March is Women’s History Month – commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history (https://womenshistorymonth.gov). Capital Repertory Theatre is honored to feature some of the amazing females (and female-presenting) that bring amazing productions to our stages at 251 N. Pearl St, Albany.
Playwright Spotlight: Rachel Lynett
As a queer Afro-Latinx playwright who (predominately) writes dark comedies about complex, complicated women of color, theREP met Rachel in 2018 when her play “Here Be Dragons” was given a reading in that years NEXT ACT! New Play Summit. Since then, Rachel has been commissioned as playwright twice by theREP. She wrote “Take Me With You” for the 2022 Pearl Side Community Arts Festival, and is currently working on theREP’s next On-The-Go!, a piece about Henry Johnson. Alongside the Capital Region, Rachel’s work can be – and has been – seen by folks across the nation. To learn more about this awesome playwright, check out: https://rachellynett.com/
Dramaturg/Historian Spotlight: Eunice S. Ferreira
As a scholar, Eunice’s focus is on the intersections of theatrical performance with issues of language, race, class, gender, culture and national identity – and is working with playwright Rachel Lynett, as the dramaturg/historian for theREP’s commission of a new On-The-Go! play about Henry Johnson. Eunice is an associate professor of theater at Skidmore College, and works as a scholar, director and performer. To learn more about her, check out: https://euniceferreira.com/
Administration at theREP Spotlight: Check out the Female (Female Presenting) Talent at theREP, in the rooms, leading/managing/running and making the magic happen! (Just a fraction of the incredible female power across the Proctors Collaborative)