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Summera Howell/Reena Dutt/ HeatherLTyler

Join us for a gender neutral staged reading of SAINT JOAN by George Bernard Shaw. Celebrating 40 years of the DWC!

A special fundraiser for the Downtown Women's Shelter. Saturday, November 23rd, 8PM. Thymele Arts, 5481 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90029

Pay-what-you-want donations accepted here in advance for guaranteed seats* or at the door (first come first served) via Text-to-Give, Cash or Check (payable to Downtown Women's Center.)

France, 1430. A young girl defies her class, her station, and her gender to lead the armies of France in their war against the invading English. Believed to be inspired by God, Joan spurs the French to victory and crowns a king of France - but some wars aren't fought with swords, and Joan finds herself in a different battlefield at court, where the weapons of politics and rhetoric can wound far more deeply than arrows. 

The timeless tale of a woman in a man's world, our reading of Saint Joan contemporizes the tale of Joan of Arc with a gender neutral cast. Our event helps fight a different kind of war: the battle against women's homelessness. This pay-what-you-want reading benefits the incredible work of the Downtown Women's Center. 

The Downtown Women’s Center (DWC) is the only organization in Los Angeles focused exclusively on serving and empowering women experiencing homelessness and formerly homeless women. DWC envisions a Los Angeles with every woman housed and on a path to personal stability. Its mission is to end homelessness for women in greater Los Angeles through housing, wellness, employment, and advocacy. Founded in 1978, DWC was the first permanent supportive housing provider for women in the U.S. Learn more at

Directed by Reena Dutt. Produced by Heather L. Tyler. With Summera Howell as Joan of Arc.

Parking information:
There is an underground garage located at 1110 N. Western. $5 after 5 pm. $1.50 for the first two hours or $8.00 for the day. Once you park - you can walk around the corner to the Santa Monica entrance. There is also parking available in the strip mall diagonally from us on Santa Monica and Western. $2 per hour. There is also ample street parking in the area - but it can be tricky. Ride sharing highly recommended.

*If you'd like to donate but are unable to attend, just let us know so we can release your seat. Donations made in advance guarantee a seat for the event.





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  • Rani Dutt December 2019 $42.00
  • Patricia Smith Please ensure this $100 donation is assigned to Event 896703 Summera Howell Joan of Arc reading November 2019 $100.00
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  • Tamara Keane November 2019 $500.00
  • Anonymous November 2019 $390.00
  • Patricia Smith Please ensure this $100 donation is assigned to Event 896703 Summera Howell Joan of Arc reading November 2019 $100.00
  • Mary Sharon Howell Best of luck with this event Summera may be more abundant for these women than you ever imagined! November 2019 $100.00
  • Rani Dutt December 2019 $42.00
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