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Swan Day 2009

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March 28, 2009

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Saturday, March 28 is SWAN Day!

... and The Georgetown Theatre Company along with Women in Film & Video and Doorway Arts Ensemble Theater Company will host eleven-hours of Woman Arts in Georgetown

SWAN Day begins at 10:00am with a kick-off brunch at Café La Ruche (1039 31st Street, NW – first come, first served), featuring a staged reading of Alexis Clements’ ASSISTANCE WITHOUT RESISTANCE presented by Doorway Arts Ensemble Theater Company.

The schedule continues at 1:00pm with an open discussion between a panel of women artists and the community, Dishing with the Girls, at Barnes & Noble (corner of M & Thomas Jefferson Streets, NW).

At 2:00pm, simultaneous events begin:

Barnes and Noble Coupon Performances at Barnes & Noble follow DISHING WITH THE GIRLS at 1:45 and include sketch comedy by New York’s Curvy by Nature; a discussion with award winning children’s book author and illustrator Adjoa Burrowes; WISE WOMEN, tales by acclaimed storyteller Ellouise Schoettler; and a staged reading of HIS NIGHTMARE, Mary Watters’ short play about “woman as literary muse”.

<=== Note: All performances are FREE, but if you buy a book at Barnes & Noble, we receive a percentage of the purchase price. Help us bring you more neat events like SWAN Day and Halloween in Georgetown!

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A block and a half away, Women in Film & Video will present a screening of short films by an elite selection of female film talent at CDIA Boston University, in The Foundry (1055 Thomas Jefferson Avenue, NW). The films chosen were also part of the International Women’s Day and represent the work of nine exceptionally gifted international directors from four countries.

A play-reading marathon at Grace Church (1041 Wisconsin Avenue, NW) also begins at 2:00pm and will include readings of eight short plays by Washington favorites D.W. Gregory, Alison Pruitt, Lisa Alapick and Mary Watters, as well as DC area native R.L. Nesvet and British emerging playwrights Phyffer Wright and Liana Summers-Shaw, Lori Fischer, Phyffer Wright and Liana Summers-Shaw. Directors include Krista Cowan, Laura Giannarelli, Heather Gaither-Greek, Rachel Grossman, Dani Nolan, Alia Faith Williams, Catherine Aselford and Francesca Mantani Arkus.

The Artsy Women meet for dinner at Chadwicks Restaurant (3205 K Street, NW) then SWAN Day ends with a staged reading of Juliana Avery’s play Hollywood Ending, at 7:00pm at Grace Church.

Actors include Terence Aselford, Jeremy Brown, Krista Cowan, Laura Dunlop, Brandon Gowen, Nick Greek, Lindsay Haynes, Deborah Kirby, Suzanne Knapik, Monique LaForce, Momo Nakamura, Karen Novak, Alex Perez, James Radack, Lynnie Raybuck, Megan Reichelt Janey Roberts, Nanette Savard, Julia Stemper, Clay Teunis, Patt Strott Wheatley and many more!

For more information about SWAN Day events happening around the world, please visit www.SwanDay.org. For more information about this SWAN Day event in Georgetown, please contact us via the web using our contact page or call us at 703-271-7770