CONTACT: MEG HAMMES
Women's Resource and Action Center
5 Old Capitol
Iowa City IA 52242
New support group aims to help women performers
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- If you want to hit the big time as a performer or
if you simply want to be more comfortable performing at a local coffeehouse,
the Women's Resource and Action Center (WRAC) has a support group for you.
The group, "Women Performers," is designed to help women at
all stages in their performing careers, whether they are musicians, poets,
prose writers or performers of other forms of musical or written expression.
Participants will get help in three areas of performance: the written
word, the sound of the performance, and the performance itself, says Joy
Mills, group facilitator.
Meetings will be each Tuesday for six weeks, beginning Oct. 20, from
8 to 9 p.m. at WRAC, 130 N. Madison, Iowa City.
"We will use improvisational and performance exercises as well
as provide critiques of written work. The group's goal is to challenge
women to become true performers -- to be able to project the image of their
choice while they are on stage," Mills says.
For more information or to register for the group, call the Women's
Center at (319) 335-1486.