The League of Professional Theatre Women will present its first Oral History Project of 2019 with two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage. The Sweat playwright will be interviewed by theatre journalist Elisabeth Vincentelli at the Library for the Performing Arts, where Nottage will talk about her life and prolific career.
Oral History with Nottage will take place February 4 and will begin at 6 PM in the Bruno Walter Auditorium at NYPL. Admission is free, and seats are available on a first-come, first-seated basis. Doors will open at 5:30 PM.
LPTW's Oral History is produced by Ludovica Villar-Hauser in association with Sophia Romma, and is an ongoing program of the League in partnership with the NYPL. The mission of the initiative, founded by Betty Corwin, is to chronicle and document the contributions of significant theatre women in all fields. Previous interviewees include Paula Vogel, Frances McDormand, Bebe Neuwirth, Chita Rivera, Daryl Roth, and Baayork Lee, among many others.
Nottage's plays include Mlima's Tale and Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine, both recently seen Off-Broadway. Her play By the Way, Meet Vera Stark will soon be revived at the Signature Theatre, and her adaptation of Su Monk Kidd's The Secret Life of Bees will receive a world-premiere production at Atlantic Theatre Company this season. Her other works include Intimate Apparel, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Ruined, Crumbs from the Table of Joy, and POOF!