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Mayleas, Ruth

Overview
Works: 74 works in 75 publications in 1 language and 506 library holdings
Genres: Interviews 
Roles: Producer, Interviewee
Classifications: PN2074, 792.0293
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ruth Mayleas
Theater artist's resource : the Watson-Guptill guide to academic and conservatory programs, studios and studio schools, workshops, festivals and conferences, artists' colonies and residencies, internships and apprenticeships by Ruth Mayleas ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
They're all here in this candid, carefully researched resource guide. Plus there's helpful guidance about finding your niche in the theater business, with insider's advice about auditioning, networking, and agenting yourself in a professional manner that commands attention and gains respect
Women in theatre Dialogues with notable women in American theatre ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
These thirteen interviews are from a unique television series that highlights the accomplishments of women on the American stage. Hosted by Newsday theatre critic Linda Winer, the playwrights, directors, designers, producers, and performers interviewed on the programs encompass generational, disciplinary and ethnic diversity; they share their thoughts and vision, their career paths and professional choices. The interviews afford to a wider audience a unique look into the lives of some of the gifted women who create and sustain theatre in the United States
Women in theatre ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Cherry Jones discusses her acting career with Newsday theatre critic Linda Winer. The discussion ranges from Jones' early years with the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Mass., her Broadway success in The heiress, her work in plays by women playwrights, how she reads scripts, and the impact of her private life as an openly gay woman on her career and on the way she is perceived
Women in theatre ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Jo Bonney discusses her career with Newsday critic Linda Winer. Known for her direction of edgy, macho plays, Bonney talks about her collaborations with such male writers as her husband, Eric Bogosian and Neil LaBute, as well as her work with strong women playwrights like Diana Son and Anna Deavere Smith. She also expounds on her views on solo performance, and speaks of her desire for a theater that is relevant to its time and place
Women in theatre ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Playwright Tina Howe discusses her career with Newsday critic Linda Winer. Best known for her plays Painting churches and Coastal disturbances, Howe speaks about some of ther other works, including Women in flames, Pride's crossing, and Birth and after birth. These plays address the issue of women's identity and power, themes which are generally "off limits" in the theater, she feels. Howe also discusses the manifestation of her patrician New England family in her work, and her artistic debt to playwright Eugène Ionesco
Women in theatre ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Cynthia Nixon discusses her career with Newsday critic Linda Winer. Best known for her portrayal of Miranda Hobbes in the cable television series Sex and the city, the actress's stage credits include her performance as Becca in the 2006 Broadway play The rabbit hole, for which she won a Tony Award. Nixon recounts how she broke into showbiz at age 12, starred simultaneously in two Broadway shows at age 14, her recent role as the Scottish school teacher Jean Brodie in the Off-Broadway revival of The prime of Miss Jean Brodie, and how she still considers the New York theater world her home
Women in theatre ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Lighting designer Natasha Katz talks about her career with Newsday critic Linda Winer. Katz expounds her work for the Disney organization on the musicals Beauty and the Beast, Aida, and Tarzan, Tom Stoppard's trilogy The coast of Utopia, and the new production of A chorus line, in which she pays homage to the work of its original lighting designer Theron Musser. Katz elaborates as well on her lighting design for the 1998 Lincoln Center Theatre production of Twelfth night, directed by Nicholas Hytner, and on her sense that her work isn't always recognizable to audiences; how she sees her role as lighting designer in relation to a production's creative heirarchy; and the mentorship and support she received from others in the field of lighting design in developing her career
Women in theatre ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Emily Mann discusses her career with Newsday critic Linda Winer. Playwright, director, and artistic director of the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, New Jersey, Mann describes what she does simply as, "I make theatre." Mann discusses pioneering as the first woman to direct on most of the stages where she's worked; her upbringing in a socially conscious family in the politically progressive environment of the South Side of Chicago in the 1960s; her "theatre of testimony" genre, in which she created plays based on oral histories and people's own stories; her ability to write plays featuring diverse people, from Vietnam veterans in Still life, to the gay activist Harvey Milk portrayed in Execution of justice; being hired to write a television play about the life of South African politician Winnie Mandela; her decision head the McCarter Theatre, and building its new facility; choosing well-known provocative plays as well as new ones by diverse playwrights; her view of a national theater as it exists in the United States; and the attention currently being given in the theater at large to women playwrights
