American Women -- Theater

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AZ0130 People's theatre magazine: October 1977

People's Theatre Magazine: October 1977. Part 1: Interviews with three men of San Francisco...

Gay men -- Drama., Musical revues, comedies, etc., Street theater., Gays in literature., Women comedians, People's theatre magazine: October 1977, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 KPFA, Oct. 9, 1977.
AZ0461 Elizabeth Huddle interviewed by William Mandel

American actress Elizabeth Huddle discusses impressions of Soviet audiences, theater people, and...

Huddle, Elizabeth., Theater -- Soviet Union., Actresses., Theater audiences -- Soviet Union., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 KPFA, May 21, 1979
AZ0642.07 Majority report, May 13, 1982: Hansberry, Mother's Day March, Studio W

Julia Randall and Ginny Z. Berson host Majority Report, May 13, 1982. Segments: 1. News wrap-up...

American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Hansberry, Lorraine, 1930-1965., Randall, Julia., Berson, Ginny Z., Lockwood, Marci, Hammond, Paci, Price, Adrienne, Tonella, Karla., Comstock, Holly, Medairy, Sharon, Radio news programs KPFA, May 13, 1982
AZ0642.09 Majority report, November 4, 1982: Davis women fight back, Z Budapest play, Abortion rights and elections.

Marci Lockwood and Peggy Bray host Majority Report, November 4, 1982. Segments: 1. News wrap-up...

American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Lockwood, Marci, Bray, Peggy., Budapest, Zsuzsanna Emese, 1940-, Sundheim, Karen., Robertson, Jean., Thompson, Sandy, Berson, Ginny Z., Smith, Corless., Radio news programs KPFA, November 4, 1982
AZ1214 Your place is no longer with us / Ellen Sebastian

Writer and director Ellen Sebastian (Chang) discusses her debut play, Your Place is No Longer...

American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Chang, Ellen Sebastian, Theater -- California (State) -- San Francisco KPFA, ca. 1982.
AZ1673 Three plays: What Have You Done For Me Lately, Pas De Deux, and Small Change

Three plays about women, produced by the Unlearning to Not Speak Collective. Play #1: "What...

American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Lamb, Myrna, Piercy, Marge., Unlearning to Not Speak collective., Radio plays. KPFA, March 11, 1975
BB2012.30 Billie Dixon interviewed by Herbert Feinstein

Mr. Feinstein interviews actress Billie Dixon, who performed Jean Harlow in Michael McClure...

Dixon, Billie., Actresses., McClure, Michael. Beard, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 KPFA, October 26, 1967
BB2012.32 Carol Doda interviewed by Herbert Feinstein

Herbert Feinstein talks with Carol Doda, former topless queen of North Beach, who is starring as...

Feinstein, Herbert., Dancers., Stripteasers, Actresses., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 KPFA, 18 May 1968.
BB2012.39 Yvonne Donjay interviewed by Herbert Feinstein

Herbert Feinstein interviews Yvonne Donjay, one of the foremost topless dancers in San Francisco...

Donjay, Yvonne., Dancers., Stripteasers, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 KPFA, 19 Apr. 1967
BB2082 Roman fever / by Edith Wharton; adapted by Erik Bauersfeld

This is a radio play based on Edith Wharton’s short story "Roman Fever" about two...

Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937, Franklyn, Pat., Radio adaptations., Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937. Roman fever, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Literary readings (Radio programs) KPFA, November 16, 1964
BB2111.01 Barbara Garson on MacBird / interviewed by Jack Weinberg

Barbara Garson discusses her controversial play, MacBird, with Jack Weinberg. The conversation...

Garson, Barbara., Dramatic criticism., Women dramatists., Playwriting., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 KPFA, March 22, 1967
BB2799 Something about women / read by Eleanor Sully; produced by Sue Blumenberg

Variations on themes from Virginia Woolf, read by Eleanor Sully with the musical support of...

