Archive for May, 2011

Next on The Feminist Lens, The Dinner Party Project in Chicago 30th Anniversary

May 26th, 2011 by admin

The Feminist Lens Presents
“Coming to the Table”
Saturday, September 24
6:30 – 7:00 PM
WFMT Fine Arts Radio 98.7 FM wfmt.com

Barbara Ciurej, Jean Hunt, Hedy Ratner, Maya Friedler

What is the legacy of second wave feminism? What can women do today to expand our place at the table?

Join Host Marilyn Campbell for “Coming to the Table”, as The Feminist Lens revisits the life-changing experience of the outstanding group of women who brought The Dinner Party exhibit to Chicago in 1981. Group members Hedy Ratner, Jean Hunt, Barbara Ciurej and Bette Cerf Hill tell the story and talk about where we are now. Producer Maya Friedler contributes commentary. Musical Director Jamie O’Reilly focuses on music of the era

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dinner Party materials Chicago show

The Feminist Lens “Coming to the Table”, is dedicated to the late writer Joann Zimmerman. It is made possible with support from The Roslyn Group for Arts & Letters Fund at the Chicago Foundation for Women, and Wishbone Restaurant.

 

 

Sponsored by Wishbone Restaurant

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Maya appears on Mad As Hell in America

May 10th, 2011 by admin

LEAD SHEET: MEDIA BEAT
Cat Jarboe & Allan Nowakowksi
Audio Producers, Contributors

Women’s Media Executive Director Maya Friedler appeared on
MAD AS HELL IN AMERICA in the Mother’s Day show with
Adam Klugman on May 7.

Give her segment a listen

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Human Rights Watch Film Screening June 1

May 10th, 2011 by admin

This is My Land Hebron

June 1 at 7PM

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Feminist Lens Contributor Cecilie O’Reilly @ Theatre Symposium

May 10th, 2011 by admin

LEAD SHEET: THEATER BEAT
From Jamie O’Reilly

Creative/Communications Director

Women’s Media Group

The Feminist Lens Theater Contributor (Toast to Ageless Women, Seeing Peace) Cecilie O’Reilly, Associate Professor, Columbia College Chicago, is a presenter at the International Symposium on Chicago Theatre May 18-21.

Cecilie’s presentation “We Hold for Planes: The University of Chicago’s Drama Program and the Development of Court Theatre under James O’Reilly and Robert Benedetti”, is May 19th 3:15-4:30 PM “Chicago Theatre in the 1950s and 1960s,” at Columbia College Film Row Center 1104 S Michigan, Rm 801A

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COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO TO HOST
INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON CHICAGO THEATRE
MAY 18-21, 2011

The Theatre Department of Columbia College Chicago, with the support of Columbia’s School of Fine and Performing Arts, will host “Chicago: Theatre Capital of America—Past. Present. Future,” a scholarly symposium on the development of Chicago theatre from grassroots movement to global phenomenon. May 18–21, 2011, the event will bring scholars and professionals from around the country and overseas to Chicago for four days of presentations, panels, and performances.

Don’t Miss Cecilie O’Reilly May 19 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM Chicago Theatre in the 1950s and 1960s: We Hold for Planes: The University of Chicago’s Drama Program and the Development of Court Theatre under James O’Reilly and Robert Benedetti.

Robert Benedetti and James O’Reilly ran the drama program at the University of Chicago from the late 1950s through the turbulent 1960s, bringing such internationally famous artists as Tyrone Guthrie and the Living Theatre to Mandel Hall and the Reynolds Club. They developed the Hutchinson Commons outdoor stage into “The Court Theatre,” and mounted some of Chicago’s most innovative and spirited “firsts,” including Romeo and Juliet with a white Romeo and a black Juliet strategically placed among the Civil Rights and SDS demonstrations of the time. By assembling professional level acting, directing, production and design elements, period research and original music, they developed an audience that supported a theatre that would move beyond university walls. Court Theatre, in its current form as a leading professional theatre in the city, has its roots in their efforts at combining both tradition and originality.

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To register for the Symposium:

 

http://www.colum.edu/Academics/School_of_Fine_and_Performing_Arts/theatresymposium/

OR Email:chitheatresymposium@colum.edu

 

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