important goings-on #6

Equality3

Interesting things are going on in the world.

 

Here’s another.

 

For the 2012-13 season, women playwrights only wrote 10.7 percent of the shows on Broadway. Grim news indeed. And yet, in terms of “the glass ceiling” for women playwrights, a commonly referenced statistic is that “about 22 percent” of all current productions are female-authored nationally.

Where does this 22 percent figure, as a comprehensive marker, come from? To the best of my knowledge, there is no national study about gender parity and women playwrights in America. And that’s too bad.

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