begin at a stated time and play on a loop for a couple of hours. Because we were in the middle of the Iraqi War in 2007 and many of the play from Week 21 had war as their text or subtext, I decided I would create a frame for this group of plays where ‘The War’ was always present. And like the avant-garde theatrical works of my youth, seriousness, absurdity, politics, humor and bleakness would co-exist.

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          • 365DAYS/365PLAYS - "Greek Tragedy and Jerry Springer", "First Beginning", "Look", "Stitches", and "6'4"

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            Notes by Donald Byrd “On 13 November 2002 - just seven months after winning the Pulitzer Prize for "Topdog/Underdog" - Suzan-Lori Parks got the idea to write a play every day for the forthcoming 365 days. She began that very day, finishing exactly one year later. Each play is a response to what happened on a personal or a public level on that particular day. Each play is unique, however short - many are less than a page in length - and each has its own distinctive character.” – Synopsis from Amazon’s website on the published version of the plays By 2006 Ms. Park and Bonnie Metzgar had come up with the novel idea of having hub sites in several cities and towns across the country present the plays over the course of 365 days, 52 Weeks, one play a day, often simultaneously in different national locations. Subject matter for the plays range from the war in Iraq to the death of Johnny Cash to a lost sweater to what Ms. Parks saw out of her plane window. When I read the plays of 362 Days/365 Plays many of them reminded me of the American avant-garde theatrical works that I encounter in the late 60’s while in college at Tufts and Yale. Playwright such as Edward Albee, Megan Terry, Arthur Kopit, Leroy Jones (Amiri Baraka), Jean-Claude van Itallie, Adrienne Kennedy, and Terrence McNally come to mind as just a few. Like those experimental plays from the 60’s these plays were serious, absurd, political, funny and grim - often all in the same play. I had agreed to have Spectrum Dance Theater participate for Week 21, a little odd, to include a dance company but very much in keeping with the term ‘radical inclusion’ coined by the producing team in New York. However, from the start I ran into problems. Firstly, management at Spectrum felt the project did not fit into our ‘mission’ or what we programmed as a dance company, so that meant I had no money for actors or production (no sympathies as well). Secondly, our black box space was being utilized for classes and was not available. Then there was a third issue, I needed to be away to re-stage my dances for the musical The Color Purple which I had choreographed on Broadway, and was now being prepared for its first national tour in Chicago. When and how then was I to schedule times to rehearse the plays in Seattle? That was my dilemma. The solution I came up with was to video each of the plays for Week 21. I asked three actors from the Purple cast in Chicago to play all the parts, Stu James, Lynette Dupree, and Rufus Bonds, Jr. With points I had earned as a frequent guest, I rented a large duplex suite at The Intercontinental Hotel in Chicago and we shot five of the plays on that one day. The concept would be – a director is looking for actors for the plays, he videos his interviews, readings/rehearsals and experiments with shooting some of the plays on tape. The other underlying conceit is that I as the director of the project was always a presence behind the camera and crew and was in fact the ‘real’ director. The pieces would then be presented as a simple installation in the conference room of Spectrum. Chairs would be set-up to face a modestly sized television screen in the room that held no more that 12-15 people and the dvd would begin at a stated time and play on a loop for a couple of hours. Because we were in the middle of the Iraqi War in 2007 and many of the play from Week 21 had war as their text or subtext, I decided I would create a frame for this group of plays where ‘The War’ was always present. And like the avant-garde theatrical works of my youth, seriousness, absurdity, politics, humor and bleakness would co-exist. Notes: The play "Father Comes Home (pt 4)" was directed in two versions, Mitch Marcus did one and I the other. It is not include here but will be shown separately. The plays shown here are, "Greek Tragedy and Jerry Springer", "First Beginning", "Look", "Stitches", and "6'4".

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            • 2611 Surrendering the War on Weed

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              From the 66th Conference on World Affairs in Boulder, Colorado - April 7-11, 2014 Panelists: Ellie Boldman Hill, Jeanne Marrazzo, Terrence McNally, Sanho Tree

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              • Skylight Salute 2013 honors TERRENCE MCNALLY

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                If you love theater you won't want to miss this! Buy individual tickets or purchase an entire weekend pass at www.skylightsalute.com or call 702-582-8587. Join BARRETT FOA, LISA KUDROW, TYNE DALY, ED ASNER, DAN SAVAGE, JOHNNY GALECKI, SHARON LAWARENCE, JASON ALEXANDER, JUSTIN KIRK... and many more. Since his Broadway debut as a playwright in 1964, the works of TERRENCE MCNALLY have captivated audiences for nearly sixty years. The winner of four TONY AWARDS, he is one of the godfathers of the American Theatre. Skylight Theatre Company is honoring him for a lifetime of achievement with an entire weekend of events, September 26-29, 2013. Barrett Foa, (NCIS - Los Angeles, Avenue Q) invites you to join him and other theatre-lovers for the 2013 Skylight Salute honoring Terrence McNally. Events include: A STAR-STUDDED GALA, a CELEBRITY READING of a never-before heard update of Mr. McNally’s hilarious comedy, "IT'S ONLY A PLAY". A WRITER'S PANEL that focuses on the doors Mr. McNally opened for writers tackling LGBT characters and themes for the theater, TV and film. AND an opportunity to meet Mr. McNally at a PRIVATE opening RECEPTION.

