Supporting creative work by women
Everywhere I turn this week, one article is making the rounds. Facebook. Check. Twitter. Check. In lively conversations at intermission. Check. Patrick Healy’s profile of 15 women directors leaving their mark on New York stage is the hot as Hades article. Staging a Sisterhood is on everyone’s lips.
For one reason or another. Insiders are happy to see these 15 extraordinary directors (in alphabetical order) — May Adrales, Jo Bonney, Carolyn Cantor, Rachel Chavkin, Jackson Gay, Anne Kauffman, Tina Landau, Pam MacKinnon, Patricia McGregor, Giovanna Sardelli, Anna D. Shapiro, Leigh Silverman, Rebecca Taichman, Daniella Topol, and Gaye Taylor Upchurch — front and center. And, of course, others mention that there are dozens more who could be profiled. Still it’s acknowledged as much work as they are getting, Broadway isn’t the most hospitable place for female directors (or playwrights for that matter).
And spend some time getting to know these terrific directors. Their individual profiles by Eric Grode — Meet the Directors — is worth a read.
In other news…
NBC News did a recent profile on the hardships actresses in Afghanistan face. To watch the profile, go here.
Michael Roderick, who is a terrific producer and blogger, wrote a fascinating article about frustration. It’s a good reminder to treat people who frustrate us the same way we treat ourselves for the same behavior.