Past Events

 
2018 ATHE Kickoff Event presented by History Matters/Back to the Future

August 1, 2018

2018 ATHE Kickoff Event presented by History Matters/Back to the Future

August 1, 2018, 8:30pm
Grand Ballroom A, The Westin Boston Waterfront

HISTORY MATTERS/BACK TO THE FUTURE presents an evening of scenes from women's plays of the past, performed by renowned actors of stage and film Maryann Plunkett (Blue Valentine, The Apple Family Plays) and Jay O. Sanders (Blindspot, The Apple Family Plays) directed by Joan Vail Thorne, founder of History Matters/Back to the Future.

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The 2018 Judith Barlow Prize

April 23, 2018

The 2018 Judith Barlow Prize

April 23rd at Cherry Lane Theatre

HISTORY MATTERS/BACK TO THE FUTURE presented a staged reading of the 2018 Judith Barlow Prize winning one-act play: The Only Hills We've Ever Had by Adrey Webb, an MFA candidate at Texas State University.

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 HOW DARE SHE?!?! A PANEL ON HISTORIC WONEN PLAYWRIGHTS WHO SHOCKED

August 5, 2017

HOW DARE SHE?!?! A PANEL ON HISTORIC WONEN PLAYWRIGHTS WHO SHOCKED

2017 ATHE Conference, Planet Hollywood Hotel in Las Vegas

On Saturday, August 5th, 2017, co-sponsored by The Women and Theatre Program and the Theatre History Program, History Matters/Back to the Future sponsored a panel on those daring women playwrights throughout history who were not afraid to shock their audiences. The panel was co-hosted by Professor Laura Lodewyck, North Central College, and Amanda Feldman, Board Memeber, History Matters/Back to the Future.

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2017 JUDITH BARLOW PRIZE

April 23, 2017

2017 JUDITH BARLOW PRIZE

WP Theatre at MCGinn Cazale Theatre (Broadway @ 76th Street)

HISTORY MATTERS/BACK TO THE FUTURE presented the staged reading of the 2017 Judith Barlow Prize winning one-act play Leaf by Kara Jobe of Otterbien University.

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August 14, 2016

RE-WORKING THE CANON: FEMALE PLAYWRIGHTS AND THE 'ONE PLAY AT A TIME' INITIATIVE

ATHE Conference, Palmer House Hotel in Chicago

History Matters/Back to the Future hosted an ATHE session that brought together scholars and practitioners who endeavor to re-work the male-dominated theatrical canon prevalent in university classrooms by sharing best practices for engaging students in historic women's plays.

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August 10, 2016

FORGOTTEN TREASURES: Examining Women in Labor

Women and Theatre Program PreConference, Stage 773 in Chicago

History Matters/Back to the Future took a trip to Chicago to bring an amended version of our Forgotten Treasures program to The Women and Theatre Program's ATHE Pre-conference. 

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April 29, 2016

2016 JUDITH BARLOW PRIZE READING

WP Theatre at MCGinn Cazale Theatre (Broadway @ 76th Street)

HISTORY MATTERS/BACK TO THE FUTURE presented the staged reading of the 2016 Judith Barlow Prize winning one-act play Her Own Devices by Catholic University of America student Lindsay Adams.

 

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May 3, 2015

2015 JUDITH BARLOW PRIZE READING

Helen Mills Theater (139 West 26th Street, NYC)

HISTORY MATTERS/BACK TO THE FUTURE presented the staged reading of the inaugural Judith Barlow Prize winning one-act play Three Landings and a Fire Escape by Northwestern University student Selina Fillinger.

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