Women in theatre ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Lynn Ahrens discusses her career with Newsday critic Linda Winer. Ahrens, a Tony nominated lyricist of musicals, discusses supporting herself writing advertising jingles, becoming a musical theatre lyricist, and the history of her long-time partnership with composer Stephen Flaherty, her collaboration with Flaherty on such musicals as Seussical, Ragtime and A man of no importance, how she aims to be "invisible," "hidden in the character" in her lyrics, and her philosophy of songwriting
Women in theatre ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Joanne Woodward talks with host Linda Winer. The Oscar winning film actress, stage performer, activist, and wife of actor Paul Newman, discusses her current role as artistic director of the Westport Country Playhouse in Westport, Connecticut. Woodward elaborates on her Hollywood career, and her passion for both directing and performing on stage, which first revealed itself when she was a small child growing up in Georgia. Woodward speaks also about meeting her husband at the office of their mutual agent, and their wedding in Las Vegas; her graduation from Sarah Lawrence College in 1990, with a major in philosophy; and the careers of the Newmans' three daughters
Women in theatre ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Jane Greenwood, who has designed costumes for Broadway productions for decades, talks with Newsday critic Linda Winer. Greenwood discusses her creation of costumes for such shows as Master Class starring Zoe Caldwell, and Lennon, featuring the music of John Lennon. In these, as in her many other projects, Greenwood seeks to make her costumes integral to the production as a whole. She also elaborates on her need to "fall in love" with the director and the team, and to understand the play deeply, in order to do her work; and how she manages her hectic schedule with the help of good assistants
Women in theatre ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Molly Smith, artistic director of Washington D.C.'s Arena Stage theater company, discusses her career with Newsday theatre critic Linda Winer. The conversation traces Smith's life and career from her early days in Alaska, where she founded the Perseverance Theatre, to her undergrad years in Washington, D.C., where she began her association with Paula Vogel, to her eventual selection as artistic director of D.C.'s Arena Stage, and her subsequent work there. She specifically examines her collaborations with Vogel and her production of Wendy Wasserstein's An American daughter
Women in theatre ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
S. Epatha Merkerson discusses her career with Newsday critic Linda Winer. Well known for her television roles as Reba the Mail Lady on Pee Wee's playhouse in the 1980s, and since 1993 as Lt. Anita Van Buren on the crime drama Law & Order, Merkerson has also enjoyed a varied and successful career on stage and in film. Her stage credits include her performance as Berniece in August Wilson's 1990 Pultizer Prize winning play, The Piano Lesson, for which she was nominated for a Tony Award, and her work in I'm Not Stupid, for which she won an Obie Award in 1992. Merkerson stresses the importance for her of acting onstage, and the experience she gained as an actor performing in various small theaters. She expounds on getting recognition as an actress in mid-career for her performance in the 2005 miniseries Lackawanna Blues; her upbringing by her mother in Detroit, Michigan; her ability to find work consistently as an actor since arriving in New York City in the late 1970s; and her feelings about two people with whom she has worked, playwright August Wilson and performer Jerry Orbach
Women in theatre ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter, journalist, and activist Ruby Dee discusses her career with Newsday critic Linda Winer. Dee speaks about being denied a role because of her race as a high school drama student in Manhattan; performing in Harlem's American Negro Theatre in the 1940s; being one of the first African American actresses to play important Shakespearean roles with white actors during the 1960s; meeting her husband Ossie Davis during the production of Jeb in 1945; her longstanding involvement, along with her husband, in political activism; their writing of their joint autobiography; being cast in the stage play A raisin in the sun as Ruth, a suffering housewife in the projects; her view of herself as a "fighter" influenced by her early encounters with racism; her kinship with directors and writers with whom she has worked; and the need for more dramatic works about African Americans
