Rashad, Winer Among Theatre Women Awards Recipients Set for March 16

rashadPhylicia Rashad and Benjamin Ye (center) in Midsummer Night’s Dream in Central Park. Photo: Joan Marcus.

2018 Theatre Women Awards Tickets


Friday, March 16
6 pm Arrival, 6:30 pm Program

Awards Ceremony at the TimesCenter
242 West 41st Street
At 8th Avenue

Receiving awards:
Phylicia Rashad
The Lifetime Achievement Award

Linda Winer
LPTW Special Award

Cricket S. Myers (Sound Design)
The Ruth Morley Design Award

Adrienne Campbell-Holt
The LPTW Lucille Lortel Award

Rohina Malik
The Lee Reynolds Award

Click here for sponsorship and ticket information. Early-bird pricing in place through Feb. 16.

CT Chapter Members to Join LPTW for Shows, Events in DC as Part of Women’s Voices Festival

women's voices logoThe LPTW  Travel Committee has organized events
from Feb. 5 – 10, 2018 for the  Women’s Voices Theater Festival – Washington DC.

RSVP by Wednesday, Jan. 31:
mmiko@goodspeed.org – 860-873-8664 ext. 368

Who Can Go?
Members of the League of Professional Theatre Women,
their spouses/significant others, and friends recommended by League members.

After arranging their own trips and RSVP’ing, attendees will be contacted with further details about the LPTW get-togethers that will be happening throughout the week.

LPTW members are invited to a private breakfast in Georgetown on Friday, Feb. 9
Space is limited, so please RSVP to Mary Miko at
mmiko@goodspeed.org. Details to follow.

Attendees will book their own:

  • Transportation: air, train, car or metro to Washington, DC.
  • Accommodations: Stay with friends or at the Comfort Inn Downtown DC/Convention Center – 1201 13th Street NW, Washington, DC (Metro Subway Stop). The AAA rate is $118 per night.

For detailed information, please go to http://www.womensvoicestheaterfestival.org.

February 2018 Information and News

  • ZEBRA  is an original script by Toby Armour and performed by Elizabeth Reynolds. It celebrates the George Stubbs painting “Zebra” 1763 currently in the Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection in New Haven, CT. Telling the story of the first Zebra seen in England as she travels from Africa and meets Queen Charlotte. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5rphIsUjX
  • LAUREN YARGER will present “Reel to Real: The Jennifer O’Neill Story” as part of the LPTW’s Julia’s Reading Room Series on Feb. 27 at the Jefferson Market Library. Click here for details.


  • LPTW ORAL HISTORY with Baayork Lee Broadway Performer, Choreographer & Director..


Baayork Lee will be interviewed by
Theatre Author, Robert Viagas.

Monday, Feb, 12
6 pm
The Bruno Walter Auditorium
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
at Lincoln Center (Corner of 65th Street and Amsterdam Avenue)

Baayork Lee has performed in over a dozen Broadway shows and created the role of Connie in A Chorus Line, while serving as the show’s Assistant Choreographer to Michael Bennett.

Baayork won the Isabelle Stevenson TONY Award in 2017 and is a founder of NAAP (National Asian Artists Projects). In addition, she has directed and choreographed many national and international companies.

This program is produced by Betty Corwin,
with Pat Addiss and Sophia Romma.

Free admission. First come, first seated.



The CT Chapter of LPTW is planning events for 2018. do you have  particular topic on which you would like to attend a panel or workshop? Is there an event you would like to help produce. Do you work at a venue you would like to offer as a host site?  Please contact us at


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Find Your Light — THIS PANEL WILL BE OFFERED AGAIN AS PART OF GOODSPEED’S FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS in 2019. Check back for panelists and additional information.

find your lightThe Connecticut Chapter of the League of Professional Theatre Women, Connecticut Chapter presents:

Find Your Light:
A demonstration/discussion of the role
of design in theater

Dawn Chiang, Broadway Lighting Designer, leads a conversation about a different theatrical craft vocabulary, visual rather than verbal, that contributes to the emotional life of the storytelling art.  Panelists include Hartford Stage Associate Artistic Director Elizabeth Williamson, Costume Designer Tilly Grimes and Scenic Designer Jessica Parks.

Yes, a story can be told in a black box without costume or sense of place, and lit by a single light, but Lighting, Set and Costume Designers collaborate to enhance performance, infusing character with subtext, creating atmosphere and space that performers inhabit to convey story to an audience. If you want to understand the magic of live performance, of theatre, this panel is for you. LPTW_CT is committed to providing our members opportunities to network with each other, and to promoting professional women in theatre. Other panelists TBD. We invite you to join us for this important event.

