Women’s Voices on Stage (DRA2266.01)

Dina Janis

In this class, students will read a large canon of plays by current female playwrights working in the American Theatre today. These will include but are not limited to: Sibyl Kempson, Annie Baker, Annie Washburne, Frances Cowhig, Lisa Damour, Kia Cothron, Shiela Callaghan, and Lynn Nottage, Theresa Rebeck, Laura Eason, Anna Ziegler, Sherry Kramer, Cusi Cram, Paola Lazaro, Lauren Yee, Mona Mansour, Katori Hall, Lucy Thurber, Ruby Rae Spiegel, Dominique Morrisseau. We will also look at current initiatives by groups such as The Lilly Awards and the Kilroy List, to level the playing field and will attempt to explore the systemic reasons for this gender inequity where women playwrights are concerned. Work will include: play discussion, staging of selected scenes read, research and some field trips.

Prerequisites: None
Credits: 4
T 4:10pm - 6:00pm; F 4:10pm - 6:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 16
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as 2000, Dina Janis, Tuesday and/or Friday Afternoons, All courses, Drama, Four Credit.