Female playwrights frustrated by the small number of plays in production and written by women for the 2008-9 season are holding a meeting tonight to air their grievances with representatives of leading theaters. Playwrights Sarah Schulman and Julia Jordan say that plays by men are being produced in Off Broadway theaters at 4 times the rate of plays by women. The problem is even worse on Broadway, where not a single play currently running was written by a woman. “I personally don’t think playwriting is a gene on a Y chromosome,” says playwright Theresa Rebeck. "Many of our male peers find the debate intolerable. Men in the community seem to think that everything is fine.” [NY Times]
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