THE WRITER/DIRECTOR FORUM
SPRING 2001 FORUM
Something Old, Something New...
A Forum of Theatre By Women

Artists presented:
Carolyn Gage, Jasmine Presson, Deirdre Patterson, Sheila Bledsoe, Arlene Schulman,
May Adrales, Shirley Serotsky, Heather Robinson, Pauline Carey, Rachel Rubin Ladutke, Marilynn Mansfield,Tina M. Cox, Ann Marie Oliva, Christie Tufano, Vanessa Shaver, Danielle Soames, Julie Balzer, Angela Brownfield

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All art starts with an idea...Ours was to give women directors and writers a space to experiment, to learn, and to develop.  A space to focus on the process rather than the product, and to take risks and make mistakes.

Plato states that True Artists are those which give birth to a new reality
Directors and playwrights work together and create a new world from the story
they are telling. It takes a lot of courage to create this world!

The best way to gain confidence as a director or playwright and to find your art is to practice, practice, practice. Unfortunately, the rising costs of a production and fierce competition means there are few places for artists to do this. 
Every production becomes precious - and this creates an atmosphere of great pressure where risks are impossible. 

Our new works Forum strives to solve this dilemma. 
We are a place where risks can be taken. We want artists to find their voice...
even if mistakes are made along the way.  The Forum is a sketch book...it is not the masterpiece.  It is a place to workshop and try new ideas...we put the emphasis on the creative process rather than a finished commercial product. 
A place to practice, practice, practice.
WINTER 2002 FORUM

Artists Presented:
Shari Johnson, Kate Marks, Valentina Benrexi, Nicole Mack,
Danielle Soames, Jewel Seehaus-Fisher, Arlene Schulman,
Marjorie Edwards, Jessica Hardie, Yasmine Rana, Heather Robinson

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June 6-30, 2002

THE SPRING 2002 FORUM

Artists presented:
Rachel Anissa - Valentina Benrexi - Emily Boland - Abla Farhoud
Cassie Farrelly - Barbara - Hammond - Leslie Hamson - Alicia House
Shari Johnson - Rebecca A. Katzman - Jennie Law - Mary Lisa Kinney
Kate Marks - Amantha May - Jill Mcdougall - Franca Miraglia
Kathryn Moroney - Anne Phelan - Kymberly Harris Riggs - Danielle Soames
Suzanne Wesley - Karin Diann Williams

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June 5-29, 2003

THE SPRING 2003 FORUM

Directors for Forum Spring 2003:
Charmian Creagle - Emily Boland - Kendall O'Neill - Shari Johnson
Kate Marks - Julia Cole - Glory Sims Bowen

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December 11-21, 2003

THE WINTER 2003 FORUM

Directors:
Destiny Lilly - Samantha Tunis - Regina Robbins - Carrie Morris

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May 27 - June 27, 2004

THE SPRING 2004 FORUM

Directors for Spring 2004:
Alicia Andrews - Glory Sims Bowen - Charmian Creagle - Margaret Hall Sarah Austin Jenness - Lila Rose Kaplan - Rebecca A. Katzman
Destiny Lilly - Amantha May - Carrie Morris - Caroline Raymond
Regina Robbins Jolie Tong - Samantha Tunis

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December 2 - 19, 2004

THE WINTER 2004 FORUM

Directors for Winter 2004:
Kelly Haydon, Katherine Heberling, Heidi Handelsman, Sarah Austin Jenness, Destiny Lilly, and Jolie Tong

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June 2 - 26, 2005

THE SPRING 2005 FORUM

Directors for Spring 2005:
Sarah Roach, Talya Klein, Regina Robbins, Karen Kwan, Kelly Haydon, Katherine Heberling, Heidi Handelsman, Destiny Lilly, Candace Cihocki, Tzipora Kaplan and Jolie Tong

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December 1-18, 2005

THE WINTER 2005 FORUM

Directors for Winter 2005:
Nikki Rothenberg, Katherine Vecchio, Regina Robbins, Destiny Lilly,
Aliza Shane, Candace O'Neil Cihocki, and Julia Martin

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May 25-June 25, 2006

THE SPRING 2006 FORUM

Directors for Spring 2006:
Rose Ginsberg, Kelly Haydon, Tzipora Kaplan,
Jill Landaker, Candace O'Neil Cihocki,
Emily Plumb, Nikki Rothenberg, Aliza Shane,
Elizabeth Sturrus and Ain Rashida Sykes

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November 30 - December 17, 2006

THE WINTER 2006 FORUM

Directors for Winter 2006:
Rose Ginsberg, Emily Plumb, Maureen Rogalski,
Aliza Shane, Ain Rashida Sykes, and Erin Winebark

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June 7 - July 1, 2007

THE SPRING 2007 FORUM

Directors for Spring 2007:
Chanda Calentine, Mariana Carbonell, Rose Ginsberg, Emily Gipson,
Jacquelyn Honeybourne, Rachel Klein, Julia Martin, Danya Nardi,
Emily Plumb, Maureen Rogalski, Nikki Rothenberg, Aliza Shane,
Elizabeth Sturrus, and Erin Winebark

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November 29 - December 16, 2007

THE WINTER 2007 FORUM

Directors for Winter 2007:
Toby Bercovici, Chanda Calentine, Marie Darden, Natalie Golonka,
Leigh Hile, Carly Hirschberg, Jacquelyn Honeybourne, Holly Nanes,
Audrey Neddermann, Krystal Osborne, Norah Turnham, and Erin Winebark

