PANEL DISCUSSION: WOMEN WORKING IN THEATER (WITH AND WITHOUT MEN)
Featuring the creative team of Women Without Men and moderated by Ludovica Villar-Hauser

Sunday, January 31, after the matinee

A recent study by the League of Professional Theatre Women found that less than 35% of the major creative jobs Off and Off-Off-Broadway during the 2014-2015 season were held by women. In this panel discussion, the all-female creative team of Women Without Men will discuss their careers as working women in the theater, as well as their unique experience working together on this production. The panel will feature Jenn Thompson (Director), Vicki R. Davis (Sets), Martha Hally (Costumes), Traci Klainer Polimeni (Lights), Jane Shaw (Sound), Amy Stoller (Dialects & Dramaturgy), and Judy Bowman (Casting)—and will be moderated by Ludovica Villar-Hauser (Founder of Works by Women & Co-Secretary of the League of Professional Theatre Women).

A SCHOOL FOR LADIES: EDUCATION IN 1930s IRELAND
Maureen O. Murphy, Hofstra University

Saturday, February 13, after the matinee

Maureen Murphy is Professor of Curriculum and Teaching, and Co-Director of the undergraduate Irish Studies minor at Hofstra University. Professor Murphy is a past president of the American Conference for Irish Studies and a past chair of the International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures. Her discussion will provide social and historical context for the play, and will focus on the history of education in Ireland.

HAZEL ELLIS AND DUBLIN’S GATE THEATRE
Chris Morash, Trinity College Dublin

Saturday, February 27, after the matinee

Chris Morash returns to the Mint for his fifth year. He currently holds post as the Seamus Heaney Professor of Irish Writing at Trinity College Dublin. He is co-editor of Mint’s publication Teresa Deevy Reclaimed: Volume I, as well as the forthcoming Volume II. While Dublin’s Abbey Theatre was Ireland’s best known theatre internationally in the early years of the twentieth century, some of the most interesting theatre in Ireland in the 1930s was actually produced at the Gate Theatre in Dublin—where Women Without Men was first performed in 1938. This talk will look at the theatre, the people, and the ideas that formed the context for that first production.

WOMEN WITHOUT THEATRE? IRISH FEMALE PIONEERS OF THE 1930s
Chris Morash, Trinity College Dublin

Sunday, February 28, after the matinee

The Irish Constitution of 1937 was clear about the role of women in society: “The State recognises that by her life within the home, woman gives to the State a support without which the common good cannot be achieved.” And yet, in spite of this, women played an important part in the theatre culture of the time. This talk looks at some of these female pioneers—including some who were associated with the Gate Theatre—and will explore the issues faced by women in Irish theatre, both then and today.

THE 1916 RISING AND THE IRISH THEATRE
Chris Morash, Trinity College Dublin

Monday, February 29 at 6:30PM

At the American Irish Historical Society
991 5th Ave. (Between 80th and 81st Streets)

The year 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Rising, a key moment in the history of modern Ireland. Many of the key figures involved in the Easter Rising were also actively involved in the theatre, whether as playwrights, actors or directors. This special, off-site lecture will look at some of the ways in which the Irish theatre helped shape the events the culminated in Easter Week, 1916—to the point that it becomes possible to ask if we can understand the Rising itself as a (deadly serious) form of theatre.

This talk will be followed by a reception with light refreshments. Seating is very limited. For reservations please call 212.315.0231.

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