Presenting a historical overview of female stage directors in the United States, this valuable reference tool focuses on fifty women who have made significant contributions to professional directing during the twentieth century. Anne Fliotsos and Wendy Vierow collect biographical details and important directing data on each woman, including information on training and career path, notable productions, critical reception, directing style, major awards, and bibliographic materials. Insightful commentary from the directors themselves also provides rich details on the theatre business and working process. This collection recognizes the much overlooked contributions of women directors and is an essential introductory tool for students and researchers of American theatre.
Anne Fliotsos is an associate professor of theatre at Purdue University. An active scholar who also directs, she is coeditor of Teaching Theatre Today: Pedagogical Views of Theatre in Higher Education. Wendy Vierow is an educator and freelance writer and editor who holds a doctorate in performance studies. She has written and directed performance art at numerous New York City venues and has performed in works shown internationally.