Solo Performer Spotlight Exposing Margaret Mead Replay

Solo Performer Spotlight


Lynne Kaufman’s
“Exposing Margaret Mead”

Written & Directed by Lynne Kaufman
Performed by Nancy Madden

Immediately followed by a Q&A with
Founder/Artistic Director Stephanie Weisman

Show Description

Margaret Mead, the world’s foremost anthropologist, is accused of misrepresenting the Samoan culture as sexually permissive. As she summons her rebuttal, we see how amazingly progressive her life and her views are on sexism and racism.

Nancy Madden (Actress) most recently appeared with Lorri Holt in Training Wheels at the RAVE Theatre Festival in New York.  In SF, she last appeared in Disruption by A.J. Baker, a 3GT production at Z Below.   Nancy has worked at numerous Bay Area theatres and also works in film, both behind and in front of the camera.  GENERATIONS, in which she appears and served as Associate Producer, has currently played over a dozen film festivals worldwide.

Lynne Kaufman (Playwright) is the author of  twenty full length  plays, three novels and a dozen short stories. Within the last four years, she had had three plays produced at The Marsh SF: “Acid Test”, “Two Minds” and “Who Killed Sylvia Plath”. Unscripted  Theatre in S.F. produced her play ”Sex Scandal”.  “William Blake in Hollywood,” was produced by the Neil Simon Festival Theatre as the winner of its Best New Comedy Competition. Her play “Daisy in the Dreamtime” was premiered by The Fountain Theatre in Los Angeles , won The Rella Lossy Playwright’s Award, and was published in Women Playwrights: Best New Plays and by Dramatic Publishing.  She was  the recipient of The Otis Guernsey Outstanding New Voice in American Theatre Award from The William Inge Theatre Festival.  “Shooting Simone” premiered at Actors Theatre of Louisville  Humana Festival and received six subsequent regional productions. It was published by Dramatic Publishing. Four of her plays premiered at The Magic Theatre including “The Couch”, which won  The Glickman Award for Best New Play in San Francisco and   “Speaking in Tongues”, which  won a  Kennedy Center/NEA/  Fund for New  American Plays Award.  Her play “Our Lady of the Desert” won Theatreworks ‘Best New Play in California Award”

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