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Women in Theatre: Issues for the 21st Century
Julia Jordan

Ms. Jordan, along with Sarah Schulman, organized last fall’s Townhall meetings at New Dramatists to address the low numbers of plays by women reaching production.  Her plays include TATJANA IN COLOR (Francesca Primus Prize, Susan Smith Blackburn shortlist, Best Plays by Women 1997; Smith and Kraus), BOY (Susan Smith Blackburn Honorable Mention), DARK YELLOW (Susan Smith Blackburn shortlist), SMOKING LESSON, ST. SCARLET and JONES.  Her work in musical theater includes SARAH, PLAIN AND TALL (Kleban Award, ATT Onstage Award), THE MICE (part of Harold Prince’s 3HREE) and the upcoming BERNICE BOBS HER HAIR and STORYVILLE.  Her plays for children are WALK TWO MOONS, GUITAR, SUMMER OF THE SWANS and a short version of SARAH, PLAIN AND TALL.  She is the recipient of Lucille Lortel Playwriting Fellowship, Manhattan Theater Club Fellowship, Juilliard Playwrighting Fellowship, Johnathan Larson Award, LeComte Nouye Award, Member of New Dramatists and a NYTW Usual Suspect.  She teaches playwriting at Barnard College, Columbia University. 

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