Bachelor English summa cum laude/high honors, William Smith College, 1966. Master of Arts, New York University, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy, Louisiana State University, 1976.
Master of Library Science, Texas Woman's University, 1992.
Assistant to copy director Fawcett Publications, New York City, 1966-1967. Actress, 1968-1970; copywriter Hundemer Associates, Baton Rouge, 1970-1971. Graduate teaching assistant Louisiana State University, 1971-1974.
Assistant professor theatre arts University Michigan, Dearborn, 1974-1978. Visiting assistant professor theatre Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1980-1981. Freelance writer, director Detroit, Oxford, Tinton Falls, New Jersey, and Atlanta, 1978-1980, 82—.
Member executive board Women and Theatre Program (formerly the Women's Program of the American Theatre Association), 1984-1988. Artistic director Offshoot Productions, Peachtree City, Georgia, since 1993.
Member Dramatists Guild, National Women's Studies Association, National Organization of Women, Association Theatre Higher Education, American Library Association (Whitney Carnegie grantee, 1988), Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Beta Museum.
Married Peter J. Flierl, December 23, 1967 (divorced 1975). Married William Angus Steadman, May 8, 1976. Children: Jeremy Michael, Paige Elizabeth.