Authors

 

If you would like more information specifically about producing one of our plays, please email 365womenayear@gmail.com with the historical woman and the playwright in the body of the email.

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

Agatha Christie (Novelist)/Playwright: Jennifer O’Grady

Alexandra David-Neel (Writer,Explorer,Singer)/Playwright: Deborah Magid

Alice Childress (Writer,Playwright,Actor)/Playwright: Loy Webb

Alice Allison Dunnigan (Journalist,Activist,Political)/Playwright: Larissa Brewington

Alice B. Toklas (Editor,Critic,Muse)/Playwright: Lynne S Brandon

Anais Nin (Writer)/Playwright: Karin Diann Williams

ANN TAYLOR (POET, WRITER, REFORMER)/Playwright: Samantha Lierens

Anna Akhmatova (Poet)/Playwright: Lynda Crawford

Anna Bronte (Writer,Poet)/Playwright: N.G. McClernan

Anne Bradstreet (Poet)/Playwright: Gabriella Oldham

Anne Lamott (Writer, Speaker)/Playwright: Kate M Carey

Anne Sexton (Poet,Suicide)/Playwright: Rita Anderson

Aphra Behn (Playwright, Spy, Novelist, Poet)/Playwright: Erin Moughon

Arcangela Tarabotti (aka Elana Cassandra Tarabotti and Galerana Baratotti) (writer, feminist, nun)/Playwright: DS Magid

Ayn Rand (novelist, philosopher, playwright, screenwriter) / Playwright: Elliot D Huxtable

Barbara Newhall Follett (Writer)/ Playwright: Natalie Osborne

Beatrix Potter (Writer,Illustrator)/Playwright: D Lee Miller

Betty Friedan (Writer,Activist)/Playwright: Thea Iberall

Candace Lyle Hogan (writer)/Playwright: Lolly Ward

Carlota O’Neill (Writer)/Playwright: Inmaculada Alvear

Caroline Norton (Lyricist, Poet, Author, Playwright, Pamphleteer, Campaigner)/ Playwright: KT Parker

Caroline Henrietta Callander Sheridan (Novelist, Mother of Caroline Norton)/ Playwright: KT Parker

Carson McCullers (novelist, playwright)/Playwright: John Barrow

Charlotte Bronte (Writer,Poet)/Playwright: N.G. McLernan

Christine de Pizan (Author)/Playwright: Kirsten Brandt

Connie St Louis (Journalist, Academic, Writer, Scientist)/Playwright: Sarah Tuft

Dorothy Parker (playwright, columnist, wit) Playwright: Elaine Flynn

Edith Wharton (Pulitzer Prize Winning Novelist)/Playwright: Jennifer O’Grady

Edna St. Vincent Millay (Playwright,Poet,Pulitzer)/Playwright: Penny Jackson

Effie Waller Smith (Poet)/Playwright: Nancy Gall-Clayton

Eleanor H. Porter (Novelist)/Playwright: Connie Bennett

Elena Molokhovets (Author of several books)/Playwright: Jane Denitz Smith

Elizabeth Bishop (Poet)/Playwright: Catherine Weingarten

Elizabeth Gaskell (Novelist)/Playwright: Jennifer O’Grady

Elizabeth Holloway Marston (Writer, Psychologist, Executive Assistant)/Playwright: Ashley Lara

Elizabeth Oakes Smith (Poet, Activist)/Playwright: Emily Ball Cicchini

Emily Bronte (Writer,Poet)/Playwright: N.G. McClernan

Emily Dickinson (poet)/playwright Marilyn Clarke

Emma Lazarus (Poet)/Playwright: Shellen Lubin

Ethel Payne (Civil rights-era journalist)/Playwright: Lolly Ward

Eva Gore-Booth (Playwright,Reformer)/Playwright: Carolyn Gage

Eve Adams (Author,Bookseller)/Playwright: Barbara Kahn

Germaine de Staël (Writer, Cultural Commentator)/Playwright: Kristine Greenaway

Gertrude Stein (Writer,Collector)/Playwright: Lynne S. Brandon

Gioconda Belli (poet, writer, activist, feminist) / Playwright: Sara Moros

Gloria Steinem (Author, Activist,Feminist)/Playwright: Thea Iberall

Grace Ogot (Writer, Member of Parliament, Nurse)/Playwright: Jo Hull Brisbane

Gwendolyn Brooks (Poet)/Playwright: Liza Case

Han Su Yin (Writer,Doctor)/Playwright: Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin

Harriet Beecher Stowe- (Author, Abolitionist)/Playwright: Carolyn Gage

Helen Keller (Author, Activist, Deaf & Blind)/Playwright: Donna Latham

Hester Thrale (Diarist,Author)/Playwright: Jean Klein

Hrosvitha (Playwright,Poet,Nun)/Playwright: Rita Anderson

Ida Tarbell (Journalist)/Playwright: Shellen Lubin

Izumi Shikibu (Poet)/Playwright: Velina Hasu Houston

Jane Austen (Writer)/Playwright: Joanna Alexandra Norland

JANE TAYLOR – (POET, WRITER)/Playwright: Samantha Lierens

Jinith Bedoya- (Journalist,Abducted)/Playwright: Margarita Reiz

Juana Maria- (Fictional Character Based on Her)/Playwright: G.R. Tracy

Katherine Louise Bullard – (Crime, Literature, Socialite)/Playwright: Claire Wittman

