March 2016

Lucy Gram,   In the Belly   director, with grant winners and judges.

Lucy Gram, In the Belly director, with grant winners and judges.

In the Belly Wins Grant for Developmental Workshop

In March 2016, One Bird Productions won a grant from Great Performances Catering to fund a developmental workshop of Eliza Orleans' new play In the Belly. The proposals were reviewed by four judges: philanthropist Diana Roesch DiMenna; Jeffrey Hayden, CEO of Caramoor Center for the Performing Arts; Heather Hitchens, executive director of the American Theater Wing; and author Jean Hanff Korelitz.

We are thrilled to get to work on the play more extensively and to get to hire artists we admire to join us. Thank you, Great Performances! Keep an eye on this space for more updates on the workshop.

SWAN Day Plays Planned for April 1st

One Bird Productions celebrates Women's History Month and SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) Day 2016 with four short plays celebrating women in myth & history. The plays are Iphigenia at Her Funeral by Tasha Gordon-Solmon, directed by Lucy Gram; The Untitled Dorothy Day Project, by Laura Pittenger, directed by Rebecca Cunningham, Aunt Jemima's Syrup School for Girls, by Sarah Brenner, directed by Sarah Jane Schostack and Lisa Purrone, and Lament, by Eliza Orleans, directed by Emily C. A. Synder.

Join us for an evening of new work, a potluck party, and a chance to celebrate some awesome female artists! Bring your shining faces and something (a dish, a poem, a wish for the world) to share!

Tickets will be $7 and can be purchased here. The readings will take place at Manhattan Theatre Club (311 W. 43rd St. #9 New York, NY 10040), in Studio 4.