Playwrights for Winter 2007:
Ruth Tyndall Baker, Jean K. Hedgecock, Lila Rose Kaplan, Celia McBride, Terri McKinstry, Kate McLeod, Judith Pratt, Yasmine Rana, Robin Reese, Stephanie Timm, Karin Diann Wiliams, and Lauren D. Yee

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June 5 - 29, 2008

THE SPRING 2008 FORUM

Directors for Spring 2008:
Toby Bercovici, Jen Browne, Shira Danan, Katrina Foy, Rose Ginsberg, Jacquelyn Honeybourne, Cristina Knutson, Caroline Lakin, Julia Martin, Naima Moffett-Warden, Krystal Osborne and Nikki Rothenberg

Playwrights for Spring 2008:
Gail Bennington, Michelle Bradley, Laylage Courie, Lyralen Kaye,
Carolyn Kras, Rebecca Lewis-Whitson, Julia Martin, Kate McLeod, Judith Pratt, Lia Romeo, Isabella Russell-Ides,Amy West and Pia Wilson

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December 4 - 21, 2008

THE WINTER 2008 FORUM

Directors for Winter 2008:
Shira Danan, Melody Erfani, Jessica Lazar, Rebecca Lewis-Whitson,
Naima Moffett-Warden, Krystal Osborne, Amanda Thompson and Erin Winebark

Playwrights for Winter 2008:
Rorry Daniels, Peggy Dougherty, Dianna A. Lewis,
Isabella Russell-Ides, Stephanie Timm and Danielle Winston

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June 4-28. 2009

THE SPRING 2009 FORUM

Directors for Spring 2009:
Fran Acuna, Melody Erfani, Jacquleyn Honeybourne, Cristina Knutson, Rebecca Lewis-Whitson, Naima Warden, Krystal Osborne,
Sara Moncivais and Amanda Thompson!

Playwrights for Spring 2009:
Siobhan Antonioli, Crystal Jackson, Krystal Osborne, Laura Rohrman, Christine Rusch, Aoise Stratford, Chelsea Sutton and Pia Wilson

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December 3 - 20, 2009

THE WINTER 2009 FORUM

Directors for Winter 2009:
Marie Darden, Dana Dobreva, Ariel Francoeur, Karen Pobicki,
Maureen Stanley, Amanda Thompson, Liz Varner and Sarah Wansley

Playwrights for Winter 2009:
Mariah MacCarthy, Susan Monnot, Elena Naskova, Dina Ross,
Aoise Stratford, Ann Firestone Ungar, Karin Diann Williams and Lauren Yee

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June 3 - 27, 2010

THE SPRING 2010 FORUM

Directors for Spring 2010:
McKenna Dabbs, Dana Dobreva, Melody Erfani, Ariel Francoeur,
Laura Hirschberg, Rebecca Lewis-Whitson, Dara Malina,
Alex Mallory, Amanda Thompson, Jenn Womack

Playwrights for Spring 2010:
Jennifer Barclay, Lenore Blumenfeld, Melody Erfani (adaptation),
Donna Latham, Kate Marks and Mariah MacCarthy

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December 2-19, 2010

THE WINTER 2010 FORUM

Directors for Winter 2010:
Jen Browne, McKenna Dabbs, Gretchen Ferris, Laura Hirschberg,
Alex Mallory, Melinda Prom, Yoleidy Rosario,
Eva Gabrielle Schelbaum and Katherine Sommer

Playwrights for Winter 2010:
Ruth Tyndall Baker, Yvonne Delet, Nancy Gall-Clayton,
Nina Mansfield, Kat Meads, Jacquelyn Priksom, Lynn Snyder,
Diana Stahl and Karin Diann Williams

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June 2- 26, 2011

THE SPRING 2011 FORUM

Directors for Spring 2011:
Dana Dobreva, Melody Erfani, Gretchen Ferris, Ariel Francoeur, Laura Hirschberg, Naima Moffet-Warden, Christina Neubrand, Eva Gabrielle Schelbaum, Ashley Scoles, Katherine Sommer and Abigail Strange

Playwrights (or adaptation credits) for Spring 2011:
Annie Berke, Dana Dobreva, Mary Flanagan, Gabrielle Fox, Laura Hirschberg, Jane Miller,
Naima Moffet-Warden, Maiya Pendleton, Bella Poynton, Yasmine Beverly Rana and Allison Ungar
 
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December 1-18, 2011

THE WINTER 2011 FORUM

Directors for Winter 2011:
Karyn Joy DeYoung, Gretchen Ferris, Estefania Fadul, Jessy Grossman, Laura Hirschberg,
Anais Koivisto, Christina Neubrand, Ashley Scoles, Sarah Simmons and Katherine Sommer

Playwrights (or adaptation credits) for Winter 2011:
Jennifer Barclay, Brit Hawkins, K. Alexa Mavromatis, Nina Mansfield, Jan O’Connor, Laura Rohrman, Katherine Sommer, Leigh Steiner, Elizabeth Swearingen and Karin Diann Williams

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May 31 - June 24, 2012

THE SPRING 2012 FORUM

Directors for Spring 2012
Caroline Angell, Emily Antenucci, Karyn Joy DeYoung, Meg Dowling, Gina Femia,
Francesca Galbo, Anais Koivisto, Christina Neubrand, Arielle Parkas, Taylor Reynolds,
Ashley Marie Scoles, Katherine Sommer and Jenn Womack

Playwrights for Spring 2012:
Maia Akia, Mary Flanagan, Rosemary Foley, Gabrielle Fox, Nancy Gall-Clayton, Brianna Keller, Rita Lewis, K. Alexa Mavromatis, Joanna Pucci, Regina Robbins, Diane Sampson and Karin Diann Williams

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