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Playbill is proud to announce Women in Theatre: A Centennial Celebration. Hosted by Tony Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist Heidi Schreck (What the Constitution Means to Me) and Drama Desk nominee Rebecca Naomi Jones (Oklahoma!), the special will stream on this page August 26 at 8PM ET in honor of Women’s Equality Day.
Directed by Melissa Crespo (Native Gardens, 3Views), with musical direction by Victoria Theodore (Summer: The Donna Summer Musical) and sound design by MP Kuo (MPK Recording and Production), the event will celebrate the women, non-binary, and gender-non-conforming artists and their milestone contributions to the theatre over the past 100 years—as well as Broadway-bound musicals from new voices. Women in Theatre tells the story of historymakers and milestone moments for women and pushes forward as a demonstration of the intersectional and inclusive future we insist upon in theatre.
The concert will honor the Broadway Advocacy Coalition’s Artivism Fellowship. The Broadway Advocacy Coalition’s new Artivism Fellowship will support artist activists using their tools to have an impact on the world around them. The Fellowship will provide financial support, mentorship, networking opportunities, and education workshops. The inaugural class of fellows will specifically support Black cis and trans women artist activists focused on issues related to systemic racism and criminal justice reform. Additional details and applications will be announced later in August.
Women in Theatre: A Centennial Celebration is produced by Ruthie Fierberg, Rachel Sussman, and Cynthia J. Tong on behalf of Playbill.