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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Announcement: SWAN Day 2012 Pittsburgh Begins NEXT WEEK!


Greetings ladies and germs! Our good friend Tressa Glover, Producing Artistic Diector with the No Name Players was nice enough to give us the scoop on an amazing annual event that they are sponsoring here in our fair city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania next week beginning March 15th and continuing throughout the following day.

SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) Day, is an international holiday that was founded in 2008. Co-founder Martha Richards named SWAN Day Pittsburgh 2012 an official international SWAN Day partner! We were named alongside events in Kenya, Bulgaria, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Florida. Ms. Richards will also be coming to Pittsburgh for our Opening Night festivities!

SWAN Day Pittsburgh 2012 marks No Name Players’ fourth annual SWAN Day event and will take place on March 15th and 16th at The New Hazlett Theater. The event will feature world premiere works by Pittsburgh-based female musicians, dancers, poets, theatre artists, visual artists, performance artists, and fashion designers.

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What makes our event particularly unique is the fact that every performance and work of art will be inspired by interviews with women from all across Pennsylvania. No Name Players traveled across the state filming interviews with women of all ages and from all backgrounds. This footage was then given to the participating artists and those artists were asked to use that footage as inspiration to create new works. There is no other event of this kind happening in the city of Pittsburgh!

The amazing lineup of artists includes:
- Bodiography Contemporary Ballet
- STAYCEE PEARL Dance Project
- Continuum Dance Theater-resident company of  Evolve Productions
- Texture Contemporary Ballet
- Betsy Lawrence
- EMay
- Eve Goodman
- Deana Muro
- Camelia Road
- Toi Derricotte
- Robin Walsh
- Virginia Wall Gruenert
- Carol Mullen
- Melissa Hill Grande
- Lisa Ann Goldsmith
- Holly Thuma
- Marci Woodruff
- Jennifer Schaupp
- Nalini Prakash
- Karen Baum
- Adrienne Wehr
- Linda Haston
- Shahla Khanna
- Becky Thurner Braddock
- Mundania Horvath
- Alanna James
- Bernadine Preetha Saint-Auguste
- Anna Lee-Fields
- Cynthia Stanchak
- Patty Tran
- Lauren Zurchin
- iroNiece Designs by Kari Kramer
- Steel Town Fire, and many more.


This year’s event will also boast a beautiful Opening Night pre-show reception featuring hors d’oeuvres graciously provided by Whole Foods, Nine on Nine, and Taste of Dahntahn, with sweet treats being provided by Peace Love and Little Donuts of Oakland. The reception will begin at 6:00pm on March 15th and will also feature a screening of the SWAN Day Pittsburgh 2012 interview footage.

 Tickets that include both the reception and that evening’s performance are $30.00 and must be purchased in advance at ShowClix. We are thrilled to announce that Martha Richards will be attending the Opening Night festivities! In addition, on both evenings, we will be giving away items generously donated by ModCloth!

General Admission Tickets are available online for $20.00 at ShowClix and are $25 cash at the door.


Check out the SWAN Day Website for more information. Congrats to everyone participating in this amazing event and to Tressa Glover and the No Name Players for bringing SWAN Day to Pittsburgh!

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