I have been blessed this week by two immersions in the work of Tennessee Williams, a writer I’ve always adored.
Blog Posts about Theater
We never even got as far as humor when attempting to redefine manhood. Will humor get us nearer the starting gate when redefining age?
Broadway… really can’t maintain its status as the place where new playwrights, especially women, go to gain recognition.
As this memorable year comes to an end, I’ve chosen my sixteen most popular posts of the year, based on visits, comments, Tweets and Facebook likes.
The number of produced plays written by women (although not necessarily directed by women) has inched up; we are still far from being represented as we should be on the stage but our efforts, over time, are bearing fruit.
Every few years, for reasons no has explored, women playwrights find a less chilly reception than we have usually encountered in the theatre. Such a blissful period, in the eighties, ushered in my first plays, and now another blessed moment gives me a chance to submit one of those first plays to a short play festival in New York.
Over time, the survival of the Women’s Project, the largest and oldest theatre in this country supporting the work of women, will depend on our ability as past and present and future supporters to believe in a restored vision. Good luck, Lisa!
The petition protesting the termination of Julie Crosby as Artistic Director of the Women’s Project gained the signatures of over seven hundred people. The signers included this country’s most accomplished theatre artists, leaders, managers, and supporters.
Commitment to this kind of work, edgy, daunting, representing visions seldom seen on our stages, demands a commitment over the course of two generations that may be simply too hard to come by.
Somewhere among us there is another inspired woman producer, another inspired women director, and surely more than one inspired woman playwright who will bring on the next transformation.