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Shaun Bennet Fauntleroy

Shaun Bennet Wilson, member of the League of Professional Theatre WomenActress, Producer
New York, New York USA

I often say that if I couldn’t be an actress I’d be a private investigator or a historian. Researching different lives, times and places is a delicious pastime and the more I dig into the history of the world, the more fascinating it becomes. I often seek inspiration in the rooms of museums, the crooked, story-heavy streets of Lower Manhattan, or buried in the pages of historical tomes. The lines that connect humanity through the ages are the lines in which I find my bearings.

My favorite book is “Les Miserables,” and my favorite line from a play is Martha’s from Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, “(Your wife’s) never wunk at you; what a shame…” My favorite cocktail is a Manhattan or Rob Roy, perfect, with a twist.

There are several productions that changed my life. When I was 14, my drama class went to see the Kansas City Repertory Theatre perform King Lear. I was bored and nodding off for most of it until Edgar stepped onstage to begin his Bastard’s Speech. He stood in silence and clung to a tree as if in shock.  In a low, terrible voice he began to speak. My blood ran cold as his trembling hands peeled off every stitch of clothing and covered his nude body with mud and dirt. It was and remains the most terrifying and beautiful thing I’ve ever seen on stage, paralleled only by Mark Rylance in the last 20 minutes of Jerusalem. I also have to add Clybourne Park to the list as it reaffirmed my love for theatre. It gave me hope.

Future dream: I would love to run a theatre company that produces transformative work, mentors young artists and feeds them home-cooked meals every now and then.

Something no one knows about me? I am deathly afraid of clowns.

Shaun Bennet Fauntleroy has worked with Resonance Ensemble, The WorkShop Theater Company, Gideon Productions, The Drilling Company, Abingdon Theatre, Emerging Artists Theatre, HB Playwrights Foundation, Midtown International Theatre Festival, the Estrogenius Festival, and more. Member DGA. www.shaunbfauntleroy.com

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BLOG30
A YEAR-LONG, DAILY BLOG, HIGHLIGHTING A MEMBER-A-DAY
Pioneers Week ~ March 26 – April 1

The League of Professional Theatre Women, celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2012 with Turning 30: Celebrating Our Legacy, Creating Our Future, announces a special Pioneer’s Week of Blog30, the LPTW blog highlighting the energy & accomplishments of its 400+ members. Blog30 launched its first daily entry on January 1, 2012.
Developed & administered by League members Susan Bernfield, Melanie Sutherland, Shaun Bennet Wilson & Lanie Zipoy, Blog30 celebrates the individual women, engaged in a broad range of theatrical disciplines, who make up The League of Professional Theatre Women, each with a story to tell & a distinct point of view.
Highlighting Pioneer’s Week will be Julia Miles (Founding Artistic Director of the Women’s Project, Founding Member LPTW), Elsa Rael (Playwright, Lyricist & Writer), Ruth Mayleas (Arts Executive – NEA, Ford Foundation), Billie Allen (Actor, Director), Lenore DeKoven (Director, Author, Educator) & Tisa Chang (Artistic Director, Pan Asian Rep).

The Schedule for Pioneer’s Week is:

Monday, March 26th ~ Julia Miles
Tuesday, March 27th ~ Elsa Rael
Wednesday, March 28th ~ Ruth Mayleas
Thursday, March 29th ~ Billie Allen
Friday, March 30th ~ Lenore DeKoven
Saturday, March 31st ~ Tisa Chang
Sunday, April 1st ~ Week in Review ~ From the Archives
The League of Professional Theatre Women is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization. Numerous events are planned each year to deliver on their mission of promoting visibility & increasing opportunities for women in the field. For their 30th Anniversary, they are planning fifteen months of events to advocate, promote & highlight the contributions of women in theatre both domestically & abroad. None of these projects are possible without generous philanthropic support. To find out more about how you can support their endeavors please visit their website http://www.theatrewomen.org & click on the “Support Us” tab.

