American feminist Gloria Steinem is the subject of this new play that presents the political activist as a symbol of past, present, and future change.
From the producers: "Gloria: A Life" brings us a richly detailed tapestry about one of the most inspiring and remarkable women of our time. Five decades after Gloria Steinem began raising her voice for equality and championing those of others, her vision is as urgent as ever. Gloria’s life’s work and philosophy on the necessity of conversation as a catalyst for change offer us all a path forward in a way that only live theater can. The first act is Gloria’s story; the second is our own.
Gloria Steinem became nationally recognized as a leader and a spokeswoman for the American feminist movement in the late 1960s and early 1970s, She was a columnist for New York magazine, and a co-founder of Ms. magazine. In 1969, Steinem published an article, "After Black Power, Women's Liberation," which brought her to national fame as a feminist leader. Author Emily Mann is a winner of the Dramatists Guild Hull-Warriner Award, Obie and Peabody awards, and a Guggenheim fellowship. She has received Tony Award nominations as both a director and a playwright. In 2002 she received an Honorary Doctorate of Arts from Princeton University. In 2011 Mann was named the National Theatre Conference's Person of the Year.
Patricia Kalember ("thirtysomething," "Orange Is the New Black") stars as Gloria Steinem. She is joined by an all-female cast that includes DeLanna Studi, Patrena Murray, Joanna Glushak, Liz Wisan, Francesca McKenzie, Fedna Jacques and Brittany K. Allen. Tony winner Diane Paulus ("Waitress," "Pippin") directs.