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Women in the Theatre

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Transcript of Women in the Theatre

DESIGNER:

JEAN ROSENTHAL Women in Theatre DESIGNER:

JULIE TAYMOR *Pioneer of stage lighting (before it was a job!)

*Began the practice of creating atmosphere with lighting

*In great demand on Broadway

*Eliminated unnecessary shadows ACTOR (ACTRESS)


CHARLOTTE CUSHMAN ACTOR

GLENN CLOSE PLAYWRIGHT

LYNN NOTTAGE *Published her first play in 1995

*Won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play, in 2009

*Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellowships

*Some of the main themes of her work include the African American woman experience and violence against women PLAYWRIGHT

RACHEL CROTHERS *Prolific playwright

*Wrote about women's issues

*Cast, directed, and produced her plays

*Average of one play a year on Broadway for 3 decades! MANAGER/PRODUCER

CHERYL CRAWFORD *Got into the business through acting (The Theatre Guild)

*Formed The Group Theatre in 1931

*Became an independent theatre producer in 1937

*Also co-founded The Actor's Studio DIRECTOR

MARGO JONES *Directed 85 plays

*Launched the American regional theatre movement

*Started a repertory theatre called Theatre '47

*Promoted thrust and arena theatre DIRECTOR

SUSAN SCHULMAN *Tony Award nominee for Best Director of a Musical (for "Sweeney Todd" in 1989)

*Sought after director

*Noted for her direction of the 1998 revival of PRODUCER

SONIA FRIEDMAN *Decision to be a theatre producer came from organizing World's AIDS Day events

*Considered one of the most influential theatre producers working today

*Her work has won dozens of awards (including 5 Tony awards) *First American-born star

*Played more than 30 male roles

*The Charlotte Cushman Foundation *Acclaimed actress

*Famous for many roles--one being in


*3 Tonys, 1 Obie, 3 Emmys, 2 Golden Globes, a Screen Actor's Guild Award *Widely known for her direction and design of

*The first woman to win the Tony for Best Director of a Musical (1997)

*Acclaimed for her puppetry and mask work RACHEL CROTHERS LYNN NOTTAGE GLENN CLOSE CHERYL CRAWFORD SONIA FRIEDMAN MARGO JONES SUSAN SCHULMAN JEAN ROSENTHAL JULIE TAYMOR
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