Women of Note

Music and Lyrics by Various Artists

Women of Note

at The Duke  [map]

  • Monday, August 1, 2016 at 6:30 pm
  • Monday, August 1, 2016 at 9:30 pm

Join us for our concert series that celebrates female, queer, and trans artists who are changing the landscape of musical theater. Featuring dynamic sounds and incredible performers, this concert has become such a staple of the Festival, that we’ve decided to do two separate line-ups to showcase even more talent this year!
 
Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes.
 
See below for lineup! 
 
 
6:30 PM Concert
Lynn Ahrens, Carmel Dean & Kate Hamill, Eisa Davis, Tina deVaron, Kate Douglas, Sarah Taylor Ellis & Meghan Brown, Amanda Green, Marcy Heisler & Zina Goldrich, Anna Jacobs, Lauren Pritchard, Zoe Sarnak, Lucy Simon, Jennifer Stafford, Georgia Stitt & Kevin Townley, and Kathleen Wrinn & Peter Hodgson.
 
Featuring performances by: Jill Abramovitz, Cyrilla Baer, Eisa Davis, Kate Douglas, Lora Lee Gayer, Amanda Green, Lauren Hall, Lauren Pritchard, Margo Seibert, Margo Seibert & Brandon Contreras, Jessica Van Kipp, Grace Wall, Betsy Wolfe, Kathleen Wrinn, Luke Zimmerman, 


9:30 PM
 Concert
Aya Abdelaziz, Jill Abramovitz, Rebekah Allen, Barbara Anselmi, Maggie Kate Coleman & Erato A. Kremmyda, Elizabeth A. Davis, Ty Defoe & Tidtaya Sinutoke, Kait Kerrigan & Brian Lowdermilk, Lauren Marcus, Grace McLean, Jean Rohe, Rona Siddiqui, Shaina Taub, Jeanine Tesori, and Katie Thompson.

Featuring performances by: Aya Aziz, Jenny Rose Baker, Courtney Bassett, Elizabeth A. Davis, Luke Holloway, Adriane Lenox, Lorinda Lisitza, Lauren Marcus, Grace McLean, Bonnie Milligan, Molly Pope, Shea Renne, Melody Rodriguez,  Jean Rohe, Celeste Rose, Shaina Taub, Alex Tripp, Nadia Vynnytsky, Michael Winther 

 

NYMF + RACKET.
 
We are thrilled to partner with the vital organization, RACKET., to collect menstrual hygiene products to be donated and distributed to people with limited access. But, we need your help to make it happen.

RACKET. is asking NYMF attendees to bring a donation of menstrual hygiene products during the last week of our Festival. Yep, menstrual hygiene products (tampons, extra absorbent THIN pads, panty liners, wipes, cups, etc). You may have seen a recent news story or two about the growing movement to break the taboo around menstrual health. We're making progress; New York state just repealed the 'tampon tax,' saving 'menstruators' millions of dollars!

This is a great step forward, but the stigma against menstrual health still poses a significant problem in New York and beyond. People who struggle with economic security often have to put menstrual hygiene products lowest on the list. Food pantries run out of menstrual hygiene products more quickly than food.

RACKET. is fighting to change this, aiming to literally make a racket while exposing and eliminating menstrual taboos and advocating for equal access to products for women, trans men, and gender nonconforming populations in need here in NYC. 
 
The NYMF-RACKET. collection drive will begin on Monday, August 1st at 6 PM at the Duke on 42nd Street, in conjunction with our Women of Note concert series. The drive will continue from August 2nd through August 7th at our NYMF Audience Services Hub (510 W. 42nd St). 

ABOUT RACKET.
RACKET. thinks that all people deserve a shame-free relationship to their periods regardless of socioeconomic circumstances. We aim to redefine menstrual hygiene products as essential; to provide menstruating people access to these products; and to encourage an open dialogue about menstruation, thereby transforming a historically taboo subject into one that connects communities. Want to join the Racket?  Visit www.weracket.com. Contact us at weracket@gmail.com.