Support The Vagina Monologues

“The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.”

-Sarah Ban Breathnach

This February marks the 15th anniversary of V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. On February 18th and 19th, 2013, at 7pm, a V-Day benefit production of Eve Ensler’s award winning play The Vagina Monologues will be directed by Andrea Bertola at the HERE Arts Center in New York City, where The Vagina Monologues was first produced in 1996. Proceeds from this production will benefit viBe Theater Experience an organization that produces original, free theater, music and videos about real-life issues written and performed by teen girls.

Here are 7 reasons why you should consider donating to the cause…

1) To stop violence against women: According to the United Nations, ONE out of every THREE women on the planet will be physically or sexually abused in her lifetime. Our show works to raise money and awareness to stop violence against women.

2) Because it works: In 2012, more than 5800 V-Day benefit events took place produced by volunteer activists around the world. To date, the V-Day movement has raised over $90 million and reached over 300 million people and educated millions about the issue of violence against women and the efforts to end it. V-Day was named one of Worth Magazine’s “100 Best Charities”, in 2006 one of Marie Claire Magazine’s Top Ten Charities and in 2010 was named as one of the Top-Rated organizations on Philanthropedia/Guidestar and GreatNonprofits.

3) For NYC teen girls: This production will benefit “viBe Theater Experience”. viBe Theater Experience (viBe) produces original, free theater, music and videos about real-life issues written and performed by teen girls. We provide a safe, creative space for under-served girls to express their voices, take on challenges and gain the self-confidence necessary to succeed personally, artistically and academically. viBe empowers girls through free programs, which engage and inspire them to write, create, publish, direct and perform personal and truthful collaborative theater and music.

5) For Theater: The Vagina Monologues is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money and revitalize the spirit of existing anti‐violence organizations. Raw, wild, thought-provoking art that makes a difference.

6) For creativity: We believe women should spend their lives creating and thriving rather than surviving or recovering from terrible atrocities. We’re taking the show out of context, flipping it on it’s head…and making a wild ride. The show is outrageous, sexy, raw and empowering. Not for the faint of heart.

7) For the women in your life: your mother, sister, girlfriend, friend and daughter.

DONATE HERE

Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts.

Many thanks for your support — and don’t forget to buy tickets (Link will be posted soon)!

UNTIL THE VIOLENCE STOPS.

Audition for The Vagina Monologues

Andrea Bertola directed The Vagina Monologues in 2011 to sold-out audiencs at the Triad Theater.
Andrea Bertola directed The Vagina Monologues in 2011 to sold-out audiencs at the Triad Theater.

This February marks the 15th anniversary of V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. On February 18th and 19th, 2013, at 7pm, a V-Day benefit production of Eve Ensler’s award winning play The Vagina Monologues will be directed by Andrea Bertola at the HERE Arts Center in New York City, where The Vagina Monologues was first produced in 1996. Proceeds from this production will benefit viBe Theater Experience an organization that produces original, free theater, music and videos about real-life issues written and performed by teen girls.

Mark Your Calendars!
Auditions will take place on Sunday, Jan. 6th, 2013
5pm – 10pm at HERE Arts Center (Dorothy B. Williams Theatre is downstairs)
145 Avenue of the Americas (6th Ave) – Manhattan

 (enter on Dominick Street one block south of Spring)

ABOUT THE AUDITION:

Auditions will take place on Sunday, Jan. 6th, 2013 from 5pm – 10pm at HERE Arts Center: 145 Avenue of the Americas – Manhattan. (Enter on Dominik Street. The Dorothy B. Williams Theatre is downstairs). Please plan to stay for the entire duration of the audition. Have fun, explore the script, be empowered and meet cool women willing to take a risk! Looking for a diverse group of women. (All ages, ethnicities, and types are requested).

TIME COMMITMENT:

Rehearsals will begin in early January and the performances will be on February 18th and 19th, 2013, at 7pm. Note: February 18th is President’s Day. Final dress rehearsals will take place during President’s Day weekend. When you register to audition you’ll have the option to select one of two TimeGroups, each with a different amount of rehearsal time availability. All cast members will be expected to attend all evening dress/tech rehearsals during the week of Feb 11- Feb 17th as well as a final dress rehearsal from 10am – 5pm on President’s Day (Monday Feb 18th). If your time limitations don’t match our needs, we will find an alternative way for you to be involved in the production.

TimeGroup 1: The Tribe/Ensemble. The ensemble rehearses as a group on Sundays for approximately 6 hours at a time. (As well as all dress rehearsals, as stated above).  Note: These performers will be on stage the entire time.  They will be in 4 to 5 group scenes such as the opening, closing “My Angry Vagina”, “A Six-Year-Old Girl was Asked” and “The Wear and Say List”. These performers will also be assigned small solo pieces: introductions for the monologues. The tribe brings life and color to the show, they are fun numbers and a great way to bond with other women. This is a good choice if you are looking for an experience sharing the stage while working closely with a small group of women.

