Working List of Theater Women

We are developing a working list of powerful women in theater-
Aphra Behn, playwright

Sarah Bernhardt, actor/producer

Cheryl Crawford, producer,

Rachel Crothers, playwright,

Charlotte Cushman, actor,

Louise Lane Drew,actor/theatre owner,

Eleonora Duse, actor,

Minnie Maddern Fiske, actor,

Hallie Flanagan, director/producer, WPA,

Susan Glaspell, playwright,

Lady Gregory, Abbey Theatre co-founder,

Lorraine Hansberry, playwright,

Theresa Helburn, Theatre Guild
Lillian Hellman, playwright,

Lena Horne, actor,

Laura Keene, actor/manager,

Fanny Kemble, actor,

Eartha Kitt, actor,

Hildegaard Knef, actor, writer,

Eva LeGallienne, actor/producer,

Dorothy Parker, playwright/critic ,

Jean Rosenthal, lighting designer,

Ellen Stewart,founder of LaMama,

Ellen Terry, actor,

Margaret Webster, director,

Tharon Musser: Lighting Designer,

Aline Bernstein: Designer,

Jean Eckart, Designer (worked with her husband, Bill Eckart)

Edith Luytens Bel Geddes, Costume Designer

Florence Klotz, Costume Designer

Theoni Aldredge, Costumer Designer

Irene Sharaff, Costume Designer

Berenice Weiler: General Manager, Producer

Ruth Mitchell: Production Stage Manager, Director, Producer, Performer
Or propose someone we’ve left off this list.