Recorded on September 29, 2020

What makes a classic timeless and fresh? NOT THE GENDER OF THE PLAYWRIGHT! So why do men dominate the classical canon? Associate Artistic Director, Nilan sits down with the curators and creators of EXPAND THE CANON, a timely producable list of classic plays written by women. Mary Candler, Hedgepig Ensemble Theatre Artistic Director, Emily Lyon, Hedgepig Ensemble Associate Artistic Director, and performer/creator, Shannon Corethin speak to why the field has forgotten women in the classical canon, and how they are implementing change now.

HOWWEWORKNOW, The Drama League’s acclaimed series of discussions that shape, distill, and share best practices about how the industry and craft of directing allies with active change on the ground. The artists in this video have donated their time and fees to help provide much-needed aid, relief, and programs for stage directors affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The artists in this video have donated their time and fees to help provide much-needed aid, relief, and programs for stage directors affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. You can help! Click here to donate.  

Discover the 9 plays on the list: ExpandTheCanon.com 
Learn more about the company: HedgepigEnsemble.org 

Learn more about Mary Candler: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mary-candler    
Learn more about Shannon Corenthin: https://www.shannoncorenthin.com/ 
Learn more about Emily Lyon: EmilyALyon.com 

 

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