In this blog post, playwright Jacqueline E. Lawton interviews many women who work in theaters across America (including Director of New Work at c1 Ilana Brownstein and c1 artist Aditi Brennan Kapil) on where they see “opportunities for growth/unexplored challenges/gaps to be filled in your arts discipline.” Read the responses here.
In this interview, playwright Catherine Weingarten talks about the preconceived notions that female playwrights face and how we can help increase female playwright visibility through gender-based companies and partnerships with early career playwrights. Read the interview here.
This playbill.com article features playwrights Annie Baker (C1 artist: The Flick, The Aliens), Sheila Callaghan, and Dominique Morisseau talking about gender parity, race, and class on America’s stages. Read the article here.
Polly Carl of HowlRound interviewed Julie Crosby, former producing artistic director of Women’s Project Theatre, about her departure from the company and the future of gender parity in the field. Read the interview here.
Alchemist Theatre ended its production of Oleanna by David Mamet after the company received a “cease-and-desist” letter from Dramatists Play Service because the company decided to cast a male in the role of Carol. Read the article here.
This is a list of the 46 most recommended plays written by female playwrights. The Kilroys asked 127 theatre professionals from around the country to recommend the best female authored plays they have encountered in the past year. The list in its entirety has 300 nominated plays that were eligible. You can see the entire list here.
This is an interview that Polly Carl of HowlRound did with members of The Kilroys regarding “The List.” Read the interview here.
Even the New York Times picked up on the list here.
The Kilroys are a group of LA-based playwrights and producers who are tired of just talking about gender parity and “were ready to act.”
In her opinion article, playwright Lynn Nottage talks about her frustrations with Broadway’s lack of women and people of color playwrights, bookwriters/composers, and lyricists. Read the article here.