A 45-minute conversation led by Cindy Cooper & hosted by ICWP Vice-President Tavi Juárez
Have your questions answered by biographer Alexis Greene as she shares invaluable insights into the joys and difficulties of becoming a produced playwright - rising to the challenges of a sexist culture.
Alexis is a theater observer and critic and the author of ten books on theater artists, with a focus on women in theater. She's spent six years writing this biography of Emily Mann, who is perhaps unique in theater as a triple threat -- a Broadway playwright, director and the artistic director of the McCarter, one of the largest LORT regional theaters.
Her authoritative biography of playwright/director Emily Mann is the portrait of a contemporary woman playwright and how she was able to build a career in a male-dominated world, while also working as a director and artistic director. Known as a writer for her “theater of testimony,” Emily Mann’s plays include “Still Life,” “Execution of Justice,” “Having Our Say” about the Delany sisters, and “Gloria: A Life” about the legacy of Gloria Steinem, all of which presented their own challenges and triumphs. This conversation will probe how, as a playwright, Emily Mann navigated the ups and downs in bringing works to stage as a woman artist while also dealing with the personal, life and cultural issues that surround our lives.
Learn more about Alexis Greene's book here.
Titled Emily Mann: Rebel Artist of the American Theater, the biography is published in hardcover by Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, an imprint of Globe Pequot, the trade division of Rowman and Littlefield.
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