Female Playwrights!

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Female Playwrights!

1ryannnicole
dec 21, 2020, 12:50pm

I am looking for plays for my sister! She wants to read more female playwrights! Any recommendations?

2AnnieMod
Redigerat: dec 21, 2020, 2:16pm

From the ones I had read and enjoyed in the last two years or so (1 act or longer):

Amy Herzog
Annie Baker
Danai Gurira
Jennifer Haley
Lynn Nottage
Quiara Alegría Hudes
Naomi Ragen
Lorraine Hansberry
Claudia Rankine
Sarah Ruhl
Paula Vogel
Wendy Wasserstein
Lauren Gunderson
Madeleine George

May be easier to just point to my Plays collection...: https://www.librarything.com/catalog/AnnieMod/plays

If you prefer play names and not playwrights as recommendations, let me know - I can add the titles but... I had not read a bad play by either.

3LolaWalser
Redigerat: dec 21, 2020, 4:25pm

4Capybara_99
Redigerat: dec 21, 2020, 4:43pm

A lot of good choices above. I'd add these to the list:

Caryl Churchill
Shelagh Delaney
Lillian Hellman
Theresa Rebeck
Maria Irene Fornes

5lilithcat
dec 21, 2020, 5:04pm

Anna Ziegler - Photograph 51 is excellent.

Tanya Saracho = Our Lady of the Underpass, Electricidad

Karen Zacarias - Sins of Sor Juana

Stephanie Alison Walker - The Madres, The Abuelas

7spiralsheep
dec 22, 2020, 12:54pm

Blue Stockings by Jessica Swale.

8susanbooks
dec 23, 2020, 10:55am

Susan Glaspell

9megbmore
jan 5, 11:44am

Monica Wood is primarily known as a novelist, but she is also a playwright.

10AnnieMod
jan 5, 12:43pm

One more - Lucy Prebble

12karenb
jan 6, 12:45pm

Adrienne Kennedy

Alice Childress wrote fiction and plays, and adapted some of her novels for the stage.

An anthology of plays by Black female playwrights from the 1920s: Zora Neale Hurston, Eulalie Spence, Marita Bonner

13susanbooks
Redigerat: jan 7, 9:41am

I can't get touchstones to work.

Susan-Lori Parks
Margaret Edson