Medieval Mothers of Drama: Hroswitha of Gandersheim and Hildegard of Bingen

In association with
The School of Drama at the New School

Producer: Melissa Attebery
Producer: Melody Brooks
Associate Producer: Kristin Heckler

Director: Lynn Marie Macy
Music Consultant: Teresa Lotz
Dramaturg: Melody Brooks


Christine Bruno
John Hart
Olivia Konteatis
Lori Sinclair Minor
Bess Miller


Hroswitha of Gandersheim is the first known female playwright, and the first recorded European dramatist after the fall of Rome. Hildegard of Bingen was a German Benedictine abbess, artist, author, composer, mystic, pharmacist, poet, preacher, and theologian. On Her Shoulders is pleased to present staged readings with music of two plays by the earliest known female dramatists.