Arts Today in Press Releases: They Are Women, Hear Them Roar
posted by April 14 at 9:26 AMon
Press release #1: a message from Seattle’s own Dina Martina:
Dear Peeps, If you know anyone in London (England, not Texas), please alert them to Dina Martina’s impending presence and subsequent aftermath in their area. Thank you!
Given the current European antipathy toward all things American, I predict the America-incriminating monstrosity of Dina Martina (fat, deluded, clueless, and in love with herself) will be met by large and appreciative audiences in London. All hail the new economy, where America’s most valuable export is mind-bendingly brilliant drag-based performance art.
Meanwhile, press release #2 concerns empowered divorcees and came in an email bearing the irresistible subject line, Special invitation to see leading lady Bernadette Peters bring a fictional blog to life.
First Wives World is inviting the creative, corporate and financial community to a special reading of “Hot Flashes,” its fictional blog which redefines the approximately 30 million women who suddenly find themselves leaving one life and entering another. Conceived and created by Mimi Schmir, a TV writer for Party of Five, Felicity and most recently Grey’s Anatomy, “Hot Flashes” features Esme, the main character, who freely discusses highly sensitive and censored topics. The Internet property is being primed for a TV series. Be apart of this exciting new development in digital convergence. Meet Paul Lambert and Jonas Neilson, the lead producers of First Wives Club, the upcoming Broadway Show, who had the vision to extend the First Wives brand from a book and a movie, to a Broadway Show, to an Internet site and now to a television series. Bernadette is joined by Amy Brenneman, Jessica Hecht and Daphne Rubin-Vega. This is a powerful night for women everywhere.
I have nothing to say about this impending project—which is being developed in NYC—except that I will always admire Bernadette Peters for her trumpet-playing in The Jerk.
(Dina photo by David Belisle.)