Thursday, January 19, 2012

It's time for some GOOD NEWS!

GOOD NEWS LIST 2011/2012

Theatres that present 50% or more plays by women

in their 2011/2012 Main Stage Seasons!

*Actors Theatre of Louisville, Louisville, KY

*Arena Stage, Washington, DC

*New Georges, New York, NY

*Wilma Theater, Philadelphia, PA

*Women’s Project, New York, NY

*Arizona Women’s Theater Company, Scottsdale,AZ

*Brava! For Women in the Arts, San Francisco

*Looking For Lillith, Louisville, KY

*Voices and Vision, New York, NY

*Detroit Repertory Theater, Detroit, MI

*Orlando Repertory Theater, Orlando, FL

*Panasian Repertory Theater, New York, NY

*13th St Repertory Company, New York, NY

*Hawaii Repertory Theater, Honolulu, HI

*Tennessee Women’s Theater Project, Nashville, TN

*Kitchen Theatre Company, Ithaca, NY

*Astoria Performing Arts Center, LI City, NY

*Zach Theatre, Austin, TX

*Echo Theatre, Dallas, TX

*Halcyon Theater, Chicago, IL

*Rivendell Theater, Chicago, IL

*Prologue Theatre Co, Chicago, IL

*The Strangetree Group, Chicago, IL

*Full Circle Theatre Company, Jersey City, NJ

*Manhattan Theatre Club, New York, NY

*TheaterWorks, Hartford, CT

*The Attic Ensemble, Jersey City, NJ

*Vortex Theater, Austin, TX

*Vermont Stage Company, Burlington, VT

Actor’s Theatre, Phoenix, AZ

Company of Fools, Hailey, ID

Salt Lake Acting Company, Salt Lake City

Hyde Park Theatre, Austin, TX

Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD

Kitchen Dog Theater, Dallas, TX

Alliance Theater, Atlanta, GA

Bond Street Theatre, New York, NY

Youth Performance Co., Minneapolis, MN

Borderlands Theatre, Tucson, AZ

New York Theatre Workshop, New York NY

NC Stage Company, Asheville, NC

Playwrights Horizons, New York, NY

BRAT, Philadelphia, PA

Theater of the First Amendment, Fairfax, VA

Westport Country Playhouse, Westport, CT

Interact Theatre Company, Philadelphia, PA

Invisible Theatre, Tucson, AZ

Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, CT

Congo Square Theatre Company, Chicago, IL

Coterie Theatre, Kansas City, MO

Bushfire Theatre of Performing Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Swine Palace, Baton Rouge, LA

Court Theatre, Chicago, IL

A.D. Players, Houston, TX

Company of Angels, Los Angeles, CA

Huntington Theatre Company, Boston, MA

Rep Stage, Columbia, MD

Crowded Fire Theatre, San Francisco

Golden Thread, San Francisco

Horizon Theatre Company, Atlanta, GA

The Catastrophic Theatre, Houston, TX

Children’s Theatre Company, Minneapolis, MN

Clubbed Thumb, New York, NY

2econd Stage Theatre, New York, NY

Lexington Children’s Theatre, Lexington, KY

New Ground Theatre, Davenport, IA

Adventure Stage, Chicago, IL

African American Shakespeare Co., San Francisco

Stage Works, Tampa, FL

3Girls Theatre, San Francisco

SF Playhouse, San Francisco

* indicates multiple years on the Good News List


· FOUR theatres that were on the Girlcott List last year are now on the Good News List! The theatres that went from producing NO plays by women to producing 50% or more plays by women are (drumroll…..): The Attic Ensemble, Jersey City, NJ; Vermont Stage Company, Burlington, VT; Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City and Full Circle Theatre Company also in Jersey City.

· Los Angeles Female Playwright Initiative:

· Hedgebrook Women Playwrights Festival:

· Theatre Festival Highlights Women Playwrights of Colour:

· Writer’s Conference to Champion Women Playwrights:

· Check out the brand new Women’s Theatre Festival of Memphis:

Compiled by Liz Walsh