Women in Contemporary Theatre

Date: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Location: via Zoom  Fee: $10 in advance



Theresa Rebeck


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In 2009, the number of plays written by women on New York stages was the same as it was in 1909: 13%. In 2020, while the majority of Broadway ticket buyers are female, women are consistently underrepresented on stages across America. The women and men developing their craft as playwrights should rise through the system at an even rate, but that is not what is happening. Join Theresa Rebeck for a discussion of what has been accomplished in the past decade to improve the status of women in theater and the inherent challenges that still remain.

This program is part of GMALL’s Women ’20-’20 series, which commemorates the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote nationally and celebrates the accomplishments of women.

Registration is $10 per person.

Theresa Rebeck is an acclaimed and widely produced playwright, whose work can be seen and read throughout the United States and abroad. Rebeck is the most Broadway-produced female playwright of our time, whose Broadway plays include Bernhardt/Hamlet, Dead Accounts, Seminar and Mauritius. Other notable New York and regional plays include: Seared (MCC), Downstairs (Primary Stages), The SceneThe Water’s EdgeLoose KnitThe Family of Mann and Spike Heels (Second Stage), Bad DatesThe Butterfly Collection and Our House (Playwrights Horizons), The Understudy (Roundabout), View of the Dome (NYTW), What We’re Up Against (Women’s Project), Omnium Gatherum (Pulitzer Prize finalist).