If you would like more information specifically about producing one of our plays, please email with the historical woman and the playwright in the subject line.

***Our plays are loosely based on their historical counterparts.***


Abigail Alcott (Artist, sister of Louisa May)/Playwright: Donna Latham

A’Lelia Walker (Heiress,Patron of the Arts,Philanthropist)/Playwright: A’Lelia Bundles

Alice Austen (Photographer)/Playwright: Robin Rice

Alice Neel (Visual artist)/Playwright: Lylanne Musselman

Alma Mahler-Werfel (composer)/Playwright: Connie Bennett

Alma Woodsey Thomas (Painter, Teacher) / Playwright: Amy Gijsbers van Wijk

Ann Ford Thicknesse (Musician, composer, performer, writer, traveller)/Playwright: Peppy Barlow

Anna Coleman Ladd (Sculptor)/Playwright: Patti Cassidy

Ana Mendieta (Performance artist,Sculptor,Painter)/Playwright: Diana Burbano

Anita Pollitzer (Photographer, Suffragette)/Playwright: Susan Shafer

Anna Christina Olson (Inspiring muse for art)/Playwright: Allie Costa

Annemarie Schwarzenbach (Photo-Journalist, Novelist,Philospher)/Playwright: Germaine Shames

Artemisia Gentileschi (Painter)/Playwright: Carolyn Gage

Barbara Strozzi (Composer)/Playwright: Deborah Magid

Broncia Koller-Pinell (Artist, Painter)/Playwright: Rex McGregor

Charlotte Salomon (Graphic Artist, Painter, Writer)/Playwright: Charlotte Ostrow

Corita Kent (Artist, Teacher) / Playwright: Amy Gijsbers van Wijk

Dora Maar (Photographer, Painter)Playwright: Robin Baron

Edith Brown (Artist, Mentor of Female Immigrants, Feminist, Lesbian, Pottery Founder)/Playwright: Nancy Brewka-Clark

Edith Guerrier (Artist, Librarian,Mentor of Female Immigrants, Feminist, Lesbian, Pottery Founder)/Playwright: Nancy Brewka-Clark

Edmonia “Wildfire” Lewis (Artist,Sculptor)/Playwright: Michael Angel Johnson

Elaine de Kooning (Painter, Artist, Writer) /Playwright: Glenda Frank

Elizabeth Louise Vigée-Le Brun (Painter)/Playwright: Nancy Cooper Frank

Elizabeth Catlett (Sculptor, Artist)/Playwright: Chelsea Sutton

Elizabeth Siddal (Artist, Model, Poet)/Playwright: Danielle Winston

Emily Carr-(Painter/ Writer)/ Playwright- Julie English-Dixon

Fanny Brennan (Artist)/Playwright: D Lee Miller

Frida Kahlo (Painter)/Playwright: Lylanne Musselman

Georgia O’Keeffe (Painter)/Playwright: Susan Shafer

Grace Hartigan (Painter,Educator)/Playwright: Rita Kniess Barkey

Grace Evelyn Gifford Plunkett (Political Cartoonist)/Playwright: Paddy Gillard-Bentley

Harriet Hosmer (Sculptor)/Playwright: Diane Baia Hale

Harriet Powers (folk artist, storyteller,quilter)/Playwright: Danielle Winston

Hattie Hill (Artist,Paris Salon)/Playwright: Patricia Watkins

Helen Frankenthaler (Artist, Abstract Expressionist Painter)/Playwright: Lylanne Musselman

Ilona Royce Smithkin (artist) / Playwright: Elliot D Huxtable

Isabella Stewart Gardner (Art Collector, Museum Founder, Wealthy Boston Socialite)Playwright: Nancy Brewka-Clark

Jackie Ormes (Cartoonist,Writer,Activist)/Playwright: Sheree Bradford-Lea

Joan Mitchell (Painter, Printmaker)/Playwright: Rita Kniess Barkey

Johanna Bonger van Gogh (Vincent van Gogh Museum Founder,Translator,Socialist Movement Founder)/Playwright: Caroline N. Simpson

