Rep Stage Announces Women in Theatre Conference 6/3 at Howard Community College
This year's conference theme, "Balance and Connection," invites theatre practitioners across disciplines to explore concerns unique to women in the theatre. The keynote speaker will be Caleen Sinnette Jennings, who is a D.C.-based playwright, director, and professor of theatre at American University. A two-time Helen Hayes award nominee, Jennings is a founding member of The Welders, a Washington, D.C. playwrights' collaborative. In addition to the keynote address, the conference's sessions will examine such issues as working in male-dominated disciplines, juggling personal and professional roles, diversity in production and design, building connections, and managing an acting career across a lifetime.
"We received such positive feedback after our inaugural year," said Janelle Broderick, director of the Horowitz Center and logistics coordinator for the conference, "We recognized that this conference fulfills a need for women in theatre to support, learn, and share our professional experiences."