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News Grabel and Reiner Elected Co-Presidents of League of Professional Theatre Women The League of Professional Theatre Women, the non-profit organization committed to "promoting visibility and increasing opportunities for women in the professional theatre," has announced a new slate of officers.

Naomi Grabel and Rachel Reiner were elected co-presidents. Other new officers include vice-presidents Linda Chapman (Membership), Cara Reichel (Communications) and Ludovica Villar-Hauser (Programming); treasurer Anne Stewart FitzRoy; and co-secretaries Nancy Ford and Anne Hamilton.

These women will serve as leaders of the League for a two-year term: July 2009-June 30, 2011.

In a statement Grabel said, "The League of Professional Theatre Women is comprised of a dynamic membership body from all aspects of the theatre. In the next few years, I envision the membership growing even more, to include exceptional women from around the country and around the world. I am a particular advocate for our work as mentors to young women in the field, and for our role communicating opportunities and results far and wide."

Reinder added, "We look forward to building on the legacy of the admirable women who shaped the organization. The recent Curtain Call design exhibit at the New York Public Library was a testament to the incredible wealth of talent and ability amongst our membership, and in our field. During the upcoming term, we hope to bring to life more worthy projects like this which fulfill and strengthen the League's mission."

* Originally founded in 1980 by Julia Miles, the League of Professional Theatre Women now boasts a membership of over 300 women representing a diversity of theatre professionals in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. For more information visit        

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