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    Jennifer Haley Wins 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize

    US based playwright Jennifer Haley has been awarded the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, the most prestigious award for female playwrights for her play The Nether.  She prevailed over 9 other finalists.  Actress Imogene Stubbs handed out the $20,000 prize on behalf of the international ju...

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    Julie Taymor and Spiderman Reach Partial Settlement

    It's always interesting how the filing of the lawsuits get so much news and the settlements...not so much, but this one is important to note.

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    Ten Finalists for the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize

    Now in it's 34th year, this is the most prestigious prize for female playwrights. It's like the female Pulitzer. It's a way for female playwrights to get noticed, since they are stil not produced in equal number to their male peers.

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    Interview with Dori Berinstein - Director of Carol Channing: Larger Than Life

    Women and Hollywood: You've been a producer of Broadway shows for a number of years. How did you segue into becoming a documentary filmmaker?

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    Listen to Holland Taylor Talk About Playing Ann Richards in a New One Woman Show

    Ann begins previews at the Kennedy Center in DC before hopefully coming to Broadway.  Here is Taylor talking to David Gregory in a Meet the Press extra.

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    Marsha Norman to Write Play Dealing with Plight of Women and Girls

    The United Nations Department of Public Information, through its Creative Community Outreach Initiative (CCOI) has joined forces with Theatre for Humans a producing entity out of LA to create a play based on stories of women and girls throughout the world. The play will be "dedicated to telling the...

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    Update: Five Female Playwrights Will be on Broadway This Fall

    Here is an update to yesterday's post about Theresa Rebeck's play opening on Broadway. It seems that there will be several female written plays opening on the great white way this fall. Great news. At least there will be women eligible to be nominated for a Tony next year. I just wish that we di...

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    A Female Playwright Will Be on Broadway Next Season

    After a disappointing year where not a single female written new play was produced on Broadway, word comes in now that next season will at least have some female representation.

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    Guest Post: We Want More Female-Written Plays! by Katherine Bowman

    The Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative (LA FPI) recently conducted a study on the number of female-written plays produced in LA. The number is a disappointing yet unsurprising 20%.

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    Julie Taymor Talks Spiderman at LA Theatre Conference

    I'm a bit obsessed about the Julie Taymor/Spiderman situation. Mostly I'm obsessed because of what this will mean for her career, but also what it will mean for other women's careers. Since her departure from the show several months ago, the narrative has been created by everyone else by her, mostly by necessity, since it didn't make sense for her to speak while she was trying to negotiate terms. But still, she was made out to be this incredibly difficult person who would not listen to reason and change the show so that it would be more commercial. Hardy any blame was given to the musicians The Edge and Bono who had never written a musica...

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