Past Events

 

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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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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February 17, 2013

FORGOTTEN TREASURES

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

A repeat peformance of our SOLD OUT event in DC from the previous summer again featuring Kathleen Chalfant, Maryann Plunkett, and Tamara Tunie.

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August 1, 2012

SCENES BY HISTORIC WOMEN PLAYWRIGHTS: Read by Luminaries of the Stage

The Davis Performing Arts Center, Georgetown University

The event that launched History Matters/Back to the Future - a curated an evening of scenes from historic women's plays performed by Kathleen Chalfant, Maryann Plunkett, and Tamara Tunie at The Davis Performing Arts Center, Georgetown University.

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