On Saturday, March 30, 2013, the east side's Ensemble Theatre and the west side's Convergence Continuum will host Northeast Ohio's contribution to the sixth annual SWAN Day, an international celebration of women in the arts. Here in the 4th-largest theater-producing area in the USA, SWAN Day CLE - 2013 will be staging readings of short plays to raise awareness and to celebrate women playwrights, directors, and actors.
Ticket revenues and fundraising proceeds will directly support participating artists and the theaters hosting the celebrations, and will seed next year's celebrations.
WomenArts, SWAN Day's founder, is a non-profit arts service organization dedicated to helping women in the performing arts get the resources they need to do their creative work. SWAN Day is an international holiday designed to showcase the power and diversity of women's creativity. In its first five years, it has been celebrated in 23 countries with more than 900 events.
The Cleveland area boasts a plethora of brilliantly talented theater artists. By supporting SWAN Day CLE - 2013, you'll be supporting and empowering the cultural richness that is the Land of Cleve.
Eight short plays written, directed, and read by local artists, in honor of SWAN Day CLE 2013 and the worldwide celebration will be presented on March 30, 2013. 2pm matinee at Convergence Continuum; 8pm evening show at Ensemble Theatre. Ensemble Theatre is located at 2843 Washington Boulevard, Cleveland Heights. Convergence-Continuum at the Limnis is located at 2438 Scranton Road, Tremont. Tickets are $5.