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Plays

Gertrude Stein, 1935

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Gertrude Stein in Del Monte, California, on April 8th, 1935.
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Gertrude Stein in Del Monte, California, on April 8th, 1935.

Courtesy of the Associated Press.

Helen Joseph

Called the “grandmother of American puppetry“ for her definitive history of puppets and marionettes, Helen Haiman Joseph was also known for her own practice of the craft as a talented designer and director.

Janie Jacobson

Janie Jacobson’s love of Jewish tradition led her to create biblical children’s plays that were performed nationwide.

Edith Somborn Isaacs

Edith Somborn Isaacs made an impact on New York City both through her own volunteerism and by successfully running her husband’s campaigns for public office.

Theresa Helburn

Called the “'Top Man' on Broadway” by the New York Woman, Theresa Helburn created a venue for great American playwrights as director of the Theatre Guild and played a key role in the history of the modern American musical.

Renee Harris

Renee Harris survived tragedy aboard the Titanic to become New York’s first female theater producer.

Elinor Guggenheimer

Elinor Guggenheimer focused her career in city government on higher standards for childcare and on greater representation of women in politics.

Rose Franken

Rose Lewin Franken challenged her audiences with fiction, films, and plays that turned their expectations on their heads.

"One-Act Plays by Modern Authors" by Helen Louise Cohen

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One-Act Plays by Modern Authors by Helen Louise Cohen.
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One-Act Plays by Modern Authors by Helen Louise Cohen.

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