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Friday, 7:30pm
“The Women Who Rode Away”

Saturday,  1-5pm
Day Stage

Natalia Zukerman & Lisa Ferraro
Sistrum, and more to be announced.

Saturday, 6pm
Nia & Ness



Natalia Zukerman’s musical presentation of “The Women Who Rode Away”

Friday, November 8, 7:30pm | BUY TICKETS

“…this is simply one of the most compelling and riveting events we have ever hosted on The Extended Play Sessions. It speaks of empowerment, struggle, tolerance, perseverance and history and the timeliness of this project could not be more poignant. A woman, seated alone on a stage, paying tribute to women…with beauty, style, grace and a boatload of talent!”
– Bill Hurley – Producer, The Extended Play Sessions

Edifying and entertaining, Natalia Zukerman’s The Women Who Rode Away seamlessly melds the talents of the songwriter, painter, and storyteller into a moving evening of reflection and perseverance. Featuring original music and projected paintings by Zukerman, this intimate portrait recounts the artist’s journey of finding her own voice through the stories of the women in her life that paved the way. The production is directed by Kira Simring and features projection design by Gertjan Houben.

Learn more at nataliazukerman.com/the-women-who-rode-away

Co-produced with The Ten Pound Fiddle Concert Series


Natalia Zukerman & Lisa Ferraro

Saturday, November 9, Time TBA

More coming soon.


Saturday, November 9, Time TBA

A WITA festival tradition!

Sistrum, Lansing Women’s Chorus: Creating music that inspires, empowers, and entertains.




Nia & Ness | BUY TICKETS

Saturday, November 9, 6pm, $15


Nia & Ness are a black, lesbian, dancer-poet performance art duo based in Brooklyn, NY. The duo met and became a couple in 2013, and founded their company in 2016. They have performed at multiple venues nationwide, sharing their work that aims at a deeper understanding of their co-reality through intense investigation of their individual identities. They premiered their first evening length work, run., in August 2017, and have been touring run. nationwide ever since. They have been keynote speakers at the 2018 FLAME Conference at Brown University, and have performed their work at schools such as the University of California Riverside, NYU, Sarah Lawrence College, Temple University, Bard College, Harvard College and more. The duo has worked with the Sadie Nash Leadership Project Summer Institute; and been featured in a 2017 BRIC TV segment, a documentary for The Advocate, Windy City Times, Dance Writer Australia, BRN GRL WIN, the Daily Voice, Autostraddle and on Radio Free Brooklyn. They’ve also performed at Brooklyn Pride 2017 and Harlem Pride 2018; the 2018 Ohio Lesbian Festival, The Michigan Framily Reunion, SisterSpace Festival; were recipients of the BAX Summer 2017 Space Grant, inaugural recipients of the 2018 Virginia Giordano Memorial Fund, and were the winners of the 2017 National Women’s Music Festival Emerging Artist Contest and performers in 2018. This year Nia & Ness premiered their second evening length show titled home. and are currently on tour with this work along with run.. To follow them on their journey, check them out on social media @niaandness. 


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