Theatre Or and Tattered Cover present Honoring Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a free webinar series designed as community outreach in association with the Colorado premiere of the play Sisters In Law by Jonathan Shapiro, produced by Theatre Or in association with Elzabeth Weber, Dale Franzen, and Don Franzen. Based on the bestseller by Linda Hirshman, the play explores the relationship between Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the first two women to become Supreme Court Justices. Its purpose is educational - to provide the public with more insight into these iconic women and their careers, accomplishments, and legacy. It is also designed to illuminate the artistic process in bringing this double biography to life on the stage. The play runs September 25 - October 31 at the John Hand Theater in Lowry. Webinars begin September 2 and run through October 20 with specific dates, topics, and participants listed below. and playing September 25 through October 31, at the John Hand Theater in Denver.
This webinar series is proudly sponsored by the following: The League of Women Voters, The Colorado Bar Association, The Denver Bar Association, Boulder Jewish Community Center, The National Council of Jewish Women, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Tierney Lawrence LLC, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP, University Lending Corporation, and The University of Denver Sturm College of Law.
The Art of the Play
Thursday, September 2 - 6:30 p.m.
This segment will cover how the play came to be, how the playwright adapts a play from a biography, and how the director works with the playwright to update the script. It will also contain a sneak preview from the two actresses playing the iconic justices, and give the audience some insight as to how the artistic process works.
Jonathan Shapiro - Playwright, screenwriter, attorney formerly with the Justice Department
Elizabeth Weber - Original producer of Sisters In Law
Amy Feinberg - Director of the play Sisters In Law
Sally Knudsen - Actress playing Sandra Day O’Connor
A. Lee Massaro - Actress playing Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Moderator: Diane Gilboa - Producing Artistic Director, Theatre Or