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THTR 3383 Contemporary Female Playwrights (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

In a recent study called “The Count,” conducted to determine who is being produced in American theatres, it was discovered during the past three years, only 22% were written by women. This is certainly not due to a lack of female playwrights, whose numbers equal those of male writers. Yet on American stages, four out of every five plays are written by men. In this class we’ll address the lack of gender parity by reading and creatively responding to a wide range of female-written plays authored by a diverse range of female playwrights. Special guests from the professional Boston theatre community, including playwrights, dramaturgs, literary managers and others, will talk with us about their personal experiences in the theatre, as well as share with us the female-written plays that have had the greatest impact on them.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Sheri Wilner

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 01-Mar-16