League Recognizes Adelheid Roosen for her contribution to the International Stage with the Prestigious Gilder/Coigney Award
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League Recognizes Adelheid Roosen for her contribution to the International Stage with the Prestigious Gilder/Coigney Award

Accepting the third Gilder/Coigney International Theatre Award, Adelheid Roosen addressed a full auditorium at CUNY Grad Center, Elebash Recital Hall, hosted by the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center the 23th of October 2017 Welcome, feel at home and I hope your chair feels like a birds nest. First of all I want to thank the … Continue reading

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