The Count

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Graphic by Bekka Lindström.

count magThe Count is an ongoing study, undertaken by The Lilly Awards in partnership with The Dramatists Guild, that asks the question, “Who is being produced in American theaters?”.

Analyzing three years of data from productions in regional theaters in America, the study found that only 22% of these productions were written by women. The full Count study analyzes gender, race, nationality, genre and whether the productions were of new work or revivals.  The Count was funded by the Dramatists Guild and The Lilly Awards, and its results were originally announced at the DG Conference in La Jolla in July 2015.  The full study and various responses to its data were subsequently published in the November/December 2015 issue of The Dramatist.

Because this study is so important, the Dramatists Guild has made The Count section of its publication available to anyone, not just members.

To download, click the link below

The Count DG magazine feature PDF

and read all about The Count, what it found, and why it matters.

Graphic by Bekka Lindström.

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