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

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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

Models and Mentors: A History of the Wry Crips Disabled Women’s Theatre Group by Michaela Goldhaber as told by the Company’s Founders
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Models and Mentors: A History of the Wry Crips Disabled Women’s Theatre Group by Michaela Goldhaber as told by the Company’s Founders

This article is part of an ongoing partnership between HowlRound Theatre Commons and WIT Journal online. Michaela Goldhaber, current artistic director of Wry Crips, talks to the founding and early members of the disabled women’s theatre group about their history. For thirty-four years, Wry Crips Disabled Women’s Theatre Group in Berkeley, California, has been helping women … Continue reading