The resources of The Women's Project and Productions and the generosity of Julia Miles enhanced this resource guide immeasurably. The literary manager of the Women's Project during the crucial period of our research was Susan Bougetz, and her assistance was particularly valuable and always prudent and encouraging.
The optimism and advice of writer friends, in particular Broeck Wahl Blumberg, Cindy Cooper, and Mary Wings, made the work seem possible.
Susana Meyer was patient, listened, and kept her promises.
A special thanks goes to essayists Jill Dolan, Tiffany Ana Lopez, Chiori Miyagawa, and Sydné Mahone, who not only provided provocative essays but also offered help, advice, and stimulating conversation.
My deepest appreciation is for my mother, Miriam Savage Bennett, whose belief is an enormous gift.
A special thank you goes to the following graduate students who added invaluable research to this project during the course of various independent studies: Michael Hilger, who is committed to infusing diverse drama into community productions in New Jersey and Long Island; Joe Wolgemuth, whose interest in lesbian drama is a welcome reminder that voices resonate beyond the boundaries of sex and gender; and Barb Short, whose newly tapped interest and enthusiasm remind me why I got into theatre in the first place.
A big thank you goes to Cliff Gillman in Academic Computing at Montclair State University for his expertise and vast patience and to Faith Roberson for facilitating all our computer issues.
Thanks is owed to Jenny Clarke for her willingness to take time away from