Theater Has a Gender Bias? Do Tell – NYTimes.com

24 Jun

Well worth reading!  I went to this town hall meeting and it was well presented and thoughtful work.  Lots to think about in terms of the implications… especially the point that plays by women with women protagonists, are rated lower by artistic directors and are far less likely to be produced, than plays by either men or women with male protagonists.

This last doesn’t surprise me because our performance culture–driven by movies rather than plays–is overwhelmingly skewed towards male protagonists and the films young men want to see (starring some pumped-up version of themselves).  How could this profit-driven, movie-based model NOT affect the way people receive and program stories told in the theatre?

Theater Has a Gender Bias? Do Tell – NYTimes.com.

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