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Help Support this unique and valuable program with a TAX-DEDUCTIBLE gift! Any amount will help us continue this EVERY QUARTER for the forseeable future! It will also support the publication of a booklet containing the biographies of 26 playwrights and dramaturgical essays on 30 plays written between 1668 and 1966! Meet May Miller, our March 8th writer!

New Perspectives Theatre Company and the School of Drama at the New School

present an ON HER SHOULDERS special program



April 3, 2017: 4:00pm to 8:00pm


Kellen Auditorium at the New School

66 Fifth Avenue (Room N101)

Free and Open to the Public

R.S.V.P. or 212-630-9945


Doors Open/Welcome and Introduction 4:00 to 4:30pm

Featured Presenter: 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Susan Croft, Director of Unfinished Histories

Meet the artists who changed the face of theatre forever, after Britain ended Censorship in 1968.

With an introduction to the companies and excerpts from three female-created plays from the era.

Mingling and Nosh: 6:00pm to 6:30pm

Radical Voices Panel: 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Debora Balardini, Christine Bruno, Susana Cook, YaliniDream

Melanie Joseph and Taylor Mac


It's time to renew the energy that was unleashed 50 years ago!

This amazing panel will share their insights into creating theatrical pieces that challenge the status quo—

in form and content—and reflect on the need for and sustainability of a new alternative

theatre movement in these most "interesting times."

Open Forum: 7:30pm to 8:00pm

All Participants

Join in a brainstorming/strategy session, tapping into the collective creative energy

to become the Radical Voices for our own time.

learn more about the presenter and panelists

ON HER SHOULDERS was founded in 2013 to present rehearsed, staged readings of plays by women from across the spectrum of time, with contemporary dramaturgs contextualizing them for modern audiences. The program seeks to make it impossible to deny or ignore the 1,000-year history and value of women's contribution to the theatrical canon. To date (through Dec 2016), the program has presented 30 plays by 26 writers from the years 1668 to 1966.  OHS is produced by Melissa Attebery and Melody Brooks. Kristin Heckler is Associate Producer.

SCHOOL FOR DRAMA AT THE NEW SCHOOL: The creative home for the future of performing arts. Agile. Engaged. Innovative. Multi-disciplinary. The New School for Drama is home to a dynamic group of young directors, writers, actors, creative technologists, and award-winning faculty. With a core belief in rigorous creativity and collaborative learning, our programs embrace civic awareness across performance disciplines to create work imbued with professionalism, imagination and social context. For more information, please visit


The Play in Context, the dramaturgical and scholarly presentation component to the program, is sponsored in part by the League of Professional Theatre Women, a non-profit organization promoting visibility and increasing opportunities for women in theatre since 1982.


This program is made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and in part, with public funds from the NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.