The festival where being a female playwright isn’t a rarity

Brandeis University News

It’s the second such festival here, the first held in 2015, and the largest of its kind in the country, taking direct aim at a fact of life in American theater:
the paucity of productions by female writers, around a quarter of plays across the country, according to several studies.At Arena Stage, one of the originating companies heading the festival, I talked with three women whose work is on display.Caleen Sinnette Jennings, a professor of theater at American University, took part in the first festival. She’s back with a sequel to her earlier play, both based on her own life.The new one is titled “Queens Girl in Africa.”

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