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Leading Ladies

The Leading Ladies… 14 great seasons and beyond!

Rep Leading Ladies

Thank you for your continued support of our artists and for your past contributions to The Rep’s Leading Ladies program. Fourteen seasons ago, a collective of our community’s most engaged and enthusiastic women came together to raise over $26,000 to sponsor our production of The Miracle Worker. Each season since, the Leading Ladies have come together annually to support one female-focused production at The Rep and to celebrate the awesome power of women as supporters and change agents of the arts. We are so proud and grateful to have raised over $850,000 with you.

Thanks in part to this unprecedented support from donors like you, women have gained increased access to leadership positions in the theatre industry, as more women directors, playwrights, designers and producers emerge as industry leaders. It is a thrilling shift, and all of us at The Rep are excited to be national leaders of this movement. To honor the change you have helped to bring about, we have taken this moment to rededicate our Leading Ladies giving levels in honor of the wide range of talented women who have emerged as industry leaders over the past two decades. Check back soon for more information about this exciting list of artists.

We hope you will join us in our elevation and celebration of women in theatre by renewing your support of Leading Ladies today. Rather than supporting a single production, your gift will support The Rep’s entire 2021-2022 season, the first in Rep history in which all productions will be directed by women. Your contribution at any level will provide you with access to Behind the Curtain, a Leading Ladies exclusive virtual series of discussions with directors, designers and artists at The Rep, and our new play reading and discussion group, Rep Reads.  If you have any questions about your gift, please contact Merritt McCarthy, Individual Gifts Manager, at [email protected] or (314) 687-4030.

Thank you in advance for joining us again in our mission. We are thrilled to celebrate a season of marvelous and talented women with you!

Levels of Giving

  • Lynn Nottage - $10,000+

  • Julie Taymor - $7,500-$9,999

  • Idina Menzel - $5,000-$7,499

  • Suzan-Lori Parks - $2,500-$4,999

  • Marianne Elliott - $1,000-$2,499

  • Paula Vogel - $500-$999

  • Anika Noni Rose - $250-499

  • Phillipa Soo - $100-$249

  • Condola Rashād - $50-$99

  • Rising Star - $1-49


Donate here!


Leading Ladies Committee

Margaret Augustin and Judi Scissors, Co-Chairs

  • Wendi Alper-Pressman
  • Susan Block
  • Diane Buhr Englesmann
  • Terri Ciccolella
  • Pamela Dern
  • Catherine A. Faught
  • Linda Finerty
  • Dotti Fischer
  • Nancy Galvin
  • Juanita H. Hinshaw
  • Becky Bryant Hubert
  • Hannah Langsam
  • Toni Leidenfrost
  • Jane M. Robert
  • Lois Schultz
  • Pat Schutte
  • Ann H. Straw
  • Lynn Yearwood