Pay Attention to the Women Behind the Curtain: 10 Works By Female Playwrights You Don't Want to Miss

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17 Aug 2014 offers a look at some exciting new works by female playwrights that will be presented during the fall season.


Controversial topics like hate crimes against homosexuals, opportunities for immigrant workers and race relations will be explored in new plays this fall. While the subjects of these plays and musicals vary widely, they all possess one common trait: All of them are written by women.

With the focus on works of theatre written by women increasing (playwright and Tony voter Lynn Nottage wrote a piece for the New York Times in June titled "Women Are Missing From Tonys and Broadway"), has compiled a list of plays written by women that will be presented in New York throughout the fall season.

Read's interview with Dominique Morisseau, Annie Baker and Sheila Callaghan on the roles women play in the industry and how they think they should change. reported exclusively on the recent changes in leadership at Women's Project Theater. Read that interview here.

Click through to read about exciting new works by female playwrights that can be seen in New York this fall.


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