Kunitz, Stanley, 1905-2006, Roethke, Theodore, 1908-1963, Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941., Jeffers, Robinson, 1887-1962., Literary readings (Radio programs), American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 KPFA, September 29, 1969
BB3802.01 The causes of Francis Wright (Episode 1 of 6)

The first in a series of six episodes on important women in American history presented by...

Lerner, Gerda, 1920-2013, Wright, Frances, 1795-1852, Women -- United States -- History., Women dramatists., Abolitionists--United States--Biography., Social problems -- United States., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Nashoba (Tenn.) WBAI, December 27, 1962; KPFK, June 4, 1967
BB3863.67 Whatever Became of Margaret Hamilton / interviews by Richard Lamparski.

Margaret Hamilton (1902 - 1985) was an American film actress who is best known for her role as...

American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Actors and actresses, Hamilton, Margaret, 1902-1985 WBAI, 6 Aug. 1968.
BB4089 Relevant theater of the now / Leslie Perry interviewed by Eleanor Sully

Eleanor Sully interviews Leslie Perry, Black playwright and director, about his commitment to...

Perry, Leslie, 1936-2014, Theater -- Social aspects., Authors -- Black., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 KPFA, June 24, 1969
BB4951 A mersey killing

An experimental radio production edited and narrated by Mitchell Harding, featuring two high...

Noebel, David A., Experimental theater., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Beatles, A Mersey (sic) killing, Anti-communism. KPFK, 15 Oct. 1965.
BB5041 Orange crest homes have no breasts / Rebecca Newman.

Repertory Unlimited and KPFK Presents a reading of the play "Orange Crest Homes Have No...

Radio plays., Newman, Rebecca, Women authors, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 KPFK, 30 Apr. 1970.
BB5147 Clare Spark with Donald Adams of D'Oyly Carte

Interview with Donald Adams, formerly a member of the world known Gilbert and Sullivan operetta...

Adams, Donald., Opera -- Management., Musical revues, comedies, etc., D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 KPFK, Jan. 1971
BB5388 Macbird! / by Barbara Garson ; directed by Phil Austin.

Aircheck of a live performance of MacBird!, by playwright Barbara Garson (1941 - ), directed by...

Garson, Barbara., Austin, Phil., Radio plays., American drama--Women authors, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 KPFK, 1 Jan. (live) and 5 July 1967.
BC0436.03 Whatever became of : Patty Andrews / interviewed by Richard Lamparski and Michael Knowles.

Interview with Patricia Marie "Patty" Andrews (1918-2013) of the Andrews Sisters about...

Andrews, Patty, 1918-2013, Knowles,Michael., Lamparski, Richard., Entertainers., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 WBAI, November 30, 1971
BC0436.04 Whatever became of : Jan Clayton / interviewed by Richard Lamparski.

Richard Lamparski talks with Jan Clayton (1917-1983), the star of the original Broadway...

Lamparski, Richard., Entertainers., Clayton, Jan, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 WBAI, December 7, 1971
BC0436.11 Whatever became of: "Mama" / interviewed by Richard Lamparski.

Mama and Papa Hansen from the television series "I Remember Mama," Peggy Wood (1892 –...

Laire, Judson., Lamparski, Richard., Radio programs -- 1920-1950., Wood, Peggy, 1892-1978, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 WBAI, January 4, 1972
BC0442 What have you done for me lately? / by Myrna Lamb.

What Have You Done For Me Lately? By Myrna Lamb. A one-act play performed by Anne Lippe and Wes...

Abortion -- Law and legislation., Women -- Legal status, laws, etc., Lamb, Myrna, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 KPFA, 8 Oct. 1971.
BC0515 Three women : a verse play for radio by Sylvia Plath and Reactions to Three Women

Part one is "Three Women" - a verse play for radio by Sylvia Plath (self contained)....

Radio plays., Plath, Sylvia, Three women : a verse play for radio / by Sylvia Plath., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Unlearning to Not Speak collective., Mines, Stephanie KPFA, April 27, 1972?
BC0588 Six experiences of unwanted pregnancy

This program was originally produced in October 1971 for "Unlearning to not speak" by Lois...

