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

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

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Equity in Theatre: What exactly does it mean and what would it take to actually have it?

By LPTW VP of Programming Shellen Lubin.  This piece continues a partnership between HowlRound and the League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW). In 2012, LPTW launched its journal WITOnline, and in 2015, it will become a searchable resource for the field, building a women’s history of theatre through in-depth profiles, interviews, and articles. Find all … Continue reading

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Portraying “The Other” in Performance: Sylvia Milo’s The Other Mozart

Nannerl was someone who could have had a big life and a game-changing effect on the world. But she didn’t. So we had to find, express, theatricalize, why. —Isaac Byrne, director, The Other Mozart Maria Anna von Berthold zu Sonnenburg, née Maria Anna Walburga Ignatia Mozart, known in intimate circles as Nannerl, and remembered (when remembered) … Continue reading

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A Conversation with MOXIE Theatre’s Delicia Turner Sonnenberg by Jennifer Lane

Founded in 2004, MOXIE Theatre was created to shatter stereotypes of “women’s work” and to bring new women’s voices to the American stage. In its short history, MOXIE has received rave reviews, national notice and awards, and has been recognized several times as one of the small companies making a major impact on the theatre … Continue reading