The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents and marketing firms, will hold the fifth in its series of seminars focused on the culture, business and history of Off Broadway. The seminar, titled “The Wicked Women of Off Broadway”, will feature four of Off Broadway’s hottest playwrights: Annie Baker (Circle Mirror Transformation, The Aliens, Body Awareness), Lisa Kron (In the Wake, Well, 2.5 Minute Ride), Theresa Rebeck (Mauritius, The Understudy, Our House) and Sarah Ruhl (In The Next Room or the Vibrator Play, Eurydice, Dead Man’s Cell Phone).
Patrick Healy, theater reporter for The New York Times, will moderate the event.
The discussion, which will also include an audience Q&A, is being held as a companion to The Alliance’s February 2010 panel focusing on “The Bad Boys of Off Broadway” which featured Stephen Adly-Guirgis, Itamar Moses, Adam Rapp and Christopher Shinn.
“The Wicked Women of Off Broadway” will be held at The Snapple Theater Center’s Jerry Orbach Theater on Sunday, October 3, 2010. Doors will open at 11:30 for coffee and complimentary continental breakfast. The panel will take place from Noon – 1:30pm with additional time allotted afterward for coffee and conversation with fellow attendees. The Snapple Theater Center is located at 210 West 50th Street at Broadway.
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The Off Broadway Alliance
The Off Broadway Alliance is a non-profit corporation organized by theater professionals dedicated to supporting, promoting and encouraging the production of Off Broadway theatre and to making live theater increasingly accessible to new and diverse audiences. The Alliance holds monthly meetings and membership is open to everyone in the Off Broadway theater community.
Among its initiatives, The Off Broadway Alliance sponsors 20at20, the event that runs twice a year for 20 days and lets theatergoers purchase $20 tickets to dozens of Off Broadway shows 20 minutes before curtain.
The Alliance also presents the Off Broadway Alliance Awards, including an annual tribute to the Legends of Off Broadway and inductees to the Off Broadway Hall of Fame. It also produces a free Sunday Seminar Series focusing on the culture, business and history of Off Broadway featuring major players from the Off Broadway scene. And the Alliance created the Off Broadway Economic Impact Report, which outlines Off Broadway's over $500 million annual impact on the economy of the City of New York.