Window on Williams: Breaking the Glass Grid: Gender and Transgender Bias Across the Performing Arts Industry

March 2, 2017. Panel with Helga Davis, Alexis Soloski, Basil Kreimendahl, Mandy Greenfield, Kristen van Ginhoven and Natalie Robin. Moderated by Chair and Associate Professor of Theatre Amy Holzapfel. Despite women being a majority of Broadway audiences, only one in five new plays opening on Broadway this season were written by women, and even fewer were directed by women. None were written or directed by transgender identified artists. Join us for a lively and timely panel with outstanding contemporary artists and critics to discuss questions surrounding why and how the "gender bias" exists in the performing arts industries of theatre, film, and television, and what might be done about it. The panel, moderated by Chair of the Williams Theatre Department Amy Holzapfel, included: artist and performer Helga Davis, artistic director of Williamstown Theatre Festival Mandy Greenfield, designer Natalie Robin, artistic director of WAM Theatre Kristen van Ginhoven, New York Times Theatre Critic Alexis Soloski, and playwright Basil Kreimendahl.

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