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Week in Review, March 5 – 11, 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. As theatre artists, administrators, and crew, we often work on productions that morph, develop and/or change mid-stream; Blog30 is no different. Last week, we kicked off the new Week in Review.

Every Sunday, the women featured in the previous six days, as well as three others from our first two months, will 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.

I am most myself when I am in between writing on my fainting sofa and my accordion. – Ruth Margraff, March 5

When an entire audience is moved deeply, sometimes to tears, that moment becomes a kind of communion unlike any other experience! – Carol K. Mack, March 6

My life was changed; a producer was born. – Jacki Barlia Florin, March 7

Nothing I saw before or have seen since can compare with their moment-to-moment emotional connection to the roles and each other. – Alexis Greene, March 8

It was the most reassuring thing I had ever read, that the writer of the play that had just blown my mind still considered it unfinished. – Theresa Giacopasi, March 9

I don’t know what I am, ideas racing, and the veins of poetry buzzing in my ears. – Sophia Romma, March 10

From the Archives:

I am always inspired by kindness and empathy, particularly on an overcrowded subway! – Romy Nordlinger, January 3

I went to Emerson College in Boston, MA, and while I was a student I saved the Wilbur Theatre, a legitimate commercial theater, from being torn down. – Tobie S. Stein, Ph.D., January 10

Even inside us, we rediscover the same hills that have to be climbed and the same fields of abundant, blooming fruit and flowers all the time; it is only how we experience it that changes. – Shellen Lubin, January 17

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Week in Review, February 25 – March 2, 2013


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. Today, the women featured in the previous five days receive a little more attention, a second chance for readers to learn about them. The Week in Review gives our readers the opportunity to experience a week’s entries in one easy sitting.

Theatre’s been in my blood since I was a kid stage actor in Pittsburgh, PA and
continued through to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London. — Zanne Hall, February 25

There is something truly satisfying in being able to haul your own body 25 feet
up into the air on nothing but fabric, knowing that you have the strength to
hang on as you perform complicated wrapping patterns and poses, falling and
twirling and spinning through space. — Talia Pura, February 26

Unconditional love does it all the time. — June Rachelson-Ospa, February 27

When I looked around on opening night at the diverse sea of faces in the
audience, I knew this was not like any audience I had seen in any other Boston
theater. — Margaret Fofonoff, February 28

I love to park it for a few hours in the Drama Bookshop and read whatever is on
their wall of Staff Recommended plays. — Jennifer Lane Bustance, March 1

I adore social, emotional, and impersonal math — the adding and subtracting of items that actually can’t be quantified. — Jenny Lyn Bader, March 2

Week in Review, March 26 – April 1, 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.

I don’t think anyone knows I was a farm girl from Pelham, Georgia. The one thing I learned there was to get away as soon as possible. – Julia Miles, March 26

Whether the material will become a play or a novel I don’t yet know, but I feel I have a date with the idea. – Elsa Rael, March 27

I was present at the flowering of the Off Broadway theatre movement in New York and have remained strongly attached to the work of its pioneers and, very selectively, with exponents of experimental work. – Ruth Mayleas, March 28

For the past 20 years or so I always have 36 pairs of underwear – white cotton knit from Marks and Spencer (London) – Billie Allen, March 29

The stage seemed huge to my small body and surely a better playground than any I had ever visited. – Lenore DeKoven, March 30

[My favorite movie is] Roman Holiday starring Audrey Hepburn who is my role model in terms of elegance and classiness and a yearning for the unknown. – Tisa Chang, March 31

From the Archives:
I have been printing out the photos of the numerous women we have interviewed and each one in her own right deserves special recognition. – Harriet Slaughter, January 30

I was born into a family that prized creativity and the arts, where the pursuit of any artistic discipline was supported over acquiring property of any kind. – Joan D. Firestone, February 28

It’s the developing of a project that I love best, seeing something develop from just a mere idea…… – Sherry Eaker, January 27

Week in Review, March 12 – 18, 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. As theatre artists, administrators, and crew, we often work on productions that morph, develop and/or change mid-stream; Blog30 is no different, and so was born the Week in Review.

Every Sunday, the women featured in the previous six days, as well as three others from our first two months, will 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.

I feel most like myself when I have the opportunity to ply my old trade – get up and sing a tune – Sandi Durell, March 12

The last 20 years have been so caught up in work and single parenthood, that part of me just wants to get a sleeping bag, and a suitcase and just…well go. – Jessica Litwak, March 13

My most recent accomplishment is that in 18 months i have paid down $200,000 of my $250,000 deficit by renting my mainstage and studio theaters! Woo hooooo!!!! Yeah baby!! – Angelina Fiordellisi, March 14

If I tell you the one thing nobody knows about me, it won’t be any more, but I do like to dance in the aisles at Gristedes. – Nancy Ford, March 15

Where do you look for inspiration? It comes unannounced! – Mira J Spektor, March 16

Born in small town Iowa, I felt suffocated growing up. Ibsen made me believe I could be free and create life for myself. – Shirley Lauro, March 17

From the Archives:
During my four years of study with Joan and Bob, the co-ed theatre majors lived and worked as a company; playing small roles as freshmen, taking on the larger parts as we developed, in plays by Brecht, Shakespeare, Genet, Ionesco, Giraudoux, Albee and more. – Linda Chapman, January 4,

The nicest compliment a friend ever paid me was, “I know no one who appreciates more than you the little things in life”. – Dorothy Leeds, January 11

It sounds cliché, but I too want to help create a better world, one ticket buyer at a time. – Yvette Heyliger, January 18

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

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PRESS RELEASE FOR PIONEERS WEEK
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.

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