12 S. Palm Avenue
The Suffragist Project: Supporting Women’s Voices in Playwriting
with Playwright and Hermitage Fellow Julia Jordan
Tuesday, February 11, 5:30 p.m.
Bookstore1Sarasota, 12 S. Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236
Registration for this free program is required at SarasotaBooks.com.
This event is in collaboration with Florida Studio Theatre’s Supporting Women’s Voices in Playwriting program.
Playwright and Hermitage Fellow Julia Jordan will speak about advocacy to focus national attention on gender disparity in playwriting and the strides women playwrights are making. The conversation includes Catherine Randazzo, FST’s associate artistic director, and Patricia Caswell, the Hermitage’s program director and co-founder.
Jordan is a graduate of The Julliard School and the executive director and co-founder of The Lilly Awards Foundation, established to recognize the achievement of women in the theater. She led the charge in focusing national attention on gender disparity on and across American stages and was responsible for launching “The Count,” an annual tally of plays by women produced by theatres across sectors. Jordan is the co-conceiver and author of the cult musical, Murder Ballad, and is currently working on a new musical with Emile Sande.