Do women direct plays by women and men direct plays by men?
Both female and male directors work more often with male playwrights. But female directors are twice as likely to work with female playwrights as male directors. Both female and male directors work with more male actors than female actors. But female directors work with casts that are more likely to have gender parity. Female directors are also more likely to cast women who are members of Actors’ Equity.
TABLE 8 – Shows Directed by Women
|Shows Directed by Women
202 directors; 194 shows
37% Non-Union/Union Code; 63% Union Contract
TABLE 9 – Shows Directed by Men
|Shows Directed by Men
296 directors; 269 shows
34% Non-Union/Union Code; 66% Union Contract