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L.A. Study Shows 20% Plays Written by Women (reposted)

13 Apr 2011 6:45 PM | Anonymous

From Study report website:

"The results of the LA FPI Study have given us a figure which represents the percentage of work on stages in the Greater Los Angeles area written by women.

  • A sampling of theaters who self-reported in the survey portion of the Study revealed that less than 20% of the plays produced or presented in workshops or readings for a ten-year period (2000-2009) were written by women.
  • Of the 4796 productions in LA STAGE Alliance’s database from 2002-2010, only 993, or about 20%, were written or co-written by women playwrights.

While slightly above the widely accepted national average of 17%, this figure is far from representative of the work that’s being created by Los Angeles playwrights."

Read the full study report here

The International Centre for Women Playwrights is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting women playwrights around the world. 


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