A study of a key era in feminist and theatre history. The text compiles interviews with over 30 women who took part in the feminist theatre of the 1970s and 1980s and provides accounts of the excitement, struggles and innovations which formed their experience. From this foundation Cannning constructs a combination of historical survey, critique and celebration which explores: the history of the groups and their formation; the politics which shaped their work; their methods and creative processes; the productions they brought to the stage; and the reception from critics and audiences.
Charlotte Canning is Assistant Professor in the department of Theater and Dance at the University of Texas at Austin. She has published a wide varieky of articles about feminism and theater history.