Ellen Stewart Theatre | 66 E 4th Street; 2nd Floor
Tuesday at 6:30PM to 11:30PM
Tickets: $20 – $1,500
Come help celebrate 40 years of a beloved stalwart of New York’s downtown scene. A gala theatrical evening of tributes by stellar admirers internationally honors Spiderwoman’s contributions to Native, feminist, and avant-garde theatre. Samples of the collective’s unforgettable “storyweaving” will manifest the magical spell that can be summoned, with everything climaxing in a rousing dance party by First Nations electronic group - A Tribe Called Red.
About the Artists
Spiderwoman Theater was founded in 1976, when Muriel Miguel gathered together a diverse company of women which included both of her sisters. They were of varying ages, races, sexual orientation, and worldview. The collective sprang out of the feminist movement of the 1970s and the disillusionment with the treatment of women in radical political movements of the time. They questioned gender roles, cultural stereotypes, and sexual and economic oppression. They took on issues of sexism, racism, classism, and the violence in women’s lives. Their weaving of humor with popular culture and personal histories along with their sometimes shocking style excited the hearts and spirits of the women (and sometimes the men) in their audiences, in the United States, Canada and all over the world.
Find out more online on the Spiderwoman Theater website.