Julia Morgan(Architect)/Playwright: Lucy Wang

Kathleen Change (Performance Artist, Activist)/Playwright: Rosanna Yamagiwa Alfaro

Lady Ottoline Morrell (Arts Patron)/Playwright: Deborah Magid

Lavinia Fontana (Painter)/Playwright: Eva C. Schegulla

Lee Krasner (Painter,  Artist, Abstract Expressionist, curator)/Playwright: Glenda Frank

Leonor Fini (Surrealist artist, designer, illustrator, author, costume designer)/Playwright: Danielle Winston

Leonora Carrington (Surrealism, Painter, Novelist)/Playwright: Ana Diaz Barriga

Lois Mailou Jones (visual artist/painterr)/Playwright: Michael angel Johnson

Louisa Lander (Sculptor, Painter)/Playwright: Diane Baia Hale

Louise Bourgeois (Artist, Sculptor)/Playwright: C.J. Ehrlich

Louise Emerson Ronnebeck (Painter/ Artist/ Muralist/WPA)/ Playwright: Denise Hinson

Louise L. Serpa (Photographer)/Playwright: Nikki Harmon

Mae West (Vaudeville entertainer, Actress)/Playwright:Germaine Shames

Maria Blanchard (Painter)/Playwright: Inge Martín San Juan

Maria Sibylla Merian (Naturalist, Illustrator)/Playwright: Arlene Hutton

Marie Villers (Painter)/Playwright: Deborah Savadge/Sheilah Rae

Maruja Mallo (Painter, Exile)/Playwright: Vanesa Sotelo

Mary Cassatt  (Artist, Painter)/Playwright: Patricia Wakely Wolf

Mercedes Cordoba Carles Matter  (Painter, Designer, Professor, Art
Critic, Founder of New York School of Painting, Drawing and Sculpture)/Playwright: Glenda Frank

Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller (Sculptor)/Playwright: Michael Angel Johnson

Mona Lisa Giaconda (Subject of painting)/Playwright: Susan Apker

Nancy Elizabeth Prophet (Sculptor)/Playwright: Michael angel Johnson

Peggy Guggenheim (Art Collector, Writer)/Playwright: Germaine Shames

Remedios Varo (Surrealist Painter)/Playwright: Estela Garcia

Selma Hortense Burke (Sculptor)/Playwright:Christine Hodak

Shim Saimdang (Painter,Calligrapher,Poet)/Playwright: Lisa A. Wilde

Sophia Peabody Hawthorne (Painter, Illustrator, Writer, Sculptor)/Playwright: Diane Baia Hale

Sophie Taeuber-Arp (Painter, Sculptor)/Playwright: Ellen Davis Sullivan

Suzanne Valadon (Painter)/Playwright: June Rachelson-Ospa

Suzi Gablik (Artist, Art Historian)/Playwright: Rex McGregor

Vanessa Bell (Painter)/Playwright:Robin Rice


Agnes de Mille (Dancer, Choreographer)/Playwright: Susan Shafer

Alicia Alonso (Ballerina,Choreographer)/Playwright: Stephanie Swirksy

Amy Winehouse (Singer,Addiction)/Playwright: Rita Anderson

Anna Pavlova (Ballerina)/Playwright: Allie Costa

Anna Sokolow (Choreographer, Dancer)/Playwright: Cynthia Chapman

Anne Wiggins Brown (Soprano, First Bess in Porgy & Bess)/Playwright: Lisa K. Winkler

Bessie Smith – (singer)/Playwright: Julie Lyn Barber

Billie Allen (Dancer, choreographer, director, actress)/Playwright: Jean Hartley Sidden

