Supporting creative work by women
Nora’s Playhouse will present the world premiere of THE FALLEN by Yasmine Beverly Rana, directed by Caroline Reddick Lawson, July 18 – 21, 2012 at the Jerry H. Labowitz Theater at the NYU Gallatin School for Individualized Study (1 Washington Place). The company — founded by Lawson, Rana and Emily J. Richard — is, according to its website, “a theatre company devoted to providing an environment for women’s stories to be told by women artists.”
What a noble idea. Nearly every position on the creative team (except for Art Design and Dialect Coach) is filled by a very talented woman. And, the play is about the lingering repercussions of the Bosnian War, particularly its effects on women. Told in flashbacks and across three different countries, THE FALLEN is a poetic piece about survival of the human spirit.
The company has aligned with 50/50 in 2020 — working for parity for female theater artists. On its web site, it explains, “our women-centered mission results from a recognition that women are still woefully under-represented as directors, playwrights, artistic directors and managers for professional theatre, as well as the primary subject matter for scripts.”
This is the reason Works by Women was founded. Kudos to Nora’s Playhouse for making a difference, employing women and telling their stories. Tickets are only $18 and still available at Brown Paper Tickets.
Speaking of Works by Women, the group’s found Ludovica Villar-Hauser was recently profiled on DirectorSpeak. You may read the lovely interview here.