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WOMEN’S MEDIA GROUP

Maya Friedler, Executive Producer
Marilyn Campbell-Lowe, Artistic Director, Radio Host/Writer
Jennifer Sultz, Administrative Director

 

MAYA FRIEDLER, Executive Director

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Maya Friedler is the Founder and Executive Director of Women’s Media Group Chicago. She is Executive Producer of The Feminist Lens, heard on WFMT Fine Arts Radio. Maya writes and reads commentary, and performs theatrical segments on the series.  She has produced five programs including: Witch-hunts, Heresy and Human Rights, Songpainting Women: Music + Art, Who’s Counting: A Toast To Ageless Women, Seeing Peace: Challenging War (which featured member of the Parents Circle), and Coming to the Table, The Dinner Party Project in Chicago, 30th Anniversary. The next show New Year, New World, will debut in January 2012.

A lifelong political activist, Maya was a board member for the former NGO the Jane Adams Conference, Director of the Evanston Peace and World Affairs Center, and a member of Women for Peace. In the 60s and 70s, she served as President of the Board at the Loop Center YWCA in Chicago, where she mentored emerging Second Wave Feminist organizations. Maya acted as producer and moderator of the public affairs programs Talk-In and Public Report, recorded live from the YWCA, and heard on WBEZ Public Radio.  She is featured in the book Feminists Who Changed America: 1963-1975.

In 2001, Maya produced ISA: The People’s Diva, a documentary film on the life and music of Isa Kremer, with Women Make Movies. Currently she is an advisor and contributor to Facets Multimedia, and a member of the Committee for Human Rights Watch Chicago. Maya appears on stage with the critically celebrated Piven Theatre Workshop in Evanston, Il, and other ensembles.

MARILYN CAMPBELL-LOWE, Artistic Director, Radio Host/Writer

marilynn campbellMarilyn is a published playwright, award-wining actress and co-founder and artistic associate of the Writers’ Theatre in Glencoe, Illinois. Her co-adaptation with Curt Columbus of Crime and Punishment won Chicago’s 2003 Joseph Jefferson Award for “Best New Adaptation” and was subsequently published by both Tri-Quarterly Magazine (Northwestern University Press) and Dramatic Publishing. Since its publication, Crime and Punishment has enjoyed over 100 productions both nationally and internationally in some of the largest theaters in the country including Berkeley Rep, 59E59th, Cleveland Playhouse, Actors Theater of Louisville, Cincinnati Playhouse, Center Stage, Trinity Rep, and numerous productions on the West Coast where in 2009 the play won an L.A. Backstage Garland Award and a nomination from the L.A. Drama Critics Circle for “Best New Adaptation.”  In 2017 it was seen on London’s West End and at Oxford University. In 2019, Prague Shakespeare Company, performed in English and Czech. Other plays include: The Beats, Anne Sexton: My Own Stranger, The Gospel According to Mark Twain, Mixing It Up and Skin Trip.  Ms. Campbell-Lowe is a member of the Dramatist Guild of America and Actors Equity Association. For more information visit her website at: www.marilynrcampbell.com.

JENNIFER SULTZ, Administrative Director