Face of Women in Theater
“Theater By Women For Everyone”
Renaissance Theaterworks (Left to right) Lisa Rasmussen and Suzan Fete; Photo by Boutique Photographer Linda Smallpage; Instagram: @boutiquephotographer | Facebook: Boutique Photographer | Linkedin: Linda Smallpage
For 30 years, Renaissance Theaterworks has addressed gender disparity as Milwaukee’s first professional theater founded and led by women and the nation’s second-oldest professional theater company devoted to gender equality. For over 100 years, 1908-2008, the percentage of Broadway productions by female playwrights remained at 12.8%. Since 1993, Renaissance Theaterworks has been improving that statistic right here in Milwaukee, and the work of equity is not done yet.
Led by Artistic Director and Co-Founder Suzan Fete and Managing Director Lisa Rasmussen, this 30th-anniversary season kicks off with a celebration, Raise a Glass (Sept. 8), followed by the ninth Annual BRINK New Play Festival (Sept. 10-11).
The season’s theme, “Resilient,” centers women’s stories of perseverance, and includes The How and the Why by Sarah Treem (Oct. 21-Nov. 13), Martyna Majok’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Cost of Living (Jan. 20-Feb. 12) in collaboration with Pink Umbrella Theater Company and Phamaly Theatre Company, and the world premiere of Tidy by Kristin Idaszak (March 24-April 6), as part of the World Premiere Wisconsin Festival.
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