Not Even Study, count of playwrights, directors and actors in 500 shows produced in the San Francisco/Bay Area from June 11 - November 2014
The Count by Dramatists Guild of America and the Lilly Awards, 2011 - 2014
"In the last 10 years, according to American Theatre's lists of the top 10 most-produced plays at TCG theatres, 30 percent of the top 2 on the lists were written by women. That's nearly double the percentage at which plays by women are produced overall... Broadway plays written by women earn on average 18 percent more than those written by men, even when the data are controlled for the type of play and corrected for massive failures and for whopping successes like Wicked, whose book was written by a woman, the great Winnie Holzman. Plays by women sell on average 3,538 more seats per week than do those written by men." - TCG
Here are some of our colleagues in the industry who are doing the good work for gender parity in theatre. Check them out! (And let us know at email@example.com if your favorite org isn't listed here.)
- TRANS LAB - NYC-based play group for trans and gender nonconforming theater artists supported by the Public Theater and WP Theater. "As transgender stories are co-opted, commercialized, and misrepresented by cisgender writers, Trans Lab will support the creation of a critical mass of TGNC plays by TGNC writers."
- THE KILROYS - LA-based group of producers and playwrights who publish a yearly nationwide list of excellent un- and underproduced plays by women and trans playwrights. Check out the most recent version of The List.
- HONEST ACCOMPLICE THEATRE - NYC-based theater company "with a mission to generate dialogue and stimulate change by focusing on topics that are often silenced, seen as shameful, or portrayed as one-dimensional, specifically through the lens of the women and trans experience."
- MUSICAL THEATRE FACTORY (MTF) - NYC-based "volunteer-driven nonprofit artist service organization dedicated to helping musical theatre makers develop and present new work in a collaborative environment free from the pressures of critical or commercial success."