Thursday, December 20, 2012


And now the GOOD NEWS!  The following theatres will produce 50% (or more!) plays by women in their 2012/13 main stage seasons.  BUY A TICKET FOR ONE OF THESE THEATRES! 

Guerrilla Girls On Tour's 

GOOD NEWS LIST 2012/2013

Theatres that present 50% or more plays by women
in their 2012/2013 Main Stage Seasons!

New Georges, New York NY *

Women’s Project, Philadelhia PA *

Women's Project Theatre, New York NY *

Arizona Women’s Theater Company, Scottsdale AZ *

Looking For Lillith, Louisville KY * 

Orlando Repertory Theater, Orlando, FL *

Tennessee Women’s Theater Project, Nashville, TN  *

Halcyon Theater, Chicago, IL *

Rivendell Theater, Chicago, IL  *

Hyde Park Theatre,Austin, TX  *

Kitchen Dog Theater,Dallas, TX *

Borderlands Theatre, Tucson, AZ *

New York Theatre Workshop, New York NY *

NC Stage Company, Asheville, NC *

Playwrights Horizons, New York, NY *

Bushfire Theatre of Performing Arts, Philadelphia, PA *

Golden Thread, San Francisco, CA *

Children’s Theatre Company, Minneapolis, MN *

New Ground Theatre, Davenport, IA *

Stage Works, Tampa, FL *

3 Girls Theatre, San Francisco, CA * (100% female playwrights!!!)

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theater, South Orange, NJ

Adobe Theater, Albuquerque, NM

Gala Hispanic Theater, Washington DC

New Jersey Repertory Company, NJ

Center Rep, Walnut Creek, CA

Cara Mia Theater Company,  Dallas, TX

First Folio Theatre, Oak Brook, IL

The Mammals, Chicago, IL 

* indicates multiple years on the Good News List

7 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
Dreamcatcher Repertory Theater
Adobe Theater
Gala Hispanic Theater
New Jersey Repertory Company
Center Rep
Cara Mia Theater Company, Dallas, TX, 
First Folio Theatre, Oak Brook, IL

Call these theatres, email them, buy tickets but PLEASE tell them you support women in theatre and you appreciate their efforts to present the works of women theatre artists.

Compiled by Vera Paulmann

Wednesday, December 19, 2012




These 59 theatres will not be producing a single play by a woman on their main stages for the 2012/13 season.  Girlcott these theatres.  Do not buy a ticket.  Write/Call the Artistic Director and ask why they are not producing women playwrights.  Let them know that sexism in theatre is unacceptable.

Actors Theatre of Louisville, Louisville, KY
Detroit Repertory Theater, Detroit MN
13th Street Repertory Company, NY
Astoria Performing Arts Center, NY
Actor's Theatre, Pheonix
Interact Theatre Company, Philadelphia, PA
Swine Palace, Baton Rouge, LA
Court Theatre Chicago, IL (no female directors either)
A.D. Players Houston, TX
Rep Stage Columbia, MD
Adventure Stage Chicago, IL
SF Playhouse, San Francisco 
New Stage Theatre, Jackson, MS *
Seattle Shakespeare Company, WA *
Theater for a New Audience, NYC, NY *
Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota, Florida *
Ford’s Theatre, Washington, DC * (female director either)
Connecticut Repertory Theater, Storrs, CT *
Book-It Repertory Theater, Seattle WA *
Texas Repertory Theater, Houston Texas *
SecondStory Repertory, Redmond WA *
California Repertory Company, Longbeach CA *  
Mariemont Players, Cincinnati, OH *
Community Playhouse, Tullahoma TN *
Lucille Ball Theatre, Jamestown NY *      
Workshop Theatre Company,  NYC, NY
Jackson County Community Theatre, Brownston IN *
Raven Theater, Chicago IL * (but 3 of 4 plays directed by women)
Remy Bumppo, Chicago IL *
The House Theatre, Chicago IL *(also no female directors)
Hypocrites, Chicago IL *
Writers Theater, Chicago IL *
Clinton County Civic Theatre, Frankfort IN *
Fort Wayne Civic Theatre, FT. Wayne IN *(2 of 3 plays directed by women)
The Acting Company, New York NY (no female directors either) 
Marin Shakespeare Company, San Rafael CA *
Olney Theatre Center, Olney ND *
Pearl Theatre Company, New York NY (no female director either)
Classic Stage Company, New York NY * (no female director either)
The Colony Theatre, Burbank CA *
Writer’s Theatre, Glencoe IL (1/3rd of one musical by a woman)
Harrisburg Shakespeare Company, Harrisburg PA *
St. Michael’s Playhouse, Colchester VT *
Shakespeare Theatre Company, Washington DC *
Crede Repertory Theatre, Crede CO *
New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane, New Orleans LA *  
Bristol Riverside Theatre, Bristol PA *
Guthrie Theatre (no female director either), Minneapolis MN *
Aurora Theatre, Lawrenceville GA *
American Repertory Theater, Cambridge MA *
Bickford Theatre,  Morristown NJ *
Actor’s Shakespeare Project, Somerville, MA *
Lantern Theatre Company, Philadelphia, PA *
Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT *
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Madison, NJ *
Triad Stage, Greensboro, NC *
The Western Stage, Salinas, CA *
Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA *
American Blues Theatre, Chicago, IL *  
* indicates multiple years on the Girlcott List

 More bad news:

THIRTEEN theatres that were on the GOOD NEWS LIST last year 
are now on the GIRLCOTT List!!! 

The following theatres went from prouducing 50% or more plays by women 
to producing NO plays by women on their mainstages:

Actors Theatre of Louisville, Detroit Repertory Theater, Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, 
13th Street Repertory Company, Astoria Performing Arts Center,  Actor's Theatre, 
Interact Theatre Company, Swine Palace, Court Theatre, A.D. Players, Rep Stage, 
Adventure Stage,  SF Playhouse 

Theatres from last year we were unable to verify:
Lofte Community Theater(no update for 2013)
Hangar Theater (no season information on their homepage)
Kaufman Civic County Theatre (no homepage found)
Commonwealth Classic Theatre Company (no concrete information on their homepage, only plans to produce complete works of William Shakespeare)
Peninsula Players (no update since October)
The Antaeus Company (only lists holiday event)
Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre Mars Hill, NC (no update for 2013)
Organic Theater Chicago (Only lists holiday season)
11:11 Theatre Company Boston, MA (homepage does not work)
Telluride Repertory Theater Company Telluride, CO (no information about playwrights)
Rocky Mountain Repertory Theater Grand Lake, CO (no information for 2013)

Compiled by Vera Paulmann