Ms. Seldes In Her Own Words – A Transcription by Mari Lyn Henry

The theatre lost one of its greatest actresses on October 7, 2014. I was fortunate to be in the Players Grill on June 19, 1997 when she reminisced about her life and career. I tape recorded and transcribed it in its entirety. I discovered her wit, wisdom, sense of humor, passion, humility, and most of all her love for Garson Kanin, sitting by her during Read More »

Staging Change: A Global Practice

The O’Neill Film and Theatrical Foundation in association with the International Committee of the League of Professional Theatre Women present: STAGING CHANGE: A GLOBAL PRACTICE A Celebration of the 2014 Gilder/Coigney International Theatre Award Nominees CLICK HERE TO WATCH

The LPTW ’14-15 Season Kick-Off!

We’ve amplified our annual launch event to feature a look at major projects and the season ahead, including…. Judy Binus and Martha Steketee on their LPTW study Women Hired Off Broadway 2010 – 2014 (read it here first!) A sneak peek at our brand-new website Background on International Award events Committee news and more ways to get involved and so much more! Plus food, drink, Read More »

Oral History Bios: Billie Allen and Phylicia Rashad

BILLE ALLEN  is a highly respected actor/director/philanthropist. After appearing on Broadway as a dancer in Jerome Robbins’s On the Town, many musicals followed.  Elia Kazan spotted her talent and arranged a scholarship to study acting under Lee Strasberg.  Later Billie studied with Lloyd Richards and Harold Clurman.  She appeared in the original Broadway production of A Raisin in the Sun, Blues for Mister Charlie, and Read More »

Women Hired Off-Broadway 2010-2014

STUDY EXPLORES GENDER PARITY OFF-BROADWAY New York, NY – September 9, 2014: The League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW), as part of an initiative called Women Count, are pleased to present an analysis of women employed Off-Broadway in the four most recent theatrical seasons. A number of efforts  to count, study, analyze and report on the status of women in theatre, in recent years, have Read More »

Oral History: Billie Allen Interviewed By Phylicia Rashad

On Monday, September 22, 2014, the League of Professional Theatre Women presented: BILLIE ALLEN interviewed by PHYLICIA RASHAD The event took place at the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. Produced by Betty Corwin. This program was made possible by the generous support of Angelina Fiordellisi, Artistic Director, Cherry Lane Theatre. Oral History Bios: Billie Allen and Read More »

League of Professional Theatre Women’s Welcome – 2014

League of Professional Theatre Women’s Welcome – 2014 It’s time to celebrate our fabulous members! The Networking Salon Series cordially invites you to join us as we welcome new colleagues and raise a toast to everyone who is part of this great organization. Volunteers from LPTW’s many committees and affinity groups will be on hand to show you how to take advantage of the amazing Read More »

Circles by Discipline

Dear League Members, We are pleased to announce a new committee: Circles by Discipline. We have all felt the need to want to get to know more intimately who the other League members are in our main focus discipline; to share ideas, network within that specific group, to constructively discuss the joys and frustrations, and to find common ground and interests. If you are interested in joining a Read More »

International Theatre Award Ceremony Honoring Patricia Ariza – Oct. 27

Please Be Our Guest us for the 2nd Gilder/Coigney International Theatre Award Ceremony honoring: Patricia Ariza (Colombia, South America) 2014 Guilder/Coigney Awardee   Monday, October 27, 2014 CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY RSVP for all events to: An Exciting, All-day Immersion in Patricia’s Life and Legacy! 11:30am – 12:00pm Screening videos about Patricia—an introduction to the 48-year career of this enduring theatre Read More »

Vineyard Tag Sale

August 4 – 8 10:30am – 6pm 108 East 15th Street between Irving Place & Union Square ​ VINEYARD TAG SALE​: Vineyard Theatre in NYC is having a major TAG SALE of costumes, props, and furniture (Re-use! Recycle!), and we thought you might like to pass this info along to the theatre companies, artists, designers, and individuals affiliated with the Off-Broadway Alliance. We are selling everything from Read More »