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Grade 6-12
1h 19m

Playwright - Contemporary Women Playwrights: María Irene Fornés

by Arianna D. | Humanities FREE

5 Lessons 1:19:42
  1. 1. Trailer 1:53
  2. 2. Session 1: María Irene Fornés’ Life & Work 15:19
  3. 3. Session 2: An Excerpt from Fefu & Her Friends 27:34
  4. 4. Session 3: Let’s Listen to María Irene Fornés 15:11
  5. 5. Session 4: Response Exercise 19:45

Grade 6-12

1h 19m

NGSS Standards



About the course

Did you know that In a study done by the Theatre Communications Group in 2016 they found that out of 1,917 plays that were produced that year only 24.6 percent of them were written by women? Because women’s plays continue to be underproduced, this Course Series is a resource for learning more about some of the brilliant artists' who have greatly impacted theatre as we know it. We will start by talking about the lives of each playwright. Then, we will look closely at their work by reading and analyzing excerpts of their scripts. After, we will learn about what the playwrights themselves say about their work and processes. We will end each course with a theatre exercise in response to what we have learned about each playwright.


  • Contemporary
  • Director
  • Playwrights
  • Theatre
  • Women Playwright


Hello! My name is Arianna and I am a multidisciplinary artist, scholar, and organizer. I recently graduated from Hampshire College with a BA in Visual and Performing Arts Curation, and a Certificate in Arts Administration from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. I am currently living in my home state of Minnesota, and I am excited to share with you my knowledge of theatre, print, book, and jewelry making. I have taught workshops to people of all ages in these subjects, and I have been a youth tutor for three years. I enjoy learning new things and making new things, and I hope my students share that excitement.

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