Gender Politics

Writing about and video of theatre pieces that deal with gender, as well as gender issues in the field as a whole.

The Latest

Radical Inclusion of Parent Artists
Essay

Radical Inclusion of Parent Artists

by Lydia Milman Schmidt
5 December 2018
Livestreaming the National Performance Network 2018 Annual Conference
Video

Livestreaming the National Performance Network 2018 Annual Conference

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Friday 14 December to Sunday 16 December 2018
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Hope in the Shadows
Essay

Hope in the Shadows

Heidi Schreck’s What the Constitution Means to Me

by Jennifer Schmidt
29 November 2018
Howlround Theatre Commons
From the World Theatre Map
365 Women a Year Project for World Theatre Day 2015 with NITE Corp—Friday 27 March 2015
Video

365 Women a Year Project for World Theatre Day 2015 with NITE Corp—Friday 27 March 2015

The New International Theatre Experience (NITE) presents a program of talks, readings, and presentations to celebrate World Theatre Day 2015 livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 27 March.

Sliver of a Full Moon, A Play About Justice for Native Women at Yale Law School in New Haven—Tuesday 31 March 2015
Video

Sliver of a Full Moon, A Play About Justice for Native Women at Yale Law School in New Haven—Tuesday 31 March 2015

Yale Law School presented a reading of Sliver of a Full Moon, the powerful play written by playwright Mary Kathryn Nagle, from the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, and Mohegan Director Madeline Sayet livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 31 March at 6:30 p.m. EDT (New York) / 5:30 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 4:30 p.m. MDT (Denver) / 3:30 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles) / 2:30 p.m. AKDT (Anchorage). 

Gender Power and Politics Series by MJ Kaufman
Series

Gender Power and Politics Series by MJ Kaufman

MJ Kaufman begins a new blog series, exploring questions of gender and parity in the world of performance.

Beyond Angry Lesbians and Gay Best Friends: Writing Gender and Sexuality in the 21st Century at Dramatists Guild in New York—Tuesday 25 November 2014
Video

Beyond Angry Lesbians and Gay Best Friends: Writing Gender and Sexuality in the 21st Century at Dramatists Guild in New York—Tuesday 25 November 2014

Dramatists Guild of America presented the conversation Beyond Angry Lesbians and Gay Best Friends: Writing Gender and Sexuality in the 21st Century livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 25 November 25at 2:30 p.m. PST (Los Angeles)/ 4:30 p.m. CST (Chicago)/ 5:30 p.m. EST (New York)/ 22:30 GMT (London). 

Transgender Series
Series

Transgender Series

A series from trans theatre artists that highlight diverse stories of a trans community of practicing artists working to create visibility in the theatre and the world.

Female Playwrights ONSTAGE Project at Little Black Dress INK in Los Angeles—Sunday 18 May 2014
Video

Female Playwrights ONSTAGE Project at Little Black Dress INK in Los Angeles—Sunday 18 May 2014

Little Black Dress INK, Los Angeles presented its 2014 Female Playwrights ONSTAGE Project livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Sunday 18 May at 12 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles) /2 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 3 p.m. EDT (Toronto).

Defining Gender Parity Town Hall at StageSource in Boston—Saturday 26 April 2014
Video

Defining Gender Parity Town Hall at StageSource in Boston—Saturday 26 April 2014

StageSource, Boston presented the Defining Gender Parity Town Hall livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Saturday 26 April at 8 a.m. PDT/ 10 a.m. CDT/ 11 a.m. EDT/ 15:00 GMT/ 4 p.m. BST/ 17:00 CEST.

Conversation about Gender & Power in David Ives’ Venus in Fur at Goodman Theatre in Chicago—Sunday 16 March 2014
Video

Conversation about Gender & Power in David Ives’ Venus in Fur at Goodman Theatre in Chicago—Sunday 16 March 2014

Goodman Theatre in Chicago presents an Artist Encounter for David Ives’ play, Venus in Fur, featuring director Joanie Schultz, livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Sunday 16 March at 3 p.m. PDT/ 5 p.m. CDT/ 6 p.m. EDT/ 22:00 GMT.

Aristotle's Impact on Gender Parity, Playwriting, and Production panel at Rogue Machine Theatre in Los Angeles—Tuesday 10 December 2013
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Aristotle's Impact on Gender Parity, Playwriting, and Production panel at Rogue Machine Theatre in Los Angeles—Tuesday 10 December 2013

Rogue Machine Theatre in Los Angeles presents "Aristotle was a Man!", a panel discussion unpacking the assumptions made by the original dramaturg regarding dramatic structure and discuss the long term impact on today's playwriting, production, and gender parity livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 10 December at 11 a.m. PST / 1 p.m. CST / 2 p.m. EST / 19:00 GMT. To participate in this discussion, direct your comments on Twitter @RogueMachineLA and use #howlround.

Gender Parity
Series

Gender Parity

A discussion and response to the call for better gender parity in theatre.

Panels on Gender & Race in the New Play Sector at XX PlayLab Festival in Boston—Saturday 23 March - Sunday 24 March 2013
Video

Panels on Gender & Race in the New Play Sector at XX PlayLab Festival in Boston—Saturday 23 March - Sunday 24 March 2013

Company One and the BCA presented panels on gender and race in the new play sector livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Saturday 23 March and Sunday 24 March 2013.

Women Writers Taking Agency in the American Theatre Panel at Boston Playwrights' Theatre in Boston, MA—Wednesday 6 March 2013
Video

Women Writers Taking Agency in the American Theatre Panel at Boston Playwrights' Theatre in Boston, MA—Wednesday 6 March 2013

Sleeping Weazel and Boston Playwrights’ Theatre presented a panel on women writers taking agency in the American theatre livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 6 March 2013 at 9 a.m. PST / 11 a.m. CST / 12 p.m. EST / 17:00 GMT.

League of Professional Women in Theatre 
Series

League of Professional Women in Theatre 

An examination of theatremaking as a collaboration between HowlRound and the League of Professional Theatre Women.

A Female Look into Theatre in the North Carolina Triangle with the Ladies of Triangle Theatre in North Carolina—Sunday 15 July 2012
Video

A Female Look into Theatre in the North Carolina Triangle with the Ladies of Triangle Theatre in North Carolina—Sunday 15 July 2012

Ladies of Triangle Theatre (LoTT) discussed the state of theatre for ladies working in the Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill areas of North Carolina livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Sunday 15 July 2012 at 4 p.m. PDT / 6 p.m. CDT / 7 p.m. EDT.