We showcase seven more women who shaped the theatre landscape as we know it today. Some overcame gender or race discrimination but persevered at a time when the field was not welcoming. Some founded theatre companies, or created iconic design elements, or wrote pieces from a perspective not often shown on the Broadway stage. In this installment we introduce you to Alice Childress, Mary P. Burrill, Anne Caldwell, Maria Bjornson, Martha Morton, Valina Hasu Houston, and Gertrude Jeannette.
Throughout the month of August, we’re asking a variety of artists to tell us about some of the books in their lives. Featuring book recommendations from Lila Neugebauer, Tala Ashe, Patti Murin, Stacey Mindich, Jenn Colella, Quiara Alegría Hudes, Lauren Patten, and Alexandra Silber.Read more