The New Hazlett Theater
Celebrate Women’s History Month at SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) Day, presented by Pittsburgh-based theater company, No Name Players. The sixth annual edition and the only event of its kind in Pittsburgh, SWAN Day showcases the creative contributions of more than 25 women artists and collectives, and was launched locally to coincide with the international holiday. For its 2014 event, No Name Players was inspired by the words of poet Maya Angelou to ask local female musicians, dancers, actors, filmmakers, poets, visual artists and fashion designers to create world premiere works that communicate a story of their own that they have never told before. Featured artists include: Kahmeela Adams, Julianne Avolio, Valentina Benrexi, Kathryn Carr, Gab Cody, Continuum Dance Theater, Chloe J. Newman, Bridgette Perdue, Texture Contemporary Ballet, Saladin White, Sara Williams, Anqwenique Wingfield, and many more. The evening will also feature live art and improv. A pre-show reception at 6:30 p.m. will include live music, hors d’oeuvres from Big Burrito Group and Blue and a champagne toast. For the second year in a row, No Name Players has added an element dedicated to young and emerging artists and audiences called SWAN Day Pittsburgh Jr. Presented at 1 p.m. on March 29th, SWAN Jr. will feature Rayquila Durham, Sydney Wolff, and students from Act One Theatre School, Alumni Theater Company, Ellis School, Hill Dance Academy Theater, and Hope Academy. Purchase tickets now.