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Salon Radio presents: The Neo-Political Cowgirls’ 3rd Annual Andromeda’s Sisters Gala for Arts & Advocacy; Stefanie Dworkin - Filmmaker, Photographer, Educator

June 10th, 2019 · Comments

Salon Radio Release 10 June 2019


Salon Radio Special: 

The Neo-Political Cowgirls' Third Annual Andromeda’s Sisters Gala for Arts and Advocacy


We talk with The Neo-Political Cowgirls' founder Kate Meuth about this year's Arts and Advocacy Gala that will highlight women theater makers, social justice warriors, and offer community networking for activation and inspiration on Long Island. 2 days of performance, interviews, workshops, and commingling with cocktails and local food. 

June 14th and June 23rd

The Neo-Political Cowgirls create newly devised theater work to bring the female, marginalized and human narrative into bold, compassionate focus. Through professional performance and education outreach, NPC brings audiences and communities together through vibrant story telling. 


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 Salon Solo {Radio}presents Stefanie Dworkin - Filmmaker, Photographer, Educator

Stefanie tells us about her summer 1-day workshops in DUMBO that teach video production using an iPhone.


This episode is hosted by IWAS founder Heidi Russell with Marcina Zaccaria presenting our guests. Salon Radio is rounded out with our Women in The Arts world bulletin highlighting news about women in all The Arts, from this week’s editor Heidi Russell, and our Salon Bulletin hightlighting Salonistas work around the world.

This podcast was recorded at our production partner Funkadelic Studios.




Stefanie Dworkin - Filmmaker, Photographer, Educator

Stefanie Dworkin is a Brooklyn based documentary filmmaker/editor, photographer, and educator. Her photographs are in private collections and have been included in numerous juried shows and publications, including The Center for Fine Art Photography’s “Illuminate” exhibition and PDN’s Photobook NYC, both juried by Elizabeth Avedon. Dworkin teaches video editing and mobile video production at the International Center for Photography and to groups and individuals. Recent TV/Film editing credits include: WNET’s Treasures of New York: The Flatiron Building, directed by Charles Hobson and Fannie Lou Hamer: This Little Light of Mine, directed by Robin Hamilton.  
Dworkin earned a masters degree in Interactive Telecommunications (ITP) from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and a bachelor’s from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She is a member of New York Women in Film and Television, American Society of Media Photographers, American Photography Archive Group, Women’s Photo Alliance  and a non-active member of the Motion Pictures Editor’s Guild.  
Artist Statement:
Throughout my life I have felt the need to record my observations using the mediums of film and photography. Working with both analog and digital formats, I have documented using different genres with the intent of learning more about my subjects and telling their stories.
As a photographer, I’m interested in the urban landscape and its inhabitants. In the Spring of 2008 I began an ongoing study of Coney Island using a Diana Plastic Camera. Inspired by news that the historic park was undergoing extensive gentrification, I ventured out on several foggy mornings to capture the park’s mid-20th century vestiges. I chose this particular medium format film camera with its few settings to give texture and emotion to my black and white photographs. My intention was to portray the park’s historical relevance and contribute to the beauty of what was and will never be the same again.
Understanding the subject matter along with its emotional and historical context are storytelling elements that carry over into my documentary film work as well. As a producer, director and editor, I tell stories that inform, inspire and connect viewers to their humanity. Topics are varied reflecting my interests and range from urban culture, social movements, biographical portraits and health and wellness. My current documentary project, of which I’m producing and directing, is a commissioned feature length film about a prominent New York City lawyer, who at 90, is still very much engaged in his career and family life.
Both photography and film are mediums I use for my expressive imperative. A photograph produces a single image concerned with spatial relationships. If I am successful I hopefully will produce a well balanced, unified composition that captures my choreographed vision. A motion picture is a series of video clips made of still images which are edited to produce a hopefully meaningful narrative. As an artist I believe the viewer finishes the work through their own perception and understanding. I derive great personal satisfaction when my work has been communicated successfully and has made a positive difference in people’s lives. ~  Stefanie
Friday, June 21st, 2019.  For info and to register:
Thursday, July 11, 2019.  For info and to register:
Friday, August 2, 2019.  For info and to register:


Video is Powerful - No longer just a medium for entertainment but an important communication tool changing the way we live, communicate and interact.  