Lamb, Myrna, Pregnancy, Unwanted., Women -- Personal narratives., Radio plays., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Unlearning to Not Speak collective. KPFK, 14 Oct. 1971.
BC0847 Maud Gonne

An original dramatic performance based on the life of Maud Gonne, actress, revolutionary and...

Ohio State awards., Radio plays., Gonne, Maud, 1866-1953, Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Kraft, Barbara S. KPFK, May 18, 1972
BC0985 Menstrual blood / produced by Jan Legnitto and Isabel Welsh.

The audio track (actuality) to a theater-piece about the psychology, sociology, and physiology...

Menstruation (in religion, folklore, etc.)., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 KPFA, December 26, 1972.
BC1106 Hermione Gingold at the Geary Theater / interviewed by Herbert Feinstein.

British actor Hermione Gingold (1897 - 1987) chats with Herbert Feinstein in her dressing room...

Gingold, Hermione., Actresses -- Autobiography., Feinstein, Herbert., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 KPFA, 20 July 1963; 11 Sept. 1969.
BC1110 Gypsy Rose Lee / interviewed by Herb Feinstein.

Burlesque actress Gypsy Rose Lee (1911 - 1970) discusses her life in the theater with Herb...

Lee, Gypsy Rose., Burlesques., Actresses., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 KPFA, 28 Sep. 1965.
BC1197 The Governor : a national tragedy / by Frank Dwyer ; produced by Suzan Shown Harjo and Frank Harjo

This is a New York Chamber Theatre production of "The Governor: a National Tragedy" by...

Dwyer, Frank., Radio plays., Harjo, Suzan Shown, African American politicians., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 WBAI, July 9, 1972 and April 28, 1973
BC1681 Womantruth / Megan Terry ; produced by Clare Spark.

Originally titled "Woman Fibbers." A funny and fast-moving collage of songs, poetry...

Terry, Megan., Women in literature., Poetry., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, The Sour Apple Tree, Spark, Clare. KPFK, 13 Jan. 1974.
BC1739 Circle of sound

This recording is inspired from a live event last August (1973) at the Manhattan Theater Club...

Cryer, Gretchen., Women composers., Music, Popular (Songs, etc.) -- United States., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 WBAI, October 8, 1973
BC1776 Rhyme and reason

English actress Rohan McCullough is interviewed by Barbara Kraft and discusses and then reads...

Poetry., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 KPFK, March 11, 1974
BC2116 The Trojan Women

Production of a tragic play by Euripides, set on the morning after the fall of Troy. The cast in...

Euripides., Drama., Trojan women / produced by Lucia Chappelle and Peter Sutheim.**The, Radio drama., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 KPFK, 29 Jan 1975
BC2238 Sweetest smelling baby in New Orleans / Lillian Hellman ; interviewed by Jan Albert.

A documentary about the life and work of playwright and author Lillian Hellman (1905 - 1984)....

Hellman, Lillian, 1905-1984, Authors, American -- Personal narratives., Playwriting., Hammett, Dashiell, 1894-1961., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 WBAI, 1975.
BC2294 What the woman lived : Louise Bogan in her letters and poems / produced by Rick Harris and Bill Kortum

A dramatization of poet Louise Bogan's (1897-1970) life recorded in May 1975 at the...

Seldes, Marian., Walker, Kathryn., Jacker, Corinne., Harris, Rick., Sternburg, Janet, BOGAN, LOUISE, 1897-1970., Poets., Radio adaptations., What the Woman lived : Louise Bogan in her letters and poems / produced by Rick Harris and Bill Kortum., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 WBAI, 26 May and 14 Nov. 1975
BC2342 Marian Seldes / interviewed by Bruce Kenyon.

Actress Marian Seldes (1928-2014), recipient of Tony, Obie and Drama Desk Awards, is interviewed...

Seldes, Marian., Kenyon, Bruce., Acting., Actors and actresses, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Actresses -- Correspondence, reminiscences, etc. WBAI, June 2, 1975
BC2354 Dorothy Stickney / interviewed by Bruce Kenyon.

