Monday, April 6, 2015

Windy City Irish Radio Sponsors Belfast Girls!



Windy City Irish Radio is a major sponsor of Artemisia's American Premiere of Belfast Girls.  Julie Proudfoot, Artemisia's Artistic Director, visited Tim and Mike on April 1, 2015, to talk about Jaki McCarrick's latest and greatest play which will open May 16th at the Den Theatre in Chicago.  Here is that podcast!


Tim Taylor and Mike Shevlin deliver it all - and mostly by putting themselves on the line.  Tim and Mike support what's best about Chicago's cultural scene, especially its theatre that serves up great stories in over 250 performance venues all around the city.

Windy City Irish Radio, with Mike Shevlin and Tim Taylor, broadcasts weekly on Wednesday evenings from 8pm to 9pm CST on WSBC 1240AM Chicago and WCFJ 1470AM Chicago Heights.  Windy City Irish Radio broadcasts the best in Irish music, theater, books, culture and craic.

Culture Ireland Supports Jaki McCarrick's Belfast Girls


Culture Ireland supports and promotes Irish Arts abroad.  It is a fantastically successful organization that over the years has made possible internationally presented exhibitions and productions.  Artemisia is deeply honored to receive the support of Culture Ireland for the American premiere of Jaki McCarrick's Belfast Girls.  Connect with this amazing organization on Twitter - @culture_ireland and on Facebook at http://www.cultureireland.ie.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Artemisia's American Premiere of Belfast Girls - Opens May 16th!

To Purchase Tickets CLICK HERE or call Artemisia's Box Office at 832-819-4336

Artemisia, a Chicago theatre that produces women-driven plays, will present the American Premiere of Belfast Girls, by award-winning Irish writer Jaki McCarrick from May 16, 2015, to June 14, 2015, in Chicago at The Den Theatre in Wicker Park.  Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 6:00 pm with an additional matinee on Saturday at 3:00 pm.

In Belfast GirlsJaki McCarrick dramatizes Irish history.  On the cusp of a great societal revolution, five street women orphaned by the Irish Famine embark on a journey of love, betrayal and adventure, hopeful they will find a fresh start in a new land.  The five “Belfast Girls are dramatized based on the real-life women who sought passage in 1850 aboard the Inchinnan, a ship bound for Australia.

McCarrick is currently in negotiations to adapt the play for film and has recently been long listed for the Irish Laureate Award.   “I am thrilled that Belfast Girls is premiering in Chicago, a city whose appetite for cutting-edge stories is legendary,” says McCarrick.  “And Artemisia’s vision of bringing female-driven plays to the fore makes it even an even greater compliment.  I’m so looking forward to being in Chicago for the opening weekend.” 

“This is a terrific story, one that reflects the Irish immigrant experience so deeply rooted in Chicago.  It’s an amazing adventure that is packed with non-stop action, great characters and shattering discoveries,” says Julie Proudfoot, Artemisia’s Artistic Director.

Tickets are now on sale on Artemisia’s website at http://www.artemisiatheatre.org/ or by calling Artemisia's Box Office at 832-819-4336.  To arrange for group tickets, or receive more information about Artemisia, contact Artistic Director Julie Proudfoot at artemisiatheatre@gmail.com or 832-819-4336.

Artemisia’s American Premiere of Belfast Girls is sponsored by Windy City Irish Radio and made possible by generous grants from The Saints and the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Artemisia, A Chicago Theatre is a not-for-profit theatre founded in 2011 by Artistic Director Julie Proudfoot with the mission of producing world and American premiere plays that empower women and challenge the audience with an unconventional view of the feminine experience.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Winner of Opening Night Ticket Giveaway Announced April 1st

Thanks to all who donated on Artemisia's Day of Giving, March 10th, to celebrate Women's History Month and to all of Artemisia's donors throughout the year!

If you made a donation of $25 or more on March 10th, your name was automatically entered to win two tickets to the opening night of Belfast Girls in Chicago.  Our winner will join Chicago VIP's and dignitaries, and meet award-winning writer Jaki McCarrick on May 16th at a star-studded reception following the performance.

The ticket winner will be announced via Artemisia's April 1st e-blast and will be contacted directly via email.  This giveaway only includes two tickets to the performance. No travel expenses are being offered or will be paid. 

