SUNSTAR Festival 2016

Kelly Strayhorn Theater presents the return of SUNSTAR 2016, a three-day festival (Mar 10 - Mar 12) celebrating the creative contributions of women in the arts, entrepreneurship and community. More than a concert series, the festival hosts performances, talks, workshops, parties, a film screening and more, serving as a visionary convening of inspiring women from across disciplines and fields.

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Or click on the event links below for individual event tickets.
Passes and events are all “Pay What Makes You Happy!”

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THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2016
11:30am-1:00p
Amy Novak :: SUNSTAR Kick Off :: A Conversation with Amy Novak of Google
Join the most senior ranking woman in Google’s Pittsburgh office for a conversation on career development, coaching and creating collaborative networks during this interview-style event and luncheon.

7:30pm-9:00pm
Joy KMT :: Let’s talk about #currency, power, & magic
What if currency actually created space for relationships? Join poet, Joy KMT in exploration of marketplaces and our personal relationship to consumerism

9:00pm
Opening Night Mixer

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FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2016
10:00am-11:30am
Ayana Ledford :: Value, Negotiating with Power
In a highly interactive discussion, learn the importance of negotiating, develop skills to see beneath the surface of apparent conflicts, and gain a framework for analyzing and shaping negotiations.

2:00pm-4:00pm
Sage Crump :: Creating Community: Forming Collaborative & Creative Networks
Cultural Strategist, Sage Crump leads a community conversation focusing on women of color in the arts. Share ideas and information on the opportunities and issues faced when creating collaborative networks.

8:00pm-9:00pm
Aria Lynn Copeland :: As Bright as YOU: The trials, dreams, and truths of black trans women
Young black trans women across the nation struggle with their self worth. Take an in­depth look into the issues impacting their self esteem and self image, asking “What does healing look like for black trans women in America today?”

9:00pm-12:00am
DJ Ratchet Ivy League :: “I Am A Star” Beyoncé Karaoke & Dance Party

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SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2016
11:00am-1:00pm
Bekezela Mguni :: SUNSTARS in the Making: Sharing your Brilliance with the World!
An intergenerational conversation focusing on youth and adult artists about the passion and pursuit of a life of your own design. Honor the creative, the unique, the weird, the courageous parts of yourself that are inspired to to change the world!

2:00pm-4:00pm
Screening of BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez :: Directed by Sabrina Schmidt Gordon, Barbara Attie and Janet Goldwater
Sonia Sanchez’s life unfolds in a documentary rich with readings and jazz-accompanied performances of her work. With appearances by Questlove, Talib Kweli, Ursula Rucker, Amiri Barak and more.

9:00pm-10:00pm
SUNSTAR: Women in Music :: Live performances by emerging artists, including:
Be Steadwell  /  Christiane D.  /  Jacquea Mae  /  Anqwenique Wingfield

10:00pm
Dance Party featuring the Thundercunts DJ / VJ Crew: Julie Malice, Nina Barbuto & Ratchet Ivy League.

 

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  • Thursday, March 10, 2016
  • Friday, March 11, 2016
  • Saturday, March 12, 2016

Pay What Makes You Happy! Tickets for this event are available at any price. Simply choose the level that makes you happy—or name your own! All seats are general admission.

WHEN
March 10, 2016 at 11:30pm - March 14, 2016
WHERE
Kelly-Strayhorn Theater
5941 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
United States
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CONTACT
Kelly-Strayhorn Theater
TICKETS
$30.00 USD · Purchase tickets

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