Welcome to Works by Women San Francisco, a blog devoted to recognizing and celebrating women’s theatrical work as playwrights, directors, designers, performers, and producers. This site was inspired by and stands in solidarity with the original Works by Women site and the 50/50 in 2020 campaign, both based in New York City, which were established to support women theater artists and to promote gender parity in theater.
On our site, you will find a wealth of information and resources about women in theater, with a special focus on women working in the San Francisco/Bay Area. Every week, the blog will feature fresh content in one or two of these categories:
- Interviews and profiles of local women theater artists, companies, and projects that feature women in key roles and/or which demonstrate gender parity (women working in equal numbers to men)
- Editorial essays about issues that inspire and impact women theater artists
- News about noteworthy events and opportunities of interest to women theater artists, including links to related content from other websites and media sources
- Interactive dialogues between editors and site visitors about questions and topics affecting women theater artists and their work in the field
Please also check out our Resources page, which features links to women-focused local and national theater companies, organizations, and sources of inspiration, and the Reading Room, which offers a list of recent articles and essays related to gender parity in theater. Join our MeetUp Group and enjoy being part of an audience full of women at local productions that feature women both on and off-stage.
We invite your input about artists and topics you would like to see covered on the blog. Want to write a guest post? Have a show to recommend? Know of an article or link we should include? Have thoughts about plays by and about women you would like to see local theater companies produce? We want to include your voice. Leave a comment or email us at email@example.com.
See you at the theater!
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