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VIEWPOINT: A Vote for the Outliers by Magdalena Gomez

Theater as activism is not a modern invention, nor is the need for pro-active civic engagement to sustain it. In 425 B.C. when Athenian playwright, Aristophanes, called out the bumbling power plays of magistrates and war mongers in his play, Archarians, he was essentially the (documented) founder of activist theater. The first documented public poet, … Continue reading

Grace and Wisdom
ORAL HISTORY PROJECT / Viewpoint

Grace and Wisdom

The Return of In-Person Oral History The League of Professional Theatre Women’s first Oral History Project of the season celebrated a return to in-person events on Monday October 17, as producer Pat Addiss shared wisdom and humor with two-time Emmy Award-winning journalist, television anchor and theatre critic Roma Torre at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. … Continue reading

The State of Native Theater by Amanda Nita Luke
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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

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. The creator of Annulla Allen: The Autobiography of a Survivor, … 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>
ORAL HISTORY PROJECT

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