Initiative to Celebrate American Women Playwrights
Friends and Colleagues, I'm happy to report that response to our initiative has been extremely positive. In addition to theatres and university programs where NTC members hold leadership positions, we have been joined in spirit by several groups with shared interest in advancing women playwrights. I encourage you to follow the links below to find out more about the initiative and our sister organizations. Please continue to spread the word about this initiative. And please remember to include the credit in playbills and publicity materials as appropriate in order to bring attention to these shared efforts to advance the state of playwrighting by including more women's voices.
Now that the New Year has begun in earnest for most of us, I wanted to take a moment to follow up on the new initiative we have set in motion. You'll see from the following sampling of responses, the level of enthusiasm for what we've set in motion.
"The recent problems the administrator (TDF) for the Wendy Wasserstein Prize for young female playwrights had in making an award this year suggests that the NTC initiative is sorely needed. NTC goes one better by making room for second productions, and for experienced playwrights already beyond the up-and-coming phase of a career. The NTC program is an idea every college and university with a substantial theatre program should join."
Scott L. Steele, Executive Director
University/Resident Theatre Association
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"As Artistic Director of the Nevada Conservatory Theatre at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, I will join the effort to promote American Women Playwrights through the NTC initiative."
Dr. Robert Benedetti, Artistic Director
Nevada Conservatory Theatre
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Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative
League of Professional Theatre Women New Play Festival
International Centre for Women Playwrights