The Year of Indefatigable Women by Glenda Frank
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The Year of Indefatigable Women by Glenda Frank

  Television has been anticipating a woman president for years.  In “Madam Secretary” Elizabeth McCord (Téa Leoni) rose to a vice-presidential candidate; in “The Veep,” Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s character succeeded to the presidency; on “Scandal,” a powerful Washington crisis-manager (Kerry Washington) is also the president’s confidante.  The skits on the satirical “Saturday Night Live” played Hillary … Continue reading

A Brief History of the Gender Parity Movement in Theatre by Jenny Lyn Bader
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A Brief History of the Gender Parity Movement in Theatre by Jenny Lyn Bader

In October 1978, the Feminist Theatre Study Group picketed five shows on London’s West End, handing out leaflets that began with a few questions. To wit, Did the characters in this play imply that: Blondes are dumb? Wives nag? Feminists are frustrated? Whores have hearts of gold? Mothers-in-law interfere? Lesbians are aggressive? Intellectual women are … Continue reading

An Actor Prepares
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An Actor Prepares

“Figure out what makes you nervous and take care of it….What do you need?… I need quiet. I need to prepare. I need good coffee.” Laura Linney, Golden Globe, SAG and Emmy award-winning actor who alternates as Regina and Birdie with Cynthia Nixon in the Manhattan Theatre Club production of THE LITTLE FOXES, opening in … Continue reading