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The Seventh Annual Lilly Awards

Rochelle Jewel Shapiro | Posted 05.26.2016 | Arts
Rochelle Jewel Shapiro

he Seventh Annual Lilly Awards on May 23rd, 2016 at Signature Theatre was a rousing salute to women who made significant contributions to theater and activism. It began with a video of a recent protest in front of Dublin's Abbey Theater decrying a male-dominated commemorative season.

Who Lose, Who Thrives When White Creatives Tell Black Stories

Tonya Pinkins | Posted 01.06.2016 | Arts
Tonya Pinkins

Twice this year (but too many times in my career) my perspective as a Black woman was dismissed in favor of a portrait seen through the filter of the White gaze. Regrettably, I have exited Classic Stage Company's MOTHER COURAGE as a result.

The Playwright at Work: Talking Shop, Success, and Spectacular Failure with America's Top Playwrights

Stacy Parker Le Melle | Posted 11.04.2012 | Arts
Stacy Parker Le Melle

I gained rich insight into the playwright's way by reading The Playwright at Work, by Rosemarie Tichler and Barry Jay Kaplan, a collection of 13 interviews with top playwrights including John Guare, Lynn Nottage and Tony Kushner.

Finding Neighbors

Alicia Anstead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Alicia Anstead

"Neighbors" has given rise to countless confusing discussions about race and about art. The play isn't necessarily great art, but it does tap into something raw.

Oprah Starring As Brothel Madam In HBO Movie

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Oprah will star as the madam of a Congolese brothel in an HBO adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Ruined." The film will be produced by Opr...

Theater of the Every Day Epic

Lauren Gunderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lauren Gunderson

In a world where shocking corruption, violence, and injustice meet stunning generosity, future-making discovery, and a rebellious hope, we need a theater that gives us new ideas, not just a good time.

Women in the Media: A Night of Recognition

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marcia G. Yerman

The Women's Media Center was packed with women active in old and new media, advocacy, and culture.