From the League of Professional Theatre Women & New Perspectives
Sappho of Lesbos
Written by Estelle Anna Lewis
Directed by Lynn Marie Macy
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 7PM (Doors open at 6:45PM)
New Perspectives Studio 458 West 37 Street on 10th Avenue
On Her Shoulders, a program of New Perspectives Theatre Company with support from LPTW, is pleased to present the next staged reading by a woman playwright from the past.
Written in 1868, the printed play was so popular it went through six editions between 1875 and 1881!
Doors open at 6:45pm for a 7:00pm start with The Play in Context by Emily Rainbow Davis, who situates the script in its historical time and place, followed by the reading and a post-performance Q&A with refreshments.
From the League of Professional Theatre Women - FREE
A Memorial for Eight Theatre Women
including Dorothy Olim Krone
Special Advisor to the Women in the Arts & Media Coalition
Monday, January 27
6:30-8:30PM (Doors open at 6PM)
The Actors' Temple 339 West 47th St. Between 8th & 9th Avenues
The League of Professional Theatre Women
(Shellen Lubin and Catherine Porter, Co-Presidents),
an organization which has been championing women
in the professional theatre for over three decades,
is mourning the loss of eight league members who passed away in 2019.
On Monday, January 27, LPTW will honor and remember Betty Corwin, founder of Theater on Film and Tape (TOFT), at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts; director Kathi E. B. Ellis; Arlene Epstein, theater critic for Long Island's South Shore Record and the Nassau Herald; the League's long-time Treasurer, Anne Stewart Fitzroy; scenic, costume and projection designer Meganne George; producer and general manager Dorothy Olim Krone, the first woman to be elected President of the League of Advertising Agencies and recipient of the League's 1996 Lee Reynolds Award; actor Lynne Rogers, well-known to television viewers during her many years as a leading lady on CBS' "Guiding Light" and as an ailing heroine on NBC's "The Doctors"; and actor and singer Lauren Scott.
Leading the Memorial will be LPTW Co-President Shellen Lubin, Memorial Coordinator and League member Alexis Greene, and Rabbi Jill Hausman of the Actors' Temple. Other participants will include distinguished American mezzo soprano Marie Ann Chenevey, and numerous LPTW members.
The Memorial will take place at The Actors' Temple (339 West 47th Street, New York, NY 10036) on Monday, January 27 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm (doors will open at 6pm). Admission is FREE, but reservations are requested. Please note that The Actors' Temple is accessible. Please visit http://theatrewomen.org/event/lptw-theatre-women-memorial/