Proudfit, Scott

Women, Collective Creation, and Devised Performance

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Table of contents

Part I. First Wave, 1900–1945

1. Toward a New History of Women in the Modern Theatre – an Introduction
Kathryn Mederos Syssoyeva, Scott Proudfit

2. Raising the Curtain on Suzanne Bing’s Life in the Theatre
Jane Baldwin

3. From Neva Boyd to Viola Spolin: How Social Group Work in 1920s’ Settlement Houses Defined Collective Creation in 1960s’ Theatres
Scott Proudfit

4. A Democratic Legacy: Hallie Flanagan and the Vassar Experimental Theatre
Elizabeth A. Osborne

5. Alexandra Remizova: An “Actors’ Director”
Andrei Malaev-Babel

Part II. Second Wave, 1945–1985

6. Mnouchkine & Co.: Constructing a Collective
David Calder

7. Ruth Maleczech, JoAnne Akalaitis, and the Mabou Mines Family Aesthetic
Jessica Silsby Brater

8. “Hers and His”: Carolyn Swift, Alan Simpson, and Collective Creation at Dublin’s Pike Theatre
Siobhán O’Gorman

9. From the Center to the Heartland: The Collective, Collaborative Conscience of Jo Ann Schmidman, Megan Terry, Sora Kimberlain, and the Omaha Magic Theatre (1968–1998)
Anne Fletcher

10. Historiographing a Feminist Utopia: Collective Creation, History, and Feminist Theatre in Canada
Michelle MacArthur

11. Monstrous Regiment: The Gendered Politics of Collaboration, Writing, and Authorship in the UK from the 1970s Onwards
Sarah Sigal

Part III. Third Wave, 1985–Present

12. Judith Malina and the Living Theatre: Storming the Barricades and Creating Collectively
Cindy Rosenthal

13. Bryony Lavery: Nerves of Steel and a Forgiving Heart
Karen Morash

14. Women, Transmission, and Creative Agency in the Grotowski Diaspora
Virginie Magnat

15. The Women of Odin Teatret: Creativity, Challenge, Legacy
Adam J. Ledger

16. Doing What Comes Naturally?: Women and Devising in the UK Today
Alex Mermikides, Jackie Smart

17. Devising Downtown: Collective Creation and Female Leadership in Contemporary New York
Rachel Anderson-Rabern

18. (The Waters) Between Africa and America: Revelations in Process, Theatrical-Jazz, and Sharon Bridgforth’s River See

Nia O. Witherspoon

19. Hands like starfish/Feet like moons: Disabled Women’s Theatre Collectives
Victoria Lewis

20. Pussy Riot and Performance as Social Practice: Collectivity, Collaboration, and Communal Bond
Julia Listengarten

Keywords: Social Sciences, Gender Studies, Theatre History, Performing Arts, Film History, Theatre and Performance Studies, Arts

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