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Notable Leading Ladies To Perform At Andromeda’s Sister Gala Benefitting The Neo-Political Cowgirls

Sydney A. Braat

Joy Behar (Courtesy Photo) and Blythe Danner (Photo: Mark Seliger) are among participants.

Andromeda's Sister Gala will take place on Friday, June 14 and Sunday, June 23 to benefit The Neo-Political Cowgirls, but Founder & CEO Kate Mueth is changing what a standard "gala" looks like. This multi-part event includes play readings and an interactive creativity workshop, which can be enjoyed collectively or individually.

This year's Gala will feature a strong and beloved cast of female artists, including: Blyth Danner ("Meet the Parents"), Susie Essman ("Curb Your Enthusiasm"), Tamara Tunie ("Law & Order"), Catherine Curtin ("Stranger Things"), Joy Behar ("The View"), Laura Gomez ("Orange in the New Black"), and Ellen Dolan ("Guiding Light").

Mueth founded Andomeda's Sisters to create more work for women in theater and to increase the female voice in the narrative of our society's stories. She is known for her vibrant and unconventional personality which most certainly radiates throughout her work. Guests will be treated to talented voices of the theater, advocacy, and legal world to expand their horizons and network with fascinating women. This event is the focal point where community, arts and advocacy merge to grow both roots and blossoms. The Gala welcomes both men and women.

"Andromeda's Sisters is The Neo-Political Cowgirls' version of a Gala. We'd like it to become an activating celebration, a chance for supporters to get closer to the work we do, to learn why we do it, and to feel the joy and celebration we share with audiences through our professional performance and education outreach," remarked Mueth. "We want to fill it up with inspiration and education and connection and activation and community problem solving and networking and the highlighting of hard-working women in the theater and social justice organizations, leaders, and powerful creatives."

Proceeds will benefit The Neo-Political Cowgirls. (Courtesy Photo)

Sister Gala will launch on Friday, June 14 at 7 p.m. with a Cocktail Garden Party at Guild Hall. A performance of seven one-act plays by women-identifying playwrights will follow. The cast will include Cathy Curtin ("Orange is the New Black", "Stranger Things", "Homeland"), with special guest playwright, Joy Behar, who will present new work. There will also be a Post Show - VIP Backstage Prosecco Meet and Greet.

Finally, on Sunday, June 23, there will be a Women's Workshop For Creative Deep Diving and Interview/Conversation With Sarah Greenman of StateraArts interviewed by Mueth. The workshop will be held at Guild Hall from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

When asked about the name of the Gala, Mueth responded: "'Andromeda's Sisters,' is a title taken from a moment in our devised theater production Andromeda (summers of 2016 and 2017 at Montauk County Park) when Poseidon's nymph daughters swim against the currents of the sea to help save Andromeda who is lashed to a rock by their father and about to be consumed by a violent sea monster. The young girls didn't have to save Andromeda, in fact if they'd given over to their father's wrath, they should have even hated her. When women swim against the tide of society's powerful thinking and behaviors and expectations, we do remarkable things. When we help our sisters regardless of friendship or kinship or convenience, we are extraordinary humans walking the talk for real change. When women do these things we then, in turn, become examples for our children, our neighbors, our fellow employees, our families and the men in our lives."

Tickets to the Andromeda's Sister Gala are $50 per day.

Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street in East Hampton. For more information, call 631-748-8307 or visit www.npcowgirls.org.

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