Billie Holiday (Jazz Singer)/Playwright: Julie English-Dixon

Buffy Sainte Marie (Singer,Songwriter)/Playwright: Catherine Frid

Carmen Miranda (Singer,Dancer,Film)/Playwright: camila le-bert

Celia Cruz (Salsa Singer, Performer)/Playwright: Yani Perez

Christine McKoy (conjoined twins, Barnum Circus)/Playwright: Asia Nichols

Clara Schumann (Pianist, Composer, Prodigy)/Playwright: Lily Meyer

Clara Smith – (singer)/Playwright: Julie Lyn Barber

Deborah “Debbie” Harry (Punk Rock Legend, Singer-Songwriter, Style Icon, Actor)/ Playwright: KT Parker

Diane Warren (Songwriter)/Playwright: Erin Moughon

Ella Fitzgerald- (Jazz Singer)/ Playwright- Julie English-Dixon

Emma Calve (Opera singer)/Playwright: Jess Eisenberg

Ethel Waters (Actor, Singer)/Playwright: Mary Fridley

Etta Cone (Pianist,Art Collector)/Playwright: Jess Eisenberg

Etta James (Singer)/Playwright: Gina Scanlon

Florence Mills (Singer, Dancer, Comedienne)/Playwright: Barbara Kahn

Ida Rubenstein (dancer, actress,producer, model)/playwright: Christine Emmert

Ina Ray Hutton (Big Band Leader, Singer)/Playwright: Melissa Ritz

Isadora Duncan (Dancer)/Playwright: Aspen Mock

Jane Gentry (Balladeer)/Playwright: Grace Ellis

Janis Joplin (Singer/Songwriter)/Playwright: Sarah Tuft

Julie D/Aubigny- (Singer, Fencer)/Playwright: Thea Rodgers

Karen Carpenter (Singer); Playwright: Claire McCracken

Kate Bush (Singer, Musician, and Quintessential Performance Artist)/ Playwright: Claire McCracken

Lavern Baker (Rhythm and Blues Legend)/Playwright: Lynda Crawford

Lili Boulanger (Pianist, Composer, Prodigy)/Playwright: Lily Meyer

Linda Ronstadt(American Popular Singer)/Playwright: Diane Burbano

Loie Fuller (Dancer, Inventor)/Playwright: Dorothy Velasco

Madonna (Singer,Dancer,Actress)/Playwright: Abby Rosebrock

Margot Fonteyn (Ballet Dancer)/Playwright: Heather Dunmore

Maria Meyn (Pianist, Mother of Marina Tsvetaeva)/Playwright: Sophia Romma

Maria Tallchief (Ballerina)/Playwright: Merridawn Duckler

Marian Anderson (Opera singer,Activist)/Playwright: Arden Kass

Marion Harris (Singer, Vaudevillian, Recording Artist, Hoosier)/Playwright: Julie Lyn Barber

Mary Louise Curtis Bok (Founder of the Curtis Institute of Music,Patron)/ Playwright: Lolly Ward

Mary Lou Williams (Jazz, Musician, Composer)/Playwright: Mora V. Harris

Marzieh (singer, activist) Playwright:J.Lois Diamond

Mata Hari (Dancer,Spy,Mistress)/Playwright: Talia Pura

Maud Karpeles (Dancer)/Playwright: Grace Ellis

Melba Liston (Jazz)/Playwright: Jennifer L. Hayes

Memphis Minnie (Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter)/Playwright: Karen Callwood

Mildred Bailey (Jazz Singer)/Playwright: Dorothy Velasco

Millie McKoy (conjoined twins, African American, Barnum Circus)/Playwright: Asia Nichols

Misty Copeland- (Ballet Dancer)/Playwright:  Lucy Wang

Nadia Boulanger (Pianist, Composer, Conductor)/Playwright: Lily Meyer

Nina Simone (Singer, pianist, composer, activist) Playwright:J.Lois Diamond

Patti Smith (Singer/Songwriter, Artist, Poet, Author, Activist)/Playwright: Sarah Tuft

Pearl Bailey (Singer/dancer)/Playwright: Sandra de Helen

Pearl Eileen Primus (Dancer, Choreographer, Anthropologist)/Playwright: Cesi Davidson