Deepest gratitude to all our donors for your support of female-centered theatre. Artemisia is a 501 c 3 organization. Your donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law. 

For more information about Artemisia's American Premiere of Belfast Girls and to purchase tickets visit http://www.artemisiatheatre.org/p/blog-page_2.html



Interview with Julie Proudfoot On Windy City Irish Radio

Tune in on April 1st at 8:00 pm to Windy City Irish Radio to meet Julie Proudfoot and hear the exciting news about Artemisia's American Premiere of Belfast Girls by award-winning Irish writer, Jaki McCarrick.  Windy City Irish Radio is a major sponsor of Belfast Girls, opening May 16th and running through June 14th at the Den Theatre in Chicago.  

"Mike and Tim entertain their listeners with fantastic coverage of Irish culture and music," says Julie Proudfoot, Artemisia's Artistic Director.  "Jaki McCarrick's Belfast Girls is a great new play that dramatizes the real-life history of women orphaned by the Irish Famine of 1850 who embark on a great adventure of love and betrayal." 

 Windy City Irish Radio, with  Mike Shevlin and Tim Taylor broadcasts weekly on Wednesday evenings from 8pm to 9pm CST on WSBC 1240AM Chicago and WCFJ 1470AM Chicago Heights.   Visit  windycityirishradio.com to learn more about these two awesome Irish-Americans and to follow them on social media.

For more information on Belfast Girls and to purchase tickets CLICK HERE! 

Bring Your Group to Belfast Girls!

Artemisia's American Premiere of Belfast Girls opens May 16th and runs through June 14th at the Den Theatre in Chicago. A special event and discounted tickets are available for your group of ten or more. The event includes a pre-show reception, the performance, and a post show discussion with members of the cast and the Artistic Director. Artemisia's unique production model and development of new work will be covered with the audience, who will meet the wonderful actors and members of the creative team during the Q & A.  

Bring your friends, colleagues and members to Belfast Girls! For more information and to arrange for group tickets contact Julie Proudfoot at 832-819-4336 or artemisiatheatre@gmail.com.  

Belfast Girls: Award-winning writer Jaki McCarrick dramatizes Irish history: On the cusp of a great societal revolution, five street women orphaned by the Irish Famine embark on a journey of love, betrayal and adventure, hopeful they will find a fresh start in a new land.
  
Buy single tickets to Belfast Girls!  

Monday, March 9, 2015

Day of Giving to Celebrate Women's History Month - March 10th

Artemisia celebrates Women’s History Month with an official day of giving.  Starting at 8:00 AM on March 10th, visit http://www.razoo.com/story/Artemisia-A-Chicago-Theatre-Nfp to support theatre that empowers women, brings groundbreaking new plays to Chicago and produces the play the audience chooses from Artemisia’s annual Fall Festival.

Giving is Getting:  Donate $25 or more to get a shot at winning two tickets to opening night of Belfast Girls (May 16) and an invitation to the opening night reception where you’ll meet lots of Chicago VIP’s and playwright, Jaki McCarrick.  May 16 is close to sell-out!

In the true spirit of giving, send a link to your latest and best news to artemisiatheatre@gmail.com and it will be shared via Artemisia’s social media all day on March 10!  

You can make Artemisia’s Day of Giving successful by doing three simple things:  Visit http://www.razoo.com/story/Artemisia-A-Chicago-Theatre-Nfp to make a donation.  Reach out to 5 – 10 people in your network who will donate and / or help us get the word out via their social networks.  On Tuesday March 10:  Follow Artemisia on Twitter @Artemisia4vr and spend as much time as you can re-tweeting our messages.  You can also like and post to us on Facebook  - https://www.facebook.com/ArtemisiaChicagoTheatre

Join Artemisia on March 10th to honor incredible women, past, present and future.  Thanks for your amazing and generous support!

http://www.razoo.com/story/Artemisia-A-Chicago-Theatre-Nfp

Please note:  A minimum donation of $25 is required to be entered in the ticket giveaway.  Winner will be announced April 1st.  Winner will be contacted directly via email.  Please note this is a ticket giveaway only - no travel will be paid.  If you choose to donate anonymously, your name will not be entered to win.  Tickets cannot be transferred.

Artemisia, A Chicago Theatre is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2011 by Artistic Director Julie Proudfoot with the mission of producing world and American premiere plays that empower women and challenge the audience with an unconventional view of the feminine experience.