Kate Mueth launched Andromeda's Sisters in 2017 to bring Arts and Advocacy together focused on empowering and highlighting women in the theater and not-for-profit social justice worlds. Women and their advocates come together through panels, plays and a party to network, be inspired, and activate for creative and social change in our communities, work, and personal lives.
Friday, June 17, 2022
The Leiber Estate
446 Old Stone Highway
Springs, East Hampton
Honorary Chairwoman Anne Chaisson, Executive Director of Hamptons Film
Tickets: $150 – $500
Pre-Show cocktails with live music by Inda Eaton with an appearance by NPC performers
Reading of award-winning playwright Jennifer Maisel’s one act play,
The Yellow Wallpaper 2.0 2020 with Actress Paola Lázaro (Walking Dead)
Presentation of The Andromeda Award for Outstanding Service To Our Community
Advocacy conversation moderated by Ms. Foundation awardee Pamala Buzick with New York Presbyterian Emergency Pediatrics Associate Director and DEI Director Dr. Adetunbi Ayeni and NY Times best selling author Meagan O’Rourke (The Invisible Kingdom)
Garden party with delicious bites, bar and music.
6th Annual Andromeda’s Sisters
Pamala Buzick Kim
Executive Director of FREE THE WORK
Pamala Buzick Kim is the Executive Director of FREE THE WORK, a nonprofit organization leading global companies to actively engage in equitable actions that bring opportunities to underrepresented talent behind the camera. Supported by a network of over 15,000 creators in 181 countries, FTW designs and implements winning strategies to help the world’s largest brands strategize their DEI (gender, ethnicity, orientation, military-veterans, and creators living with disabilities) milestones. Under Pamala’s leadership, we have supported partners such as P&G, Verizon, and Amazon Studios in their diversity goals. Prior to this, Pamala consulted for several successful creative tech marketplaces and owned her own commercial production talent agency. Pamala is also a partner at the producer network, poolhouse.
Actress and Playwright
The Walking Dead
Paola Lázaro is a Puerto Rican actress and dramatic writer who currently portrays Juanita Sanchez, better known as "Princess", in Season 10 of the AMC horror drama series The Walking Dead. Paola was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She holds an MFA in Playwriting from Columbia University. Her play Tell Hector I Miss Him at Atlantic Theater was nominated for a Drama League Award for Best Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play and for an Outer Critics Circle Award for the John Gassner Playwriting Award. In 2017 she was selected as a Sundance Theatre Lab writer with her play There's Always the Hudson (2017 Relentless Award finalist) and as a Sundance Institute Time Warner Storytelling Fellow. Paola is Atlantic Theater Company's 2016-2017 Tow Playwright-in-Residence. In 2015 she was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play for her role in To the Bone. She was recently selected for the Van Lier Playwright Residency at the Public Theater 2018-2020.
Award-winning Poet, Nonfiction Writer, and Acclaimed Editor
Meghan O’Rourke is an award-winning poet, nonfiction writer, and acclaimed editor, is the author of the poetry collections Sun In Days, Once, and Halflife, as well as the memoirs The Invisible Kingdom and The Long Goodbye. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, two Pushcart Prizes, and the inaugural May Sarton Poetry Prize, among her many other awards, O’Rourke writes for The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, and is the editor of The Yale Review. O’Rourke resides in Brooklyn, where she grew up, and Marfa, TX.
Dr. Adetunbi Ayeni, MD
Dr. Adetunbi Ayeni, MD is a pediatrics specialist in Brooklyn, NY. She currently practices at New York Methodist Hosp/Clinic. Dr. Ayeni is board certified in Pediatrics.
Jennifer Maisel’s The Last Seder premiered Off-Broadway with Gaby Hoffmann and Greg Mullavey after productions around the country and abroad. Before its critically acclaimed world premiere at Antaeus theatre in the fall of 2019, Jennifer developed Eight Nights with the Berkshire Playwrights Lab, Bay Street Theatre, Playmakers, Moving Arts and Antaeus; that production was nominated for nine coveted Ovation Awards and won for Best Playwriting. The play was also part of nationwide fundraiser for HIAS called 8 nights of EIGHT NIGHTS. Her Out of Orbit was workshopped at the Gulf Shore New Play Festival as well as the Sundance Theatre Lab, and was awarded an Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P Sloan rewrite commission for plays about science and technology before making the 2016 Kilroy List and winning both the Stanley Award and the Woodward Newman Award for Drama. It premiered at Williamston Theatre and Bloomington Playwrights Project in 2018. Her Pen West Literary finalist There or Here had its London premiere in January, 2018. Her@thespeedofJake, also a Pen West Literary finalist, premiered in LA with Playwrights’ Arena. Jennifer was one of seven playwrights commissioned by Center Theatre Group and Playwrights’ Arena to create The Hotel Play, a site-specific work created in commemoration of the 25thanniversary of the LA riots. Jennifer was one of five writers in the prestigious Humanitas 2018 PlayLA workshop, where she wrote her play Better. In April 2021 she was the Travis Bogard Artist in Residence with a Tao House fellowship, writing a new play called Yellow Wallpaper 2.0 2020 on Eugene O’Neill’s former estate. A graduate of Cornell University with an MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts’ Dramatic Writing Program, Jennifer also writes for podcasts, film and television.
Singer Songwriter Storyteller
In a career that spans 8 albums in 20 years, and a blur of endless tours, for her latest album, Shelter In Place, Inda opted for once to stay put. The 11-song record was literally tracked in the Springs, New York-based artist’s backyard. In the stillness of the album writing process, she sifted through her scrapbook of travels, and created a Huck Finn-spirited collection of story-rich heartland rock songs brimming with adventure, and personal reflection. Inda’s warm humor, free-spirited emotionality, and literate flair make her songs feel as comfy as a favorite pair of jeans. Inda’s vocals have a whiskey and honey-tinged raspy quality that’s both stirring and soothing. Her stories and musings feel instantly resonate. Inda’s songwriting spans fist-pumping anthemics and bucolic balladeering, and it embraces a wide swath of influences, including country, classic rock, folk, and pop.