From the Field

The State of Native Theater by Amanda Nita Luke

I see a bright future for Native Theater in this country. A future where theater telling Native stories is a regular occurrence in communities around the country. Where communities can come together to experience each other’s stories to gain empathy about each other’s struggles and encounter each other’s joys onstage. Sharing lived experiences is a … Continue reading

Finding Meaning – The Art of Translation              by Martine Sainvil
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Finding Meaning – The Art of Translation by Martine Sainvil

American audiences don’t get access to many contemporary plays originally written in another language despite the burgeoning number of talented playwrights in the US and around the world who are creating work for the stage in languages other than English. Traditionally, classic European plays such as those written by Moliere, Henrik Ibsen and Anton Chekhov … Continue reading

CELEBRATING 1,000 YEARS OF WOMEN WRITING PLAYS
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CELEBRATING 1,000 YEARS OF WOMEN WRITING PLAYS

by Alexis Greene Hrotsvitha and Alice Childress; Rachilde and Zora Neale Hurston; Ana Caro and Mrs. Harlow Phibbs. They lived centuries and continents apart, but they shared two enticing characteristics:  they were women and they were playwrights.         And now they are among the 250 dramatists who constitute “ON HER SHOULDERS: Celebrating 1,000 Years of … Continue reading

Alexis Greene’s New Biography EMILY MANN: REBEL ARTIST OF THE AMERICAN THEATER
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Alexis Greene’s New Biography EMILY MANN: REBEL ARTIST OF THE AMERICAN THEATER

Applause Books, November 2021. Pages: 408 Cover photo: Merri Cyr A woman of the Theater takes on the patriachs and carves out her place. By Kate McLeod and Martine Sainvil Playwright, Stage Director, Producer, Artist are just a few titles that Tony®, Drama Desk, and Obie Award-winning Emily Mann has earned over her long career. … Continue reading

Combating Global Narratives                                                    by Ashley Hajimirsadeghi
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Combating Global Narratives by Ashley Hajimirsadeghi

In a world filled with anxiety and fear due to the ongoing pandemic, as theatres remained shuttered and the future seemed uncertain, a group of women from all over the world started an online project. These women met virtually during  the League of Professional Theatre Women’s Gilder/Coigney International Theatre Award 2020 event week.  Initiated and … Continue reading

<strong>An Exceptional Oral History with Micki Grant Closes an Historic Year</strong>
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An Exceptional Oral History with Micki Grant Closes an Historic Year

A historic pandemic could not derail The League of Professional Theatre Women’s ongoing Oral History Project. The League of Professional Theatre Women’s ongoing Oral History Project, founded by Betty Corwin in partnership with the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, has for 26 years preserved the legacies of great theatre women, across all … Continue reading

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Resources for Theatre Women

ARTISTS and THOSE WHO WANT TO SUPPORT ARTISTS: If you are struggling to make ends meet in these unsettled times, here are some useful resources. If you have means, here are some ideas about where your dollars will directly help your community. https://actorsfund.org/am-i-eligible-help https://dgf.org/donate/donate/ https://www.theatreartlife.com/management/coronavirus-gig-cancellations/ Add additional resources in the comment section. Stay safe. Spring … Continue reading

Translating the Bard: What Does a Modern Shakespeare Look Like?                         By Loren Noveck
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Translating the Bard: What Does a Modern Shakespeare Look Like? By Loren Noveck

Lue Morgan Douthit, longtime director of literary development at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF), commissioned a translation of Shakespeare’s Timon of Athens into contemporary modern English in the fall of 2015, beginning OSF’s Play On! project. With the Bard still continuously the most-produced playwright in America, one purpose of the project was to ask why … Continue reading