Their sponsorship will assist WTFM with its second season held August 7th – 9th 2014 in four venues in the coveted Overton Square, Midtown Theatre District of Memphis, TN. WTFM will feature over 30 performances, readings, seminars and workshops.
The performances are the artistic works of women from Tennessee, California, Kentucky, Missouri, New Jersey, Virginia, Texas, and Australia. The workshops and seminars will embrace such topics as The Business of Theatre, The Business of Acting, Directing, Playwriting, Spoken Word, Improvisation, Acting, and Dance Workshops (Hip Hop, African, Salsa, Ballet, Contemporary).
WTFM was created to provide educational opportunities and performances that represent women on a broader scale and bring recognition to women who have contributed to the theatre. Everyone is invited to attend.
“WTFM is honored to have IMAN Cosmetics as one of our new sponsors. We are excited to have such a prestigious and innovative company as IMAN cosmetics join WTFM. Their sponsorship is a wonderful illustration of women helping women, a practice that we can’t stress enough,” says WTFM Founder Karen Moore.
IMAN Cosmetics General Manager Desiree Reid echoes these sentiments: “IMAN Cosmetics is excited to support The Women’s Theatre Festival of Memphis and Women of Style, Spirit and Success. We believe in the mission of helping women and girls learn the skills and technology necessary for successful careers; and we are happy to be a part of this event. IMAN and the Women’s Theatre Festival of Memphis are a perfect fit. We have the broadest global range of makeup colors for women with skin of color and we want to help promote the spirit of empowerment to women in theatre and in the broader creative community.”
IMAN Cosmetics is an international cosmetics company for women of color. Founded by world renowned supermodel Iman in 1994, IMAN Cosmetics is a maverick in the multicultural beauty category. It is the premier global cosmetics and skin care brand. The brand’s key philosophy is “Beauty for Your Skin Tone.” The company and its founder are also very involved in social causes, especially those that address the needs of women, making WTFM an event aligned with the company’s mission.
WTFM Board Chair/Founder/Producer Ruby O’Gray stated, “We, the producers and volunteers of WTFM want to thank IMAN Cosmetics for their generous contribution. It is so encouraging to hear that the Women’s Theatre Festival of Memphis complements their mission to empower women and girls in their lives, careers and ultimate personal beauty and development. WTFM aspires to have the same global range exemplified by IMAN Cosmetics.”
WTFM also encourages collaboration with theatres, artists, and other professionals in an attempt to increase opportunities for women in all aspects of the performing arts. This unique idea allows attendees to experience the female voice in theatre and attract significant visitors to the Memphis marketplace. Other WTFM corporate and government sponsors include FedEx, Toyota, Walmart, the Los Angeles Center Theatre Group, Tennessee Arts Commission and the Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau. The 2014 Honorary Chairperson is LaRita “Jazzy Rita” Shelby, who is not only an entertainer, but an educator, a broadcaster and a seasoned marketing & media professional. For more information about the event, or sponsorship & advertising opportunities, visit http://www.womenstheatrefestivalofmemphis.org or call (901)213-7566.
About the Women’s Theatre Festival of Memphis is a sponsored project of Women of Style, Spirit and Success, Inc., a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit charitable organization. It is the first international women’s theatre festival in the world, one of only two in the U.S., and the only one in the South.
About IMAN Cosmetics
Launched in 1994, IMAN Cosmetics is a maverick in the multicultural beauty category. It is the premier global “masstige” cosmetics and skin care brand (mass-tige is the hybrid of prestige quality and mass-market availability and pricing). The brand’s key philosophy is “Beauty for Your Skin Tone.”
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