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CONTACT: LINDA KROON
Women's Resource and Action Center
5 Old Capitol
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-1486
e-mail:linda-kroon@uiowa.edu

Release: Immediate

New support group aims to help women performers

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- If you want to replace Elvis as a performer with household name fame, or if you simply want to be more comfortable performing at a local coffeehouse, the Women's Resource and Action Center has a new support group for you.

The group, designed to help women at all stages in their performing career, is called "Women performers: Elvis has left the building." The six-week support group will provide help in three areas of performance: the written word, the sound of the performance, and the performance itself.

Meetings will be each Thursday for six weeks, beginning July 23, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Women's Resource and Action Center, 130 N. Madison, Iowa City.

"This group is for women at all stages of their performing careers, whether they are musicians, poets, prose writers, or performers of other forms of musical and written expression," says Joy Mills, group facilitator. "We will use improvisational activities as well as workshopping of words and rhythms. The group's goal is to challenge women to become true performers - to be able to project the image of their choice while they are on stage."

For more information or to register for the group, call the Women's Center at (319) 335-1486.

7/9/98