Gloria: A Life, a new play by Tony nominee Emily Mann about the life and legacy of Gloria Steinem, will make its world premiere Off-Broadway this fall. Tony winner Diane Paulus will direct the production, beginning October 2 at the Daryl Roth Theatre before an official opening October 18.
The play will be presented in two acts, with the first exploring Steinem's life as a journalist, feminist, and activist, and the second offering a "talking circle" for the audience to carry the themes into a present-day conversation.
"I've come to have great faith in the magic of people talking together after a shared experience," Steinem said of the play's unique structure. "Computers may give us information, but only being together with all five senses creates empathy and action."
Producer Roth added, "We feel it's incredibly important to be telling this story at this moment in time. Gloria's life and all she has accomplished brings us hope, reminding us how far we've come, and inspiring a new generation to go further."
Casting and additional creative team members will be announced at a later date.