Supporting creative work by women
Playwrights Horizons needs your help. If the company receives 10,000 likes on Facebook by June 30th, this Saturday, it will receive a $10,000 donation. This is a free and easy way to help a theatre company whose 2012-2013 season features a lot of women theatre artists — four out of the six playwrights and half (3) of the directors. Its season includes: DETROIT, written by Lisa D’Amour and directed by Anne Kauffman;
THE WHALE written by Samuel D. Hunter and directed by David McCallum;
THE GREAT GOD PAN written by Amy Herzog and directed by Carolyn Cantor;
THE FLICK written by Annie Baker and directed by Sam Gold;
THE CALL written by Tanya Barfield and directed by Leigh Silverman;
FAR FROM HEAVEN with book by Richard Greenberg, music by Scott Frankel, lyrics by Michael Corie and directed by Michael Greif.
Go to Playwrights Horizons’ Facebook page and click the Like button. The company is very close to 10,000 Likes so your Like will make a huge difference. And if you want to vote with your dollars and let Playwrights Horizons know you value its support of women artists, buy a season ticket here.
Yesterday, we learned of the sad passing of Nora Ephron, the Academy Award-nominated screenwriter of Silkwood, When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle. The Los Angeles Times posted a sweet article about her late foray into playwriting. She created the Drama Desk winner Love, Loss and What I Wore with her sister Delia Ephron.
Polly Carl’s terrific essay about making new theater is a must read. Check it out at Howlround.