Starting here, starting now:
LPTW Advocacy Action
of the Month

Participating in LPTW advocacy advances us all!

In a new initiative, every month we’ll report on a current action that involves advocacy or activism for women in the theater or the wider world.  In many instances, we’ll invite you to join up or join in, or even just to spread the word. Be a part of it!

February’s action is one that’s been simmering a while but is happening now:

The LPTW Seal of Approval

We recently notified 12 Off-Broadway theaters that they have received the LPTW’s inaugural seal for gender parity in their selection of playwrights or directors (or both!) based on the LPTW report Women Count: Women Hired Off-Broadway 2010-2015.  Soon you’ll start seeing our beautiful seal in recipients’ programs, on their websites and all around town!

And the 2016 recipients are…

The LPTW Gold Seal to these theatres,
in which 50% of playwrights or 50% of directors
(or both!) hired
in the last 5 seasons were women:

Ensemble Studio Theatre
Playwrights Horizons
LAByrinth Theatre Company
Soho Rep.

The LPTW Seal to these theatres,
in which 50% of playwrights or 50% of directors
(or both!) hired
in the most recent season were women:

Lincoln Center Theater
MCC Theater
Manhattan Theatre Club
The Flea
The New Group
Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre
Roundabout Theatre Company
Signature Theatre Company

Want to get even more involved with the newly-expanded LPTW Advocacy Committee and our big shiny new advocacy agenda?

E-mail: advocacy@theatrewomen.org

Thanks for all you do!

Susan Bernfield     Kristin Marting     Catherine Porter

LPTW Advocacy Co-Leaders