A Brief History of the Gender Parity Movement in Theatre by Jenny Lyn Bader
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A Brief History of the Gender Parity Movement in Theatre by Jenny Lyn Bader

In October 1978, the Feminist Theatre Study Group picketed five shows on London’s West End, handing out leaflets that began with a few questions. To wit, Did the characters in this play imply that: Blondes are dumb? Wives nag? Feminists are frustrated? Whores have hearts of gold? Mothers-in-law interfere? Lesbians are aggressive? Intellectual women are … Continue reading

An Actor Prepares
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An Actor Prepares

“Figure out what makes you nervous and take care of it….What do you need?… I need quiet. I need to prepare. I need good coffee.” Laura Linney, Golden Globe, SAG and Emmy award-winning actor who alternates as Regina and Birdie with Cynthia Nixon in the Manhattan Theatre Club production of THE LITTLE FOXES, opening in … Continue reading

Responding To Our Times: The Future Is Female by Mya Kagan
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Responding To Our Times: The Future Is Female by Mya Kagan

This is the thirteenth installment of the blog series Submitting Like A Man (SLAM), created by writer Mya Kagan and published on HowlRound. The project examines what happens when the author resubmits scripts to previously rejected opportunities using a man’s name. But ten weeks ago, in response to our times, she launched an offshoot of this project … Continue reading

Back To School
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Back To School

A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE Girls at a high school in Afghanistan are delighted to see a performance by women (usually banned from performing).  Bond Street Theatre of New York has created four all-women’s theatre groups that perform solely for women. Here we see Simorgh Theatre’s all-women’s group presenting a performance they created about women’s right to … Continue reading