Peggy Lee (Singer/Songwriter, Actress)/Playwright:Lylanne Musselman

Princess Iwa (Singer)/Playwright: Ilana Turner

Roberta Evelyn Martin (Gospel, Composer, Singer)/Playwright: Marina Castiñeira Ezquerra

Sara Bareilles (Singer/Songwriter, Actor) / Playwright: Allie Costa

Sharon Jones (American Soul, Funk and R&B singer, songwriter)Playwright:J.Lois Diamond

Shellen Lubin (Singer-songwriter)/Playwright: Shellen Lubin (2017)

Sophilline Cheam Shapiro (Dancer/Choreographer/Scholar) Playwright: Stephanie Satie

Sweet Emma Barrett (Jazz,Pianist,Singer,New Orleans)/Playwright: Charlene A. Donaghy

Taylor Swift (Singer, Songwriter, Pop Icon)/Playwright: Lucy Wang

Valaida Snow – ( composer /Singer/ trumpet player)Playwright: Michael angel Johnson

Violeta Parra (Folk Musician,Singer)/Playwright: camila le-bert

Zilphia Horton (Songwriter, Pianist, Activist)/Playwright: Shellen Lubin


Adelaide Herrmann (Magician)/Playwright: Pauline David-Sax

Alla Nazimova (Film Actress, Screenwriter)/Playwright: Barbara Kahn

Ana Roque De Duprey (director, screenwriter, film marketer, film distributor)/Playwright: Karina Richardson

Anita Loos (Child Vaudeville Performer, Playwright, Screenwriter, wrote ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’)/Playwright: Sheree Bradford-Lea

Anna May Wong (Film,Television,Radio Actress)/Playwright: Karen Rousso

Audrey Hepburn (Actress) / Playwright: Allie Costa

Audrey Munson (model, actress)/Playwright L.A. Green

Ava DuVernay (director, screenwriter, film marketer, film distributor)/Playwright: Jessie Salsbury

Beatrice Lillie (Singer, Actor, Comedian)/Playwright: Sheree Bradford-Lea

Bette Davis (Film Actress)/Playwright: Talia Pura

Butterfly McQueen (Film Actress)/Playwright: Barbara Kahn

Carlotta Monti (Actress)/Playwright: Jennifer O’Grady

Carrie Fisher (Author, Actress, Humorist, Singer)/Playwright: D. Lee Miller

Charlotte Cushman (Stage Actress)/Playwright: Jess Eisenberg

Debbie Reynolds (Actress, Singer, Dancer, Author)/Playwright: D. Lee Miller

Dorothy Dandridge (Actress,Dancer,Singer)/Playwright: Laurel Lockhart

Dorothy Lamour (Actress, Singer)/Playwright: Karen Rousso

Eleonora Duse (Actress, Theatre Innovator, Diva)/Playwright: Maria Pia Pagani

(Elise) Rachel Felix (actress) Playwright: Christine Emmert

Ethel Cook (director, screenwriter)/Playwright: Jessie Salsbury

Eva LeGallienne (Actress)/Playwright: Carolyn Gage

Fran Allison (Singer, Actor, Comedian, Talk Show Host)/Playwright: Sheree Bradford-Lea

Grace Kelly (actress, princess, mother)/Playwright: Erin Moughon

Gracie Allen (vaudevillean, dancer, comedian, actor) Playwright: Stephanie Satie

Greta Garbo (Film Actress,Hollywood Persona,Icon)/Playwright: Jaime Mire

Harriet Bosse (Actress)/Playwright: Talia Pura

Hattie McDaniel (Film,Comedian,Singer-songwriter)/Playwright: Kristin Hornsby

Hayden Panettiere (Actress,Singer,Activist)/Playwright: Scott Mullen

Hedy Kiesler (actress, captive wife, refugee) Playwright: David Belke

Hedy Lamarr (Actress/Inventor)/Playwright: Sarah Tuft

Hwang Jini (Entertainer)/Playwright: Erin Marshall

Ida Lupino (Actress, Director, Producer, Screenwriter)/Playwright: Danielle Winston

