This Month at LPTW: February 2023

This Month at LPTW:

February 2023
Dear Members and Colleagues,
Theatre Women Awards Luncheon!

We are very excited to announce our 40th Anniversary 2023 Theatre Women Awardees and Lucille Lortel grant recipient!
Six out of the seven awardees are LPTW members. Please join us in celebrating the achievements of these amazing theatre women at the TWA luncheon, Monday, March 27th, World Theatre Day, 1pm – 3pm.

See below for details  and be sure to register for priority booking here. Tickets for in-person and online attendance will go on sale on Valentine’s Day, February 14th.

Would you like to be part of making the 40th Anniversary TWA event happen with us? There’s lots to do, please contact  to be part of the team for the TWA luncheon.

A shout-out to Board member Illana Stein and her team for producing the upcoming Professional Seminar, How to Be the CEO of your Artistry! They have assembled an incredible group of panelists. See details below.
Katrin & Ludovica 
Promote Yourself
If you’d like to submit an event/project to next month’s LPTW Member Events and News: please click here. Deadline February 6th.
To have an event or project featured on our social media please click here or email
If you would like to join the LPTW Members Facebook group, please click here.
If you would like to join the LPTW International Committee Facebook Group, please click here.
Recommend a Colleague for LPTW Membership! 
Is there a theatre woman you know who might be interested in joining LPTW? Click the link below or email to start the application process. More information is available on the LPTW website.
40th Anniversary Member Video Series!

40th Anniversary Member Video Series highlighting the accomplishments of our wonderful members and promoting what we bring to the field.
This month, we spotlight Shellen LubinJessica Feder-Birnbaum, and Alicia Foxworth.
Instructions on how to create your video are here and the interview questions are here. Need help? Email
Professional Seminar: How To Be The CEO Of Your Artistry
Produced by Illana Stein
Monday, February 6, 2023
7-8:30 PM on Zoom

NELLE NUGENT Named one of the most prolific producers on Broadway, five-time Tony Award-Winning Producer, two Obies, two New York Drama Critics Award, numerous film and TV awards, and co-founder for the east coast chapter of the Producers Guild of America. 
ANNIE CHADWICK (Career Consultant, Actress, CEO of Up-To-Date Theatricals LLC) HANSOL JUNG (Playwright of Wolf Play, Soho Rep & MCC Theater and Supervising Producer on Pachinko for Apple+)
MFONISO UDOFIA (Playwright of Sojourners, runboyrun, Her Portmanteau, Executive Producer on Let the Right One In, Supervising Producer on A League of Their Own, and Co-Producer on Little America)
JONA XIAO (Actress, Producer, and Founder of Career ACTivate)
You can meet the panelists during the program.
Join us on Zoom on Monday, February 6 7-8:30 PM EST for the Professional Seminar: HOW TO BE THE CEO OF YOUR ARTISTRY We will hear from theater professionals from different artistic disciplines on how they have successfully mastered being proactive through smart marketing decisions, branding, and knowing how to ask the right questions. Take away practical resources to learn to be your own boss and level up by taking charge of your career with a more calculated approach to the business savvy side of theater.
This program is being produced by LPTW members Illana Stein, Alison Chace, and Annie Chadwick. The conversation will be moderated by Stein.
Panelists are subject to change.
There is still time to register for our FREE, Zoom program by clicking here! 
The Zoom link will be sent out the day of the event. This program is open to non-members so please feel free to invite others!
This Professional Seminar is being presented in association with Actors Connection. Actors Connection is a professional development hub for actors that offers programming for performers looking to advance their careers. Actors Connection offers over 100 online events per month in addition to special in person showcasing and conferences all led by Casting Directors, Agents, Managers and other notable entertainment professionals. AC is happy to offer training opportunities to suit all budgets and invites actors of all levels to learn more at
In case you missed our first Professional Seminar of the season: Artist as Activist: The Power of Personal Story! was presented by LPTW member Yvette Heyliger on December 3, 2022, and was produced by LPTW in association with Honor Roll! The video recording is available for viewing until March 31, 2023. You can watch it here.
Save the date for our third Professional Seminar on Thursday April 20th!
The LPTW Professional Development and Heritage Programs are made possible, in part, with public funds from the NYS Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the NYS Legislature and from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council. It is further supported by The Waldman Foundation and our Brava Sponsor, SHOWTIME.
Julia’s Reading Room
By Annemarie Hagenaars, Directed by Ludovica Villar-Hauser

Tuesday, February 7th at 6pm
New Perspectives Theatre, 458 West 37th Street, NYC
All attendees must be masked. 

1932, a young woman lies unconscious in the woods outside Berlin. A handbill advertising a lecture by Albert Einstein beside her. When waking up it becomes clear she has lost her memory. The search for her identity begins.
Julia’s Reading Room
Named for Julia Miles, this program provides opportunities to League playwrights, librettists, directors, actors, and producers to bring works in progress to be read. Readings are not “staged readings”; they are shared work in a relaxed setting to allow feedback from colleagues.

40th Anniversary Theatre Women Awards!

Lifetime Achievement Award

Lenore DeKoven
Lee Reynolds Award

Melody Brooks
Josephine Abady Award

Jacquelyn Bell
Ruth Morley Design Award

Amy Stoller
Lucille Lortel Grant

Tess Howsam
LPTW Special Award

Yvette Heyliger
LPTW Special Award

Lorca Peress

Published by malinism

Malini is a native New Yorker who has been involved in the arts for her entire life. She's served the theatre in many aspects of which she's very proud – actress, director, producer, stage manager, costume designer, prop designer, theatre reviewer, publicist and most recently writer/monologist. She received her BA in Theatre Arts and English Literature from Baruch College and her MFA in Directing from the Actors Studio Drama School. In 2003, Malini and her husband, Ian, created Black Henna Productions with a handful of innovative artists. Every member of the company collaborates on every piece, either writing, acting, directing, designing, or filling any other role that fit their own personal skills with a commitment to bring new, exciting, and challenging theatre to the world. She is an associate member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and a member of the League of Professional Theatre Women. Malini received the Woman of Distinction Award for her contribution to Media, Arts and Culture from the City of New York in 2008. She is also a Person of Godspell which ran at Circle in the Square on Broadway from 2011-2012.

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