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

Livestreaming Performance of Rovegan
Video

Livestreaming Performance of Rovegan

by Catinca Drăgănescu, in Bucharest, Romania

Sunday 26 January 2020
Bucharest, Romania
Performance of GUILT,Y
Video

Performance of GUILT,Y

by BÉZNĂ Theatre in Bucharest, Romania

Wednesday 22 January 2020
Bucharest, Romania
Translating the Bard
Essay

Translating the Bard

What Does a Modern Shakespeare Look Like?

by Loren Noveck
6 January 2020
Howlround Theatre Commons
From the World Theatre Map
screen shot of a tweet by @pangmeli that reads "I’m all for activist communities, queer communities etc, but communities are few and far between. what we have more of are scenes. Two signs that it’s a scene: it doesn’t have multiple generations (children, elders) and the members all have a suspiciously similar aesthetic."
Conversations Across Generations
Series

Conversations Across Generations

Dialogues with UK based Performance Artists

Each of the dialogues in this series speaks of the connection between political activism, creativity, and spirituality— and highlights the importance of intergenerational knowledge-sharing for the future of the Live Arts and Theatre sectors of the UK.

actors onstage
Staging Gendered Violence
Series

Staging Gendered Violence

The contributions to this series focus on solutions and ways forward as much as critiques of existing practice, creating a kind of toolkit for creatives and critics alike to approach the genuinely difficult questions raised by the issue of staging gendered violence ethically and responsibly.

Who Designs and Directs in LORT Theatres By Gender
Series

Who Designs and Directs in LORT Theatres By Gender

This is a series of four reports written by Porsche McGovern over the course of five years, looking at who directs and designs set, costume, lighting, sound, and projections in US LORT theatres by gender.

Love Sonnets
Series

Love Sonnets

Things Women Say

This series chronicles the production process for Love Sonnets: Things Women Say, a compilation of monologues for women.

Submitting Like a Man
Series

Submitting Like a Man

The project examines what happens when a woman resubmits scripts to previously rejected opportunities, this time using a man’s name.

Boy Writes Girl
Series

Boy Writes Girl

This blog series analyzes the sanctified “Great Female Roles” written by men, and the patterns in which male playwrights craft female characters from myth, history, current events, or whole cloth.

Women Playwrights International Conference in Cape Town South Africa
Series

Women Playwrights International Conference in Cape Town South Africa

Aphra Behn from Guerilla Girls On Tour reports on the 2015 Women Playwrights International Conference in Cape Town, South Africa.

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.

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.

Gender Parity
Series

Gender Parity

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

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.