Iva Toguri D’Aquino (Broadcaster)/Playwright: Emily Brauer Rogers

Jane White (Actress, singer)/Playwright: Jean Hartley Sidden

Joan Ganz Cooney (Executive Producer, Sesame Street) Playwright: Susan Shafer

Julia McWilliams Child (WWII operative, chef, TV presenter)/Playwright: Carol M. Rice

June Weaver (Comedian,Vaudeville)/Playwright: Mary Sue Price

Laurette Taylor (Actress)/Playwright: Michael Aman

Leni Riefesntahl (film director, photographer, screenwriter, actress)/Playwright: Zoe Mavroudi

Lotta Crabtree (Actor, philanthropist)/Playwright: Dorothy Velasco

Louise Lovely (Actress/director/script writer) 30 pages/ Playwright: Laurel A. Lockhart

Mrs. (James Oscar) Louise “Mother” Nixon (Pioneer, Artist, Theatre Creator, Theatre President, Bohemian)/Playwright: Charlene A. Donaghy

Lynda Carter (American Actress, Singer and star of TV series Wonder Woman)/Playwright: Diane Burbano

Marilyn Monroe (Film Actress)/Playwright: Sandra de Helen

Marion Davies (Actress, Producer, Screenwriter, Philanthropist)/Playwright: Lucy Wang

Marlene Dietrich (Actress, Singer, Entertainer)/Playwright: Talia Pura

Mary Astor (actor)/Playwright: Susan Shafer

Mary Tyler Moore (actor, animal rights activist)/Playwright: Robin Rice

Mary Marvin Breckinridge (journalist, photojournalist, reporter)/Playwright: Angelé Sionna

Mary Pickford (Actor, Producer)/Playwright: Rex McGregor

Ming-Na Wen (Actress)/Playwright: Sarah Bewley

Molly Picon (Comedienne, Singer/Performer – Theatre and Film, Writer, Composer/Lyricist) /Playwright: C.J. Ehrlich

Moms Mabley (Stand up Comic) Playwright: Annie Wood

Nance O’Neill (Actress)/Playwright: Carolyn Gage

Natalie Wood (Actress)/Playwright: Allie Costa

NeNe Leakes (reality star, actress, fashion designer, producer)/Playwright: Nomfanelo Moloi

Nell Gwynne (Actress)/Playwright: by LA Green

Nichelle Nichols (Actress, Singer)/Playwright: Asia Nichols

Oprah Winfrey (Talk Show Host, Producer)/Playwright: Karina Cochran

Paula Zahn (Newscaster)/Playwright: Robin Rice

Réjane (Actress, Singer, Theatre, Theater, Manager, Empresario, Mother)/Playwright: ILANA TURNER

Renee Falconetti (Actress, Silent Film Star)/Playwright: Mark Rosati

Rita Hayworth (Actress)/Playwright: Evelyn Jean Pine

Rosetta LeNoire (Actress, Amas Repertory Theatre, National Medal of Freedom)/Playwright: Jean Hartley Sidden

Ruby Dee (Actress, poet, playwright, activist)/Playwright: Jean Hartley Sidden

Sasha Montenegro (Actress,Political wife)/Playwright: Robin Rice

Shirley Temple Black (Actress, Activist, Ambassador)/Playwright: Erin Moughon

Stella Adler (Actor,Teacher)/Playwright: Shellen Lubin

Stella Stray (Secretary to Cecille B. DeMille)/Playwright: Susan Shafer

Suzanne Somers (Author, Activist, Actress)/Playwright: Lucy Wang

Sylvia Gassell (Actor,Founder of Public Theatre)/Playwright: Shellen Lubin

Tharon Musser (Theatrical Lighting Designer)/Playwright: Shan Ayers

Theda Bara (Actress)/Playwright: Diana Burbano

Tilda Swinton (Actress)/Playwright: Gina DeMarco Scanlon

Viola Davis (Actress, Poverty & Hunger Advocate)/Playwright: Jessie Salsbury

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