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Anne L. Bernstein Theater, Snapple Theater Center
1627 Broadway @ 50th Street, 4th Floor
Join Fanny Kemble (1809-1893), actress and abolitionist; Clara Morris (1849-1925) actress and author; Mrs. Minnie Maddern Fiske (1865-1932) actress, director, producer and activist; Alla Nazimova (1878-1945) actress, director, and producer; and Katharine Hepburn (1907-2003) actress and producer. Hear the personal stories of these extraordinary women--the triumphs and struggles of their lives on the stage, as well as the outstanding contributions each made to the New York Theatre Community! All content for the evening has been researched and derived from their memoirs, letters, autobiographies, biographies and diaries.
The evening is produced by Mari Lyn Henry, Educator, Theatre Historian and Archivist. It is directed by Melody Brooks (Artistic Director, New Perspectives Theatre Company), and features Meghan Duffy, Karen Eterovich, Paula Ewin, Mari Lyn Henry and Romy Nordlinger. All the artists are members of the Heritage Committee of The League of Professional Theatre Women, which is dedicated to reclaiming the stories and contributions of women to the Theatre that have largely been erased from the historical record that is taught and known.
The Society for the Preservation of Theatrical History was formed by Mari Lyn Henry out of her many years of research and advocacy on behalf of forgotten theatre artists who had a major impact on the development of the modern theatre, especially in New York City. It brings together historical scholarship on the people, circumstances and societal forces that shaped the modern era, along with a performance element that allows the voices of these innovative and important figures to be heard again by modern audiences.