Dorothy Stickney (1896 – 1998), the original Vinnie in "Life with Father" and "...

Kenyon, Bruce., Theater -- New York (State) -- New York, Actresses -- Correspondence, reminiscences, etc., Stickney, Dorothy, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 WBAI, 1975 (day unknown)
BC2435 Voices / produced by Susan Griffith.

Voices, a dramatic piece for five women, by Susan Griffin. Commissioned for radio by the KPFA...

Women -- United States -- Personal narratives., Voices / produced by Susan Griffith., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 KPFA, 12 Sept. 1975.
BC3021 In the living room with Adele Gutman Nathan.

Author Adele Gutman Nathan (1889 - 1986), among other things, was a suffragist who produced and...

Suffrage -- United States., Women -- History., Nathan, Adele Gutman, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 WBAI, 1976.
IZ0046 Six women playwrights / produced by Lin Harris

Six women playwrights, Corinne Jacker, Myrna Lamb, Ruth Wolff, Tina Howe, Alice Childress, and...

Jacker, Corinne., Childress, Alice., Howe, Tina., Moore, Honor., Lamb, Myrna, Wolff, Ruth., Dramatists., Radio programs -- Fiction., Women authors, Six women playwrights / produced by Lin Harris., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 WBAI, May 15, 1977.
IZ0180.02 In the Maccabean Tradition: Miss Emma Lazarus

Jewish Currents presents a dramatic presentation of the life of American Sephardic Jewish poet...

American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Lazarus, Emma, 1849-1887, Women poets, Sephardim. WBAI, June 29, 1981
IZ0180.03 Hannah - A Jewish Feminist Opera

An interview with Dr. Leonard Lehrman, composer of the Jewish feminist opera Hannah, and Charles...

American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Lehrman, Leonard, Hanukkah (Feast of lights)., Judas, Maccabeus, -161 B.C., Opera. WBAI, December 9, 1982
IZ0260 Coser y cantar / by Dolores Prida ; produced by Adina Back and Felipe Goroztiza

Humorous radio drama about a day in the life of a bicultural women in the United States. Funded...

Pena, Elizabeth., Radio plays., Bilingual materials -- English/Spanish., Coser y cantar / by Dolores Prida ; produced by Adina Back and Felipe Goroztiza., Prida, Dolores, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 WBAI, 18 Nov. 1984.
IZ0319 Women in theater / hosted by Toby Kanter.

Panel discussion with women involved in theater: off-Broadway producers, performers and writers...

Ryan, Kate Moira, Lewitin, Margot, Chang, Tisa., Abrash, Victoria, Women entertainers., Theater -- New York (City) -- Social aspects., Weaver, Louise, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 WBAI, 22 Mar. 1990.
IZ0485 Runaways / Elizabeth Swados ; interviewed by Virginia Goldner.

Virginia Goldner speaks to Elizabeth Swados, director of the stage musical Runaways, a musical...

American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Swados, Elizabeth., Women in musical theater, Musical theater producers and directors, Fleisher, Judith WBAI, 30 May 1978.
IZ1093 The Velvet Sledgehammer: December 7, 1983 (Part 1 only)

The Velvet Sledgehammer for December 7, 1983, hosted by Judy Pasternak. The program begins with...

American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Anderson, Jane, 1954-, Wilford, Anne, Sweet Honey in the Rock (Musical group), Gay entertainers., FILM FESTIVALS, Film criticism., Women filmmakers., Comedians., Women comedians, Body image. WBAI, 7 Dec. 1983
IZ1094 The Velvet Sledgehammer: Interview with Judith Malina

Production reel of a May 24, 1984 interview with Judith Malina by Judy Pasternak. Malina also...

American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Malina, Judith., Actresses., Experimental theater -- New York (City)., Theater -- Political aspects., Living Theatre (New York, N.Y.) WBAI, 20 and 27 Jun. 1984
IZ1173 Interview with actress and drama teacher Uta Hagen

Interview with actress and teacher, Uta Hagen. Uta Hagen created the role of Martha in Albee...

