I am an author and arts journalist and most recently wrote the first biography of playwright Emily Mann, "Emily Mann: Rebel Artist of the American Theater." I co-founded and was 1st president of Literary Managers & Dramaturgs of the American and have been devoted to the theater, and to playwrights, all of my working life.
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MORE ABOUT ME
My most gratifying moments in the theater occurred when I was literary manager at the George St. Playhouse in New Brunswick, NJ, in the 1980s, and produced a reading series of new plays. So often in the theater, audiences respond privately--by laughing, crying, clapping (dozing). But audiences at the readings wanted to talk about what they'd just heard and seen, and I always believed that the experience brought them closer to theater and enabled them to commit to theater in a way they hadn't by buying a ticket and sitting in the audience. It made me want to keep doing theater.
WHAT I'M WORKING ON
A collection of 19th & 20th-century plays by American women
Jewish, Feminist, Political, True Crime, Historical
Honor Roll ! Members Profiles Project