VintAge celebrates the voice and vision of women in the arts and media as they age. The 1st Elsa Rael VintAge Award Winner for advocacy for women in the arts & media as they age will be presented to Morgan Jenness, dramaturg & agent, for spearheading the cause célèbre that has protected Maria Irene Fornes and her playwriting work in her elder years. The award will be presented by Tisa Chang, artistic director of Pan Asian Rep. There will also be pre-taped personal statements made about Elsa Rael and the importance of celebrating women in the arts and media as they age by Estelle Parsons and Gretchen Cryer.
It will be an afternoon both entertaining and illuminating, beginning with the new documentary ADVANCED STYLE by Lina Plyoplyte, the story behind the fashion blog which became an international phenomenon (70 minutes); and JUST THE THREE OF US, a short film by Angela Tucker starring Leslie Uggams (15 minutes).
Following will be a panel on breakthroughs and issues of women aging in the arts and media moderated by Isa Goldberg, President of the Drama Desk; panelists include Barbara Davis, COO of the Actors Fund; Morgan Jeness, agent & dramaturg; Tisa Chang, Artistic Director of Pan Asian Rep; Liz Rosenberg, poet/novelist; Yvonne Curry, choreographer/director.
The award presentation will then be followed by a reception and networking. Hosts for the day will be Co-Presidents of the Coalition, Shellen Lubin and Avis Boone.
Saturday, October 18, from 1-5:30 p.m. at MIST Harlem 46 West 116th Street (between Lenox and 5th Avenues).
1 p.m. Greetings from the Co-Presidents
Screening of ADVANCED STYLE (70 minutes)
Screening of JUST THE THREE OF US (17 minutes)
2:45 p.m. Panel on the Voice and Vision of Women in the Arts & Media as They Age
4:00 p.m. Presentation of the 1st Elsa Rael VintAge Award to Morgan Jenness by Tisa Chang
4:30 p.m. Reception
EARLY BIRD TICKETS EXTENDED THROUGH OCTOBER 14
Early bird member tickets* $15; early bird non-member tickets $30; after October 14, member tickets $20; non-member tickets $40. There are also a very few $100 premium tickets with reserved seating and special gifts. (*members are all members of all member organizations of the Coalition)
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MIST HARLEM (View)
46 WEST 116TH ST
NEW YORK, NY, NY 10026
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