There’s a welcome example of gender parity happening at Ensemble Studio Theatre. This season, EST is producing three new plays on their mainstage—Bump, Against the Hillside, and Dido of Idaho—all of which were written by women. Playwrights Chiara Atik, Sylvia Khoury, and Abby Rosebrock all have a lot of history with EST, having participated in the theatre’s Obie Award-winning collective, Youngblood, which is designed specifically for playwrights under 30.
On February 16th, The Rest I Make Up, a documentary about the playwright María Irene Fornés will have its premiere at the Museum of Modern Art’s Doc Fortnight Festival. It’s the first documentary about Fornés, a playwright who was instrumental in forming Off-Off-Broadway theatre and America’s avant-garde theatre movement. And who, like many women who broke ground, has not gotten the same public recognition as the men who were in her orbit.
The Billie Holiday Theatre in Brooklyn was founded in 1972 and came to prominence under the leadership of Marjorie Moon as a destination and breeding ground for black artists, but in recent years, has faced challenges from funding to demographic shifts in the neighborhood. That’s where Dr. Indira Etwaroo came in.
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Selecting a term
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