Christine Sumption

Christine Sumption is director of dramaturgy at Seattle Repertory Theater, where she edits Prologue magazine, serves as production dramaturg and produces the annual Women Playwrights Festival in partnership with Hedgebrook, a Whidbey Island writers’ retreat. Playwrights with whom she has collaborated include Tanya Barfield, Jessica Hagedorn, Theresa Rebeck, Sarah Ruhl, Victoria Stewart, Kathleen Tolan and Alice Tuan. Among her credits as a dramaturg and director are works with Seattle Children’s Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Wisdom Bridge Theatre, the Art Institute of Chicago, Sense and Nonsense, Inc. and Theatre Company Subaru in Tokyo, where for three years she was resident director.

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Theater in the United States

For over a hundred years, Jewish women have been involved in the American theater as writers, actors, directors, designers and producers. The vitality of the Yiddish theater, the splendor of Broadway, the rich tapestry of the regional theater—and everything in between—all owe a debt to the Jewish women who have given of their talents, their energy, their drive, and their dreams.

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