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Rainbow Lifelong Learning Institute, Boston

Amazon All Stars: Lesbian Plays - Session 2

with Jyl Lynn Felman


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Schedule: This course will take place on Tuesdays at 1:00 PM for 5 weeks starting in Session 2 (4/20/21 - 5/18/21)

Please note: While this class is scheduled for 10 weeks (Session 1 & Session 2), students may take either one session or both sessions. The second session class is not a repeat of the first one but you must register seperately. 


Course Description: 

The course will include discussion and reading out loud scenes from the assigned plays. We will read one play a week or a play over two weeks, depending on the length. We’ll read ten terrific playwrights including Maria Irene Fornes, Joan Lipkin, Megan Terry, Jane Chambers and Paula Vogel. With brilliant language and cutting-edge scripts on taboo topics, these plays will astound you. We will use the intersecting lens of race, class, gender, and sexuality to unravel these amazing works.

Students should purchase one anthology available online if not already purchased for the class in session 1. "Amazon All Stars: Thirteen Lesbian Plays" edited by Rosemary Keefe Curb, published by Applause Books.

Enrollment Limit: 12


Course Leader: Jyl Lynn Felman

Jyl lynn Felman is a playwright, writer and performance artist. She is the author of Hot Chicken Wings, a collection of short stories; Cravings, a memoir; and Never A Dull Moment: Teaching And The Art Of Performance. She’s performed her one-woman shows, Terri Schiavo, Inc., Burning In Cuba, And Silicone Valley across the USA plus Prague, Czech Republic and Havana, Cuba. If Only I’d Been Born A Kosher Chicken aired on C-Span’s Performance series. Productions of her plays include Oh Daddy, Poor Daddy in The Seven Deadly Sins Festival, Concord, NH, And Birdie in the Universal Theatre Festival, Provincetown, Ma.

  • Apr 20 - May 18th, 2021
    Tue for 5 weeks from 1:00 - 2:30 pm

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