Weekly Howl on Thursday, April 25

Gender Parity—a Twitter chat using hashtag #newplay

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The Weekly Howl is a peer-produced, open-access discussion about theater culture and contemporary performance that happens in real-time on Twitter using the hashtag #newplay.*

Join us Thursday, April 25 for the Weekly Howl on hashtag #newplay at 11am PDT – 12pm PDT (San Francisco) / 1pm CDT – 2pm CDT (Austin) / 2pm EDT – 3pm EDT (Boston) / 18:00 GMT – 19:00 GMT / 7pm BST - 8pm BST (London). Click here for an automatic conversion into your local time.
 
Co-moderated by @TheatreBayArea's Brad Erickson and Laura Brueckner, this week's topic will be "Gender Parity" which is also this week's HowlRound Journalism Series. Click here to read all of the posts from the Gender Parity Series.
 
If you already have specific topics, prompts, or questions you want addressed, please write them in the comments section below. On Thursday, get heard in the conversation by searching for #newplay in Twitter (sort by “all”) and by putting “#newplay” somewhere in your messages. Spread the word!
 
*The hashtag #newplay in Twitter is a commons tag (i.e. non-proprietary, community-invested tag) for aggregating global knowledge, information, and conversation related to new works, new performance, and new strategies in the theater.

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

Gender Parity

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I, anecdotally, have noticed a 75-25 gender split (at least) in interns at large theaters. Is heavy female dominance in internship positions a new trend? If not, why has it not converted to more women in top artistic and business positions? If so, how can we support and encourage the next generation of female institutional leaders?