Emily Mann. Photo: Catherine Cole for the LA Times

Patricia Ariza

Wendy Wasserstein

Mary Louise Geiger's design for Mabou Mines

Chris Durang

Mrs. Packard, by Emily Mann. Photo courtesy the McCarter Theatre.

Lucille Lortel

Quick Links

Articles, book excerpts and a few more articles


"After the March," for WIT Journal, a publication of the League of Professional Theatre Women, is a description of my experience in the Women's March on January 21, 2017, in Manhattan, and its importance for theater.


Emily Mann: The Quiet Radical
Emily Mann, playwright and director, brought her political activism to the McCarter Theatre and turned a sleepy LORT theater into a major home for new plays.


Two exceptional women, Colombian theater artist Patricia Ariza, and Joanna Sherman, founder and artistic director of the Bond Street Theatre, take theater about women to women, to help protect women against political and domestic violence. The article first appeared in the January 2015 issue of American Theatre magazine.


Disappearing World: The Sixth Extinction, by Elizabeth Kolbert.
Alexis reviews Kolbert's invaluable book about how climate change threatens life on Earth as we know it -- including the most precious form of life, ourselves. This review first appeared in The New Franklin Register, Winter 2015.


WASSERSTEIN IN AN HOUR
A biographical study of the late Broadway playwright Wendy Wasserstein.

CURTAIN CALL: CELEBRATING A CENTURY OF WOMEN DESIGNING FOR LIVE PERFORMANCE, Alexis Greene, Editor.
A catalogue for the exhibition "Curtain Call: Celebrating a Century of Women Designing for Live Performance," which was sponsored the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center and the League of Professional Theatre Women, November 16 2008-May 2, 2009.
"I'm thrilled to own it." --Hal Prince

DURANG IN AN HOUR
A biographical study of one of America's most daring and imaginative comic dramatists.

REBECK IN AN HOUR
A biographical study of the American dramatist Theresa Rebeck.

FRONT LINES: POLITICAL PLAYS BY AMERICAN WOMEN. Alexis Greene and Shirley Lauro, Editors
This collection of stimulating, inventive plays is published by The New Press and includes the following:

THE EXONERATED by Jessica Blank & Erik Jensen
WORDS OF CHOICE by Cindy Cooper
ELLIOT, A SOLDIER'S FUGUE by Quiara Alegria Hudes
CLARENCE DARROW'S LAST TRIAL by Shirley Lauro
MRS. PACKARD by Emily Mann
NO CHILD... by Nilaja Sun
HOT 'N' THROBBING by Paula Vogel



THE STORY OF 42ND STREET
Written with the late historian Mary Henderson, this is a lively look back at New York's greatest thoroughfare, with more than 150 remarkable photographs of the twelve theaters that rose on 42nd Street in New York City, between 7th and 8th Avenues, from 1893 to 1920.


Still Flooded Out
Allison hasn't lived in her Staten Island home since Hurricane Sandy swept the ocean into her living room. Alexis Greene interviewed Allison for Community Environmental Center's CECenterblog

Women in Tyvek
The economy is greener - but are women getting the green jobs?