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Rough Reading Series - Playwrights Foundation

Patricia Cotter

The Daughters

March 2018

About the play

“The Daughters” is a comedy about transformation, identity, gender, and sexuality. It explores two milestone moments in history, sixty years apart, from the founding of the Daughters of Bilitis (the first political and social club for gay women) in 1955 and the closing of the last lesbian bar in San Francisco in 2015. Two groups of very different women gather to dance, drink, fall in love, break up, talk politics and even though they don’t know it, change the world.

About Patricia Cotter
Patricia Cotter Awards include American Academy of Arts Letters, Richard Rodgers Award, three-time Heideman Award Finalist, Emmy Award. Plays include Drinking on A Plane performed as part of Actors Theatre of Louisville’s The Tens in 2018, Rules of Comedy which was produced in 2015 Humana Festival Ten-Minute Plays and The Anthropology Section, previously performed as part of Actors Theatre of Louisville’s The Tens in 2015. Other plays include 1980 (Or Why I’m Voting For John Anderson) Chicago’s Jackalope Theatre 2017, The Surrogate, production Centenary Stage Company, NJ, 2017 and The Break Up Notebook (a GLAAD Award nominee). Musicals (librettist/ adaptations) include Rocket Science: A Musical, received readings at Playwrights’ Horizons in New York (directed by Kathleen Marshall) and was produced at The Village Theatre, Seattle; The Break Up Notebook: A Musical (based on her play), at The Vineyard Theatre in New York and produced at Hudson Theatre, Los Angeles, and Mulan, Jr., based on the Disney film Mulan. She has written for Twentieth Century Fox Television, Disney Theatrical and Comedy Central. Patricia is a Resident Playwright at The Playwrights Foundation class of 2019.

* Member of Actor’s Equity Association