Tag Archive | gender

A brief start to a conversation on sexism in the artistic and technical side of theatre

A few weeks ago on Equal Pay Day the New Jersey Theatre Alliance released a graphic of women in theatre compiled from a Broadway League study published in 2016. The graphic and study only looked a a few of the many positions on the artistic and technical side of theatre and yet it is still […]

In Response: Unconcious Bias

Scrolling through Facebook, I came across an article published in American Theatre Magazine “Age & Gender Equity in the Arts to Hold Symposium in Portland”. So many things excited me about just the title. I grew up in Portland, OR and I miss the town everyday. Portland is often hailed as a progressive city, and […]

I want to do burlesque.

I want to do burlesque.

This goes beyond my interest in the genre of camp from last year’s dramatic literature course, but I can’t say they’re completely separated. If there is anything in this world that would make me feel confident about my body image, my sexuality, and/or my expression of art, it would to successfully complete a burlesque performance. […]

“Submitting Like a Man”

A Howlround writer, Mya Kagen, has created a project where she submits all of her work under a male pseudonym to compare her success rates.  She’s just started the project this month, so she’s still unsure of how the new name will be received over time. I find it sad that a woman, or a […]

In Response to Emma Weisberg

I was perusing Howlround.com earlier today and came across Emma Weisberg’s piece “The Language of ‘Gender Parity’: 19 Women Playwrights and Their Voices.” Something that comes up in the piece is the idea of “women playwrights” and the narratives they tell. Weisberg spent some time interviewing women playwrights and their perspectives on the gender parity […]

Rounding Up #TheSummit

On Feb 17, 2014, Peter Marks of The Washington Post hosted an event called The Summit — it was a public conversation with several of D.C.’s leading artistic directors. As Peter noted in an article for The Washington Post, “Several months ago, Molly Smith, artistic director of Arena Stage, approached me with an intriguing offer: organizing and moderating a series […]

Women and their Closets

Doctor – man. Nurse – woman. Teacher – woman. Professor – man. Director – man. Dramaturg – woman. The latter relationships between (the) gender (binary) and occupation is unsettling and unfortunately present in our daily lives. Although we look to our work to push the envelope of art itself and our communities, the hierarchies that […]