Chicago’s Goodman Theatre SWANs 2012

3/28/12 Update –> Early feedback from some of our 3/24 participants:

The Convert was one of the best plays of this season. The subject was riveting, the players were excellent. The reception was great. Regina Taylor is a great playwright and an excellent speaker. I am truly looking forward to seeing Crowns. Thanks for a truly enjoyable experience.”

The Convert is a tour de force that put the female voice into colonial Africa. While the play looked at the interplay of colonialism, culture wars, and racism, it brought the female voice front and center. Often discussions of colonial Africa neglect women and their impact in society. The play did an excellent job at interweaving these themes. I’ve been excited about seeing Crowns for over a year now. Regina Taylor’s speech made me even more thrilled about the play. I can’t wait to see it at the Goodman in June!”

The Convert was a powerful, thought provoking play with amazing performances. And what a treat to meet the multi-talented Regina Taylor at the dinner reception! I enjoyed her perspectives and look forward to seeing her next project, Crowns.”

WITASWAN is pleased to announce our second annual SWAN Day at the Goodman with special guest Regina Taylor!

When: Saturday, March 24, 2012 from 2 PM to 7 PM

What: Performance of The Convert (by playwright Danai Gurira) @ 2 PM @ Goodman Theatre followed by Private Reception with Ms. Taylor at 5 PM @ Petterinos (right next door)

Click here to download complete reservation form as a pdf –> 12Mar24GoodmanTix

Click HERE to read background info on The Convert on the Goodman website.

Click HERE to read article about The Convert in The New York Times.

Click HERE to listen to feature on NPR.

Click HERE to read more about Regina Taylor.

Click HERE to read about our first SWAN Day at the Goodman on 3/26/11 🙂

© FF2 Media (2/21/12)

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Jan Lisa Huttner is a Brooklyn-based arts critic & feminist activist. She is the creative force behind the SWAN Movement—Support Women Artists Now—which has just begun its third phase as International SWANs® (aka iSWANs). In the Jewish world, Jan is best known as the author of two books on Fiddler on the Roof—Tevye’s Daughters and Diamond Fiddler—both of which flow from a strongly feminist POV. She also served as both story consultant and “talking head” on the award-winning documentary Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles.
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