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.