In this hands-on workshop you’ll learn everything you need to create professional, easily sharable, short videos directly from your iPhone.  

We'll cover in depth the Camera and iMovie apps that come with the iPhone, video literacy as well as helpful accessories and videos to see what is possible.  Each student will create, share and receive feedback on their own personal video project.



  • Content Creators, Marketers, and Bloggers
  • Journalists, Storytellers, Artists and Educators,
  • Media, Communications and PR Professionals
  • Entrepreneurs and anyone else who wishes to produce and publish videos directly from iPhone


  • iPhone 5 or higher with iOS 9 or higher
  • Camera and iMovie apps. Please come to class with apps already installed on iPhone
  • At least 2 GB of free space to be able to shoot new footage
  • Comfortable learning new equipment and software





“Stefanie is a wonderful instructor.  In one day, she equipped us with the skillset to shoot, edit and conceptualize phone videos.  Super recommended!”

— Dr. Stephanie Wakefield, Urban Geographer

“Thought she was great!  Easy, comfortable, very clear and open.”

— Maxi Cohen, filmmaker/Artist

“Exceeded expectations…great balance of practice, theory and creating.”

— Peter Arcese, Lawyer/Theater Producer/Photographer

“You should teach this at NYWIFT.”

— J. S. Wilkov, New York Women in TV and Film member and author of “Your Book is Your Hook"

The Neo-Political Cowgirls' 3rd Annual Andromeda’s Sisters Gala for Arts & Advocacy

Arts and Advocacy Gala for The Neo-Political Cowgirls to highlight women theater makers, social justice warriors, and community networking for activation and inspiration.

2 days of performance, interviews, workshops, and commingling with cocktails and local food. 


Friday, June 14th, Performance and Garden Party

7:00- Cocktails in the Garden of Guild Hall

8:00- Performance of one act plays by women playwrights

Post Show VIP Backstage Prosecco Party

John Drew Theater at Guild Hall of East Hampton 

Celebrities taking part: Cathy Curtin, (Orange Is The New Black, Homeland, Stranger Things) Ellen Dolan (As The World Turns, Guiding Light) with more being added each week. Plays by Suzanne Bradbeer, Julia Jordan, Anne Ziegler, Liana Sonenclar and more. 


Sunday, June 23rd, Creativity-Accessing Workshop with StateraArts

10:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. at Guild Hall of East Hampton 


Sarah Greenman, Director of Operations for StateraArts, playwright, painter, actor, advocate for women in the arts, and community organizer, leads women from all walks of life on a journey incorporating movement, writing, and conversation that leads us towards a stronger sense of our authentic creativity. 

Workshop is followed by light brunch fare and NPC Artistic Director Kate Mueth interviewing/moderating a conversation with Sarah about her work with StateraArts and how we all can use our day-to-day creativity to encourage inclusion, social justice, and community activation. 


Tickets for the 2-Day Gala Celebration may be purchased on the homepage of NPC: 

Tickets can be purchased for one or both days. 


See last year's gala here


Kate Mueth is the founder and Artistic Director of the award-winning dance theater company The Neo-Political Cowgirls. In their 12th year, NPC continues to make "Mind bending" theater that seeks to deepen and challenge the ways in which audiences experience theater and the human story. Committed to shining light on female-identifying theater makers, NPC produces and supports work by women+ in order to create parity on the stages both nationally and internationally. NPC's Arts Education Outreach programming has been called "Crucial to our community" for their tireless work in using the Arts to creatively address social (in)justice, education and mental health issues. Kate is a proud Actor's Equity Union member and Co-VP of Communications sitting on the board of the League of Professional Theatre Women. She has worked as actress/director/choreographer with such luminaries as Blythe Danner, Tony Walton, Simon Jones, Cathy Curtin, Liz Larsen, Heather Lind, Joe Pintauro, Tovah Feldshuh, Florencia Lozano and others in places like Lincoln Center, John Drew Theater, Bay Street Theater, 13th StreetRep, Chicago Playwrights, Shakespeare & Co., The Gym at Judson, Culture Project NYC, etc. She has toured work with NPC to Berlin, Helsinki and Off-Broadway. This summer traveling main stage VOYEUR experience in July and NYC programming in August. Kate is wife to the creative theater gem Josh Gladstone and mother to their witty son August, a rising Sophomore at Emerson College. 


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