Works by Women

Supporting creative work by women


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.

This blog was founded in 2010 to bring these issues to the fore and recognize the talented female artists working in theater today.

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  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:


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  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:

    I hope to see you ladies soon!

    • worksbywomen
      January 16, 2014

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

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