Sept 8, 2015 — Tonight, from the National Museum of Women in the Arts, HowlRound TV will stream the conversation between Tony® Award-winning playwright Lisa Kron and National Public Radio’s Special Correspondent Susan Stamberg on gender parity in the arts. The discussion will open the launch party for the Women’s Voices Theater Festival. The conversation, which begins at 7pm, can be viewed by clicking http://howlround.com/tv.
Lisa Kron has been writing and performing theater since coming to New York from Michigan in 1984. Her work has been widely produced in New York, regionally, and internationally. She recently won two 2015 Tony® Awards (Best Book and Best Score) for the musical Fun Home, written with composer Jeanine Tesori, and based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel. Kron was one of the original resident playwrights of the American Voices New Play Institute at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Her Tony®-nominated play Well was seen there in 2012.
The invitation-only event celebrates an unprecedented collaboration among professional theater companies that includes the presentation of more than 50 world-premiere productions of work by female playwrights, taking place this September and October in the nation’s capital region.
New video from the Women’s Voices Theater Festival: “We’re attempting to move the needle here.”Molly Smith from Arena Stage, Michael Kahn, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Paul Tetrealt, Ford’s Theatre, Eric D. Schaeffer, Signature Theatre, Ryan Rilette, Round House Theatre, Meredith Burkus, Studio Theatre and Meghan Pressman, Woolly Theatre Company, recorded by DC Cool.