Friday, July 3, 2009
At Least I'm Not a Female Playwright
The New York Times recently ran an article ("Rethinking Gender Bias in Theater") reporting on an academic study that found discrimination in the theater community against female playwrights. I'm not sure why this would be a shock to anybody: you can count on one hand plays by women that make it to the big stage, and certainly the people affected are well aware of the problem. But it appears to be causing quite a stir. Other articles on the topic appear in Bloomberg, Critical Difference Blog, New York Magazine, and Salon.