Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Circle of Time

To celebrate the circle of yearly renewal instead of the line of time and entropy, here's a video from Sweden that gives you a year of nature in 60 seconds.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Guerilla Girls Girlcott List

The Guerilla Girls have released a list of theaters in the US who are not producing a single play by a woman on their main stages for the 2010/11 season with the intention of organizing a "girlcott" against their lopsided artistic vision. Coming from the theater to movies, every playwrights group I ever belonged to was around 50% female. The stats are sad no matter where you go.

To view the list, go to the full post. And shame on them all.

The New Group, New York, NY**
American Folklore Theatre, Fish Creek, WI**
Full Circle Theatre Company, Jersey City, NJ**
Park Players, Birmingham, AL**
Profile Theater Project, Portland, OR**
New Stage Theatre, Jackson, MS**
Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Chicago, IL**
A Noise Within Glendale, CA**
Seattle Shakespeare Company, Seattle, WA**
Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Cleveland, OH**
Theater for a New Audience, New York, NY**
American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco, CA**
Delaware Theatre Company, Wilmington, DE
Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota, FL
Ford’s Theatre, Washington, DC*
Hartford Stage Company, Hartford, CT
Laguna Playhouse, Laguna Beach, CA*
Lincoln Center Theater, New York, NY*
Manhattan Theatre Club, New York, NY
TheaterWorks, Hartford, CT
Ivoryton Playhouse, Ivoryton, CT
Trinity Repertory Company, Providence, RI
Signature Theatre Company, New York, NY
American Repertory Theater, Cambridge, MA
Connecticut Repertory Theater, Storrs, CT
The Repertory Theater of New Britain, New Britain, CT
Book-It Repertory Theater, Seattle, WA
Sierra Repertory Theater, Sonora, CA
Seaside Repertory Theater, Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Telluride Repertory Theater Company, Telluride, CO
Jewish Repertory Theater of Western New York, Buffalo, NY
Coastal Repertory Theater, Half Moon Bay, CA
Rocky Mountain Repertory Theater, Grand Lake, CO
Castaways Repertory Theater, Woodbridge, VA
Jonesborough Repertory Theater, Jonesborough, TN
Texas Repertory Theater, Houston, TX
Stageloft Theater, Sturbridge, MA
SecondStory Repertory, Redmond, WA
Third Rail Repertory Theater, Portland, OR
Repertory Theater of Iowa, Des Moines, IA
California Repertory Company, Long Beach, CA
McKinney Repertory Theater, McKinney, TX
Penguin Rep Theater, Stony Point, NY
Delaware Theatre Company, Wilmington, DE
City Theater Company, Wilmington, DE
University Theater of Georgia, Athens, GA
Diamond Head Theater, Honolulu, HI
Boise Contemporary Theater, Boise, ID
Boise Little Theater, Boise, ID
Illusion Theater, Minneapolis, MD
Theater in the Round Playhouse, Minneapolis, MD
Rosedale Community Players, Southfield, MI
11:11 Theatre Company, Boston, MA
Whistler in the Dark, Everett, MA
Lofte Community Theater, Manley, NE
The Attic Ensemble, Jersey City, NJ
Dreamcatcher Repertory Theater, South Orange, NJ
Theaterwork, Santa Fe, NM
Adobe Theater, Albuquerque, NM
North Carolina Theater, Raleigh, NC
The Clemson Little Theater, Pendleton, SC
Centre Stage, Greenville, SC
Mariemont Players, Cincinnati, OH
Showboat Majestic Theater, Cincinnati, OH
CATCO, Columbus, OH
Licking County Players, Newark, OH
Artist’s Cooperative Theater, Nashville, TN
Community Playhouse, Tullahoma, TN
American Heartland Theater, Kansas City, MO
Hangar Theater, Ithaca, NY
Lucille Ball Theatre, Jamestown, NY
San Angelo Civic Theatre, San Angelo, TX
Vortex Theater, Austin, TX
Beaumont Community Players, Beaumont, TX
Unity Theatre, Brenham, TX
Theatre Three, Dallas, TX
Ennis Public Theatre, Ennis, TX
Kaufman Civic County Theatre, Terrell, TX
Vermont Stage Company, Burlington, VT
Essex Community Players, Essex, VT
Northern Stage Company, White River Junction
Gala Hispanic Theater, Washington, DC*
Jackson County Community Theatre, Brownstown, IN
Sugar Creek Players, Crawford, IN
American Theatre Company, Chicago, IL
Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Chicago, IL
Oracle Productions, Chicago, IL **
Organic Theatre, Chicago, IL
Raven Theatre, Chicago, IL **
Remy Bumppo, Chicago, IL **
Signal Ensemble Theater, Chicago, IL
Steep Theatre Company, Chicago, IL
Strawdog Theater, Chicago, IL
The Gift Theater Company, Chicago, IL
The House Theatre, Chicago, IL
Hypocrites, Chicago, IL **
The Mammals, Chicago, IL
Timeline Theater, Chicago, IL
TUTA Theater, Chicago, IL **
Writers Theatre, Chicago, IL
Clinton County Civic Theatre, Frankfort, IN
Red Barn Theatre, Frankfort, IN
Fort Wayne Civic Theatre, Ft. Wayne, IN
Footlite Musicals, Indianapolis, IN
Mud Creek Players, Indianapolis, IN
Munster Theatre Company, Munster, IN
Richmond Civic Theatre, Richmond, IN
Community Theatre of Terra Haute, Terra Haute, IN
Colonial Playhouse, Aldan, PA
Act II Playhouse, Ambler, PA
The Actors’ Net, Bucks County, PA
Totem Pole Playhouse, Fayetteville, PA
Fulton Opera House, Lancaster, PA
Hedgerow Theatre, Media, PA

* indicates no women directors have been hired either
** indicates multiple years on the Girlcott List