Monday, Oct. 23
Networking 5:30-6:30; Panel 6:30-8:30
Stepping Stones Museum
Multimedia Gallery, Mathews Park, 303 West Ave., Norwalk, CT

About the Panelists: 

On Broadway, Dawn designed the lighting for Zoot Suit, was co-designer for Tango Pasion, and associate lighting designer for Show BoatThe Life and the original Broadway production of La Cage Aux Folles. Off Broadway, she has designed for the Roundabout Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, and co-designed the first two seasons of the “Encores!” concert musical series at City Center. Dawn was resident lighting designer for New York City Opera, and has worked for the concert tours of Paul Anka, The Carpenters, Diana Ross, and Loggins and Messina. She has designed the lighting at numerous regional theaters including the Mark Taper Forum, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Denver Center Theatre Company, Guthrie Theater, Alliance Theatre, South Coast Repertory and Arena Stage.
Dawn has earned two Drama League Critics’ Awards, two Lighting Designer of the Year Awards (Syracuse Area Live Theatre), and nominations for the San Francisco Drama Critics’ Award, Los Angeles Drama Critics’ Award and the Maharam Award for design from American Theatre Wing.
She is also a senior consultant with Theatre Projects Consultants, who plan, design and help build performing arts facilities worldwide.

Elizabeth Williamson is Hartford Stage’s associate artistic director and also leads the company’s work in new play development. For Hartford Stage, She has directed Cloud 9, translated La Dispute, and dramaturgedHeartbreak House, Anastasia, Romeo and Juliet, The Body of an American, An Opening in Time, Hamlet, Reverberation, Macbeth, Man in a Case, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, and others. Before joining Hartford Stage, Williamson served as Associate Artistic Director and Literary Manager for Pioneer Theatre Company, where she premiered Bess Wohl’sTouch(ed) and In, and Wendy MacLeod’s Find and Sign. She has worked around the country with About Face Theatre, the American Conservatory Theater, Aurora Theatre, the Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Berkshire Opera, Court Theatre, HERE Arts Center, the La Jolla Playhouse, Lincoln Center Theatre Directors Lab, Lorin Maazel’s Castleton Festival, the Magic Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, Theatre de la Jeune Lune, and the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Education: Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Directing and Comparative Literature, Bennington College; Master’s in European Literature, Oxford University; trained at the École Jacques Lecoq. Awards: NEA Fellowship in Literary Translation.

Tilly is an English theatre designer based New York. Recent credits Underground Railroad Game (Lucille Lortel Nomination, International, National Tour and Ars Nova), Small Mouth Sounds (New York and National Tour), The Government Inspector (Duke on 42nd and New World Stages). Recognition – Lortel Nomination Best Costume Design, Balsamo Grant for Immigrant Artists, Irish Design Award, Irish Times Theatre Nomination and Onstage Critics Award. New York – Roundabout, Ars Nova, Women’s Project, Foundry, Red Bull Theatre, Cherry Lane, The Pearl, Clubbed Thumb, Here Arts Centre, Barrow Group, and La Mama. Regional – Williamstown Theatre Festival, New York Stage and Film, Alley Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre DC, Goodspeed Opera, OSF, Wilma, Hudson Valley Shakespeare, Two Rivers Theatre Company, Trinity Repertory Company, Pittsburgh Public & Westport County Playhouse.

Jessica, (Scenic Designer, NNPN Producer in Residence),  has worked in theater as a set designer since 2003. NYC design credits include: Dan Lauria’s Dinner with the Boys at The Acorn Theater, Butler at 59E59 St. Theaters, The Housewives of Mannheim at 59E59 St. Theaters, and Jericho and Poetic License for The Director’s Company at 59E59 Theaters. Jessica has been the resident scenic designer for the New Jersey Repertory Company since 2009. Credits there include: & Juliet, The Jag, Mad Love, Happy, Broomstick, Swimming at the Ritz, and Noir. Other design include: Claire Went To France for Strange Dog Theater Company at Hamilton Stage, 37 Stones for Working Man’s Clothes, The Normals at Luna Stage and Bust, a short film by Dana B. Benningfield, directed by Duncan M. Rogers. In August she was made the NNPN Producer in Residence at the New Jersey Repertory Company and helped produce their week long All About Eve: Festival of the Arts. www.JessicaParksDesign.com


The Connecticut Chapter of LPTW is co-founded by state residents and members of the League of Professional Theatre Women Lauren Yarger (Broadway and Connecticut theater critic), Mary Miko, (Special Events Coordinator at Goodspeed), Tracey Moore (Educator, University of Hartford), and Marie Reynolds (Actress/Director/Producer). All women in Connecticut working in professional theater are invited to join the CT Chapter which holds events regionally throughout the year.

For this event, Members of the Connecticut Chapter  are free. Members may bring one guest free of charge.

Non-members guests will pay $5 (CASH ONLY) at the door to help defray expenses.


Reservations are required in advance. RSVP via this link:


For more information about the museum:

Easy to get to! Exit 14 N or 15 S off I-95N or 15 S off I-95