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Where are the women writing musicals? and More Opportunities for Female Playwrites

As Georgia Stitt he stated: "There's a big group of us, but we're still a minority and a novelty. One of the things we're working with in the Lilly Foundation is to examine why that is – are women not creating work at the same level or frequency as men, or not submitting their work, or not being showcased in the same way? We are looking at theatres across the country to examine how many productions are being produced of work by women, and how far we are from gender parity. You wouldn't dream of doing a show with entirely white playwrights, actors or directors nowadays. That would feel unbalanced and discriminatory. But people don't think of gender in the same way."
 
Yet she also concluded: "The flip side of the coin is that you don't want people to do work just because it’s by a woman. The work needs to able to hold its own."
 
There are even more opportunities for women in theater today, according to Mark Shenton, associate editor of The Stage, as well as joint lead critic. He has written regularly for The Stage since 2005, including a daily online column.
 

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