Blog30 can be found at http://www.lptw30blog.wordpress.com
For more information about LPTW & Turning 30, visit http://www.theatrewomen.org
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BLOG30

A YEAR-LONG, DAILY BLOG, HIGHLIGHTING A MEMBER-A-DAY

The League of Professional Theatre Women, celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2012 with Turning 30: Celebrating Our Legacy, Creating Our Future, announces Blog30, a new blog highlighting the energy & accomplishments of its 400+ members.  The blog launched its first daily entry on January 1, 2012.

Developed & administered by League members Susan Bernfield, Melanie Sutherland, Shaun Bennet Wilson & Lanie Zipoy, Blog30 celebrates the individual women, engaged in a broad range of theatrical disciplines, who make up the League, each with a story to tell & a distinct point of view.  In their featured entries, members respond to a series of trigger questions – both serious & silly – designed to help them reach beyond their bio to talk about what inspires or entertains them in a deeper, often more idiosyncratic way.   “As a longtime member of The League of Professional Theatre Women, I am constantly astonished by the diversity & creative talents of its members,” says Sutherland.  “We created Blog30 to showcase each members’ achievements, as well as their interests & I‘m thrilled that so many women have been eager to participate.”

The League of Professional Theatre Women is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization. Numerous events are planned each year to deliver on their mission of promoting visibility & increasing opportunities for women in the field. For their 30th Anniversary, they are planning fifteen months of events to advocate, promote & highlight the contributions of women in theatre both domestically & abroad. None of these projects are possible without generous philanthropic support. To find out more about how you can support their endeavors please visit their website www.theatrewomen.org & click on the “Support Us” tab.

Blog30 can be found at www.lptw30blog.wordpress.com  For more information about LPTW & Turning 30, visit www.theatrewomen.org.

LPTW’s 30th Anniversary Blog Launches!

The League of Professional Theatre Women celebrates its 30th anniversary this year – Turning 30: Celebrating Our Legacy, Creating Our Future.

Blog30, our daily blog, celebrates the individual members who make up the League – around the globe.

Developed and administered by League members Melanie Sutherland, Lanie Zipoy, Susan Bernfield, and Shaun Bennet Wilson, Blog30 celebrates the individual women engaged in a broad range of theatrical disciplines who make up the League, each with a story to tell and a distinct point of view.  In their featured entries, members respond to a series of trigger questions – both serious and silly – designed to help them reach beyond their bio to talk about what inspires or entertains them in a deeper, often more idiosyncratic way:

* Where do you look for inspiration?
* What’s your favorite book / movie / line from a play / pop culture guilty pleasure / cocktail?
* What play or production changed your life?
* Is there anything you still dream of doing?
* I feel most like myself when I ….
* What is your best escape?
* What’s the one thing nobody knows about you?

Each post also includes the League member’s discipline(s), her current geographic location, and a brief bio.

Visit Blog30 daily and meet the women who work in the professional theatre – in their own words!!!!

Disclaimer: All the contents constitute the opinion of the contributing bloggers, and do not represent the views and opinions of the League of Professional Theatre Women. If you wish to use or copy any of the content or photos on this Blog, you must first contact the LPTW for permission.

Introducing Team Blog30!!

Meet the women
who have administered and nurtured
Blog30 for the past 24 weeks:

Shaun logs in each submission and follows up missing info, and keeps the League’s Facebook page up to date. Susan copy edits the submissions and pulls the quotes for the Week in Review and From the Archives. Melanie tracks dates, inputs into the blogsite, and sends out the reminders, and Lanie tweaks and uploads photos and adds tagging for optimum web hits for each member.

