World Of The Play: Women In Theatre

Crimes of the HeartJanuary 24, 2014 – Segment 3

We hear the second installment in our World of the Play series, where we partner with Everyman Theatre to delve deeply into the themes addressed in each of their plays this season.You’ll hear the panel Marc moderated on Crimes of the Heart, Beth Henley’s play about three sisters in Mississippi. When the play was released in the early eighties, women playwrights were produced far less often than their male counterparts. Over thirty years later, there are still gender inequalities in the theater. Why aren’t women playwrights being heard on our stages? We discussed that and more last Saturday at Everyman Theater with: Teresa Eyring, Executive Director of Theatre Communications Group; Playwright & Dramaturg Jacqueline Lawton; and Dr. Jackson Bryer, Professor Emeritus of the Department of English at University of Maryland.