20 Jun 2013
Following the 7 PM June 25 performance of Ann, the critically acclaimed play written and performed by Emmy and Outer Critics Circle Award winner and Tony nominee Holland Taylor, feminist activist and writer Gloria Steinem will lead a post-show talkback.
The talkback, which is titled "More about Ann - And the Future," will focus on women in politics, both the history and the future, as well as Steinem's work both campaigning for Ann Richards and as her colleague. The discussion is complimentary with ticket purchase to the June 25 performance.
Directed by Benjamin Endsley Klein, Ann began performances Feb. 18 at Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont Theater and opened March 7. The production will play its final performance June 30.
A founder of the National Women's Political Caucus with Bella Abzug and Shirley Chisholm, Gloria Steinem has spent more than 40 years as an on-the-road campaigner for pro-equality candidates. Steinem is a writer, lecturer, editor and feminist activist. She travels the globe as an organizer and lecturer and is a frequent media spokeswoman on equality issues. She is interested in the shared origins of sex and race caste systems, gender roles and child abuse as roots of violence, non-violent conflict resolution, the cultures of indigenous peoples, and organizing across boundaries for peace and justice. She currently lives in New York and is working on a book about her more than 30 years on the road as a feminist organizer.
For more information visit www.theannrichardsplay.com.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.