As we celebrate the League’s 30th Anniversary, I felt it was important to shine the spotlight on the individuals who make up the League. This Blog30 experiment has surpassed expectations! I’ve loved the unique responses to our specific questions, and look forward to indulging in the League’s favorite cocktails…. – Melanie Sutherland

Blog30 offers a snippet, a peek, a window into the lives of the accomplished members of the League of Professional Theatre Women. It’s been great fun to celebrate the vanguard members as well as those new to the League, and to learn things about each other none of us knew. – Lanie Zipoy

Blog30 has been like my crash course in the League and its members! As copy editor and pull-quote picker, I’ve read just about every one of ‘em, and have been surprised, amused, sometimes frustrated, generally interested, definitely more in tune with who we are. Don’t know what I was thinking when I shot off my mouth at last year’s annual meeting (I think that’s what got me into this!), but boy, have I come to admire the persistence and generosity of my Blog30 cohort, bravely pursuing new posts and prepping entries through up and down, thick and thin, seriously, a helluva year. – Susan Bernfield

When Melanie first brought up her idea of a Daily blog for the League, I was thrilled. I expected it to be a great tool to increase the League’s visibility and a fun way to highlight what makes our League Ladies so fantastic. These expectations, however, in no way prepared me for just how imaginative, witty, inspiring, and courageous our bloggers are, or for how well Blog30 has been received. From the lengthy blog entries to the briefer ones, I’ve so enjoyed reading these personal glimpses into the minds of the women who make theatre happen in NYC and around the world. I’ve also gotten to know three of the most fabulous ladies in town a bit better as we soldier on together to keep Blog30 running. Not a bad few months, I’d say. – Shaun Bennet Fauntleroy

Week in Review, May 7 – 13, 2012


LPTW’s Blog30 was created to highlight the diversity, passion and brilliance of the individual members of the League of Professional Theatre Women in celebration of the organization’s 30th Anniversary. Every Sunday, the women featured in the previous six days, as well as three others from our first two months, receive a little more attention, a second chance for readers to learn about them. Sunday is often a day for reflection, offering the opportunity to catch up on the previous week’s activities. Now, the Week in Review gives our readers the opportunity to experience a week’s entries in one easy sitting. We hope you enjoy the latest addition to Blog30.

[Bali] was an extreme place to spend some time during an extreme period in anyone’s life, young adulthood, and I think I have unfinished business there. – Alice Reagan, May 7

A financial adviser recently asked me, “When do you want to retire?” “I don’t,” I said. – Sandra M. Bloom, May 8

The first thing I remember – the very first thing to wake me up to theater – was Aunt Eller charging onto stage with an egg beater in her hand yelling at the salesman who sold it to her. – Vanda, May 9

In my career as a director, I’ve had the most fun when I can explode the staging outside the proscenium arch. – Melanie Sutherland, May 10

What is your best escape? General Hospital. – Andrea Kuchlewska, May 11

Theater of the Absurd was funny in the 60’s when I first worked with it, today it is the nature of it all. – Maxine Kern, May 12

From the Archives:
Being tuned in to the environment around you can open doors to new ideas, whether it be a song that catches your ear, an amazing piece of art, the way the sun hits the water, an incredible performance or production, a link to an interesting article on Twitter, good TV like Mad Men, bad TV like anything on E!, coffee with a friend, deliciously prepared food, the lights of a city, the quiet of the country, a deep sleep. – Michelle Haines, January 28

My best escape is in the company of my nephews and nieces – they have energy to burn and imaginations to enjoy. – Paula McFetridge, January 29

Something no one knows about me? I am deathly afraid of clowns. – Shaun Bennet Wilson, February 1


Find Her

Blog30 Launches!
Introducing Team Blog30
Taking Memorial Day Weekend off
Summer Hiatus
Blog30 is Back!

