Sunday, March 21, 2010

Thurs, March 25. 6:00 PM: From Winning the Vote to Directing on Broadway(FREE). Book event and lecture with Pamela Corbin, Anne & Lucy Martin

Time: Thursday, March 25, 2010 6 PM to 8 PM
Location: The Drama Book Shop, 250 West 40th Street, New York, NY 10018
Title of Event: From Winning the Vote to Directing on Broadway(FREE). Book event and lecture with Pamela Corbin, Anne & Lucy Martin

Cobrin, Bogart & Martin will discuss women’s impact on New York theatrical culture from the 1920s through today. A reading of the one-act play “The Woman of It” (1914) written by actress and activist Mary Shaw, (who starred in the infamous 1905 production Mrs. Warren’s Profession, in which the actors were arrested for indecency), provides an excellent example of how women utilized performance to reflect and shape their sociopolitical world. Theatre served as a political platform during a time when women had no legal political voice. From Winning the Vote to Directing on Broadway examines how women shaped theater and how theater shaped women during the most explosive time in American women’s history: from pre-enfranchisement through 1920, when women won the right to vote. Pamela Cobrin is a Senior Lecturer in the English Department and Director of the Writing and Speaking Programs at Barnard College. Anne Bogart is the Artistic Director of SITI Company, which she founded in 1992 with Japanese director, Tadashi Suzuki. She is also Professor at Columbia University where she runs the graduate directing program. Her books include And then, You Act; Conversations with Anne; A Director Prepares; and Viewpoints. Lucy Martin, veteran of Broadway, Off-Broadway and Television (Children of a Lesser God, The Sisters Rosensweig, last season’s Hedda Gabler, 6 years on The Edge of Night), is a member of the second of three generations of actors.

From Winning the Vote to Directing on Broadway
By Pamela Cobrin
University of Delaware Press, 2009: $54.50

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