“I Wanted to Say Too Much:”
Lillian Hellman and the Creation of Days to Come
Maya Cantu, Bennington College

Saturday August 11, after the Matinee

Maya Cantu is on the Drama Faculty at Bennington and Dramaturgical Advisor to the Mint. She received a D.F.A. in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism at Yale School of Drama. Her book American Cinderellas on the Broadway Stage: Imagining the Working Girl from “Irene” to “Gypsy” is now available through Palgrave Macmillan.

Daniel Walkowitz, New York University (Emeritus)

Sunday August 12, after the Matinee

Professor Walkowitz is an historian who specializes in labor history, eminently qualified to discuss the labor issues, which dominate the plot of Days to Come. His publications include Working-Class America: Essays on Labor, Community and American Society and Rethinking U.S. Labor History: Essays on the Working-Class Experience.

Sharon Friedman, New York University

Saturday September 15, after the Matinee

Sharon Friedman is the author of the Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism entry on Lillian Hellman, as well as numerous essays on other important American women playwrights, such as Susan Glaspell, Rachel Crothers and Lorraine Hansberry.

Alice Kessler-Harris, Columbia University

Thursday September 20, after the Matinee

Kessler-Harris is the R. Gordon Hoxie Professor Emerita of American History. She is the author of is A Difficult Woman: The Challenging Life and Times of Lillian Hellman (2012). Kessler-Harris specializes in the history of American labor and the comparative and interdisciplinary exploration of women and gender.

Did you know?

Many of our EnrichMint Events have been recorded and are available for viewing online.

  • Charles Duff
    "N.C. Hunter: Plays That Actors Liked To Speak"

    Charles Duff is a British teacher, actor, theatre director, writer and critic. His first professional role was in N.C. Hunter’s The Adventures of Tom Random at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in 1967. His book, The Lost Summer: The Heyday of the West End Theatre, focuses on the playwrights of the commercial British theatre of the mid-twentieth century. In this video, filmed after a performance of A Day by the Sea by N.C. Hunter, Charles discusses how N.C. Hunter’s plays fit into this rich period of theatrical history. Video by Joshua Paul Johnson. Recorded live on August 13, 2016.

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  • Roger W. Oliver
    "British Theatre in the Postwar World"

    Roger W. Oliver is Professor of Liberal Arts and Drama at Juilliard, and Professor of English and Dramatic Literature at NYU, where he teaches courses in Modern British Drama. In this video, filmed after a performance of A DAY BY THE SEA by N.C. Hunter, Roger discusses how the play fits into the larger context of post-WWII British theatre. Video by Joshua Paul Johnson. Recorded live on August 6, 2016.

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