Synchronicity Theatre Announces 8th Annual Women in the Arts Panel Luncheon
2/9/2010Please join actor/director Jasmine Guy and Synchronicity Theatre on March 18 for the 8th annual Women in the Arts Panel Luncheon. The event brings together arts and business leaders who will break bread at 103 West in Buckhead and take part in a give-and-take discussion focused on the theme “Arts Make Good Cents.”
Theme: The “Arts Make Good Cents” discussion will look at how arts and business people can become better partners and together create a stronger Atlanta; the unique talents that women leaders bring to the table; why advocating for the arts should be a vital part of city planning; and what we all can do to preserve and build the arts in our city and make them as accessible as possible.
Panelists: Jasmine Guy, stage, film and TV actor and director; Virginia Hepner, recent interim executive director of Atlanta Ballet; Sandy Hofmann, chief information officer of the Advanced Technology Development Center; Mary Pat Masterson, executive director of the Atlanta Botanical Garden; and Jan Selman, former executive director of the Arts Leadership League of Georgia.
Moderator: Rachel May, co-founder and producing artistic director of Synchronicity Theatre, now in its 13th season. At Synchronicity, May has directed both incarnations of "Women + War" as well as "1:23;" "Be Aggressive" (a critic’s favorite in 2004); "Welcome Home, Jenny Sutter;" and many more. She also has directed at Actor’s Express, Aurora Theatre and Theatre Gael. She has been the recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts/Theatre Communications Group Career Development Program.
Fun (yet useful) facts:
- Atlanta and Georgia rank among the Top 10 fastest-growing areas for majority women-owned firms, according to the Center for Women’s Business Research.
- Half of all wages paid in the metro area go to “creative thinkers” of all types, including software engineers and sales and marketing experts.
- A poll conducted by the Metro Atlanta Arts and Culture Coalition, or MAACC, showed that 63 percent of metro Atlantans “strongly agree” that arts and culture attract businesses and keep them here.
Sponsors: Confirmed, to date, are Cbeyond, the small business phone service provider; the law firms Alston & Bird and Lamar, Archer & Cofrin; and tax giant PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Sponsorships: Available at $5,000; $2,500; and $1,000. Each level -- platinum, gold and silver -- brings its own perks.
Tickets: $65 individuals; $50 for individuals representing a nonprofit organization.
Location: 103 West is at 103 West Paces Ferry Road N.W. in Buckhead.
Synchronicity Theatre's mission: Through collaboration, Synchronicity Theatre creates compelling, diverse and thought-provoking theater. We are dedicated to supporting women artists, forging community partnerships and developing new work. Each year we produce contemporary theater for adults (our Bold Voices series); shows for children and families (our Family Series); and our award-winning Playmaking for Girls outreach program with girls in the juvenile justice system, middle schools and community centers.
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