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Women in theatre. Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Author: Martha LaveyJoan AllenLois SmithLinda WinerIsobel RobinsAll authors
Publisher: New York : CUNY-TV, ©2005.
Series: Women in theatre
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English
Database:WorldCat
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Artistic director Martha Lavey and actresses Joan Allen and Lois Smith talk about their roles as women at the otherwise male-dominated Steppenwolf Theatre Company of Chicago, as well as their favorite Steppenwolf productions. Founded in 1976 in a church in Highland Park, Illinois by actors Gary Sinise, Jerry Kinney, and Jeff Perry, Steppenwolf developed a reputation as a macho theater with plays such as True West  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Television
Talk shows
Interviews
Named Person: Martha Lavey; Joan Allen; Lois Smith
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Martha Lavey; Joan Allen; Lois Smith; Linda Winer; Isobel Robins; Harriet Slaughter; Ruth Mayleas; Betty L Corwin; Robert Isaacson; Audra D Malone; CUNY-TV (Television station : New York, N.Y.); League of Professional Theatre Women.; City University of New York.
OCLC Number: 187304759
Notes: Credits at end of videodisc.
Program is also available at www.cuny.tv.
On container: Season 3, episode 12.
"Discussion program spotlighting prominent women from the theatre, including performers, playwrights, producers and designers."
Performer(s): Interviewer: Linda Winer.
Event notes: Videotaped in the CUNY-TV studios, New York, N.Y. on Dec. 3, 2004. First aired on CUNY-TV, Channel 75, Nov. 25, 2005.
Description: 1 videodisc (DVD) (29 min.) : sound, color SP ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Title: Women in theatre
Other Titles: Dialogues with notable women in American theatre
Responsibility: produced by the League of Professional Theatre Women, Isobel Robins, Harriet Slaughter, co-presidents ; Ruth Mayleas, executive producer ; Betty L. Corwin, director of special projects, Theatre on Film and Tape Archive ; Bob Isaacson, executive in charge of production ; Audra D. Malone, director ; [produced for] CUNY-TV.

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Artistic director Martha Lavey and actresses Joan Allen and Lois Smith talk about their roles as women at the otherwise male-dominated Steppenwolf Theatre Company of Chicago, as well as their favorite Steppenwolf productions. Founded in 1976 in a church in Highland Park, Illinois by actors Gary Sinise, Jerry Kinney, and Jeff Perry, Steppenwolf developed a reputation as a macho theater with plays such as True West which featured John Malkovich. Lavey feels that it has since evolved into a more nuanced and varied theater, reflecting the development of its artists and its audience. The guests speak about their experiences joining the company; the Steppenwolf "style"; Steppenwolf's changing reputation in the national theater world; their experience as actors raising children; the demands of being in a play; their hopes for Steppenwolf's future; and the opportunities available to actors in Chicago.

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