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BWW Interview: Hilary Bettis of QUEEN OF BASEL at Studio TheatreBWW Interview: Hilary Bettis of QUEEN OF BASEL at Studio Theatre
by Jack Read - March 4, 2019

It was only a matter of time before a Hilary Bettis play received a full production in DC. Her work has brought her to Orlando Shakes PlayFest, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, New York Theatre Workshop, Cape Cod Theatre Project and La Jolla Playhouse, among many, many others. She is one of the newest members of The Kilroys and was a writer for FX's The Americans. In her Artistic Statement, she tells us that "through Story we can climb inside others' lives, and quite possibly find understanding, empathy, unity and forgiveness." Her plays - which include Alligator and The Ghosts of Lote Bravo - reveal a writer who cares deeply about the possibility of change through human interaction. (more...)
BWW Review: IN THE NEXT ROOM Satisfies at Imprint TheatreworksBWW Review: IN THE NEXT ROOM Satisfies at Imprint Theatreworks
by Jo-Jo Steine - January 13, 2019

'In the Next Room' centers around Doctor and Mrs. Givings, an upper-middle-class late 19th century family. Doctor Givings specializes in treating hysteria, a malady which we now know to be a bunch of baloney, but which apparently plagued a large percentage of women in that era. (more...)
BWW Review: A DOLL'S HOUSE Comes Alive at WaterTower TheatreBWW Review: A DOLL'S HOUSE Comes Alive at WaterTower Theatre
by Jo-Jo Steine - October 19, 2018

I have to admit, when I first saw that WaterTower Theatre's season touted a modern adaptation of A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen, I was wary. Modernizing a classic is a risk whose success depends largely on motive. If done as a conscious and careful choice, it can deepen an audience's understanding of the piece. If done haphazardly, perhaps to cover an inadequate budget or a director's cursory understanding of the original text, it may have some fun modern elements, but they will likely be distracting rather than illuminating. Thankfully, WaterTower offers a sophisticated and enlightening modernization. Director and adapter Joanie Schultz modernizes the language and keeps the design firmly rooted in history. The choice to adapt does not hide a lack of understanding on Schultz's part - it in fact shows a true depth of understanding and familiarity with the text. It certainly does not disguise an insufficient budget; elaborate and historically correct fashions created by Melissa Panzarello and Amy Poe, in conjunction with a marvelous set designed by Chelsea M. Warren, convincingly portray the wealth of the late 17th century family at the heart of the drama. And if Schultz feared the audience might not understand? Rather than putting a band aid on that fear with some flashy modern props, she digs into the root of the misunderstanding, the translation from old Norwegian into modern English. (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Fabulist Theatre's OUR TIME: AN EMPOWERMENT CABARET Shines BrightBWW REVIEW: Fabulist Theatre's OUR TIME: AN EMPOWERMENT CABARET Shines Bright
by Alyson Eng - August 19, 2018

What do you get when you combine many talented women with phenomenal voices with inspiring stories and songs from many beloved Broadway musicals? You get a truly amazing show, which is exactly what Fabulist Theatre presented with OUR TIME: AN EMPOWERMENT CABARET. Performed at the Kitsilano Neighbourhood House in Vancouver, I did not know what to expect from this show as it was unlike anything I have attended in the past. Overall, I was pleasantly surprised with the show and enjoyed every single minute of it. With a very minimalist stage setup in the venue paired with a changing coloured lighting display, the voices and stories of the performers were able to stand out in this compelling production. (more...)
BWW Review: LITTLE WOMEN at The Firehouse Theatre Inspires DallasBWW Review: LITTLE WOMEN at The Firehouse Theatre Inspires Dallas
by Jo-Jo Steine - April 30, 2018

LITTLE WOMEN at The Firehouse Theatre in Farmers Branch is a nuanced and timely production. Watch the actresses shine under the guidance of a female directing team! (more...)
BWW Feature: Druid Theatre launches the Marie Mullen Theatre BursaryBWW Feature: Druid Theatre launches the Marie Mullen Theatre Bursary
by Brendan Daly - March 13, 2018

Druid Theatre, Galway, Ireland, announces the inaugural Marie Mullen Bursary, open to female theatre artists working in Ireland in the fields of design, directing and dramaturgy. (more...)
BWW Review: Feminism's Past and Present Explored in WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati
by Abby Rowold - February 27, 2017

Second-wave feminism has been rising for a decade, and Roe vs. Wade is about to be decided. In When We Were Young and Unafraid, stage and television writer Sarah Treem introduces us to four women from different generations and backgrounds, and sets out to make the audience decide: Who is the feminist? (more...)
BWW Interview: A Women's History Month Special with FAMILIAR Director Rebecca Taichman
by Adrienne Onofri - March 23, 2016

Known for both her contemporary and Shakespearean work, Taichman will go straight from one off-Bway show to another this year. (more...)
BWW Interview: A Women's History Month Speical with Director Anne Kauffman of SMOKEFALL
by Adrienne Onofri - March 9, 2016

Kauffman's deft hand with the quirky work of contemporary playwrights has earned her awards in NY and regionally. (more...)
BWW Interview: A Women's History Month Special with Director Kate Whoriskey of HER REQUIEM and SWEAT
by Adrienne Onofri - March 2, 2016

A frequent collaborator with playwright Lynn Nottage, Whoriskey has directed a slew of premieres and revivals around the country. (more...)
Study Suggests British Theatre's Gender Gap Steadily Closing
by Michael Dale - December 11, 2015

Arts consulting firm Purple Seven reveals that venues are programming work performed and created by men and selling it to a predominantly female audience. (more...)
Photo Coverage: Kathleen Chalfant & Others Take Part in Theatre Women Awards
by Adrienne Onofri - March 17, 2015

The League of Professional Theatre Women honored actor Kathleen Chalfant and four other female artists at its annual awards ceremony. (more...)
BWW Interview: Women in Theatre- Spotlight on the Lilly Awards Foundation and Daisy Prince!
by BWW News Desk - November 10, 2014

Below, Prince shares with BroadwayWorld her history with the organization, what to expect from the concert and more! (more...)
BWW Interview: Women in Theatre- Spotlight on the Lilly Awards Foundation and Amanda Green!
by BWW News Desk - November 9, 2014

Below, Green shares with BroadwayWorld her history with the organization, what to expect from the concert and more! (more...)
BWW Interview: Women in Theatre- Spotlight on the Lilly Awards Foundation and Georgia Stitt!
by BWW News Desk - November 8, 2014

Below, Stitt shares with BroadwayWorld her history with the organization, what to expect from the concert and more! (more...)