Coming to the Table Program & Playlist

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Barbara Ciurej, Jean Hunt, Hedy Ratner, Maya Friedler

Women’s Media Group Presents “Coming to the Table”,
Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of The Dinner Party Project in Chicago

“It was like a punch in the nose, but really beautifully packaged.” -Bette Cerf Hill

The Program
Opening Comments ……………………………………Nia O’Reilly Amandes

Introduction to The Dinner Party Project …….Marilyn Campbell, ensemble

Personal Reflections …………………………………..Marilyn Campbell

The Group:  Ideas, Inspiration, Friendships, Legacy …………………….Interviews
with Barbara Cuirej, Bette Cerf Hill, Jean Hunt, Hedy Ratner
Interviewers:  Maya Friedler, Marilyn Campbell

Congress and The Dinner Party ………………….Ensemble

Final Thoughts …………………………………………..Maya Friedler

With quotes from Hilton Kramer, U.S. Representatives Robert K. Dornan and Ron Dellums, Cornelia Parker, Judy Chicago and Women of the Dinner Party: Elizabeth I of England, Sojourner Truth and Georgia O’Keeffe

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Musical Excerpts

It’s My Party, Leslie Gore, rel. 1963
Written by John Gluck, Wally Gold and Herb Weiner

Dancing in the Street, Laura Niro, Gonna Take a Miracle, rel. 1971
Written by William “Mickey” Stevenson and Marvin Gaye

Respect, Aretha Franklin, single, rel. 1967, Written by Otis Redding

Who Knows Where the Time Goes, Sandy Denny, compilation rel. 1987

For the Creator (O, Quam Mirabilis), Vision: The Music of Hildegarde von Bingen, rel. 1994

I Am Woman, Helen Reddy (cowritten by Ray Burton), single rel. 1970

Walk on By, Laura Niro, Angel in the Dark, rel. 2001
Written by Burt Bachrach, music and Hal David, lyrics

Live at an ERA rally/We Will Never Give Up, Kristin Lems, Equality Road

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“Coming to the Table” was written by Marilyn Campbell and Maya Friedler. The Feminist Lens is a production of Women’s Media Group, Inc. Maya Friedler, Executive Producer, recorded in cooperation with WFMT Fine Arts Radio, Chicago; Steve Robinson, Vice President; Peter Whorf, Program Director; Don Mueller, Production Manager. Produced by Maya Friedler and Jamie O’Reilly; Hosted by Marilyn Campbell; Audio Production and Editing by Cat Jarboe; Directed by Al Nowakowski; Sound Engineering by Josh Savaneau; Musical Direction by Jamie O’Reilly.

This program is made possible with support from: The Roslyn Group of Arts and Letters Fund at the Chicago Foundation for Women and Wishbone Restaurant, with appreciation.

Special thanks to Tina Battle, Mary Watson, Mindy Friedler and Guy Nickson

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Posted by on Monday, September 26, 2011