Alexa Kelly
Alexis Greene
Alice Reagan
Alisa Matlovsky
Alix Claps
Amanda Pekoe
Amy Stoller
Andrea Caban
Andrea Kuchlewska
Angelica Page
Angelina Fiordellisi
Anna Nugent
Anne Dunning
Anne Hamilton
Anne Phelan
Anne Stewart FitzRoy, CPA
Antoinette LaVecchia
Asmaa Yehia Eltaher

Barb Kielhofer
Billie Allen

Cara Reichel
Caridad Svich
Carol K. Mack
Carolyn Feleppa Balducci
Catherine Gropper
Catherine Porter
Catherine Schreiber
Cecilia Copeland
chandra thomas
Chelsea Silverman
Cheryl L. Davis
Chiori Miyagawa
Cindy Cooper (Cynthia L. Cooper)

Deborah Asiimwe
DeVida Jenkins
Dorothy Leeds

Edie Cowan
Elaine Smith
Elizabeth Hess
Elizabeth Ireland McCann
Elsa Rael
Enid Futterman

Gabriele Schafer
Gail Kriegel
Georganne Aldrich Heller
Gerda Stevenson
Ginny Louloudes
Glenda Frank
Gwynn MacDonald

Harriet Slaughter
Helen E. Richardson
Helen Stern
Hilary Adams

Jacki Barlia Florin
Jennifer Lane Bustance
Jenny Lyn Bader
Jessica Litwak
Jessi D. Hill
Jill BC Du Boff
Joan D. Firestone
Joanne Pottlitzer
Joyce Liao
Joyce Maio
Judith Binus
Julia Miles
Julia Pascal
Julie Carpenter Sylvester
June Rachelson-Ospa

Karin de la Penha
Katie Pearl
Katrin Hilbe
Kristin Marting
KS Stevens
Kyle Blumenthal

Lanie Zipoy
Laura Annawyn Shamas
Laura Caparrotti
Lauren Yarger
Laurie James
Lenore DeKoven
Linda Chapman
Lisa Rothe
Lorca Peress
Ludovica Villar-Hauser
Lucy Wang
Lynne Rogers

Mahayana (Yana) Landowne
Manda Martin
Marcina Zaccaria
Marcy Arlin
Margaret Fofonoff
Margery Klain
Marie Ann Chenevey
Mari Lyn Henry
Marion Simon
Martha Richards
Maxine Kern
Melanie Sutherland
Melba LaRose
Melody Brooks
Michael angel Johnson
Michele Volansky (PhD)
Michelle Haines
Mira J Spektor
Mũmbi Kaigwa

Nancy Ford
Natasha Lee Martin

Olga de la Fuente
Orietta Crispino

Pamela Golinski
Pat Addiss
Paula D’Alessandris
Paula Ewin
Paula McFetridge
Penny Jackson
Penny Landau
Petronia Paley

Regina Gatti
Richarda Abrams
Roberta Levitow
Robin Rice Lichtig
Robin Rothstein
Romy Nordlinger
Ruth Margraff
Ruth Mayleas

Sandi Durell
Sandra M. Bloom
Sandra Nordgren
Saviana Stanescu
Shaun Bennet Fauntleroy
Sheila Speller
Sheilah Rae
Shellen Lubin
Sherry Eaker
Shirley Lauro
Sondra Gorney
Sophia Romma
Stephanie Klapper
Sue Bartelt
Susan Bernfield
Susan Jonas
Susan Laubach
Susan Wallack

Talia Pura
Theresa Giacopasi
Tisa Chang
Tobie S. Stein, Ph.D.
Tricia McDermott

Valentina Fratti
Vanda

Wendy Barrie-Wilson

Yvette Heyliger

Zanne Hall
Zoe (Corell) Kaplan

Week in Review, February 27 – March 4, 2012
Week in Review, March 5 – 11, 2012
Week in Review, March 12 – 18, 2012
Week in Review, March 19 – 25, 2012
Week in Review, March 26 – April 1, 2012
Week in Review, April 2 – 8, 2012
Week in Review, April 9 – 15, 2012
Week in Review, April 16 – 22, 2012
Week in Review, April 23 – 29, 2012
Week in Review, April 30 – May 6, 2012
Week in Review, May 7 – 13, 2012
Week in Review, May 14 – 20, 2012
Week in Review, May 21 – 27, 2012
Week in Review, May 28 – June 3, 2012
Week in Review, June 4 – 10, 2012
From the Archives
Week in Review, February 18 – 22, 2013
Week in Review, February 25 – March 2, 2013

