100 Women We Love: Class of 2009

Once again, we celebrate our favorite out and proud women. As difficult as it is to narrow it down to just 100, this year’s eclectic list includes artists, athletes, club promoters, community organizers, entertainers, entrepreneurs, filmmakers, politicians and plaintiffs, who are making a difference in our world and the world at large.

Susana Cook

Argentinian-born playwright and performance artist Susana Cook has been presenting her imaginative, politically-charged work for over two decades. Based in New York, Cook’s numerous original plays have appeared at such revered institutions as The Kitchen, P.S. 122 and Dixon Place as well as internationally. With titles like Butch Fashion Show in the Femme Auto Body Shop, The Values Horror Show and Homeland Insecurities, her shows tackle big issues such as homophobia, racism and classism, with humor and irony. Cook herself is also a seasoned performer, appearing in many of her own productions and on stage at poetry and performance venues. Cook says theater is as important now as it’s ever been: “In the era of the sanctity of ‘opposite marriage’, when being gay is worse than torturing, and people are afraid of the ‘big gay storm’. When politics become so theatrical then theater has to be more political.” -CB

Remember, these are in no particular order because we love them all!

What Do You Think?