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Evening Readings: Panel Discussion
March 13, at 7:00 pm$25
Panel discussion on women in American theater with playwrights Lisa Kron (Tony Award winner for Fun Home), Kia Corthron (Windham-Campbell Literature Prize Winner for Drama), Patricia Ione Lloyd (New Professional Theatre’s Emerging Playwright Award winner), and the Monet Hurst-Mendoza (2017 Emerging Writers Group at the Public Theater and is a 2016-2018 Van Lier Fellow at new Dramatists). Moderated by former Newsday theater critic and NY Drama Critics’ Circle member, Linda Winer.
This panel aims at highlighting the contributions by women to American theater and addressing the challenges that female theater professionals must still overcome to have their voices heard and their work recognized. Participants will draw from their professional and personal experiences to illustrate the need to advocate for more equal opportunties in theater for female playwrights, producers, critics and backstage professionals. Funding for this event was provided by Mr. Matthew Watson in memory of Marjorie Hecht Watson (Queens College Class of 1964), for her lifelong passion of literature and labor justice.