Supporting creative work by women
What a week for women and theater. On Sunday night, the Tony Awards recognized the top plays and musicals on Broadway. Two of the four big prizes — Best Musical Revival and Best Play — were directed by women — Diane Paulus and Pam MacKinnon, respectively. Both were nominated for directing Tonys — musical for Paulus and play for MacKinnon.
In other news, Meryl Streep made headlines for her speech at the Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards. She chided Hollywood studios for the under-representation of women behind the camera. Read her comments at The Hollywood Reporter web site.
The Women’s Project‘s current production in New York City is a collaboration among the writers, directors and producers of its two-year Lab. Here’s a slamming review by NYTheatre.com for We Play for the Gods.