Not Even: Key Findings – Text Version

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:

  1. Fewer Jobs for WomenWomen 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
  1. No ImprovementBetween 2011-2014, there was no significant improvement in women’s employment in Bay Area theatres.
  2. Fewer High Paying JobsWomen were less represented in the highest paying jobs.
  3. Women Wrote More Roles for WomenWomen played 57% of roles in plays written by women and only 41% of roles in plays written by men.
  4. 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.