Ronnie Gilbert Biography (1926-)
Born September 7, 1926, in New York, NY; daughter of Charles (a factory worker) and Sarah (a dressmaker) Gilbert; married Martin Weg (divorced, 1959); children: Lisa. Addresses: Office--Redwood Records, 476 W. MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA 94609.
- Birth Details
- September 7, 1926
- New York, New York, United States
- Credits; Stage Appearances
- The Man in the Glass Booth, Royale Theatre, New York City, 1968.
- Is This Real?, Terrace Theater, John F. Kennedy Center for the PerformingArts, Washington, DC, 1985.
- Title role, Mother Jones, Stackner Cabaret, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre,Milwaukee, WI, 1991-92, then Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Berkeley, CA, 1993.
- Also appeared in Antigone and Specimen Days, both Public Theatre, New York City; Re-Arrangements, Tourists and Refugees, and Trespassing, all TheatreLa MaMa, New York City; Medea and Tongues & Savage Love, both St. Louis Repertory Theatre, St. Louis,MO; Houdini, Lamb's Theatre, New York City; America Hurrah, Royal Court Theatre, London, England; Happy Days, Waterfront Theatre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Playgrounds (Dance Play), VancouverPlayhouse, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Tourists and Refugees II, Venezuela Festival, Caracas, Venezuela; A Christmas Carol, Ford's Theatre, Washington, DC;and The Roundhouse and The Tempest, both London, England.
- Credits; Stage Work; Director
- (With Dianne Houston) Is This Real?, Terrace Theater, John F.
- Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 1985.
- Credits; Major Tours
- Appeared in Trio (also known as Lies and Secrets), New York City; London,England; Edinburgh, Scotland; and Paris, France. Also appeared in Three Journeys of Aladdin, New York City, Rennes, France; Angers, France; Orleans, France; Paris, France; London, England; and Glasgow, Scotland.
- Credits; Film Appearances
- Reporter, Danger Woman, Universal, 1946.
- Herself, Festival (documentary) Patchke Productions, 1967.
- Miss Chase, Isadora (also known as The Loves of Isadora), Universal, 1968.
- Mother, Windflowers (also known as The Story of a Draft Dodger), Film-Makers, 1968.
- Herself, The Weavers: Wasn't That a Time (documentary), 1981.
- Hard Travelin', 1985.
- Herself, Women of Summer, 1985.
- Mace, Club Life, Troma, 1987.
- Second Mugger, Crossing Delancey, Warner Bros., 1988.
- Mrs. Taylor, Running on Empty, Warner Bros., 1988.
- Narrator, Forever Activists (documentary), Tara Releasing, 1991.
- Also appeared in Going On, The Hopi: Songs from the Fourth World, and Loin de Vietnam.
- Credits; Television Appearances; Specials
- Song performer, Sing Out America! With Judy Collins, 1989.
- "Peter, Paul & Mary: Lifelines," Great Performances, PBS, 1996.
- Credits; Television Appearances; Miniseries
- Voice, The Civil War, PBS, 1990.
- The Spirit Is Free, Redwood, 1985.
- Recorded extensively with the Weavers, 1950-81, for Decca, Vanguard and Loom Records, including: Folk Songs Around the World; Carnegie Hall, Vols. I and II; Fifteenth Reunion; American Folk Singers and Balladeers; Reunion at Carnegie Hall; The Weavers: Together Again; others. Also Legend of Bessie Smith, RCA Victor; Alone with Ronnie Gilbert, Mercury; others.
- Writings;Plays; Unless Indicated Otherwise
- Is This Real?, Terrace Theatre, John F. Kennedy Center for the PerformingArts, 1985.
- Author of book for musical, Mother Jones, Stackner Cabaret, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, 1991-92, then Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Berkeley, CA, 1993.
- Ronnie Gilbert on Mother Jones, Conari Press (Berkeley, CA), 1993.
- American Theatre, July-August, 1993, pp. 47-48.