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Oral History: Award-Winning Performer Lois Smith in Conversation with Drama Critic Linda Winer
October 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday, October 22
The Bruno Walter Auditorium
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
at Lincoln Center
Corner of 65th Street & Amsterdam Avenue
On Monday, October 22nd, award-winning theatre performer Lois Smith was interviewed by drama critic Linda Winer, recent recipient of the 2018 LPTW Special Award, in the latest installment of the League of Professional Theatre Women’s Oral History Series.
Lois Smith has been the esteemed recipient of Obie, Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk, Outer Critic Circle, Kingsley Evans, and Jeff Awards for her theatrical performances. Recently, she appeared in Playwrights Horizon’s production of Marjorie Prime and in The Signature’s John, written by Annie Baker. She has also starred in many film and television projects, including Lady Bird, True Blood, and, most recently, Sneaky Pete. This past fall, Lois could be seen performing in I Was Most Alive With You at Playwrights Horizons.
During the interview, Ms. Smith discussed her long and fulfilling career, her first job in the theatre (which just happened to be on Broadway), and the types of roles that she looks forward to taking on next.
Linda Winer asks Lois Smith about her introduction to performing and how she became interested in pursuing a life in the theatre.
Lois discusses the types of characters that she enjoys exploring at this point in her career. Recently, she appeared in Playwrights Horizon’s production of Marjorie Prime and in The Signature’s John, written by Pulitzer Prize-winner Annie Baker.
Linda Winer and Lois Smith go over Lois’ illustrious film career, including fan favorites East of Eden, Five Easy Pieces, and Lady Bird.
Left to Right: Sophia Romma, Lois Smith, Linda Winer, and Paula Ewin.
Left to Right: Lois Smith, Linda Winer, and Ludovica Villar-Hauser.
Ludovica Villar-Hauser thanks the New York Performing Arts Library at Lincoln Center for their ongoing support of the LPTW’s Oral History Series.
Lois Smith joins LPTW members for a photo at the Oral History reception.
LPTW members socialize at PJ Clarke’s following the interview.
Photo credits: Ashley Garrett Photography
CLICK HERE to read our article in Broadway World.
CLICK HERE to read more about the event on Blogcritics.
CLICK HERE to see the photo essay on WIT Online
Admission was free. First come, first seated.
This program is made possible, in part, with public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, and with funds from the NYS Council on the Arts, a state agency, with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. The Oral History Project also enjoys continued support from the Edith Meiser Foundation.