Supporting creative work by women
On Wednesday, September 22nd, Works by Women attended Wife to James Whelan by Teresa Deevy at the Mint Theater. We absolutely loved the play and the hospitality provided by the Mint.
For the second time in two weeks, a play we’ve seen has been recognized for its excellence. Crystal Skillman’s The Vigil, or The Guided Cradle won Outstanding Full Length Script at the New York Innovative Theatre Awards in late September, and last night, Wife to James Whelan was awarded a Special Jury Prize by the 1st Irish 2010, which, according to the press release, “acknowledged the important contribution made by the Mint in resurrecting the work of this once-popular but mostly forgotten 20th century playwright.” Kudos to the Mint for this recognition and for bringing a play by Teresa Deevy to life. Here’s a terrific New York Times article about the playwright.