Who's Missing From the List? The Killjoys and Why American Theater Needs Trans Playwrights

July 31, 2014 3:07 PM

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Who's Missing From the List? The Killjoys and Why American Theater Needs Trans Playwrights

A landslide majority of male playwrights are produced over female playwrights. While the numbers vary by region, Broadway is a known offender, with an outstanding low producing fewer than one in eight shows of a season with plays by women. While this argument has been going on visibly for more than a decade thanks to a report released by the New York State Council on the Arts in 2002, there are a lot of theater professionals still left on the sidelines: transgender artists.

In 2013, an L.A.-based group of playwrights and producers called The Kilroys formed with the mission to create positive solutions to the on-going issue of gender-inclusivity on American stages. This June, The Kilroys circulated a list of their 46 most recommended new female-authored plays to combat ...

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