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Boston 2007 - Full Program

Saturday March 3, 2007, 7:00 p.m

Celebration of Playwrights' Platform Women's Voices

Hosted by

Wellesley Summer Theatre

The Wide World of Women Playwrights

Ruth Nagel Jones Theater

Wellesley College

7:00 Cheese/cracker reception in Lobby

7:30 Readings begin

9:00 Director's panel & discussion

Actors from the Playwrights' Platform Acting Ensemble and the
Wellesley Summer Theatre will perform plays or scenes by

Ludmilla Anselm, Three Friends
Marika Barnett, Chekhov and Pinter Take a Pause
Kelly DuMar, Clay
Hortense Gerardo, The Dress Rehearsal
Holly Jensen, Stripped (An excerpt)
Gail Phaneuf, New Tricks
Regina Eliot Ramsay, The Perfect Stranger
Phyllis Rittner, Breeding Season

Professor Norah Hussey, who heads the theatre department at Wellesley College and is Artistic Director of the Wellesley Summer Theatre, will moderate the panel and talk-backs.   

Panel Members

Rose Carlson  (Devanaughn Theatre)

Nora Hussey  (Wellesley Summer Theatre)

Nancy Curran Willis (Freelance, formerly with Gloucester Stage Company & Boston Theatre Works )

Jerry Bisantz  (Playwrights' Platform/Image Theater)

Lisa Rafferty  (Freelance, and producer/ MOMologues Productions)

Michelle Aguillon  (Hovey Players)

Regina Ramsey will be working on putting a crew together to video
tape this event.


Career Conversations featuring some of the above Directors to read now:
An article originally published by Stage Source Marquis in late 2004 re-used here with kind permission of Stage Source.

"Women of Theater - A Conversation with Seven Boston-Area Directors about the Successes, Challenges and Common Threads that have Defined Their Careers. "

Featured Directors:

Melia Bensussen has directed extensively in NYC and throughout the country and is the producing director of the Emerson Stage.

Zoƫ Bradford is artistic director and executive director, with Jordie Saucerman and Michael Joseph, of the Company Theater.

Rose Carlson, artistic director of the Devanaughn Theatre

Celia Couture, award-winning director for over 20 years throughout the Boston area.

Sheila Stasack is a director, actress, and acting teacher in Boston.

Nelida Torres is a founding member, actress and director with Escena Latina.

Nancy Curran Willis is currently the Managing Director for Boston Theatre Works and a director with over 30 years of theater experience.


International Women's Day Thu. 8 March 2007

Celebration of Monologues by Women Playwrights

Boston Playwrights' Theatre

Boston University

949 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Mass.

Joan Faber at the keyboard will provide a Musical Prologue as people gather; then MC Victoria Marsh will introduce some of Boston's best actors (e.g. Nancy Carroll, Naheem Allah, Rena Baskin) and directors (e.g. Daniel Gidron, Ted Kazanoff, June Lewin)   presenting 1-5 minute monologues by 16 local writers.

This Celebration-- demonstrating the wealth of fresh material available to actors who reach out to use the work of their writing colleagues-- will be topped off by a post show Party.

in the theatre space where the annual StageSource Equity and non-Equity auditions are held.

1-5 minute pieces by:

Rosanna Yamagiwa Alfaro, Leslie Dillon, Kelly Dumar, Deborah Fortsen,
Laura Harrington, Geralyn Horton, Ginger Lazarus, Amy Merrill,
Jacqui Parker, Monica Raymond, Lois Roach,Beverly Scott,
Joyce Van Dyke and Eliza Wyatt

They will demonstrate the wealth of fresh material available to actors who reach beyond the "brand names" and use the work of their writing colleagues.


7: 15    Musical Prologue by Joan Faber at the keyboard while people gather and greet.

7: 30    First set of monologues introduced by two directors acting as Masters of Ceremonies

8: 10    Intermission/reception with light refreshments

8: 30    Second set of monologues

9: 15    Wine and dessert party

CONTACTS:  Rosanna Alfaro at

Amy Merrill: website Amy Merrill   Email:

Directions and Parking: visit

Saturday March 10, 10:00 am

Women's History Month

Celebration of Writing and Reading  

Central Square Library,

Pearl St. Cambridge, MA. 


Writers' Workshops

A morning writers' workshop on "Topical Theatre"-- using items clipped from the news, a dash of improvisation, and free wheeling free association-- will be followed at 11:30am by staged readings of short plays and scenes with a talkback.

This event is a good opportunity for women who are interested in play writing but not connected with a group or theatre to come and make some connections.

CONTACT: Geralyn Horton

Saturday, March 10th

at Yamawaki Auditorium

Lasell College

Newton, Mass.

6:00 pm, Women of Influence

  "Women of Influence -- 23 artists consider the women who have shaped their lives", an interdisciplinary art event curated by Steve Fishcher - a viewing of visual art and an artists' reception.

followed by

7.30 pm

a full production of
"The Rosewater of Dona Felicidad"

The celebration will feature a full production of ICWP member Hortense Gerardo's new one act, "The Rosewater of Dona Felicidad", an allegorical play based on Dr. Faustus and the fall of Allende circa 1973.

It will be performed as a form of object-based theater-- aka
puppetry of a very sophisticated order-- and will be suitable for
children as well as adults.

The event will open at 6 pm with a viewing and artists' reception
in conjunction with the Lasell gallery exhibit curated by fellow Lasell
Prof Stephen Fischer titled "Women of Influence -- 16 artists
consider the women who have shaped their lives."

"The Rosewater of Dona Felicidad" will be performed at at 7:30pm, and
be followed by a talkback with author and ICWP member Hortense Gerardo. Light refreshments will be served.

NewTV will be taping this ICWP event for broadcast
on New Community Cable. Melinda Gordon, the NewTV Educational Channel Coordinator.

Thursday March 15,

7 p.m

ICWP / Women's History Month

Celebration of Women Playwrights

Brighton Branch, Boston Public Library 
40 Academy Hill Road, Brighton, MA.

Readings of short plays and scenes by local women writers will be followed by a question and answer session with the authors and actors

CONTACTS: Geralyn Horton  

ICWP Is a 501- c - 3 Non Profit  Organization, incorporated in the State of Ohio, USA

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