Women Artistic Directors Turn Away Scripts From Female Playwrights

It’s easy to assume that female playwrights are produced less frequently than males because of the male-dominated ‘power structure’. But recent Princeton grad Emily Glassberg Sands has added an important new body of research to the growing evidence that women discriminate against other women, more than men do.

As part of her senior thesis, Glassberg sent four unpublished plays to artistic directors around the country, each written by an accomplished female playwright. Male artistic directors assigned nearly identical ratings, regardless of gender. The women artistic directors asigned “markedly lower ratings to a script” with a female pen name. via Bloomberg