TimeGroup 2: The Monologues. These actors rehearse one-on-one with the director once a week for approx. 1.5 hours at a time. (As well as all dress rehearsals, as stated above).  These performers will be assigned one monologue piece. The monologues are the heart and soul of the show. You will be challenged to test your limits in evoking truthful emotions for a dynamic performance. This is a good choice if you are looking to perform a solo piece and/or  have limited availability for large group rehearsals. Some monologue performers will be allowed to read from note cards.  Click here to read a breakdown of the monologues

More Information

Andrea Bertola directed a sold-out production of The Vagina Monologues in 2011. Learn more, read cast testimonials or view pictures. To learn more about V-Day and its campaigns visit http://www.vday.org

If you wish to audition, you must fill out the following form. If you have additional questions, contact AndreaBertola@gmail.com

Web Design for Creative Director / Copywriter

The New York Website Designer’s web design for  Chris Skurat.  
The New York Website Designer recently created a new website and logo for NYC based Creative Director / Copywriter,  Chris Skurat. He’s worked on projects for Citi, American Express, Fostors, IBM, Motorola and Time Warner. Chis was referred to me by Dennis Greeley, another Creative Director / copywriter  based in New York City. I finished Dennis’ website in November and he was so thrilled with the results, he recommended me to Chris!

Here’s what Chris Skurat had to say about working with The New York Website Designer:

“A friend referred me to Andrea — and I’m glad he did. I needed to profile my work/portfolio online and I needed it right away. Andrea was able to jump right in and make it happen. She was able to accommodate a rush project. She understood my needs. She communicated clearly. She is collaborative. She responded quickly. Now, the site is up & running & it looks great. And just as importantly, she made it clear she is available for any refreshes I may need in the future. Recommended!”

Chris Skurat
http://www.ChrisSkurat.com


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Another Rave Review! Web portfolio for an Advertising Creative Director/Copywriter

I recently created a new website for NYC based Creative Director, Dennis Greeley. Dennis needed to update his website to showcase his ever-expanding portfolio.

Here’s what Dennis Greeley had to say about working with The New York Website Designer:

“I work in advertising. Finding someone to help me put together a portfolio site seems like it would be easy, but it just isn’t. Andrea made the entire process simple and easy for me. She was responsive (phone, email & text) and totally “got” the simple presentation I was looking for. She even suggested a different delivery method (Behance) which worked out great. I appreciated her easy-going-ness about the whole process, and her willingness to be available should anything implode, or if I can’t upload new work of my own–a high probability. Overall, I highly recommend her to help you finally get that site done that you know you need.”

Dennis Greeley
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New York Web Design

The New York Web Designer has been busy with tons of new, exciting projects.  From Certified Tax Accountants to Professional Make-up Artists; Actresses to Fitness ClubsThe New York Website Designer has spent the last few months working with all types of clients! Each client is unique and each day is different— that is why she loves this job!

Check out the latest web designs by The New York Website Designer

Web design for the NYC Life Coach, a life coach based in NYC.
Web design for VJN and Associates, a New York certified public accountant
Web design for actress Melissa Kellner
Web design for professional makeup artist Candi Colours
Web design for arts advocate First Online with Fran
Web design for fitness center: Mendham Health and Racquet Club
Web design for creative director Dennis Greeley
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The New York Website Designer is a freelance web design company conveniently located in the borough of Manhattan in New York City, NY. Andrea Bertola throws herself headfirst into cutting-edge, modern and affordable web designs

Websites for Entrepreneurs

 
 
 
According to Google…
 
“97% of Americans use the Internet to search for local products & services,
but only 52% of NY’s small businesses actually have a website,
making it extremely difficult for online shoppers to find them.”
Specializing in web sites for Entrepreneurs, Start-ups and Professionals, The New York Website Designer gets the word out about your business and produces the clicks that bring in qualified potential website visitors. Never reticent or retiring, Andrea Bertola enthusiastically brings unexpected online marketing strategies to each of her unique clients.
Under her watch, many of her client’s sites have more than doubled their website hits. Clients have happily expressed that their increased market share springs in part from Andrea’s exceptional search engine optimization (SEO) skills.
As a small business owner, Andrea is passionate about working with entrepreneurs and start-up companies. She feels honored to be the “go to” gal for small business owners across the country! From the creation of your logo, to business cards, social media sites, blogs and (of course) your website…she strives to be your one-stop-shop for all of your online marketing needs.
When you’re starting up, you need a very clear idea of who your market is and what you want to say to them. Andrea recommends a phased approach to your website, letting you manage cash flow effectively and scale up when you need it. She can give you the essentials first and build on them with the bells and whistles later when you’re a bit more established. This depends on your business though – she’d love to hear what you’ve got in mind.
 