Thirty Plays

30 Plays Celebrate 30 Years
From HERE to HONG KONG
a celebration of the League of Professional Theatre Women’s Thirtieth Anniversary
January 2012 to January 2013

Rachel Reiner and Deborah Savadge, Coordinators

Chimera
Kristin Marting
January 2012
New York, New York USA

Woman on the Bridge
Julia Pascal
January 2012
London, England

Jackson Heights 3AM
Jenny Lyn Bader
February 2012
Jackson Heights, New York USA

Sips and Scripts
Chelsea Silverman
February 2012
New York, New York USA

Downsizing: the Ten-Minute Play Project
Lenore DeKoven
March 2012
New York, New York USA

When Danny Comes Back to Us
Deborah Savadge
March 2012
New York, New York USA

Dragon Tales…A Dark Quartet
Carrie Robbins
April 2012
New York, New York USA
(with Deborah Savadge and Ivy Austin)

The Storm
Jessica Burr
April 2012
New York, New York USA

KIKA
Barbara Sutton Masry
April 2012
New York, New York USA

Adrenaline…Heart
Paula D’Alessandris
May 2012
New York, New York USA

The Stacy Play – A Love Song –  Volume I
Anne Hamilton
May 2012
New York, New York USA

Food and Fadwa
Linda Chapman
May 2012
New York, New York USA
(with Lameece Issaq)

Theatre Bridge Memphis
Lanie Zipoy
May 2012
Memphis, Tennessee USA

We Play for the Gods
Julie Crosby
June 2012
New York, New York USA
(with Jessi D. Hill, Andrea Kuchlewska, Melisa Tien, Nicole A. Watson)

Giovanni the Fearless
Mira J. Spektor, Carolyn Balducci
June 2012
New York, New York USA

Women w/o Walls
Rachel Reiner
June 2012
New York, New York USA
(with Robin Rice Lichtig, Shaun Bennet Fauntleroy and Romy Nordlinger)

The Canola Project
Lynda Adams
August 2012
Lacombe, Alberta, Canada

The Tiger Play
Anne Phelan and Cheryl Davis
September 2012
Brooklyn, New York USA

Sweetie
Patricia B. Snyder
October 2012
New York, New York USA
(with Gail Kriegel and Ivy Austin)

Turning Page
Pat Addiss
October 2012
New York, New York USA
(with Angelica Page)

AliceGraceAnon
Susan Bernfield
October 2012
Brooklyn, New York USA

The Island of No Tomorrows
Lorca Peress
November 2012
New York, New York USA

Women Write the New
Marcy Arlin, Gwynn MacDonald
November 2012
New York, New York USA
(with Kitty Chen, Eva Maliti Franova, Katrin Hilbe)

A Seat at the Table
Yvette Heyliger
November 2012
New York, New York USA
(with Richarda Abrams, Kitty Chen, Michael Angel Johnson, Marshaline Letcher, Lucy Wang, Melody Brooks, Gail Kriegel, Susan Jonas, and Sandra Bloom)

Little Images
Glenda Frank
November 2012
New York, New York USA
(with Edie Cowan and Margot Lewitin)

The Last Seder
Abigail Rose Solomon
December 2012
New York, New York USA

Women’s Words
Harriet Slaughter
December 2012
New York, New York USA
(with Anne Hamilton, Carol Hall, P.J. Gibson, Mira J. Spektor, and Cara Reichel)

Village Stories
Ludovica Villar-Hauser
January 2013
New York, New York USA
(with Antoinette LaVecchia and DeVida Jenkins)

New Chinese Women Writing: The Room
Janice Poon
January 2013
Hong Kong

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