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                • OUT100: Behind-The-Scenes

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                  Behind the scenes of the OUT100.

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                  • Naomi Wolf in conversation with Terrence McNally

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                    Video from a Live Talks Los Angeles event with Naomi Wolf discussing her book, Vagina: A New Biography. She is in conversation with radio host Terrence McNally. Event was held on September 18 at Track 16 at Bergamot Station. To learn more about Live Talks Los Angeles, visit: www.livetalksla.org A provocative new book from the bestselling author of The Beaty Myth tackles female sexuality. In her landmark bestsellers, Naomi Wolf has explored important subjects from the commercialization of childbirth and motherhood, to how media images of beauty are used against women. Now, in Vagina: A New Biography, Wolf reveals scientific evidence of the direct link between a woman’s experience of her vagina, and her very sense of self. Wolf asks: If the vagina and the brain are essentially parts of one network, then what do women really need – not only for sexual fulfillment, but for overall confidence, self-realization and well-being? Join us at Live Talks Los Angeles as she discusses how science and history, religion and literature, have helped her to answer this question. Terrence NcNally is host of Free Forum on KPFK which is heard in Los Angeles and New York. On his weekly radio show, McNally engages the most visionary thinkers, writers, and doers he can find to make sense of the current moment and shed light on the path ahead.

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                    • Peter Diamandis in conversation with Terrence McNally

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                      Video from a Live Talks Business Forum held March 8, 2012, at The City Club on Bunker Hill. Peter H. Diamandis, Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, co-founder and Chairman of Singularity University, and the founder of more than a dozen high tech companies ABUNDANCE: Why the Future Will Be Much Better Than You Think Peter H. Diamandis is the Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, co-founder and Chairman of Singularity University and the founder of more than a dozen high tech companies. Diamandis has degrees in molecular genetics and aerospace engineering from MIT, and an M.D. from Harvard Medical School. The X PRIZE Foundation is an educational (501c3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to bring about radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity, thereby inspiring the formation of new industries and the revitalization of markets that are currently stuck due to existing failures or a commonly held belief that a solution is not possible. The Foundation addresses the world’s Grand Challenges by creating and managing large-scale, high-profile, incentivized prize competitions that stimulate investment in research and development worth far more than the prize itself. It motivates and inspires brilliant innovators from all disciplines to leverage their intellectual and financial capital. As the world’s population expands past seven billion, pessimists paint an ever bleaker picture of a resource scarce future where the gap between rich and poor will grow increasingly large. Arguing that quite the opposite is true, in his book, ABUNDANCE: Why the Future Will Be Much Better Than You Think, Diamandis has a boldly contrarian and optimistic outlook for today’s cynical times. Tech entrepreneur turned philanthropist, Peter H. Diamandis and award-winning science writer Steven Kotler declare that “humanity is now entering a period of radical transformation where technology has the potential to significantly raise the basic standard of living for every man, woman and child on the planet. Within a generation, we will be able to provide goods and services that were once reserved for the wealthy few to any and all who need them…Abundance for all is actually within our grasp.” Three current forces, the authors argue, are leading our world toward abundance: – A Do-It-Yourself (DIY) revolution of backyard tinkerers who are often outdoing governments with high-impact innovations in neuroscience, biology, genetics and robotics: Burt Rutan flew into space. Craig Venter beat the US government in the race to sequence the human genome. – The second force is new sources of money from wealthy techno-philanthropists who are dedicating their fortunes to solving grand, abundance-related challenges. Bill Gates is crusading against malaria; Mark Zuckerberg is working to re-invent education; while Pierre and Pam Omidyar are focused on bringing electricity to developing world. – Lastly, there are the poorest of the poor, the so-called “bottom billion,” who have finally been plugged into the global economy by the internet, micro-finance, and wireless communication. Acting together, these three forces amplified by exponentially growing technologies, are transforming the unthinkable into the now actually possible: clean water, nutritious food, affordable housing, personalized education, top-tier medical care, and ubiquitous energy for all. Diamandis establishes hard targets for change and lays out a strategic roadmap for governments, industry and entrepreneurs, giving us plenty of reason for optimism. Examining human need by category—water, food, energy, healthcare, education, freedom—Diamandis and Kotler introduce dozens of innovators making great strides in each area: Larry Page, Steven Hawking, Dean Kamen, Daniel Kahneman, Elon Musk, Bill Joy, Stewart Brand, Jeff Skoll, Ray Kurzweil, Ratan Tata, Eric Schmidt, Matt Ridley, Craig Venter, among many, many others. The grand challenge of our times can now be met. His co-author, Steven Kotler, is an author and journalist. His books include A Small Furry Prayer, West of Jesus and The Angle Quickest for Flight. His articles have appeared in more than 60 publications including The New York Times Magazine, Wired, Discover, GQ, and National Geographic.

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