October 22, 2020
An Announcement Regarding the 2020 Judith Barlow Prize Ceremony
Due to the continuing challenges posed by COVID-19, the 2020 Judith Barlow Prize Ceremony and reading has been postponed until 2021.
May 1, 2019
The 2019 Judith Barlow Prize Reading
April 29th at T. Schreiber Studio
HISTORY MATTERS/BACK TO THE FUTURE presented a staged reading of the 2019 Judith Barlow Prize winning one-act play: earth's most customer-centric company by Hannah Manikowski, an undergrad at Carnegie Mellon University.
August 1, 2018
2018 ATHE Kickoff Event presented by History Matters/Back to the Future
August 1, 2018, 8:30pm
Grand Ballroom A, The Westin Boston Waterfront
HISTORY MATTERS/BACK TO THE FUTURE presents an evening of scenes from women's plays of the past, performed by renowned actors of stage and film Maryann Plunkett (Blue Valentine, The Apple Family Plays) and Jay O. Sanders (Blindspot, The Apple Family Plays) directed by Joan Vail Thorne, founder of History Matters/Back to the Future.
April 23, 2018
The 2018 Judith Barlow Prize
April 23rd at Cherry Lane Theatre
HISTORY MATTERS/BACK TO THE FUTURE presented a staged reading of the 2018 Judith Barlow Prize winning one-act play: The Only Hills We've Ever Had by Adrey Webb, an MFA candidate at Texas State University.
August 5, 2017
HOW DARE SHE?!?! A PANEL ON HISTORIC WONEN PLAYWRIGHTS WHO SHOCKED
2017 ATHE Conference, Planet Hollywood Hotel in Las Vegas
On Saturday, August 5th, 2017, co-sponsored by The Women and Theatre Program and the Theatre History Program, History Matters/Back to the Future sponsored a panel on those daring women playwrights throughout history who were not afraid to shock their audiences. The panel was co-hosted by Professor Laura Lodewyck, North Central College, and Amanda Feldman, Board Memeber, History Matters/Back to the Future.
April 23, 2017
2017 JUDITH BARLOW PRIZE
WP Theatre at MCGinn Cazale Theatre (Broadway @ 76th Street)
HISTORY MATTERS/BACK TO THE FUTURE presented the staged reading of the 2017 Judith Barlow Prize winning one-act play Leaf by Kara Jobe of Otterbien University.
August 14, 2016
RE-WORKING THE CANON: FEMALE PLAYWRIGHTS AND THE 'ONE PLAY AT A TIME' INITIATIVE
ATHE Conference, Palmer House Hotel in Chicago
History Matters/Back to the Future hosted an ATHE session that brought together scholars and practitioners who endeavor to re-work the male-dominated theatrical canon prevalent in university classrooms by sharing best practices for engaging students in historic women's plays.
August 10, 2016
FORGOTTEN TREASURES: Examining Women in Labor
Women and Theatre Program PreConference, Stage 773 in Chicago
History Matters/Back to the Future took a trip to Chicago to bring an amended version of our Forgotten Treasures program to The Women and Theatre Program's ATHE Pre-conference.