The Kilroys, a self-described gang of lady playwrights and producers who are done talking about gender parity in the theater and are ready to do something about it, have just released a list of 46 highly recommended plays by female-identified authors. This list can now be shoved in the face of theater industry leaders who say they want to produce plays by women but just can't find any good ones. It's like, here's tons of amazing work so please stop doing the same damn Mamet show again and again. Pretty please. We're begging over here.
Sheila Callaghan, a member of The Kilroys gang — which sounds badass and awesome because I picture a bunch of lady playwrights coming down a dark alley, snapping their fingers and taking down the establishment with whipchains and a chorus of "when you're a Roy, you're a Roy all the way" — said this to The New York Times regarding the dearth of such productions by theater companies: