11th Annual Wheels for Women Cabaret-VIRTUAL

Students in the Department of Theatre Arts at Ithaca College join together every year to produce a cabaret to benefit Wheels for Women-- an organization born out of professor Kathleen Mulligan's Fulbright project in Kerala, India in 2010. Wheels for Women partners with the Sakhi Shelter for survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, and the sex trade in the city of Ernakulum. Funds raised by the students support job training for shelter residents, helping them to move towards financial independence and away from their abusers. The organization also contributes to the goal of building a permanent home for the shelter-- a refuge for women and their children.

This year is our 11th anniversary! To date, Wheels for Women has raised over $55,000 for the Sakhi Shelter, and trained 25 women as auto-rickshaw (taxi) drivers. This incredible success is the result of the efforts of many Theatre Arts students and alumni of Ithaca College, as well as friends from Hope Summer Repertory Theatre in Holland, MI.

Our cabaret this year will be virtual and will feature performances by members of the senior class in the Department of Theatre Arts, as well as the I.C. a capella group "Voice Stream" and members of "Black Artists United". Please join us on Saturday, February 5th at 7PM est . Suggested donation for admission: $10.00 ($5.00 for students.)

WEB LINK WILL BE SENT TO YOU after donation received- please include email!! See donation link below.

Would you like to honor or memorialize a loved one? For a $100.00 donation you can purchase a brick for the Sakhi Shelter's permanent home. The brick can be inscribed with the name of the person you wish to honor. Please indicate inscription wording with your donation.

There will be an online auction for homemade pies, as well as a signed poster from the Broadway national tour of The Band's Visit (featuring Wheels for Women co-creator David Studwell and Ithaca College grad Ali Bourzgui!)

There will also be an online raffle for exciting prizes: Movie tickets to Cinemapolis! Theatre tickets to The Kitchen Theatre, The REV, the Cherry Arts, and The Hangar Theatre! Raffle tickets are 2.00 each or 3 for 5.00! You do not need to be present to win. Simply include a note in your donation telling us how many raffle tickets you'd like. We will email the winners (emails should be included with your donation, but are not shared with anyone!)

Saturday, February 5, 2022 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm


Individuals who would like to request accessibility accommodations should contact kmulligan@ithaca.edu. We ask that requests be made as soon as possible to ensure they can be met.

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Dance, International/Study Abroad, Music, Social Justice/Advocacy, Theatre/Drama


fundraiser, music, performance, engage, Theater/Drama, International/Study Abroad



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