The MAMAs Column

The MAMAs / Mother Artists Making Art celebrates the Mother-Artist. The MAMAs column is dedicated to sharing the stories of all things Mother*+Artist - personal and universal, integral and peripheral, iterative and ongoing, purposeful and playful. May you find yourself here. Welcome! by Catherine Mueller *Statement of inclusion at end of page. photo credit Mindy... Continue Reading →

Happy All Who Do This Work Day | PAAL

Further musings on this piece from the New York Times by Catherine Mueller The patriarchy depends on the domestication of women (Rachel Spencer Hewitt). The value of my work raising my son in my home is not remunerated in the marketplace and therefore considered irrelevant work when compared to the economic contributions of others as... Continue Reading →

Supporting Artists with Families in Our COVID-19 Plans | PAAL

As COVID-19 achieves official pandemic status, organizations are scrambling to gather their options, assess cancelations, and gamble with art. To assist in ensuring that artists with families are supported, we call on all employers to not only recognize that employees with families not only engage in the logistics of their work responsibilities: many parents and... Continue Reading →

SETC Creates Family Room + Resources, Partners with PAAL | PAAL

The Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) Women+ in Theatre Committee is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Parent Artist Advocacy League (PAAL) to supply and facilitate our Family Room at SETC’s upcoming convention in Louisville, KY, February 26–March 1, 2020, at the Kentucky International Convention Center. The Women+ in Theatre (W+iT) Family Room is... Continue Reading →

PAAL Summit Secures New 42 as Sponsor for First National Summit on Parent Support

In anticipation of the PAAL Summit happening Friday, December 6, 2019, New 42 will sponsor childcare provision for the first national summit on parent support. This sponsorship allows the PAAL Summit to provide free on-site childcare for event attendees and volunteers. Broadway Babysitters, LLC, will be the professional caregiving service providing care.  Most recently, Playwrights... Continue Reading →

The Public Theater partners, A.R.T./New York and Emily Mann join for PAAL Summit, First National Summit on Parent Support | PAAL

Parent Artist Advocacy League for the Performing Arts (PAAL) is partnering with The Public Theater in New York City to present the first national summit on parent support in the performing arts. Lead facilitators from various theatre companies, organizations, and professions will engage in semi-open facilitation with summit participants on a range of topics including:... Continue Reading →

First PAAL Grant Sponsorship Announced from Junk at Arena Stage! | PAAL

Parent Artist Advocacy League for the Performing Arts is thrilled to announce the first supporter of the first-of-their kind national, all-gender, all-discipline PAAL Childcare Grants to support a Mother Artist of Color Grant. It is with deep gratitude PAAL recognizes the cast of Junk at Arena Stage who is our first named sponsor for our childcare... Continue Reading →

PAAL at StateraCon! |Oct. 26-27| PAAL

This weekend, eight experts engaged with PAAL will be available at the StateraArts Conference in New York City leading a session on Sunday morning at 9:00AM! PARENTING/CAREGIVING ON THE ROAD TO PARITY with PARENT ARTIST ADVOCACY LEAGUE (PAAL) This session will be led by parent-artists Rachel Spencer Hewitt, Iris McQuillan-Grace, Porsche McGovern, Caitlyn Garrity, Adriana Gaviria, Garlia Cornelia Jones, Johannah... Continue Reading →

International Mother Artist Day is Back Aug. 2 | PAAL

In 2018, PAAL joined with Philadelphia Women's Theatre Festival for the first Motherhood Reading Festival, which featured four days of four mother directors, four mother playwrights, themes that integrated motherhood, and theatre programming for chidren on-site simultaneously with the reading series for parents to be able to attend with their families. Last year, almost 100,000... Continue Reading →

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