Works by Women

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WBW Brief: February 20, 2017

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Statistics: Diep Tran of American Theatre looks at gender disparity in the Chicago theater scene. Not a pretty picture. Read the full report here.

ICYMI: Terrific article–How Black Women Behind the Scenes Change What We See on Screen by Keesha Boyd–about the impact of black women creators. Read it at Forbes and then watch some of the interviews with director Kasi Lemmons, stuntwoman Valisa Tate and composer Kathryn Bostic.

Upcoming Event: The League of Professional Theatre Women presents its latest installment of Oral History, featuring Tony Award- and Academy Award-nominated actress Laura Linney interviewed by James Naughton Monday, March 6th at 6pm in New York City. Free. For more information and details, go here.

Film Series: Great article in The Los Angeles Times profiling What a Difference: Women and Film in the 1970s and 198os, which continues through February 27th at the UCLA Film and Television Archive. Read here.

Opportunity: Playwrights submit one play to Capital Stage in Sacramento for the company’s Playwrights’ Revolution.

“As Sacramento’s leader of bold, thought-provoking theatre, Capital Stage created the PLAYWRIGHTS’ REVOLUTION. This series of staged readings seeks to identify and develop exciting new plays and playwrights. These new works are brought to theatrical life through a series of staged readings performed by professional actors in Capital Stage’s intimate theatre. Capital Stage invites audiences to take part in the new play development process by attending readings and participating in post-reading discussion.”

Deadline is February 28th. Free. Full submission guidelines here.


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