Boston 2007 - Full Program
Saturday March 3, 2007, 7:00 p.m
Celebration of Playwrights' Platform Women's Voices
Wellesley Summer Theatre
The Wide World of Women Playwrights
Ruth Nagel Jones Theater
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
Chekhov and Pinter Take a Pause
The Dress Rehearsal
Stripped (An excerpt)
Regina Eliot Ramsay,
The Perfect Stranger
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.
(Wellesley Summer Theatre)
Nancy Curran Willis
(Freelance, formerly with Gloucester Stage Company & Boston Theatre Works )
(Playwrights' Platform/Image Theater)
(Freelance, and producer/ MOMologues Productions)
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. "
has directed extensively in NYC and throughout the country and is the producing director of the Emerson Stage.
is artistic director and executive director, with Jordie Saucerman and Michael Joseph, of the Company Theater.
artistic director of the Devanaughn Theatre
award-winning director for over 20 years throughout the Boston area.
is a director, actress, and acting teacher in Boston.
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.
CLICK THIS LINK TO DOWNLOAD THE ARTICLE AS A .PDF 30_women_of_theater.pdf
International Women's Day Thu. 8 March 2007
Celebration of Monologues by Women Playwrights
Boston Playwrights' Theatre
949 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Mass.
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
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
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
Rosanna Alfaro at firstname.lastname@example.org
website Amy Merrill
Directions and Parking: visit http://www.bu.edu/bpt/directions
Saturday March 10, 10:00 am
Women's History Month
Celebration of Writing and Reading
Central Square Library,
Pearl St. Cambridge, MA.
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
CONTACT: Geralyn Horton
Saturday, March 10th
at Yamawaki Auditorium
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.
a full production of
"The Rosewater of Dona Felicidad"
The celebration will feature a full production of ICWP member Hortense
new one act, "The Rosewater of Dona Felicidad"
allegorical play based on Dr. Faustus and the fall of Allende circa
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,
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