American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Hagen, Uta, 1919-2004, Theater -- United States., Actresses -- Philosophy. WBAI, April 26, 1978
IZ1392 A woman's play: One Plus One

A woman’s play: one plus one. A play about two black women dealing with problems. One woman,...

Allegra, Donna, Black women -- Social conditions., Black women -- History., African American women authors, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 WBAI, January 19, 1980
IZ1457 The American Place Theatre women's project

Louise Thompson interviews Julia Miles, Kathleen Chalfant and Gayle Austin of the American Place...

American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Thompson, Louise., Miles, Julia, Chalfant, Kathleen, 1945-, Austin, Gayle, 1949- WBAI, Jan. 31, 1979
IZ1487 The Velvet Sledgehammer: compilation of Sledgehammer Theater Review by Donna Allegra

A compilation of "Sledgehammer Theater Reports" by Donna Allegra. The reel contains the...

American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Theater reviews, Feminist theater., Actresses. WBAI, October 1980 through February 1981
IZ1494 Dee Wells reminisces on her friendship with Bunny Lang

Alberta Constance "Dee" Wells (1925-2003), author and journalist speaks about her friendship...

American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Lang, V. R., 1924-1956, Women poets, Wells, Dee. WBAI, ca. 1975 (date unknown)
KZ0094 A unique recital by Kres Mersky

One-woman performance of monologues performed and produced by Kres Mersky. The works performed...

Mersky, Kres, Bukowski, Charles., Crittenden, Jordan., Kavan, Anna, 1901-1968, Merriam, Eve, 1916-1992, Parker, Dorothy., Drama., Wit and humor., Theater., Actresses., Women -- Social conditions., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 KPFK, Mar. 22, 1975.
KZ0294 Pearls that coalesce / by Loretta Lottman

Los Angeles Theater of the Ear (LATE) presents "Pearls that coalesce" by Loretta...

Lottman, Loretta., Lesbianism, Radio plays., Drama., Women -- Drama., Women -- Sexuality., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 KPFK, Aug. 16, 1977.
KZ0446 The two Evitas / Nancy Hollander ; interviewed by Clare Spark.

Historian and filmmaker Nancy Hollander critiques the musical Evita, describing how Eva Peron...

Spark, Clare., Hollander, Nancy Caro, 1939-, Musical revues, comedies, etc., Dramatic criticism., Filmmakers., Women politicians, Two Evitas / Nancy Hollander ; interviewed by Clare Spark.**The, PERON, EVA, 1919-1952., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 KPFK, 30 Jul. 1978.
WZ0014 Among all this, you stand like a fine brownstone : Gwendolyn Brooks / produced by Taliba Holliday.

Poet Gwendolyn Brooks (1917 - 2000), the first Black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for poetry...

Women poets, Cavalieri, Grace, Brooks, Gwendolyn, 1917-2000, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Anderson, Kathy, Gregory, Angelo, Lester, Noble Lee, African American women poets, D.C. Black Repertory Company WPFW, 1977; 2 Feb. 1978.
WZ0027 Back Alley Theatre / Naomi Eftes and Elaine Heffernan interviewed by Ree Austin

Naomi Eftis and Elaine Heffernan, two local Washington, D. C. artists and housewives, discuss...

Children's theater -- Washington, D.C., Back Alley Theatre (Organization : Washington, D.C.), Eftis, Naomi, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 WPFW, Mar. 31, 1977.
WZ0101 Washington Area Feminist Theatre.

On this episode of the Survival Clearing House for the Arts, host Naomi Eftis interviews Mary...

Theater -- Washington, D.C., Washington Area Feminist Theatre (Washington, D.C.), Feminist theater., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 WPFW, 10? Aug. 1977
WZ0288 We regret to inform you: a radio drama by Grace Cavalieri

This radio drama was written by Grace Cavalieri, directed by Dorothy Biondi [sp?], and consists...

American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Radio plays. WPFW, 1978