The Neo-Political Cowgirls, an East Hampton-based international dance company is hosting the second annual “Andromeda’s Sisters,” a women’s advocacy event, at Guild Hall on Thursday, June 28
The evening includes a moderated discussion panel featuring world-renowned culture changers, a VIP garden party with music and hors d’oeuvres, and a series of one-acts written by women and performed by well-known actresses like “The Sopranos” Aida Turturro, among others (look for an interview with Turturro in the June 27 edition of The Independent.)
Inspired by the moment in NPC’s production ANDROMEDA in which Poseidon’s daughters swim to Andromeda’s aid, “Andromeda’s Sisters” celebrates women’s capacity to support each other and change the world we occupy. This event will raise funds for The Neo-Political Cowgirls’ theatrical and educational programming, while highlighting the work of women’s causes and the words of female playwrights.
“The world today calls for exceptional energy in addressing society’s struggles,” said NPC’s artistic director and founder Kate Mueth. “We at NPC see how imperative the intersection of arts and advocacy is in serving our communities’ families and the industrious talents of women. And that’s why we have “Andromeda’s Sisters.” When we “swim” to help our sisters, even if it may go against our own best interests in the moment, it’s astounding what can happen for all of those involved.”
“And,” she added, “men are more than welcomed to the event too.”
The 5 PM women’s advocacy panel features Minerva Perez of Organización Latino-Americana of Eastern Long Island, Katherine King of South Africa’s Hantam Trust, Nell Merlino of Born Worthy, and panelists from International Rescue Committee, Ellen’s Run, members of the Shinnecock Nation’s Women Against Violence Everywhere, and more.
At 6:30 PM, mingle and network with NPC supporters and special guests on the grounds of Guild Hall while enjoying drinks and cocktails and catered refreshments from Nick & Toni’s and other East Hampton eateries, sponsored by East End Acupuncture. Live music in the Guild Hall garden provided by Job Potter, Sarah Greene, and Steven Tekulsky.
At 8 PM, short one-act plays by Jacqueline Bircher, Lucy Boyle, Quinn Jackson, Monica Bauer, Robin Rice will be presented, featuring Turturro, Florencia Lozano (“One Life to Live,” “Gossip Girl”), Ellen Dolan (“Guiding Light,” “As The World Turns”), and teen actors Ava DeMary and Augie Murphy.
Tickets for the evening range from $35 to $150, depending on how many events one attends, and may be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3426645
The second annual “Andromeda’s Sisters” is sponsored by Jacqueline Lowey of Saunders Associates.