Women in theatre ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Actress, singer and recording artist Audra McDonald talks about her career with Newsday critic Linda Winer. McDonald, who received Tony Awards for her Broadway roles in Carousel, Master class, and Ragtime, talks about these roles and her recent roles in Raisin in the sun and Marie Christine. She elaborates on her willingness to undertake a variety of vocal styles, from opera to Broadway to cabaret; unconventional casting; her rule to "never do fluff"; her upbringing in Fresno, California; attending the Juilliard School in New York, where she studied classical voice; her pregnancy and the birth of her daughter Zoe; her experience working on the television series Mr. Sterling; and her admiration for Barbra Streisand
Women in theatre ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The pseudonymous "Aphra Behn," "Alice Childress," and "Julia Child" join Newsday critic Linda Winer to discuss the internationally known collective of anonymous activists known as the Guerrilla Girls on Tour. The group seeks to illuminate and challenge sexism in the theatre, such as the meager representation of female playwrights being produced, and sparse number female directors, producers, and designers working in the theatre today. They discuss their teaching activities on college campuses; the origins of their group as a splinter group which separated from the original Guerilla Girls, which began in 1985 as a protest against sexism in the visual arts; their strategy of compiling statistics about women in the theater, and then using them as the basis of their visual, graphic and confrontational protests focused on the theater community; their theatrical performances worldwide on issues related to women and sexism; their use of gorilla masks; and their current project aimed at recovering the forgotten history of women in the theater
Women in theatre ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Composer Jeanine Tesori speaks with Newsday critic Linda Winer. Tesori, who has served also as a conductor, arranger, and musician, discusses her writing of the Off-Broadway musical Violet, which she created alone in a 19th century lighthouse; her writing of the incidental music for the 1998 Broadway production of Shakespeare's Twelfth night, directed by Nicholas Hytner; her early interest in pop music and education in music at Columbia University; her work on the Broadway musical Thoroughly modern Millie, for which she composed eleven new songs; and her compositon of the music for the Broadway musical Caroline, or change, on which she collaborated with Tony Kushner. Tesori speaks also about conducting the musical The secret garden, and the importance for girls in having female mentors in music
Women in theatre ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Carole Rothman discusses her career with Newsday critic Linda Winer. Co-founder and artistic director of Second Stage Theatre, Rothman remembers some of her favorite productions, including Cheryl West's Jar the floor, Charles Fuller's A soldier's play and the New York premiere of Stephen Sondheim's early musical Saturday night. She also comments on the transfer to Broadway of such original Second Stage productions as The little dog laughed and The 25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. She discusses her theater's evolving artistic mission, and its cababilities as an Off-Broadway theater located in the Broadway theatre district. Rothman, who went from being an actor to a director to a producer, believes that it is easier for women directors to find work in the theater today than it was in 1979 when she co-founded her theater with Robyn Goodman
Women in theatre ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Blanka Zizka discusses her career with Newsday critic Linda Winer. After growing up in Communist Czechoslovakia and then spending two years in refugee camps in West Germany, Zizka eventually landed in Philadelphia to become the artistic director of The Wilma Theater with her husband Jiri. They developed many groundbreaking productions, including stage adaptations of George Orwell's Animal farm and 1984 and the East Coast premiere of Tom Stoppard's The invention of love, as well as works by Athol Fugard, Doug Wright and Dael Orlandersmith. Zizka elaborates on her decision not to become a New York director but to remain in her artistic home of Philadelphia; what she sees as the theatre's relationship to politics; and the things that initially surprised her about American theater
Women in theatre ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Actress and singer Barbara Cook discusses her career with Newsday critic Linda Winer. Cook first came to prominence in 1956 after creating the role of Cunegonde in Candide, and then "Marian the Librarian" in The music man the following year, establishing herself as one of the Broadway's leading ingenues. She left the theater in the 1960s and reemerged in 1975 as a leading cabaret and concert singer. Cook speaks about her voice and her objectives as a vocalist; her view of her cabaret work; the loss she experienced at the death of her accompanist Wally Harper; her feelings about being labeled a Broadway "ingenue"; her mid-career retirement, brought on by a personal problem; and her plans for future shows
 
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