ON HER SHOULDERS: Free Event 5/21 at 6:30 p.m.

NPTC and the
New School for Drama
Women of Provincetown Players
A sample of early 20th Century shorts from three of the writers for the ground-break company

Alice Rostetter
Rita Creighton Smith
Edna St. Vincent Millay

directed by Elysa Marden, dramaturgy by Shana Komitee
Wednesday, May 21, 2014; Doors Open: 6:30pm
Dramatists Guild
501 Broadway, 7th Floor

On Her Shoulders was founded in 2012 to present staged readings of plays by women from across the spectrum of time and place, with contemporary dramaturgs contextualizing--and in some cases adapting--them for modern audiences. The program seeks to make it impossible to deny or ignore the great tradition and value of women's contribution to the theatrical canon. On Her Shoulders intends to motivate producers and directors to champion and produce these plays in New York and regionally, and to incite audiences to demand to see them. The Play in Context, the dramaturgical and scholarly presentation component to the program, is sponsored in part by the League of Professional Theatre Women, a not-for-profit organization promoting visibility and increasing opportunities for women in theatre since 1982. www.theatrewomen.org

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