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Rethinking Gender Bias… in Theater

It’s true that since moving to Madison in 1991, violence prevention has been a passion at the center of my life; but those that know me know that it shares that space in my heart with performing arts.

So, when I find areas and ways in which these two overlap they fascinate me – as does this interesting article from the New York Times which, though written in 2009 was just brought to my attention:

When more than 160 playwrights and producers, most of them female, filed into a Midtown Manhattan theater Monday night, they expected to hear some concrete evidence that women who are authors have a tougher time getting their work staged than men.

And they did. But they also heard that women who are artistic directors and literary managers are the ones to blame.

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