Who We Are

The League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW) is a membership organization championing women in theatre and advocating for increased equity and access for all theatre women. Our programs and initiatives create community, cultivate leadership, and increase opportunities and recognition for women working in theatre.

WHAT WE DO

  • Provide support, networking and collaboration mechanisms for members.
  • Offer professional development and educational opportunities for all theatre women and the general public.
  • Celebrate the historic contributions and contemporary achievements of women in theatre, both nationally and around the globe.
  • Advocate for parity in employment, compensation and recognition for women theatre practitioners through industry-wide initiatives and public policy proposals
We invite you to be a part of the LPTW. 
We need your creativity, your voice, your activism!

 


Board and Staff

OFFICERS*
Co-Presidents –   Katrin Hilbe & Ludovica Villar Hauser

Executive Vice Presidents – Kim Marie Jones & Wendy Peace
VP of Membership –   Lynnie Godfrey
Co-Secretaries –  Cheryl L. Davis & Susan Izatt
Co-Treasurers – Melody Brooks & Diane Davis

Board of Directors 
Michole Biancosino
Karen Cecilia
Christine Cirker 
Annemarie Hagenaars
Tanya Khordoc 
Jenna Lazar
Illana Stein
Cynthia Straus 

Suzanne Willet

 

LEGACY COUNCIL
Margot Astrachan
Linda Chapman
Joan Firestone
Yvette Heyliger
Shellen Lubin
Lorca Peress
Sheilah Rae
Harriet Slaughter
Ludovica Villar-Hauser
STAFF
Administrative Director – Jhanaë Bonnick
Bookkeeper – Timely Totals

Social Media Manger - Amber Kiara

 

PRESS AGENT
Daniel Demello

ADVISORY COUNCIL CO-CHAIRS  
Theresa Rebeck
Daryl Roth

ADVISORY COUNCIL 
Margot Astrachan 
Andre Bishop 
Rachel Chavkin 
Lisa D’Amour 
Jane Harmon 
Enid Nemy 
Lynn Nottage 
Estelle Parsons 
Phylicia Rashad 
Sarah Ruhl 
Tim Sanford 
Elizabeth Williams


PAST PRESIDENTS* 
Mary E. Hodges 2020-2022
Shellen Lubin 2019-2021
Catherine Porter 2018-2020
Kelli Lynn Harrison 2017-2019
Lisa Rothe 2016-2018
Carmel Owen 2015-2017
Pamela Hunt 2014-2016
Maxine Kern 2013-2015
Lorca Peress 2011-2014
Kristin Marting 2011-2013
Rachel Reiner 2009-2011
Naomi Grabel 2009-2011
Lynne Rogers 2007-2009
Joan Firestone 2005-2007
Sheilah Rae 2003-2005
Harriet Slaughter 1999-2003, 2005-2007
Isobel Robins 1999-2003
Shari Upbin 1994-1999
Kathleen Gaffney 1992-1994
Amie Brockway 1992-1994
Lynda Sturner 1988-1992
Berenice Weiler 1988-1992
Billie Allen 1984-1988
Doris Cole Abrahams 1984-1988
Julia Miles 1982-1984
*also on Advisory Council