Works by Women

Supporting theatrical work written, directed and/or designed by women.

About

Under 20% of plays produced on American stages are written or directed by women, and of those most are at the smaller theatres where remuneration is minimal. WORKS BY WOMEN is dedicated to redressing the situation by encouraging theatre-goers to choose to see plays by women, supporting their work and showing producers equity matters to their audiences.

WORKS BY WOMEN is an informal/ad hoc group of friends, colleagues, and theatre professionals who go to the theatre whenever possible to see work written, directed and designed by women. Founded by Ludovica Villar-Hauser in the fall of 2009, WORKS BY WOMEN was conceived as a call to action in response to 50/50 in 2020, a grassroots organization dedicated to achieving parity by the 100th anniversary of American suffrage.  It’s time.

Vote with your dollars, time and choices!

To join WORKS BY WOMEN, visit http://www.meetup.com/Works-by-Women/.

7 comments on “About

  1. Pingback: Director Ludovica Villar-Hauser « DirectorSpeak

  2. Pingback: Director Ludovica Villar-Hauser (Part Two) « DirectorSpeak

  3. Stéphanie Brody
    August 23, 2012

    I just found your blog through the post “Interview: Ashlie Atkinson”. The playwright, Matt Mackenzie, is a graduate of the National Theatre School (located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) where I work. I though it would be interesting for you to know that since 2008, 6 out of the 8 Playwriting Program graduates are women! See link to that part of our website: http://www.ent-nts.ca/en/alumni/graduates/playwriting/2012.aspx

    Best,
    Stéphanie

  4. Pingback: reblog – works by women – hurricane sandy report « mise en théâtre

  5. Laurel Henley Detkin
    January 7, 2014

    I just found this blog and I am delighted that women in theatre are banding together! I’m excited.

    I do have one show to suggest, but it’s currently running and going to close this weekend, so submitting it through the form would be pointless. It’s called Hip and Darkling at IRT theatre. Two one-woman one-acts about sex, drugs, and rock & roll performed back-to-back. Written and performed by Nora Wolley and Kim Katzberg; directed by Raquel Coin (I am the stage manager). If you are interested, tickets can be found here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/511443

    I hope to see you ladies soon!

    • worksbywomen
      January 16, 2014

      Thanks Laurel. So excited you’ve found it too!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 606 other followers

Twitter Updates

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 606 other followers

%d bloggers like this: