27 October, 2007

Women scribes boost play cache


"America is gearing up for a presidential race in which for the first time, a woman has a very real chance at taking the White House. But have distaff playwrights made similar inroads in the theatre world?"

" Partly, there's the belief that when women write plays about women, they aren't being universal enough to court a broader audience.
"There's a perception that if a play is too much the story of one woman, then it doesn't have an Everyman and we can't sell it," says April Yvette Thompson "

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