Event Title

Afternoon Tea: Women in Theater

Event Type

Event

Location

Marymount Institute

Start Date

28-10-2010 4:00 PM

End Date

28-10-2010 5:00 PM

Description

A panel and conversation with Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Beth Henley; Ellen Geer, artistic director of the Theatricum Botanicum; Amy Madigan, actor; Velina Houston, playwright.

Panelists:
Beth Henley is an American dramatist and actress. She received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1981 for her play, Crimes of the Heart (1978).

Velina Hasu Houston has written over thirty plays, including fifteen commissions, internationally produced at Manhattan Theatre Club, the Old Globe Theatre, George Street Playhouse, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Negro Ensemble Company, Smithsonian Institution, Whole Theatre (Olympia Dukakis, producer), Syracuse Stage, Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, and others including in People's Republic of China, Japan, Singapore, and Malaysia. She has been awarded fellowships from Japan Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation (twice), California Arts Council, and The Sidney F. Brody Foundation; as well as being honored by Sidney Poitier and American Film Institute and the Pinter Review Prize for Drama. Current projects include The DNA Trail, Silk Road Theatre Project in association with the Goodman Theatre; the world premiere of Calligraphy, Playwrights' Arena at LATC, November 2010; and the Japan premiere of Calling Aphrodite August 2011. Houston is Associate Dean of Faculty, Professor of Theatre, Resident Playwright, and creator and Director of the Master of Fine Arts in Dramatic Writing, University of Southern California School of Theatre.

Amy Madigan

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Oct 28th, 4:00 PM Oct 28th, 5:00 PM

Afternoon Tea: Women in Theater

Marymount Institute

A panel and conversation with Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Beth Henley; Ellen Geer, artistic director of the Theatricum Botanicum; Amy Madigan, actor; Velina Houston, playwright.

Panelists:
Beth Henley is an American dramatist and actress. She received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1981 for her play, Crimes of the Heart (1978).

Velina Hasu Houston has written over thirty plays, including fifteen commissions, internationally produced at Manhattan Theatre Club, the Old Globe Theatre, George Street Playhouse, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Negro Ensemble Company, Smithsonian Institution, Whole Theatre (Olympia Dukakis, producer), Syracuse Stage, Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, and others including in People's Republic of China, Japan, Singapore, and Malaysia. She has been awarded fellowships from Japan Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation (twice), California Arts Council, and The Sidney F. Brody Foundation; as well as being honored by Sidney Poitier and American Film Institute and the Pinter Review Prize for Drama. Current projects include The DNA Trail, Silk Road Theatre Project in association with the Goodman Theatre; the world premiere of Calligraphy, Playwrights' Arena at LATC, November 2010; and the Japan premiere of Calling Aphrodite August 2011. Houston is Associate Dean of Faculty, Professor of Theatre, Resident Playwright, and creator and Director of the Master of Fine Arts in Dramatic Writing, University of Southern California School of Theatre.

Amy Madigan