On Monday, March 23, 2015, the League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW), a not-for-profit organization committed to promoting visibility and increasing opportunities for women in the professional theatre, will present a special event for Women’s History month, Writing Plays By, For, or About Women. The event will be from 6pm to 8pm at Theater Lab at 357 W. 36th St. on the 3rd floor, focusing on the roles of women in today’s theater. Tickets are FREE for League Members or $15 for the public and available at theatrewomen.org.
The Round Table Discussion will feature several notable playwrights including Obie Award winners Dael Orlandersmith (Forever), Caridad Svich (Any Place But Here), and Edith Oliver Award winner Jenny Lyn Bader (The Church of Why Not and the History of Communication). Additionally, the panel will include Emmy Nominee Lee Hunkins, Paula Vogel Award Winner Kara Lee Corthron, Craig Noel Award Winner Fengar Gael and Joyce Award Winner Tracey Scott Wilson (The Good Negro, The Story). The discussion will be moderated by the LPTW Co-president Maxine Kern, herself a dramaturg, playwright, and lecturer at Columbia University.
Click here to read bios of the panelists.
Following the discussion, will be a Q&A and an informal networking session. (Remember to bring your business cards!) Refreshments will be available.
Tickets are $15 and available online. Tickets may also be purchased at the door. Admission for LPTW members is FREE, but they must RSVP toNetworking@TheatreWomen.org or call 1-888-297-3117 x 1.
This event was organized by the Networking Committee of the League of Professional Theatre Woman, (Richarda Abrams, Romy Nordlinger, Committee Co-Chairs). The League of Professional Theatre Women, Inc. is an advocacy organization with a mission to reinforce the positive image of, promote the visibility of, and increase opportunities for women in the arts and entertainment industries, more particularly professional theatre. Information about LPTW can be found at http://www.theatrewomen.org.
Lia Chang is an actor, a performance and fine art botanical photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist. Lia starred as Carole Barbara in Lorey Hayes’ Power Play at the 2013 National Black Theatre Festival in Winston-Salem, N.C., with Pauletta Pearson Washington, Roscoe Orman, and made her jazz vocalist debut in Rome Neal’s Banana Puddin’ Jazz “LADY” at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in New York. She is profiled in Jade Magazine.
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