Women Are Talking
ThInk Blot: CUNY student, Ksenia Volynkina, talks winning the Sallie Bingham Grant and directing a piece by Adrienne Kennedy
October 12, 2018
We asked the inaugural four recipients of the Sallie Bingham Grant to talk to us about their experiences directing their winning piece. Here is the first in the series...
A production of Lillian Hellman's DAYS TO COME
August 17, 2018
Mint Theater Company presents a rare production of Days to Come by Lillian Hellman,“one of the most important playwrights of the American theater.” (New York Times)
ThInk Blot: Niki Tulk's "Baking and Exhibition and Sacrifice: Theatricalizing Gertrude Stein’s TENDER BUTTONS"
December 13, 2017
We are excited to share some of the fine academic work of our program participants and colleagues in our new "ThInk Blot" series. Niki Tulk presented her paper on Gertrude Stein's Tender Buttons as a part of History Matters/Back to the Future's panel at ATHE 2017: How Dare She?!?!: The Spectacle of Historic Women Playwrights. We are excited to share it with you all here!
We Made a BuzzFeed Quiz!
October 13, 2017
Test your knowledge of the first ladies of playwrighting and their plays!
Thoughts from our 2016 Barlow Prize Recipients
November 7, 2016
In 2016, History Mattesr/Back to the Future awarded the Judith Barlow Prize to Lindsay Adams of Catholic University of America for her play Her Own Devices and the Runner Up Prize went to Aaron Scully of Univeristy of Missouri. To inspire other students we spoke with both of them.
TRIFLES @ 100
October 5, 2016
On Oct 4th for the 100th anniversary of the play TRIFLES, The Susan Glaspell Society produced a reading of the play at The Metropolitan Playhouse in NYC followed by a panel of Susan Glaspell scholars.
"a masterpiece lost in plain sight"
May 26, 2016
There are currently three incredible productions of historic women's plays on stages across the country:
Funnyhouse of a Negro by Adrienne Kennedy at The Signature Theatre in New York,
The Sign in Sydney Brustein's Window by Lorraine Hansberry at the Goodman in Chicago, &
Trouble in Mind by Alice Childress at the Guthrie in Minneapolis.