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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THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2016
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.
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
Opening Night Mixer
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FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2016
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.
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.
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?”
DJ Ratchet Ivy League :: “I Am A Star” Beyoncé Karaoke & Dance Party
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SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2016
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!
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.
SUNSTAR: Women in Music :: Live performances by emerging artists, including:
Be Steadwell / Christiane D. / Jacquea Mae / Anqwenique Wingfield
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.
5941 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
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