Fifty years after King was assassinated, we review King's lesser known legacy and how it is used against activists today.
More than 50 of the region’s professional theaters have joined together this season to highlight a range of work created by women. The idea was born after seven artistic directors — six of them men — decided a festival could bring attention to the gender disparity in plays produced. We speak with one of the artistic directors, a playwright, and a participating theater director about the festival.
- Howard Shalwitz Artistic Director, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
- Maggie Boland Managing Director, Signature Theater
- Liz Maestri Playwright
WATCH: Introducing "The Women's Voices Theater Festival"
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