GAYLE M. AUSTIN was coordinator and literary manager for the Women's Project in New York city for the first six years of its existence (1978-84). she holds a Ph.D. in Theatre, with departmental distinction, from the City University of New York Graduate Center and has also taught at Hunter College (N.Y.) and the University of South Carolina. Her book, Feminist Theories for Dramatic Criticism, was published by University of Michigan Press in 1990. she has written four feminist theory plays, "Resisting the Birth Mark" (1990), "The Doll House Show" (1992), "Mildred & Stella" (1993), and "The Hedda Project" (1996), all of which have been produced at Georgia State University.