Judith Light to Talk Life and Career at NYPL for the Performing Arts

by BWW News Desk
Judith Light to Talk Life and Career at NYPL for the Performing ArtsThe League of Professional Theatre Women will welcome Judith Light for its next Oral History interview. Light will sit down to discuss her extensive body of work on and off-stage.

The event will take place on Monday, October 17, 2016 at 6:00 pm 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.

BettyCorwin, who produces the Oral History series with Pat Addiss and Ludovica Villar-Hauser, remarks, “How lucky we are that the talented, award-winning and busy actress, Judith Light, has agreed to be interviewed for our next Oral History program on October 17th. She will just have completed her run in Neil LaBute’s off-Broadway show, ALL THE WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU at the Lortel Theatre and will come to Lincoln Center to share stories about her life and career with our eager 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.

Judith Light is well known for her extensive body of work on stage, in television and film. She is currently starring in Amazon Prime’s Golden Globe winning series, “Transparent,” created byJill Soloway for which she has received an Emmy nomination, two Critics’ choice nominations, and a Golden Globe nomination.

She is also recognized for her impressive body of stage work; receiving a Tony nomination for the play Lombardi, followed by two consecutive Tony and Drama Desk wins for the plays, Other Desert Cities by Jon Robin Baitz and The Assembled Parties by Richard Greenberg. Upcoming, Judith will return to the MCC Theater in September 2016 to embark on a one-woman show entitled All The Ways to Say I Love You written by Neil LaBute and directed by Leigh Silverman.

Judith starred in the television series, “Who’s the Boss,” and received two consecutive Emmy awards for her work on “One Life to Live.” Some of her more recent television work includes; the Emmy winning series, “Ugly Betty”, which garnered her an Emmy nomination, “Law and Order, SVU” and “Dallas.” She starred in and produced, through her Production Company, the film, “Save Me”, which premiered at Sundance.

Judith performed in Europe, in several repertory companies across the country, and at the Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Foundation. For her performance of the Pulitzer Prize winning play, Wit, she was awarded the Helen Hayes and Eliot Norton awards.

She has been a longtime advocate in relation to many causes, especially the fight to end HIV/ Aids and has been a champion for LGBTQ and human rights. Judith is an active participant in a variety of organizations including Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights Aids, and Point Foundation, as well as numerous others.

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 is celebrating its 31st anniversary and boasts a membership of nearly 500 women representing a diversity 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, visit the website www.theatrewomen.organd click on the “Support Us” tab.