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Jane and Jere used to frequent lesbian bars in the West Village in Manhattan. Jane wrote some poems about these experiences and made a tissue-paper and magazine image collage for Jere of women in one of these bars. Heekyung used this collage as a starting point to animate a background for the reading of the Bar Poems.

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The Eight Faces of Jane is a documentary-in-progress about the life and work of Jane Chambers, pioneer lesbian playwright.

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Forthcoming from NoPassport Press, the first volume 'Lesbian Queer Plays,' part of the twin-set of Winning Plays from the Jane Chambers Prize since 2007. The first volume will include five winning plays by Mary F. Casey,  Meryl Cohn,  MJ Kaufman, Claire Chafee, and Gina Young.  The into is by Maya Roth, the preface by Jill Dolan, and the afterword by Sara Waters.  

THE JANE CHAMBERS AWARD recognizes new plays and performance texts created by women writers which present a feminist perspective and that provide significant opportunities for female performers. This annual award, founded in 1984, welcomes experimentations in form and in subject matter. It is given in memory of lesbian playwright Jane Chambers,  a major feminist voice in American theater.

The Women inTheatre Program Pre-conference will take place on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, in Boston. This year’s conference marks the 35th anniversary of ATHE’s Jane Chambers Playwriting Award. I've been invited to show a selection from my documentary-in-progress, The Eight Faces of Jane.

 

Liz en Septiembre (Liz in September), a film directed by Fina Torres (Habana Eva), based on Jane Chamber's beloved play Last Summer at Bluefish Cove, will premiere in Venezuela on September 26, 2014.

Jere Jacob, one of the stars of 8 Faces of Jane, can be seen this weekend in Northeast Stage's production of "Collected Stories," by Donald Margulies. The play runs Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 5 p.m. at the Holy Trinity Church Hall on Main Street in Greenport.

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