October 2016 Newsletter

02 Oct 2016 6:37 AM | Anonymous

Announcing the 2016 50/50 Applause Awards

For the awards’ 5th anniversary, ICWP recognized 107 recipients in ten countries on five continents. The list includes theatres in Australia, Canada, England, Italy, Kenya, the Philippines, Scotland, Singapore, Switzerland, and the United States. Approximately 32% of the theatres are repeat recipients, demonstrating gender parity in two or more seasons. Recipients range from community and college theatres to internationally renowned theatres.

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Welcome New Members

Susan Fete

Renaissance Theaterworks, USA

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Alice Flanders

Know Theater, USA



Charlotte Higgins


Morgan Manasa, USA


Jajube Mandiela, Canada



Mahindokht Mohasseb, Iran

Mahindokht Mohasseb was born in Tehran, Iran, in 1947. She holds an LL.B and an LL.M
degree in Law. She is an attorney-at-law and has authored several books in her field (Genocide,
Access to Justice, Human Rights and Women). Mahin has always been interested in theater and
has published twelve plays focusing on women’s rights and issues.


Macey Mott

Riot Act, Inc.


Elisabeth Ng

Brooklyn Repertory Theatre



Now Playing & Coming Soon

If you have a play that will be in production anywhere between November 1 – November 30, please email Amy  (amydrake1018@aol.com) before October 15 and it will be featured in the NOW PLAYING column of the November newsletter.  If you have a play that will be produced anytime between December 1 and December 31, it will appear in the COMING SOON column. 

AMELIA LIVES by Laura Shamas is a one-woman show about Amelia Earhart. It runs Sept. 24 - October 2, 2016, produced by American History Theater, San Diego, California, at the Women's Museum of California. For more details and ticket info: http://www.americanhistorytheater.org/amelia-lives

Amy Drake’s play MODEL BEHAVIOR, a 10-minute comedy about the fashion industry, will run Oct. 7-9, 2016, at the Prescott Center for the Arts in Prescott, AZ as part of the Female Playwrights ONSTAGE project with Little Black Dress INK. Here is the link for more info: http://www.littleblackdressink.org/

Nancy Gall-Clayton’s short comedy Wallaroo, the Goldfish is included in the AlphaNYC Thalia Festival, featuring plays with female characters written by female playwrights on the B and C bills. The festival runs October 6-16, at 7 pm or 9 pm. Tickets are $30. Roebuck Studio & Theater is in Times Square, 300 W. 43rd Street between 8th and 9th Avenues, Suite 402.

Articles of Interest

The Subject Project, a theatre movement dedicated to raising awareness about sexual assault issues and protesting lenient rape sentences, launched in September with multiple readings of the new play THE SUBJECT by Carolyn Kras. Readings will continue throughout 2016-2017 at theatres and universities. Check out thesubjectproject.wordpress.com for more info or to get involved.

365 Women a Year invites women playwrights to create plays about herstorical women! Now in it’s third year, the project involves over 200 playwrights who have signed on to write one or more one-acts about extraordinary women in both past and present history.

Women in the Arts and Media Coalition offers a centralized resource for the advancement of professional women in the arts and media industries. The coalition is comprised of member organizations which combine their efforts.

The League of Professional Theatre Women seeks to promote visibility and increase opportunities for women in the Professional Theatre. With a membership of nearly 500 women representing a diversity of theatre professionals in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors, the League welcomes actors, administrators, agents, arrangers, casting directors, choreographers, company managers, composers, critics, designers, directors, dramaturgs, educators, general managers, historians, journalists, librettists, lyricists, playwrights, press agents, producers, stage managers, and theatre technicians.

50 50 in 2020 Sponsored by Women’s Project, New Perspectives Theatre, and the League of Professional Theatre Women, the goal of 50 50 in 2020 is to achieve parity for professional women theatre artists by 2020.

The Magdalena Project is an international network of women in contemporary theatre and performance. It aims to increase awareness of women's contributions to theatre and to create the artistic and economic structures and support networks to enable women to work

Yours for innovative, engaging, and equitable theater,

Mona Curtis

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