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Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 7:00pm to 8:30pmVirtual Event
The Second Wave Women’s Liberation Movement gave birth to feminist theatre, bringing its rallying cry — “The personal is political” — to the stage. Through content and form, feminist theatre groups built community and claimed space for women’s voices and experiences to be heard.
In this webinar, you’ll get a backstage pass to the history of feminist theatre groups and talk politics, aesthetics, and the future of feminist performance with some of the genre’s iconic artists and scholars. You can find more information including scripts, videos, and suggestions for further reading at www.feministtheatre.com.
This is the first in a three-part panel series, “Feminist Theatre: PAst and Present,” that celebrates of the 50th anniversary of Cornell University’s women’s studies program (now Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies) as well as the 30th year of its Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) academic specialty. Each panel will highlight a different moment in feminist and lesbian performance history along with how artists and scholars interpret them.
This series is sponsored by Cornell’s Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (FGSS) and LGBT Studies programs; Cornell’s Department of Performing and Media Arts; James Madison University; CloseToHome Productions; and the Women and Theatre Program of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education.
What You'll Learn
Panelists: Sue Perlgut, founder of It’s All Right To Be Woman Theatre, Roberta Sklar and Sondra Segal of the Women’s Experimental Theatre, Bobbi Ausubel of Caravan Theatre, Martha Boesing of At the Foot of the Mountain Theatre. Moderator: Sara Warner, Cornell University