Frances Sternhagen and Ruby Dee will join the television star at Women's Project Theatre.
Williams (Killer Joe), Sternhagen (Morning's at Seven) and Dee (A Raisin in the Sun) will perform in short scenes from the ninth anthology. Among the selections read will be The Exact Center of the Universe by Joan Vail Thorne, Saint Lucy's Eyes by Bridgette Wimberly, Etta Jenks by Marlane Gomard Meyer and Abingdon Square by Maria Irene Fornes.
Other artists to appear include Carolyn Baumler, Larry Block, Marge Redman, Roger Robinson and Sloane Shelton. All will act in scenes from the new publication "A Theatre For Women's Voices: Plays and History From The Women's Project at 25." Joan Vail Thorne, Billie Allen, Marya Cohn and Maria Mileaf will direct.
The 25th anniversary season of the Women's Project began with Cheat by Julie Jensen, directed by Joan Vail Thorne (October 10 - November 3) and continues with the current co-production with The New Group of The Women of Lockerbie by Deborah Brevoort, directed by Scott Elliott.
To attend the launch party at the Women's Project Theatre, 424 West 55th Street (off Ninth Avenue), call (212) 765-1706 x 506. For more information, visit their website at www.womensproject.org.