Alice Tuan on Rachel Crothers

“Existence doesn't have to be known biologically, it can be known philosophically.”

The incomparable Alice Tuan talks about an enormously successful theater artist, mostly unknown to history. Rachel Crothers wrote and directed many of her own daring, topical plays on Broadway BEFORE women had the right to vote. Crothers was a prototype feminist/artist who blazed a trail with brio and wit.


Alice Tuan

Alice Tuan is a playwright, teacher and Los Angeles-American.




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Rachel Crothers

Rachel Crothers was an early feminist playwright and director. Among theater historians, she is generally recognized as “the most successful and prolific woman dramatist writing in the first part of the twentieth century.”