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Lanie Zipoy
Lanie Zipoy co-founded Works by Women, an organization that advocates on behalf of female theater artists by supporting work written, directed and designed by women. She is also the producing director of Voices Inside/Out, a theater program and playwriting residency in a male population medium security prison in Kentucky.

Her other producing credits include: Universal Robots (4 New York Innovative Theatre Awards nominations, ITBA Best Off-Off Broadway Play 2009); 23 Feet in 12 Minutes (New Orleans and NYC’s AFOFest); 7 Sins in 60 Minutes (HERE and Philly Fringe); The Riverside Symphony (7 nominations, Planet Connections Festivity); The Battle of Spanktown (FringeNYC) and the Estrogenius Festival (2007 and 2008). She is a member of the New York Innovative Theatre Awards Honorary Awards Committee, the League of Professional Theatre Women and Theater Resources Unlimited’s Career Producers Group.

Lanie co-founded and edited the pioneering online tennis magazine (1999-2003). Her first novel, Me and the Moon, was a finalist for the Simon & Schuster/MTV Young Writers Contest, and her photographs have appeared in Details magazine, among others.

Entries by Lanie Zipoy

Making Polyester Cool Again: An Interview With Nicholas Niespodziani

(1) Comments | Posted September 29, 2014 | 10:48 AM

It is said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Then, The Yacht Rock Revue™ (YRR) is the most flattering band around. Known for its potent mix of light rock covers from Steely Dan to Hall & Oates and comedy, the band takes audiences back to the...

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StageReads Puts Plays in Your Hands

(1) Comments | Posted August 22, 2012 | 5:08 PM

Ask any playwright what he or she wants most, and every one of them will put a production of his or her play at the top of the list. The great challenge is getting plays in front of literary managers and artistic directors, the people who make decisions about what...

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Interview With Indie Theatre Stalwart Rochelle Denton

(1) Comments | Posted July 24, 2012 | 11:11 AM

Indie Theatre Week celebrates independent theatre in New York July 23 through 29, 2012 and includes the New York Innovative Theatre Awards Nominations Announcement Ceremony on July 23rd and the 4th Annual Indie Softball Classic, a community-building game in Central Park.

There is no greater champion of...

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The Benefits of Marriage on Playwriting: Mac Rogers and Saundra Yaklin

(0) Comments | Posted June 21, 2012 | 7:01 PM

Gideon Productions' The Honeycomb Trilogy concludes with Sovereign, the heart-pumping third installment in the ambitious sci-fi play series that began in January at the Secret Theatre in Long Island City (NYC) through June 30th. Spanning decades, both before and after an alien invasion, Mac Rogers'

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Award Winning Play 'Human Fruit Bowl' Unravels the Pierre Bonnard and Renee Monchaty Myth

(0) Comments | Posted June 11, 2012 | 2:32 PM

Human Fruit Bowl, written by Andrea Kuchlewska, is part of a long lineage of plays about visual artists and the art world. Recent Broadway seasons have included Impressionism about a gallery owner; Red, starring Alfred Molina as Mark Rothko and The Pitman Painters based on the Ashington Group of painters....

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New York Theater Gets Political, Explores Sex Trafficking and Bradley Manning

(0) Comments | Posted June 7, 2012 | 6:42 PM

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigations, "human sex trafficking is the most common form of modern-day slavery." Estimates claim that millions of girls and adult women worldwide are forced into the commercial sex industry.

A New York-based theater group, comprised of girls and young women aged 14...

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Playwright Daniel Talbott Comes Full Circle With Slipping

(0) Comments | Posted May 18, 2012 | 12:48 PM


When Slipping, a 2011 Lambda Literary Awards Finalist play, opens at the New Conservatory Theatre Center (NCTC) in San Francisco on May 18th, it will be a sweet homecoming for playwright Daniel Talbott, who began his professional theater career on the very...

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From Page to Stage: The Making of Swell

(5) Comments | Posted March 13, 2012 | 9:06 AM

How do you transform a moving graphic novel about loss into a theater piece? The creators of Swell set out to answer that question when the piece premieres at the Culture Project's Women Center Stage, a festival celebrating stage work created by women March 8 through April 7...

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