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Lucy Kirkwood's Chimerica wins big at Oliviers

Lucy Kirkwood’s Chimerica, which enjoyed sold out runs at the Almeida Theatre and Harold Pinter Theatre, was the biggest winner at this year’s Olivier Awards with five awards including American Airlines Best New Play, Best Director for Lyndsey Turner and the XL Video Award for Best Set Design for Es Devlin. 101 more words

Women Playwrights

An Outside Perspective on my Outsider Perspective

I always compare living and working in Northern Ireland to being underwater: when you start to feel like you’re running out of oxygen, you must come up for air and perspective, look around, fill up, then burrow back down. 215 more words


Welcome and thank you to our new member Evalyn Baron!  We look forward to sharing  the new play development experience with all of you and there’s still time to see the last three Readings in the 2014 Salon Series.    7 more words


Cumulative advantage and women playwrights

At The Summit, a public conversation with prominent DC theatres’ artistic directors convened by Washington Post theatre critic Peter Marks, Ryan Rilette tried to explain why it was more difficult for prominent theatres to stage women playwrights than to stage their male peers. 1,060 more words

Critical Reflections And Teaching


Women and trans* playwrights are under-represented on our international stages–less than one in four plays produced, on average, is written by a woman despite theatre audiences being majority female. 254 more words

Grab Bag: #TheSummit Edition

As soon as I heard about this, I knew it was going on the blog. The unfortunate part is that I don’t know that a good 95% of the theatre department here knows at all what I’m talking about, and I think being involved in this conversation of the future of theatre is absolutely essential to getting an education in the theatre. 652 more words


Reading: Echo Location

      And I’ve finally emerged from the cave of darkness that is grad school auditions! Samie Jo’s reading was way back in December, right towards the end of finals week so that we could get a bigger audience, because the more people that attend, the more varying the opinions she gets! 1,020 more words