LPTW's Oral History Series Features Charlotte Moore


EDGE Media Network Contributor

Monday November 16, 2015

On Monday, November 16 at 6 p.m., The League of Professional Theatre Women is pleased to present Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director of the Irish Repertory Theater, for the next Oral History interview. Moore will sit down with New York Post Theater Columnist and co-host of Theater Talk, Michael Riedel to discuss her fascinating work.

Betty Corwin, who produces the Oral History series with Pat Addiss and Ludovica Villar-Hauser, is "delighted that Charlotte Moore will share her thoughts and reminiscences about the Irish Repertory Theatre with our Oral History audience."

The League has major support from the Edith Meiser Foundation covering interviews with such notables as Billie Allen, Mercedes Ruehl, Tyne Daly, Patti LuPone, Christine Ebersole, Kia Corthron, Donna Murphy, Frances McDormand, and many others. The ongoing Oral History Project chronicles and documents the contributions of significant theatre women in many fields. The interviews are videotaped and preserved for posterity in the Theatre on Film and Tape Archive at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.

This program is made possible, in part, with public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, and with funds from the NYS Council on the Arts, a state agency, with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Moore thinks she has directed about sixty-three or sixty-four productions for The Irish Repertory Theatre, which she founded 28 years ago in 1988 with Ciaran O'Reilly. Some of them, however, she has directed twice and a few three times. Moore has appeared in 11 Broadway productions and many off-Broadway productions, whose directors include John Tillinger, Paul Weidner, Stephen Porter, Ellis Raab, Vivian Matelon, Michael Montel and Harold Prince.

A few of those appearances include "Meet Me In St. Louise," "A Perfect Ganesh," "The Perfect Party," "The Visit," Moliere's "Don Juan," "Mornings at Seven," "Holiday" and "Private Lives" (with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.)

She has been nominated for a Tony, won the Outer Critics Circle award, The Drama Desk Award, The Drama League Award, The Irish Top 100 Award, the Eugene O'Neill Lifetime Achievement Award and has been named "Director of the Year" by the Wall Street Journal. She has a Master's degree from Washington University in St. Louis. Ms. Moore completely credits Ciaran O'Reilly for the success of The Irish Repertory Theatre.

Michael Riedel is the theater columnist for The New York Post and co-host of Theater Talk on PBS. His first book, "Razzle Dazzle: The Battle for Broadway," was published by Simon and Schuster in October. Michael is a panelist on the "Imus in the Morning" radio program and appears regularly on Fox News Channel's "Red Eye." He graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in History.

The League of Professional Theatre Women is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization.  It presents numerous events each year as part of its mission to promote visibility and increase opportunities for women in the field. None of its work is possible without generous philanthropic support. The League, celebrating its thirty-third anniversary, boasts a membership of more than 500 women representing a diverse group of theatre professionals in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors.

League members are actors, administrators, agents, arrangers, casting directors, choreographers, company managers, composers, critics, designers, directors, dramaturgs, dramatists, educators, general managers, historians, journalists, librettists, lyricists, press agents, playwrights, producers, stage managers, and theatre technicians. To find out more about how you can support its endeavors, please visit the website www.theatrewomen.org and click on the "Support Us" tab.

The Oral History event will take place at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 16, 2015 in the Bruno Walter Auditorium of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on 65th Street & Amsterdam Avenue. Admission is free, but seats will be on a first-come-first-seated basis.

For more information, visit http://theatrewomen.org/event/oral-history/