Project Description

Alice Tuan on Rachel Crothers

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.


Director: Julie Hébert
DP: Ellie Ann Fenton
Editors: Farrel Levy & Franzis Muller
Producer/Sound: Courtney Graham
Co-Producer: Jill Klein

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Alice Tuan


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

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.”

Photos of Rachel Crothers: McLean County Museum of History and Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [reproduction number, e.g., LC-B2-1234], George Grantham Bain Collection.