Tag Archives: Women in Theater

How Do You Conjure a Feminist Icon Onstage?

Originally published on TDF Stages View this story online Breaking new ground for women in theatre is nothing new for Emily Mann. The 66-year-old playwright and director, who has served as the artistic director of New Jersey’s McCarter Theatre Center since 1991, … Continue reading


Changing the Script for Women Directors: Diane Paulus and Liesl Tommy

Originally published on HowlRound.com View this story online “This wasn’t something we had planned for,” said Diane Paulus. The director of the Tony-nominated musical Waitress, Paulus and the production became a part of theatre history when they announced that the … Continue reading


The ‘A’ Word: Plays About Not Having the Baby

        Originally published on AmericanTheatre.org View this story online When Lisa Loomer accepted the invitation to write a play for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s American Revolutions series about the landmark Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, she … Continue reading


The Women of Summer

Originally published on HowlRound.com View this story online When Ayad Akhtar brought his new play Junk to Powerhouse Theater, the work was an unfinished product. Only two acts had been written of what would ultimately be a three-act play, so … Continue reading


Zoe Kazan on “Lean In,” Doing Improv With Daniel Radcliffe and Being Swept Away By Sarah Treem

Originally published on Playbill.com View this story online “You want to get the guy, you’ve got to act like the girl.” Those are surprising words to hear from Zoe Kazan, the outspoken actress and writer who is currently starring in … Continue reading