Mar 4, 2014

Women Take Center Stage…In Life…In Excelling…In Giving Back

Oddfellows Playhouse and the Community Foundation of Middlesex County and its Sari A. Rosenbaum Fund for Women & Girls are proud to host “Women Take Center Stage.” Playwright Liz Duffy Adams and Oddfellow’s Artistic Director Kristen Palmer will lead an insightful discussion about the power of Women in the Arts. In celebrating National Women’s History Month we will focus on the importance of the Arts in our communities. The Arts provide opportunities of leadership, empowerment, independence and collaboration. Join us as two extraordinary women take the stage to share their experiences as leaders in the arts.

Liz Duffy Adams is an American playwright whose plays have been produced in theaters throughout the country. Adams is a New Dramatists alumna and received various awards in fellowships, including a Women of Achievement Award. Her original play Buccaneers will have its East Coast premier at Oddfellows Playhouse on April 4th.
 
Kristen Palmer is the Artistic Director at Oddfellows Playhouse. She has designed and implemented arts programs with many organizations, engaging students in their own creative processes. A playwright herself, her plays have been seen on stages from New York to Seattle.

Oddfellows Playhouse mission is to build essential life skills through the performing arts.  It was founded in 1975 as a community-based, multicultural theater program designed to include children from all backgrounds. Oddfellows remains Connecticut's largest and most active year-round youth theater, with live productions, classes, circus and community theater that annually serves over 600 young people and audiences in the thousands.

Community Foundation of Middlesex County is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in Middlesex County.  Its two-fold mission is: (1) to work with charitably-minded individuals and organizations to build permanent endowments and other charitable funds; and (2) to support local nonprofit organizations through effective grant making and multiple programs to address community needs. Since its founding in 1997, the Community Foundation has provided 1,100 grants totaling more than $3.3 million to organizations for the arts, cultural and heritage programs, educational activities,  environmental improvements, and for health and human services. Sari A. Rosenbaum Fund for Women and Girls at the Community Foundation of Middlesex County is a permanent fund supporting grants to organizations that empower Middlesex County women and girls to be self-reliant and reach their potential. We welcome conversations with good people who want to do great things.  For more information, visit CFMC at www.MiddlesexCountyCF.org, contact us at 860.347.0025 and info@MiddlesexCountyCF.org, and follow us at www.facebook.com/CommunityFoundationMC.

 
For reservations to the event on March 11, 2014 from 5:30pm-7:30pm  please email Bessie@oddfellows.org or call (860) 347.6143.


For  more information contact:
Jeannette Archer-Simons
Interim Executive Director
860-347-6143 x 101 or 203-671-9773 (c)

 

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