• Melissa Rosales

'Gloria: A Life' Is A Herstory Rooted In Community

Link to audio story: https://www.wgbh.org/news/arts/2020/02/08/gloria-a-life-is-a-herstory-rooted-in-community


As production intern at WGBH's Under the Radar with Callie Crossley, I cut the audio segment and wrote the web post.

The cast of 'Gloria: A Life.' Gretjen Helene Photography/Courtesy of the American Repertory Theater

Gloria Steinem’s name is synonymous with the American feminist movement. The now 85-year-old journalist turned activist has never stopped working on behalf of women rights, organizing and speaking out during the 2016 election and the women’s marches in Washington and New York. It’s difficult to encapsulate a life's work as wide-ranging and enduring as Steinem's, but a new theatrical production at Cambridge's American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) has met that challenge. “Gloria: A Life,” chronicles the life of Gloria Steinem and the community of women who helped shape it.


"Gloria: A Life" is playing at the A.R.T.'s Loeb Drama Center through March 1.


Guests: Emily Mann – playwright behind “Gloria: A Life.” The award-winning playwright and director is also in her 30th and final season as artistic director and resident playwright of McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, New Jersey. Diane Paulus – director of “Gloria: A Life.” She is the Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director of the A.R.T. at Harvard University. Patricia Kalember – Who returns to the stage as Gloria, after having played her in the show’s final months off Broadway. She is also known for her role as Georgiana Reed Whitsig from the NBC drama series, “Sisters.”

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