Women at the Barricades: Playwrights' Political Visions
October 16, 2006
The League of Professional Theatre Women, in association with Marymount Manhattan College, will host seven award-winning dramatists for a discussion about their political plays and the political issues that stir them to create. Participants include Jessica Blank, Emily Mann and Diana Son.
When: Monday, October 16, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Where: The Theresa Lang Theatre, Marymount Manhattan College
The event is open to the public free of charge, but reservations are required. Telephone 212-501-6667.
The League of Professional Theatre Women in a not-for-profit advocacy organization promoting visibility and increasing opportunities for women in the professional theater. For further information about the League, please go to the Web site: www.theatrewomen.org.
Contact Harriet Slaughter (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions about the panel.
Jessica Blank, author of the play and the film The Exonerated, based on interviews conducted with exonerated death-row inmates; Cindy Cooper, whose Words of Choice, about reproductive freedom, has toured 40 cities; Quiara Alegrķa Hudes, whose drama, Elliot: A Soldier's Fugue, was produced last season at the Culture Project; Shirley Lauro, the author of A Piece of My Heart, about women who served during the Vietnam War; Emily Mann, artistic director of the McCarter Theatre (Execution of Justice); actor and playwright Dael Orlandersmith (Yellowman); and Diana Son, whose drama Stop Kiss has been produced at over one hundred theaters throughout the world.
The panel will be moderated by Alexis Greene, theater critic, author, and editor of Women Who Write Plays, a collection of 23 interviews with American dramatists, and Women Writing Plays: Three Decades of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.