Supporting creative work by women
Here’s the latest news about women in theater and film.
The Good News: Pulitzer Prize winning playwrights Paula Vogel (left) and Lynn Nottage (right) bow on Broadway with Indecent and Sweat, respectively. Read the full article at Playbill.com. The Bad News: Only three 2016-2017 Broadway plays, including these two, were written by women.
Terrific Read: Leah Nanako Winkler spoke to the Los Angeles Times about her play Kentucky, “the angry playwright label” and the intersection of race, class and gender.
ICYMI, Part 1: Guardian article features Dame Harriet Walter’s plea for better roles for women on stage.
ICYMI, Part 2: Scott Mendelson wrote a searing article in Forbes about women film directors needing opportunity. The best way to address the dearth of female-directed feature films: hire women. Simple as that.
Opportunity: “BRIClab is a commissioning and residency development program for Brooklyn and New York City-based artists to explore and expand the possibilities of their work in music, dance, theater and multi-disciplinary performance.” Application Deadline: January 17, 2017. Apply at BRIC’s website.