Women dramatists, American
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Clare Millicent Coss, lesbian feminist, playwright and psychotherapist, had her feminist awakening in the late 1960's. Soon thereafter she began writing plays with political, feminist themes. Her papers contain an autobiographical sketch, published scripts for numerous plays, and a review of the play, The Blessing. Also included are materials pertaining to Coss's involvement in the Women's Experimental Theater and a small scrapbook of photographs and printed...
Collection — Multiple Containers
Overview Helen Krich Chinoy, a long-time professor at Smith College, was a pioneer in theatre education and one of the leading theatre historians in the United States. In an academic career spanning nearly half a century, Chinoy was an inspirational teacher and chair of the Smith College Theatre Department as it moved into a modern new center for the performing arts. Her books, Actors on Acting, co-authored with her sister-in-law, the theatrical agent Toby Cole, and...
Dates: 1975 - 1981
Overview Professor, theater; Actor. Source material and correspondence relating to her book Women in American Theatre; also scripts, ephemera, periodicals, essays, clippings, and correspondence related to women's theatres around the world; and correspondence, printed material, and drafts for the Women in the Performing Arts newsletter.
Overview Rosemary Keefe (1940-2012) was a feminist scholar and pioneer in the field of women’s studies as well as a social justice activist. She was a former Catholic nun who left her order, married, had a daughter, divorced and ultimately came out as a lesbian. Keefe became nationally known with the 1985 publication of the controversial book Lesbian Nuns: Breaking the Silence, which she wrote with Nancy Manahan. The Rosemary Keefe papers include personal and...
Dates: 1960 - 2011
Overview The collection documents the work of women in the performing arts, especially American actresses, women playwrights, and dancers. There are biographical files on individuals; articles and dissertations; several contemporary plays by women; and printed material on women filmmakers and feminist theater.
Overview Theater company. An innovative women's theatre company, the Theatre of Light and Shadow was dedicated to theatre as both art and communication and to feminism as a lifestyle. Materials include correspondence, publicity, programs, scripts, and photographs.
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Overview Tribad Productions was an all-women's theatrical company that produced plays written by women, for women and existed from 1991 to 1995. The records include six plays, including gay and lesbian themes, submitted for a playwriting contest sponsored by Tribad Productions in 1992. Includes related correspondence.
Overview The collection contains financial records, memorabilia, photographs, publicity materials, workshop tapes, correspondence, and meeting notes pertaining to plays the Woman's Collage Theater produced.
Dates: 1970 - 1981
Overview Professional organization. Records include correspondence, printed material, audiotapes from national conferences, plays submitted for prizes, newsletters, administrative and financial records, programs, membership lists, and proposals. NOTE: There is no container list online for this finding aid. You may contact the Sophia Smith Collection if you want one sent to you.
Overview WP Theater was founded in 1978 by Julia Miles to develop and cultivate the creative talents of women in the American theater. WP Theater sought to give women from all areas of theater the opportunity to establish their professional credibility, gain visibility and foster their artistic growth. The collection includes play scripts, promotional materials, administrative records, and materials related to Julia Miles, founder and artistic director. WP Theater often commissioned plays by women...
Dates: 1951 - 2010