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Julie White, Daphne Rubin-Vega, and More to Perform at Celebration of Leah Ryan's Fund for Emerging Women Writers

Fun Home writer Lisa Kron will host the event.

Julie White will be among the performers at the Celebration of Leah Ryan's Fund for Emerging Women Writers.
(© David Gordon)

Leah Ryan's Fund for Emerging Women Writers will host an evening of celebratory cocktails and performances on October 6 at Joe's Pub. The event will be hosted by Fun Home writer Lisa Kron and helmed by Fun Home director Leigh Silverman.

The benefit will commemorate the fifth year of Leah Ryan's Fund for Emerging Women Writers and the announcement of The Vladimir, a new emergency fund for writers facing medical emergencies. The party will feature performances by Julie White, Christopher Durang, Daphne Rubin-Vega, and Jennifer Westfeldt, among others.

Leah Ryan's Fund for Emerging Women Writers (FEWW) and its annual prize were established in 2008 to honor the memory of Leah Ryan and to support the work of women writers. The prize supports unrecognized women playwrights with both an annual cash prize and a New York City showcase of the winning work.

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