Valerie Williams  |  Breakout Session

Session: Work Harder Not Smarter: Broadway tells Female Playwrights

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About Valerie

Valerie Williams is a second-year graduate student in the Master of Fine Arts in Directing program at Baylor University where she directed Dead Accounts by Theresa Rebeck this summer. Before that Valerie was a company member with Great River Shakespeare Festival in Winona, Minnesota, serving as Education Director and Grants Writer. For nine years she led the Winona Senior High School drama program as director and designer. Previously, Valerie worked as an AEA stage manager with Illusion and Mixed Blood theatres in Minneapolis, MN, and with Theatre du Mississippi in Winona, MN. In the last year, Valerie has presented at Texas Educational Theatre, Mid-America Theatre, Comparative Drama, and Association for Theatre in Higher Education conferences. Valerie’s research on women in theatre received a Debut Scholar award and was published in the Texas Theatre Journal.