The goal of this website is two-fold: to celebrate women playwrights and to increase awareness of the what they are writing, in the hopes of encouraging an increase in production of their work.
You will see blog posts about the plays women are writing, what’s being produced, and what isn’t being produced and should be. I will post interviews with women playwrights about what they’re writing, their writing process, and their opinions on the world of theatre. I will do profiles on some of my favorite women playwrights, as well as reviews of new (or new to me!) works by women, whether read or witnessed. I’ll post news as I encounter it (did you know that in September 2010 the Globe Theatre in London saw its VERY FIRST production of a play by a female playwright? Article here). Looking for something else? Let me know! I am open to ideas and excited about further exploring the vast world of women playwrights.
Photo Credits for Blog Banner (left to right): Photo 1 – How I Learned To Drive by Paula Vogel, photo by Sheryl Sinkow. Photos 2 & 3 – Twelve Ophelias by Caridad Svich, photos courtesy of Trap Door Theatre. Photo 4 – The Skriker by Caryl Churchill, photo courtesy of University of Minnesota Theatre Arts & Dance. Photo 5 – Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl, photo by Sara Krulwich.