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Elizabeth Swados

One of the youngest playwrights ever to have a play produced on Broadway, Liz Swados was unafraid of tackling heavy subjects like politics, racism, and mental illness.

Dare to Dance Together: 1940, 2011, and Today

Tony nominated playwright Elizabeth Swados raised our consciousness; she opened our eyes and dared us all to dance. Swados gave much to the world: theater, the gift of herself, one who constantly seeks truth and justice, and a strong female leader. Liz Swados also impacted my life in a very personal way- she taught me the meaning of community. 

Judy Gold

Standup comedian Judy Gold won two Daytime Emmys for her work writing and producing the Rosie O’Donnell Show in 1998 and 1999.

Kate Bornstein

Through performance art pieces like Kate Bornstein Is a Queer and Pleasant Danger and The Opposite Sex is Neither, Kate Bornstein questions society’s understanding of gender as a binary.

Sarah Treem

Television writer Sarah Treem’s work with Hagai Levi, adapting In Treatment for an American audience, led to their collaboration on the Golden Globe-winning The Affair.

Ellen Greene

While actress Ellen Greene has played a variety of roles, she is best known for her performances as Audrey in both the live and film versions of the cult classic, Little Shop of Horrors.

Kate Bornstein, Seattle, 2010

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Kate Bornstein at Babeland in Seattle in 2010.
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Kate Bornstein at Babeland in Seattle in 2010.


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Ellen Greene, 2008

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Singer and actress Ellen Greene in 2008.

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Singer and actress Ellen Greene in 2008.

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Steve Benson on Tovah Feldshuh in Golda's Balcony

This Week in History: On October 15, 2003, Tovah Feldshuh premiered in Golda's Balcony, a one-woman show about Golda Meir. Steve Benson remembers how the role capped Feldshuh's already impressive career.
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This Week in History: On October 15, 2003, Tovah Feldshuh premiered in Golda's Balcony, a one-woman show about Golda Meir. Steve Benson remembers how the role capped Feldshuh's already impressive career.

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This Week in History: On October 15, 2003, Tovah Feldshuh premiered in Golda's Balcony, a one-woman show about Golda Meir. Steve Benson remembers how the role capped Feldshuh's already impressive career.

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