Kathleen Nickerson (writer) / Playwright: Elliot D Huxtable

L.M. Montgomery (Author,Teacher)/Playwright: Emily Brauer Rogers

Lady Sagami (Poet)/Playwright: Velina Hasu Houston

Laura Cornelius Kellogg (writer, Native American leader, orator, activist)/Playwright: Toby Armour

Lesya Ukrainka (Poet,Playwright,Political Activist)/Playwright: Irene Zabytko

Lillian Smith (novelist, playwright, civil rights activist)/Playwright: John Barrow

Lorena Hickok (Journalist)/Playwright: Rex McGregor

Lou Salomé – (writer, muse)/Playwright: Rosemary Zibart

Louisa May Alcott (Author)/Playwright: Carolyn Gage

Louise Mack (writer, journalist)/Playwright: Laurel A. Lockhart

Lucy Adeline Bullard – (Crime, Literature, Socialite)/Playwright: Claire Wittman

Lydia Sigourney (Poet)/Playwright: Emily Ball Cicchini

Mabel Loomis Todd (writer, editor)/playwright Marilyn Clarke

Malwida von Meysenbug – (Writer, Revolutionary)/playwright: Rosemary Zibart

Marcia Lewinsky (Author)/Playwright: Sarah Tuft

Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (playwright, scholar, genius)/Playwright: DS Magid

Marguerite Duras (Writer, playwright, screenwritter and film director )/Playwright: Eva Hibernia

Maria Luisa Bombal- (Author)/Playwright: Begoña Ugalde

Marina Ivanovna Tsvetaeva (Poet)/Playwright: Sophia Romma

Mary Sydney Herbert (Writer,Poet,Trailblazer)/Playwright: Lou Beckett

Mary Young Pickersgill (Made American Flag, Business,Philanthropy)/Playwright: Thea Iberall

Mary Shelley (Mother of science fiction)/Playwright: Natalie Osborne

Mary Wolstonecraft (Writer, Mother of Mary Shelley)/Playwright: Thea Iberall

Maxine Hong Kingston (Writer)/Playwright: Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin

May Sarton (Poet,Novelist)/Playwright: Deborah Magid

May Sinclair (Writer)/Playwright: Leslie McMurtry

Murasaki Shikibu (Writer/ Poet)/Playwright: Darian Lindle

Naishi (Daughter of Izumi Shikibu, Poet)/Playwright: Velina Hasu Houston

Natalie Clifford Barney (Writer)/Playwright: Jess Eisenberg

Natalia Levi Ginzberg (Writer, Novelist, Essayist, Playwright)/Playwright:
Shellen Lubin

Nellie Bly (Journalist)/Playwright: Grace Ivana Carroll

Ntozake Shange (Playwright, poet, novelist)/Playwright: Amissa Miller

Octavia Estelle Butler (Science Fiction Writer)/Playwright: Holli Harms, Alyson Mead 

Olive Byrne (Student, Writer, Housewife)/Playwright: Ashley Lara

Ono No Komachi (Poet)/Playwright: Velina Hasu Houston

Parveen Shakir (Urdu Poet, Teacher, Civil Servant)/Playwright: Melissa Nussbaum Freeman

Patricia Hill Collins (Writer,Professor,Sociologist, Philosopher, Social Theorist)/Playwright: Ivan Faute

Patsy Southgate (Writer, Translator)/Playwright: Lylanne Musselman

Phillis Wheatley (Poet)/Playwright: Paula J Sanders

Queeney Thrale (Hester Maria Elphinstone) (literary correspondent,intellectual)/Playwright: Jean Klein

Rachel Lehmann-Haupt (Writer)/Playwright: Sheilah Rae

Renee Vivien (Poet)/Playwright: Jess Eisenberg

Sarah Josepha Buell Hale (Writer, Editor)/Playwright: Emily Ball Cicchini

Sarah Orne Jewett (Author)/Playwright: Carolyn Gage

Sappho (Poet)/Playwright: Diana Cristobal Herrero

Shirley Jackson (Author)/Playwright: Donna Hoke

Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Novelist,Activist)/Playwright: Sally Lambert

Simin Behbahani (Poet, Activist) Playwright:J.Lois Diamond

Simone DeBeauvoir (Writer,Existentialist)/Playwright: Rita Anderson

Sophia Tolstoy (Diarist)/Playwright: Germaine Shames

Susan Huntington Dickinson (writer)/playwright Marilyn Clarke

Sylvia Plath (Writer,Poet,Suicide)/Playwright: Kendra Augustin

Sylvie Le Bon (philosophy teacher, companion and literary executor to Simone de Beauvoir)/Playwright: Tara Goldstein

Violette Leduc (Writer)/Playwright: Julie English-Dixon

Virginia Woolf (Writer)/Playwright: Robin Rice-Lichtig

Vita Sackville-West (Writer, Garden Designer)/Playwright: Antonia Wolf

Vivienne Haigh-Wood (Writer)/Playwright: Erin Murray Quinlan

Yang Huanyi (Last writer and speaker of Nushu)/Playwright: Lynda Crawford

Zitkala Sa (Writer,Musician,Activist)/Playwright: Teresa Stankiewicz

Zora Neale Hurston (Writer, Anthropologist)/Playwright: Larissa Brewington

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