A Playwright Finds Drama, and Humor, in Roe v. Wade
by KATIE TAYLORASHLAND, Ore.
— Lisa Loomer has written plays about how women’s bodies are tortured in the name of beauty and about the relationship between white mothers and their Latina nannies in Los Angeles. Taking on the politics of abortion would seem right up her alley. But when her friend Bill Rauch, the artistic director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival
, first asked if she would be interested in writing a play about Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court case establishing abortion rights, she wasn’t so sure.Read the full review in The New York Times >