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Art on the Air – a video drama series with Everyman Repertory Theatre

April 3 @ 8:00 am April 4 @ 11:30 pm EDT

The Church, the Bride of Christ and Mother of the Faithful in Baptism. Illustration to Scivias II.3, fol. 51r from the 20th-century facsimile of the Rupertsberg manuscript, c. 1165–1180
Hildegard of Bingen, The Church, the Bride of Christ and Mother of the Faithful in Baptism. Illustration to Scivias II.3, fol. 51r from the 20th-century facsimile of the Rupertsberg manuscript, c. 1165–1180

Artemisia and Hildegard by playwright Carolyn Gage

Available to be viewed from Saturday, April 3 at 8 am through Sunday, April 4 at midnight. To receive a link to view this program, you must register by Friday, April 2 at 5 pm.

Artemisia and Hildegard is a complex and powerful two-woman show, featuring two of the most famous women artists in history. Paired together on an explosive arts panel they discuss (and debate) survival strategies for women artists.

Hildegard Von Bingen, German abbess from the 12th century, and Artemisia Gentileschi, Italian baroque painter from the 17th century, have been scheduled as guest speakers on a panel titled, “Women Artists: Strategies for Survival.” As the women display slides of their work, the sparks begin to fly. Confronted with conflicting philosophies, each woman attempts to take control of the evening’s agenda.

Hildegard, whose art is multi-disciplinary and created in an all-women collective environment, has strong words for the woman who does her art for hire. Likewise, Artemisia, who struggled hard to achieve the same status and independent income as her male contemporaries, has a lot to say about the so-called virtues of poverty and humility.

Carolyn Gage

About the playwright: Carolyn Gage is the author of twelve books and more than seventy-five plays, including musicals, one-acts, one-woman shows, and dramas. The winner of numerous awards, her work is widely published and performed. She tours in her own shows, offering lectures and workshops on lesbian culture and history. [https://carolyngage.weebly.com/]

About Everyman Repertory Theatre: The Everyman Repertory Theatre is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit professional theatre company. Its mission is to present high-quality, creative, and engaging theatre for people from all age groups living in midcoast Maine (and around the world) through the efforts of a corps of professional actors, designers, and directors. We also collaborate with local communities and non-profit arts organizations to create new work. [https://www.everymanrep.org/]

Cost: $10; free to members and subscribers to ERT