Waking the Feminists, Feb. 28

On Sunday Feb. 28 Fordham University will host "Waking the Feminists," an event supporting the movement for women's equality in Irish theater. The event runs from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the E. Gerald Corrigan Conference Center (12th floor Lowenstein, Lincoln Center campus).

A scholars' panel, moderated by Fordham's Keri Walsh, will run from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Scholars will discuss their research that historicizes and illuminates the issues at stake in the movement.  A practitioners' panel, moderated by author Belinda McKeon, will run from 2:15 to 4 p.m. Actors, directors, playwrights, and producers will share their experiences of the inequality that women face in Irish theater. The event will conclude with a reception at 4 p.m.

Irish America recently advertised for the event:

"Next Sunday, Fordham University in New York will host a discussion about the inequalities women face in Irish theater in conjunction with the Waking the Feminists movement, a counterpoint to the Abbey Theatre’s 'Waking the Nation' program aimed at drawing attention to the lack of female voices in Irish drama.

"'Waking the Nation,' a ten-play program announced last October to commemorate the 1916 Rising, came under nearly immediate criticism for its selections, which many women in theater said inadvertently highlighted a frustrating and cruel reality: in Irish theater, women are woefully underrepresented."

Read the full article here.

The event is open to the public. All are welcome to attend.