About dramachicks

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.


5 Responses to About dramachicks

  1. Save the date! WE ARE THEATRE – a speak out about sexism in theatre September 24th at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York City. http://www.facebook.com/WeAreTheatre @OccupyBroadway. Love the blog.

  2. Meg says:

    Check out Elena Hartwell! She is a fantastic playwright (my theater just produced one of her plays) who I think is most deserving of reaching a wider audience. Love your blog. I’ve just bookmarked it, as my theater loves to support women playwrights who are still way underproduced (in my opinion).

    • dramachicky says:

      Thanks for the feedback, Meg! Sadly, I haven’t been keeping up with the blog for several months. My own personal writing (I just had my first full-length play produced in San Francisco) plus the jobs I do to pay the mortgage have left me with very little time to stay up on blogging. I’d love for you to check out the posts I do have and hopefully I’ll get back to this in the near future. I am passionate about women working in theatre – especially playwrights! – and I appreciate hearing from others with that same zeal. And thanks for the info on Elena Hartwell! I look forward to checking her out. 🙂

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