Women Stage the World March For Equality in Theatre June 11
By Carey Purcell
Women Stage the World, an advocacy project from The League of Professional Theatre Women, lead a suffragette-inspired parade and march on Broadway June 11 at 6 PM.
The event is an equality march to get the same number of women working in the theatre as men.
"Women buy two-thirds of the tickets and represent 65 percent of the audience," playwright Deborah Savadge, one of the co-chairs of the Advocacy Committee, added. "The irony is that 80 percent of the time, the storytelling on stage is shaped by men's voices, not women's."
Women Stage the World is designed to educate the public about the role women play in creating theatre, and the gender barriers they face as men continue to outnumber women by 4 to 1 as playwright, director and designer.
More information about the march can be obtained by visiting theatrewomen.org.
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