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Area theater companies shine bigger spotlight on female playwrights

Area theater companies shine bigger spotlight on female playwrights

Not all details of the 2015-2016 theater season are yet known, but a remarkable trend has already emerged in the Baltimore-Washington area -- a fresh emphasis on female playwrights to address longstanding gender disparities. The effort starts with the Women's Voices Theater Festival, which will involve more than 50 companies and will take place in September and October, mostly in the Washington area.  This project was launched by artistic directors of Arena Stage, Ford's Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Signature Theatre, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company and others concerned that too few plays by women were getting produced in this country (only 24 percent of...

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