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2013 Numbers

(10/10/13) Update - A So Cal Professional Theater Progress Report.  2013/14 Female Artists = 16%, down from 2012/13 seasons

The numbers are in for the 2013/2014 announced regular seasons for the nine professional LORT stages in the Southern California region: Geffen Playhouse, Ahmanson, Mark Taper Forum, Kirk Douglas Theatre, South Coast Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, Old Globe, Pasadena Playhouse and Laguna Playhouse.Out of 67 total LORT shows announced, LA FPI calculates that about 16% are female-authored, and about 16% are directed by women. This is down significantly from 2012-2013 numbers: 22% for writers and 25% for female directors.

LAST YEAR’S REPORT:
June 2012 – The numbers are in for the 2012/2013 announced regular seasons for the nine professional LORT stages in the Southern California region: Geffen Playhouse, Ahmanson, Mark Taper Forum, Kirk Douglas Theatre, South Coast Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, Old Globe, Pasadena Playhouse and Laguna Playhouse.

Out of 69 total shows announced, LA FPI calculates that about 22% are female-authored, and about 25% are directed by women.  2011/12′s LA FPI Study put the percentage of plays written by women at 22.5% for eight local theaters (Pasadena Playhouse was not included in last year’s numbers).  This is the first year a count has been conducted for female directors.

These numbers tell us that that shows by female theatermakers (playwrights, composers, lyricists, conceivers) in Southern California are about the same from the 2011/2012 season.

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