General Meetings

Open to members and their guests
Place:  Unitarian Church, 10 Lyons Plains Road, Westport  
10:45 am   Coffee and Conversation
11:30 am   Meeting and Speaker

April 14
This is an important notice about the rescheduling of our Monday April 14th Guest Speaker at Y's Women. James Naughton has a professional commitment on that day, so Carole Schweid, who was scheduled for May 12th, is going to appear on April 14 and James Naughton will be our speaker on May 12th. So we'll enjoy hearing from both of these important local theatre people, just on different dates. In the meantime, tune in to PBS on Friday April 4 at 9:00 PM to see James Naughton in a Lincoln Center special program.

Carole Schweid: Why "Play with Your Food"?
Carole Schweid is co-founder and artistic director of Play with Your Food, "Fairfield County's most popular lunchtime theatre series," now in its 12th year. She has directed plays at the local Theatre Arts Workshop, New London Barn in New Hampshire, Samuel French Play Festival in NYC, and more than 80 readings of short plays. As a performer, she appeared in the original cast of A Chorus Line, in Bob Fosse's Pippin and Minnie's Boys--all on Broadway--and over a dozen Off Broadway shows (Manhattan Theatre Club, Westside Arts, Ensemble Studio Theatre, etc. ), and regional theaters in such shows as Cabaret, Over the River and Through the Woods, and Caroline, or Change ( Baltimore's Center Stage). Her studies of theatre at Boston University gave Ms. Schweid has a deep love of plays and playwrights. Her work on Broadway, with such brilliant coworkers as Bob Fosse, Michael Bennett and Marvin Hamlisch, taught her a lot about how to keep an audience entertained. "Nancy Diamond, co-founder and executive producer, and I, wanted to create something that would involve two of our favorite things, Theatre and Food,"  says Schweid. "We are so proud of what we do. I look forward to talking about how and why we did it." 
April 28
Gary Alan Wood & Sakiko Ohashi: The World of Debussy
With more than two decades of experience in arts management, Gary now leads Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts into its 21st season as one of the most successful visual and performing arts venues in the region. Gary’s wife Sakiko Ohashi began piano studies at age four in her native Japan and was accepted to the Juilliard Pre-College Division at ten. She has bachelor and master degrees from Juilliard and has performed all over the world. Gary and Sakiko, at the piano, will present Debussy’s music context of color and light, which helps to explain his ever-lasting appeal.

Wondering if today is  a Snow Day?
If weather closes the Westport schools, the Y’s Women General Meeting will be canceled.
If in doubt, check local radio stations
WNLK (1350AM),  WSTC (1400AM), WEBE (108FM), or TV Channel 3