Are you looking for a logographic design or website designer?
The New York Website Designer is a freelance web design company conveniently located in the borough of Manhattan in New York City, NY. Andrea Bertola throws herself headfirst into cutting-edge, modern and affordable web designs.

Another Rave Review!

I recently created a new website for LA based actress, Melissa Kellner. Melissa needed a website to showcase her ever-expanding portfolio. Being that my background is in theater, I knew exactly what she needed. I love working with actors, artists and musicians. I’m passionate about using my online marketing skills to help my fellow artists!
Melissa wanted a website that was easy to update, so I suggested we create a custom-designed site on WordPress. Using this platform helped to keep the cost down while giving her the capability to update her website by herself. We created a website that showcased her headshot portfolio, her resumes, her reels and She was thrilled with the results!
www.MelissaKellner.com
Here’s what Melissa Kellner had to say about working with The New York Website Designer:
“Like some other people who wrote reviews, I too shopped around a bit, but no one compared to the immediate connection I had with Andrea. She REALLY listened to what I wanted, and had ideas and suggestions that I never even thought of, but that were totally in the correct theme/ line of thinking I was going for. She REALLY cares how successful your website is – not just whether you “like” it or not, but if it is going to get you the best business possible. She makes everything super easy and user friendly. I am NOT a tech-orientated person, but she was able to do EXACTLY what I wanted… AND we live 3,000 miles away from each other. Now THAT’S talent!”

Websites for Actors

The New York Website Designer specializes in websites for actors. Think of your website as your online portfolio, or a giant business card. Backstage.com did an article on websites for actors and they noted, “Thanks to the Internet, a headshot and résumé don’t have to be an actor’s sole calling card anymore. A website can help you raise your visibility and spotlight your talent. And just as a quality headshot and résumé can brand you an astute pro, so can a top-notch website. But the opposite is also true: A confusing or inferior site can frustrate casting directors.”

So make sure you hire someone that knows the industry! Luckily for you, Andrea Bertola has two loves in her life: website design AND theater. With Andrea you get a top-notch website designer that has also been on BOTH sides of the casting table.

 
 
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The Island of No Tomorrows

I’m thrilled to announce I’ll be working on an AEA showcase called THE ISLAND OF NO TOMORROWS. This show is an exotic utopian fantasia by Fengar Gael.

DARE TO BEHOLD THIS EROTIC QUIXOTIC MUSICAL FANTASIA!

THE ISLAND OF NO TOMORROWS by Fengar Gael is not your traditional musical. The infant Esperanza’s mother dies in childbirth, and Esperanza is given an artificial heart but not expected to live. Her father, Don Hilardo, sequesters Esperanza at Villa Leche, his ideal of heaven on earth, filled with a bevy of voluptuous nursing mothers to care for her until the dreaded day arrives. But Esperanza defies the odds in this madcap exploration of sexual subjugation, political oppression, and the challenges of parenting in the electronic age.

Written by Fengar Gael; Directed by Lorca Peress, MultiStages Artistic Director; Original Music by Anika Paris and Nancy Binns Reed; Bruce Baumer, Music Director; Theresa Burns, Choreographer; OBIE Winner Jan Hartley, Projection Design; Mark Richard Caswell and Jessa-Raye Court, Costume Design; Joyce Liao, Lighting Design; Jessica V. Urtecho* Production Stage Manager; Postcard Illustration by Fengar Gael

Cast: Richarda Abrams* Jen Anaya* Debra Cardona* Pedro Carmo, Veronica Cruz* Alexis Lauren Kinney* Lina Sarrello* Alexis Sweeney

* members of AEA; AEA Showcase

TICKETS: www.smarttix.com or call 212-868-4444

PLEASE SUPPORT THIS SHOW BY DONATING TO OUR INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN

Visit: Facebook.com/TheIslandOfNoTomorrows for updates and more information.

Featured in the Press

The New York Website Designer was interviewed by Advanced Photoshop Magazine for their 100th Issue. For this special article they wanted to reach out to some of the biggest names in the creative world and Andrea Bertola was honored to be chosen as one of them!
They talked to her about her New York web design experience and her use of Photoshop for her graphic design clients. It was a fun interview! Andrea is always thrilled to give her opinion as an in-demand expert in the web design and marketing industry.
Keep your eyes peeled for Issue #100 of Advanced Photoshop Magazine, set to hit the newsstand this Fall.
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