SWAN Day Action Fest Saturday, March 28
Free festival celebrates Support Women Artists Now Day
LA Female Playwrights Initiative (LA FPI) and Free Association Theatre present a day of playreadings and connections to celebrate Support Women Artists Now Day, hosted by City Garage Theatre. SWAN Day Action Fest takes place on Saturday,March 28 from 12 - 6 p.m. at City Garage Theatre in Santa Monica’s Bergamot Station Arts Center. Admission is free.
The day's events include readings of short plays written and directed by women, as well as two sessions of “Micro-Reads” (open to all women writers in attendance) and opportunities for theatermakers (of all genders) to network and find future collaborators: women artists working in Los Angeles.
SWAN Day Action Fest plays are Box by Robin Byrd, directed by Julianne Homokay; The Proposal by Carolina Rojas Moretti, directed by Laura Steinroeder; The Mixing Bowl by Leslie Hardy, directed by Gloria Iseli; Mankind by Beverly Andrews, directed by Alexandra Meda; The Missing Staircase by Morna Murphy Martell, directed by Lane Allison; and lIl Informed by Raegan Payne, directed by Courtney Anne Buchan.
In addition to the playreadings, the day will feature impromptu Micro-Reads, one page of writing performed on-the-spot, directed by Mary Sampson.
March 28, 2015 marks the 8th International SWAN Day, a holiday designed to showcase the power and diversity of women’s creativity. Sponsored by the Bay Area organization WomenArts, SWAN Day has been celebrated with over 1,200 events in 24 countries. This is the 2nd SWAN Day Action Fest, building upon the success of last year’s event at Samuel French Theatre & Film Bookshop in Hollywood.
City Garage Theatre
Bergamot Station Arts Center
2525 Michigan Ave., Building T1
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(off Cloverfield Blvd., between Olympic Blvd. and 10 Freeway)
Free; donations graciously accepted.
• Free parking at Bergamot Station Arts Center. The complex opens at 11 a.m. on Saturdays. SWAN Day Action Fest audiences are encouraged to arrive early, and come and go throughout the day to visit the many art galleries.