For the Not Even study, a team of volunteers counted the playwrights, directors, and actors in 500 shows produced in the nine county San Francisco/Bay Area from June 2011 through November 2014. Analysis of this data has revealed the following key findings:
- Fewer Jobs for Women – Women had fewer jobs than men as playwrights, directors, and actors.
- Women wrote fewer than 3 out of 10 shows.
- Women directed about 4 out of 10 shows
- Women actors received 4 out of 10 union contracts
- No Improvement – Between 2011-2014, there was no significant improvement in women’s employment in Bay Area theatres.
- Fewer High Paying Jobs – Women were less represented in the highest paying jobs.
- Women Wrote More Roles for Women – Women played 57% of roles in plays written by women and only 41% of roles in plays written by men.
- More Plays With Majority Male Casts – Plays with a majority of male actors are twice as common as plays with a majority of female actors.