Photo: Left Teresa Mastrobuono, as Agata in blue. Krystal Lizz Rosa, as Janice at sewing machine. Photo credit, Yocum Institute for Arts Education
A Celebration of Women In The Arts Event – Final Workshop Before World Premiere
Theater: Yocum Institute for Arts Education, Schumo Theater Theater Address: 3000 Penn Avenue, West Lawn PA 19609 Show Title: No Good Things Dwell in the Flesh
For adult audiences.
Showtimes: Friday, March 6 at 8:00 PM Saturday, March 7 at 3:00 PM Saturday, March 7 at 8:00 PM
Tickets: General in Advance – $20 At The Door – $25 Purchase Tickets Online at https://yocumartsevents.ticketleap.com or order by calling 610.376.1576.
Thematically, the play challenges the hidden apparatus of privilege; taking issue with social and cultural systems that accord privilege to some and deny it to others. The play foregrounds an underrepresented perspective, situating a marginalized immigrant tailor at the heart of the story. Making the tailor’s experiences real and vivid for the audience fosters a transformative encounter with “the other” – as the play progresses, that sense of otherness dissolves to reveal a human life as transcendent and insubstantial as the beloved garments entrusted to her care.
About Celebration of Women In The Arts: The Celebration presents an opportunity to focus on female artists in all genres, feature works created in multi-disciplinary art forms and facilitate a greater collaboration amongst our community. The Celebration includes special exhibits, presentations and education programs from January to June 2020.
The concept of Celebration of Women was inspired by the Bennett Prize. “The Bennett Prize, created in 2018, awards $50,000 to a woman artist to create her own solo exhibition of figurative realist paintings, which will travel the country. The Prize will propel the careers of women painters who have not yet realized full professional recognition, empowering new artists and those who have painted for many years. The Prize will expand opportunities for the public, who may not be familiar with figurative realist painting, to learn more about the creative vision of talented women painters in this increasingly popular genre.”(www. (https://thebennettprize.org/).
The goals of the Celebration of Women are: To raise awareness of women artists, composers, authors, filmmakers, etc.. with the idea of creating a richer cultural environment by recognizing all gifted individuals regardless of gender, race, etc..
Providing Leadership Development and education opportunities to women artists and our next generation of artists about the contribution of women have made and continue to make in the arts and culture sector of our community.
Sending the message to young women pursuing a career in the creative arts that the sky is limit.
Bring together local arts organization to collaborate on events and sharing their expertise in the areas with goal of building a stronger arts community.
Be an economic driver for the local economy.
Bring regional and national attention to Berks County by presenting a relevant topic which brings our community and offers experiences not found in other areas.
The Celebration of Women will provide many opportunities for women across our business, nonprofit, and government sectors to become engaged in education programs, mentoring, planning programs, and sharing their knowledge, skill and expertise with each other and the younger generation.