Annually, through the League of Professional Theatre Women’s ongoing Oral History Project, the legacies of three great theatre women, across all theatrical disciplines, are preserved. The Oral History project, in which a great theatre woman is interviewed by the interviewer of their choice and they discuss their life and career before a live audience, are videotaped for posterity in the Theatre on Film and Tape Archive at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. This year 600 audience members will be inspired by these women’s stories, but the number of theatre artists and scholars who will be galvanized by seeing the tapes of these interviews in the future is immeasurable. The LPTW Oral History events have previously featured interviews with such notables as Daryl Roth, Phylicia Rashad, Frances McDormand, Billie Allen, Paula Vogel, Laura Linney, Baayork Lee, Patti LuPone, Carmen DeLavallade, Tyne Daly, Bebe Neuwirth, Mercedes Ruehl, Kia Corthron, Christine Ebersole, and many others. For further detailed information, kindly email Sophia Romma at or Pat Addiss at


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Baayrok Lee interviewed by Robert Viagas, February 2018




Paula Vogel, June 2017 

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Carmen de Lavallade interviewed by Deborah Jowitt, June 2016

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Judith Light interviewed by Leigh Silverman, October 2016