New from TCG Books: Gloria: A Life, by Emily Mann

By Erin Salvi posted 07-07-2020 09:49

New from TCG Books:
Gloria: A Life
by Emily Mann

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NEW YORK, NY – Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the publication of Gloria: A Life by Emily Mann. The play was commissioned by Lincoln Center Theater by special arrangement with Daryl Roth. Gloria: A Life received its world premiere at the Daryl Roth Theatre in New York in the fall of 2018.

“In many ways Gloria: A Life, a play about a movement, became a movement. For millennia, human beings have been sitting around campfires, telling and listening to each other’s stories… Only being together with all five senses allows us to empathize, to understand, and to act. This is the magic of both a movement and a play. Like a pebble tossed into a pond, the ripples keep changing lives.” —Gloria Steinem, from her Foreword

Five decades after Gloria Steinem began raising her voice for equality and championing the voices of others, she remains a leader of the American feminist movement. Emily Mann’s new play traces the progress of Steinem’s extraordinary life, from her undercover Playboy Bunny exposé in the 1960s, through her founding of Ms. Magazine in the 1970s, to her activism in today’s women’s movement.

“One part theater, one part consciousness-raising group therapy session, Gloria: A Life offers an experience that promises to be a more intimate recollection of Steinem’s journey, not only because it’s been singularly shaped by the hands of women.” —Noor Brara, Vogue

Emily Mann is a playwright and director. Her plays include Execution of Justice, Still Life, and Having Our Say. She is Artistic Director of McCarter Theatre Center—recipient of a Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre.

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) exists to strengthen, nurture, and promote professional theatre in the U.S. and globally. Since its founding in 1961, TCG’s constituency has grown from a handful of groundbreaking theatres to over 700 Member Theatres and affiliate organizations and nearly 10,000 Individual Members. Through its Core Values of Activism, Artistry, Diversity, and Global Citizenship, TCG advances a better world for theatre and a better world because of theatre. TCG offers its members networking and knowledge-building opportunities through research, communications, and events, including the annual TCG National Conference, one of the largest nationwide gatherings of theatre people; awards grants and scholarships, approximately $2 million per year, to theatre companies and individual artists; advocates on the federal level; and through the Global Theater Initiative, TCG's partnership with the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics, serves as the U.S. Center of the International Theatre Institute. TCG is North America’s largest independent trade publisher of dramatic literature, with 18 Pulitzer Prizes for Drama on the TCG booklist. It also publishes the award-winning American Theatre magazine and ARTSEARCH®, the essential source for a career in the arts. In all of its endeavors, TCG seeks to increase the organizational efficiency of its Member Theatres, cultivate and celebrate the artistic talent and achievements of the field, and promote a larger public understanding of, and appreciation for, the

Gloria: A Life

By Emily Mann

120 pages

October 2019






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