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CLAIRE LABINE’s first job in television was as staff writer for Captain Kangaroo. She subsequently became co-head writer of Where the Heart Is and Love of Life for CBS and then was co-creator/executive producer/head writer for ABC’s Ryan’s Hope. She wrote and produced the feature film Lovespell starring Richard Burton and Kate Mulgrew, and wrote nighttime movies for CBS, NBC, and ABC. She returned to daytime television as head writer, with Eleanor and Matthew Labine, of General Hospital, One Life to Live, and Guiding Light. She served on the Writers Guild of America East Council for 12 years, as Vice President of that union for three consecutive terms, and was a member of two national negotiation committees. She received the Richard Jablow Award for Devoted Service to the Guild, the Evelyn Burkey Award to one whose work has brought recognition and dignity to writers everywhere, and the Ian McEllan Hunter Award for Career Achievement in Writing, as well as lifetime achievement awards from NATAS and Soap Opera Digest. For her work in daytime television she has received ten Emmy’s and thirteen Writer’s Guild Awards.
An event you will never forget!
Join us for a live, in-person candid conversation between award winning actress Kate Mulgrew and writer/producer Claire Labine as they offer insights into their careers, experience, and the joy of a long-term friendship. Moderated by Kathy Welch, SRO Founder and President.
KATE MULGREW, award-winning actress in theatre, film, and television, began her professional career in Connecticut at Stratford as Emily in a revival of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town and concurrently won the role of Mary Ryan in a new ABC daytime serial, Ryan’s Hope. When her Ryan’s Hope contract concluded, ABC’S Fred Silverman immediately moved her to nighttime in the title role of Mrs. Columbo, followed by leads in other nighttime series, including Kate Loves a Mystery and Heartbeat, and The Manions of America miniseries. She will always be remembered as the first female captain in Star Trek: Voyager. She currently enjoys the role of Galina “Red” Raznikov in NetFlix’s Orange is the New Black. Her theatrical and TV films, among many, include Throw Mama From the Train, Lovespell, with Richard Burton, A Stranger is Watching, Remo Williams, Camp Nowhere, Judgment, Star Trek: Nemesis, and as Mother Elizabeth Seton in A Time for Miracles. She has brought her talent to most of the leading regional theatres across America, including Hartford Stage, and has starred on Broadway and Off, and works passionately for a number of causes, in particular the Alzheimer's Foundation.
Non-profit, Youth and Family Community Theatre
March 14, 2015