Mary McDonnell stars in Gloria: A Life! Watch the story here.
For Mary, it’s a reunion of sorts with the playwright, Emily Mann. Mary and Emily first worked together in 1980, and have been fast friends ever since.
Listen to an extended version of the State of the Arts interview with playwright Emily Mann in this edition of the Jersey Arts Podcast.
“Gloria: A Life” Headlines Emily Mann’s Last Season at the McCarter
First published September 3, 2019 by Discover Jersey Arts.
Emily Mann is a triple threat: an award-winning playwright known for her “theater of testimony,” a sought-after director, and the artistic director of one of America’s preeminent regional theaters, the McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, New Jersey. She is stepping down as artistic director after the 2019-2020 season, her 30th at the McCarter. In this special edition of the Jersey Arts Podcast, producer Susan Wallner talks with Mann about her career, her future projects, and her final season, which begins with her play “Gloria: A Life” starring Mary McDonnell (“Dances with Wolves,” “Battlestar Galactica”). Mann and McDonnell have worked together since 1980, when both won Obies for Mann’s play “Execution of Justice” on Broadway. “Gloria: A Life” features the story of the iconic feminist Gloria Steinem, and first ran last season at the Daryl Roth Theatre in New York. McCarter’s new production, directed by Diane Paulus, runs September 6 – October 6, 2019. Listen to the podcast here.