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Rachael Holmes and Rebecca Henderson in Tanya Barfield's "Bright Half Life" at Women's Project Theatre. (Photo by Joan Marcus)
Rachael Holmes and Rebecca Henderson in Tanya Barfield's "Bright Half Life" at Women's Project Theatre. (Photo by Joan Marcus)

82 Theatre Companies With Playwriting Parity (and Better)

These organizations have made programming a preponderance of female playwrights a priority.

Below is a list of Theatre Communications Group member companies where the percentage of female or transgender writers in the 2015–16 season (or, for theatres that program according to the calendar year, the 2015 season) is 50 percent or higher.

Editor’s Note: We compiled this list in late August. If you’re a TCG member and you announced a season with parity in August but don’t see it listed below, let us know.

16th Street Theatre = 100%
Abrons Arts Center = 54%
Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte = 67%
Arden Theatre Co. = 50%
Aurora Theatre Company = 50%
Book-It Rep = 67%
Bricolage Production Company = 75%
Burning Coal Theatre Company = 50%
Cadence Theatre Company = 60%
Cal Arts Center for New Performance = 50%
Cape May Stage = 100%
The Catastrophic Theatre = 50%
Centenary Stage Company = 70%
Center Stage = 70%
The Chance Theatre = 50%
Congo Square Theatre = 100%
Contemporary American Theater Festival = 60%
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park = 50%
City Theatre Company = 50%
Cleveland Public Theatre = 58%
Company One = 75%
Curious Theatre Company = 60%
Dorset Theatre Festival = 60%
EgoPo Classic Theater = 100%
Eugene O’Neill Theater Center = 50%
Geffen Playhouse = 50%
Halcyon Theatre = 100%
Honolulu Theatre for Youth = 50%
Imagination Stage = 50%
Interact Center for the Visual & Performing Arts = 50%
InterAct Theatre = 50%
Intiman Theatre Festival = 67%
Kitchen Theatre Company = 57%
Know Theatre of Cincinnati = 50%
La Jolla Playhouse = 50%
LAByrinth Theater Company = 50%
Los Angeles Theatre Center = 60%
Ma-Yi Theater = 50%
Magic Theatre = 100%
Maine Public Theatre = 50%
MainStreet Theatre Company = 50%
Marin Theatre Company = 50%
Mildred’s Umbrella Theater Company = 60%
Miracle Theatre Group = 50%
Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company = 75%
MOXIE Theatre = 100%
National Black Theatre = 100%
The Neo-Futurists = 100%
New Georges = 100%
New York Theatre Workshop = 50%
North Carolina Stage Co. = 58%
Off the Wall Productions = 88%
The Playwrights Foundation = 57%
The Playwrights’ Realm = 100%
Profile Theatre = 100%
The Road Theatre = 66%
Renaissance Theatreworks = 80%
Rep Stage = 100%
San Diego Repertory Theatre = 58%
San Francisco Playhouse = 50%
Shotgun Players = 100%
Silk Road Rising = 60%
Single Carrot Theatre = 50%
SITI Company = 50%
Soho Rep = 50%
South Coast Rep = 50%
St. Louis Black Repertory Company = 50%
Strawdog Theatre Company = 57%
Studio Theatre = 50%
Tennessee Women’s Theater Project = 100%
The New Colony = 50%
Theatre for Young America = 50%
Theatre J = 60%
Theatre Wit = 50%
TimeLine Theatre Company = 75%
Touchstone Theatre = 50%
Tricklock Company = 50%
Trinity Rep = 58%
Vermont Stage = 50%
Women’s Project Theater = 100%
Yale Rep = 60%

  • http://www.tecotheater.org Teresa Coleman Wash

    TeCo Theatrical Productions, Inc. Dallas, TX – 50%

  • StephenSachs1

    Fountain Theatre, Los Angeles = 50%

  • Karen Carpenter

    William Inge Center for the Arts…75%

  • Erika Dawn Price

    where’s the racial parity list

    • Saramis

      That’s harder to calculate, I imagine, since there’s more than 2 races. I’d like to see that looked into too, though! (There’s also more than 2 genders but there ya go.)

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