Director’s Brief: The Next Generation of Female Theatre Artists

Director’s Brief: The Next Generation of Female Theatre Artists

The kindness of strangers…

If you look carefully at the program for Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, you will note that there’s a new endowment established to support the advancement of female theatre artists here at PTC.

That endowment was given to us by Robin M. Woods.

In this first year, the funding is being used to support the guest director of Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, Julie Kramer.

I have never met Ms. Woods, but the impact of her gift will be felt for years and years to come. Each season, the funding needed to bring one of the guest directors (or designers or playwrights) to PTC will be covered by this endowment. It’s a gift targeted to assist women develop their skills in this field and it gives me a sense of pride.

But I take no credit; it’s Robin Woods—who has the foresight and the desire to help the next generation of female theatre artists—who should be given the credit.

Thank you, Robin.