Born: March 27, 1937, Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Died: February 15, 1983, Greenport, New York, United States
Buried: Sterling Cemetery, Greenport, Suffolk County, New York, USA, Plot: 906
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Awards: Writers Guild of America Award for Television: Daytime Serials
Books: A late snow, My Blue Heaven, 2 from Chambers, more
Plays: Last Summer at Bluefish Cove
Nominations: GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Los Angeles Theater
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Jane Chambers was one of the first American playwrights to create openly lesbian characters who were comfortable with their own homosexuality. She believed that this would help eliminate homophobia. While at Goddard, she met Beth Allen, who was to become her lover, manager, and devoted lifelong companion. Subsequently Chambers’s death, Allen published a collection of her poetry as a memorial to her courage and spirit. The Women in Theatre Program of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education honored Chambers by creating the Jane Chambers Playwriting Award to encourage the writing of plays that reflect women's experience. As Chambers told the New York Times, "As we become more comfortable with ourselves, the rest of the world will become comfortable with us." She opened the door for other playwrights who wished to write affirming plays about lesbians.
Together from 1968 to 1983: 15 years.
Beth A. Allen (born 1959)
Jane Chambers (March 27, 1937 - February 15, 1983)
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At Sterling Cemetery (735 1st St, Greenport, NY 11944) is buried Jane Chambers (1937-1983), American playwright. She was a "pioneer in writing theatrical works with openly lesbian characters".
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