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Nasty Women Unite Fest 2017

Nasty Women Unite Fest 2017


Nasty Women Unite Fest


New York, NY


Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 7:00pm
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 7:00pm
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 8:00pm
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 6:00pm
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 9:30pm
Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 7:00pm



Nasty Women Unite Fest

Nasty Women Unite Fest, a multi-day arts festival focused on intersectional feminism, begins its run with an opening night party at William Hallet in Astoria. Nasty Women Unite Fest seeks to bring together artists of various disciplines and backgrounds for a creative conversation on the state of feminism in 2017. Each evening of the festival will focus on a different artistic medium, and all proceeds will be donated to the ACLU.

The idea of being a Nasty Woman* is a concept, not an identifier. We are all Nasty Women*- individuals who live proudly in the face of those who would rather silence us. NWUF sets out to provide an opportunity for a new, diverse, collaborative, and supportive community, embracing artists of all mediums to promote intersectional feminism.

In the words of NWUF founder Allison Brzezinski: “I set out to create NWUF as a way to highlight the appalling distance that women still have from equality and to celebrate the efforts being taken to amend it. As a proud feminist, I was inspired by the magnitude of the Women’s March, the sheer number of individuals who participated in a cause that has been so dear to me and had for so long seemed incomprehensibly a “fringe” sentiment. This was all I needed. It was important to me to facilitate a platform where varied feminist communities could come together. The intersectionality of feminism is the pivotal and most creative point of the movement. We need a place where feminism can be displayed for others and shared amongst ourselves. Feminism is a unifying idea with many shades and manifestations; and unlike the current government, NWUF understands that this diversity and multiplicity makes Feminism stronger. Art can create communities where social change is possible. Art can activate.”

The schedule for Nasty Women Unite Fest consists of the following:

Sunday, April 23 at 7PM: OPENING NIGHT PARTY

William Hallet​, Astoria – $15 suggested donation at door

36-10 30th Ave, Astoria, NY 11105


Tuesday, April 25 at 7PM: FILM NIGHT

Stonestreet Studios​, Manhattan – $15

48 W 21st St #801, New York, NY 10010


Wednesday, April 26 at 8PM: DANCE NIGHT

Paper Box​, Brooklyn – $15

17 Meadow St, Brooklyn, NY 11206


Thursday, April 27 at 6PM: COMEDY NIGHT

QED​, Astoria – $15

27-16 23rd Ave, Queens, NY 11105



Joe’s Pub​, Manhattan – $20

The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10003


Sunday, April 30 at 7PM: CLOSING NIGHT PARTY

William Hallet​, Astoria – $15 suggested donation at door

36-10 30th Ave, Astoria, NY 11105


The Opening Night Party at William Hallet will feature a visual art exhibition, with work by Loredana Gasparotto, Lily Moebes, Infinithuy, The Artist Red, Hannah Layden, Mollie Charlotte Suss, Kyle Anthony, Eirdis Ragnarsdottir, Jenny Kroik, Sara Hames, Aamil Qureshi, Hannah Cauhépé​, and Kate Moran​. During the party, NWUF will also present live musical performances by Sydney Horn, Katie Haller, and Megan Sass.

Film Night at Stonestreet Studios will feature work by Poppy Liu, Elizabeth Boyd, Melanie Flanagan, Alyssa Bennett, Kate Moran, Anita Flores and Lorena Russi, Angel Yau, and Emily Walton. It will be preceded by a panel discussion on ​Nasty Women and the Fight for Health and Empowerment.

Dance Night at The Paper Box will feature performances by Femme, Katharine Pettit Creative, Kira Bucca, ​Nikita Chaudhry, Bridge & Olive, Versatile Poetiq, Elizabeth PW, Kelli Dunham, and Ladies Who Puppet​. It will be preceded by a panel discussion on Nasty Women, Community Engagement and Activism.

Comedy Night at QED will be emceed by Anita Flores and will feature work by Abby Feldman, Allyson Barkan, Hann Cowger, Sarah Kennedy, Srilatha Rajamani, Chewy May, and Franqi French​. It will be preceded by a panel discussion on ​Nasty Women Bringing Humor to Intersectional Feminism.

The Special Theatrical Evening at Joe’s Pub will feature performances by ​Sohailla Mahjour, Sarah Krauss & Artists For Action, Ashley Lauren Rogers, Salome Egas, Taylor Tobin, Kendra Mittermeyer, Thoughtress, and Kiirstin Marilyn​. It will be preceded by a panel discussion on Nasty Women Challenging Stigma Through The Arts and Technology.


All ticketing information and show details can be found at ​www.nastywomenunitefest.com

PRESS CONTACT: Taylor Tobin ttobin@urbandaddy.com

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