2015-16 New Year Card in pdf form
The Women in the Arts & Media Coalition is an extraordinary Coalition of guilds, unions, and organizations, working to extend the voice, vision, and opportunities for women. Shellen is Co- President with Avis Boone.
The League of Professional Theatre Women is a membership organization of women in all disciplines of theatre working for the advancement of women in the theatre industry. Shellen is Co-Secretary and Co-Chair of the Mentoring Committee with Dorothy Leeds.
Scroll down for more links to some great websites, wonderful artists, and highly recommended services and resources.
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#StageOpps monthly newsletter of Submission Opportunities in Theatre for Women and Special Populations from the Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, League of Professional Theatre Women, and WomenArts.
The Women in the Arts & Media Coalition Communal Calendar lists events, programs, and submission opportunities for any arts, media, or women's organization who would like to be included. More information and links are provided wherever possible. Find events, programs, openings, and submission opportunities (from #StageOpps and #ScreenOpps) of interest to all.
Please check out the websites and online info for good friends,
allies, "coachees" and oft-times collaborators:
Robert J. Blaney
Robert John Cook
Tony Schatz "Schatzie"
The National Theatre Conference is an organization of distinguished members of the American theatre, created to explore the means of best serving the interests of the American Theatre, and to initiate, encourage, and support projects of value and significance with a view to strengthening and broadening the influence of theatre in our country. Shellen was just elected to membership. Updates soon.
The New York Public Library is an amazing source of information and resources (and books, of course; let's not forget books).
Peekamoose Guitars is the company name of Paul Schwartz and Hawley Waldman, luthiers extraordinaire who truly love what they do. They work on everything from 1920s arch tops to headless Steinbergers, from 1950s classics to contemporary instruments, with skill and insight. If you have an instrument in need of tender loving care, these two will deliver far more than you'd dreamed was possible. My thirty year old Martin D-28 had been played to death and was literally pulling itself apart. They promised that after the resurrection I would be amazed at how lively and touch-sensitive the instrument would become, and they were so right. It now sounds and plays more easily and beautifully than when it was new! They also assemble custom string sets for instruments with unique demands--like my Martin Backpacker, which is supposed to use extra light strings; the guitar didn't feel (or sound) quite right until Peekamoose made some changes to how it sets up and a few creative choices about string gauges. They treat all instruments and jobs with equal respect--in fact, Paul & Hawley will even take the time to teach you about caring for your instrument to keep it in shape and avoid costly repairs. I recommend them most highly.
Music video by Zack S. West which Shellen executive produced of Cake's cover of Black Sabbath's War Pigs. For more recent work of Zack's, check out his site Quasi- Psychologists with Marisha Ray. Solving bullshit problems with bullshit. You vent, they pontificate.