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Directors

Birth of Viola Spolin, creator of Theater Games

November 7, 1906

“If the environment permits it, anyone can learn whatever he chooses to learn." Viola Spolin, the “godmother of improvisation"

Barbra Streisand, 1962

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Actress, singer, film director/producer, and founder of the Streisand Foundation, Barbra Streisand in 1962.

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Actress, singer, film director/producer, and founder of the Streisand Foundation, Barbra Streisand in 1962.

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Show your cape, Julie Taymor!

Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to scale tall buildings better than Spiderman, it’s . . .

Julie Taymor! The brilliant! The invincible! 

Julie Taymor, 2009

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Julie Taymor at the 2009 premiere of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.
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Julie Taymor at the 2009 premiere of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.
Courtesy of David Shankbone.

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Julie Taymor, TED 2011

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Julie Taymor.
Courtesy of Suzie Katz for TED 2011 via Flickr
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Julie Taymor.
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Nora Ephron's Book: I Remember Nothing

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We remember you, Nora.
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We remember you, Nora.
Book design by Soonyoung Kwon

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Nora Ephron circa 1976

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Portrait of Nora Ephron from Crazy Salad, circa 1976.

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Portrait of Nora Ephron from Crazy Salad, circa 1976.

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Aviva Kempner

Award-winning documentary filmmaker Aviva Kempner was born in Berlin after World War II to an American father and a Polish mother. Her childhood was marked by the experience of her parents during and after the war. Her desire to understand them led her to a career in filmmaking.

Aviva Kempner

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Filmmaker Aviva Kempner.
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Filmmaker Aviva Kempner.

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