THE 2011/2012 GIRLCOTT LIST and bonus – ethnic casting stats NYC!

GUERRILLA GIRLS ON TOUR! PRESENT

THE 2011/2012 GIRLCOTT LIST

These theatres will not be producing a single play by a woman

on their main stages for the 2011/12 season.

American Folklore Theatre – Fish Creek, WI**

Park Players – Birmingham, AL* **

Theatre Works – Hartford, CT **

New Stage Theatre – Jackson, MS**

A Noise Within Glendale – CA**

Seattle Shakespeare Company – Seattle, WA**

Theater for a New Audience – New York, NY**

Florida Studio Theatre – Sarasota, FL**

Ford’s Theatre – Washington, DC**

(female director added since last year)

Ivoryton Playhouse – Ivoryton, CT**

Connecticut Repertory Theater – Storrs, CT**

Book-It Repertory Theater – Seattle, WA**

Sierra Repertory Theater – Sonora, CA* **

Texas Repertory Theater – Houston, TX**

Stepphenwolf Theatre – Chicago, IL

SecondStory Repertory – Redmond, WA**

Repertory Theater of Iowa – Des Moines, IA**

California Repertory Company – Long Beach, CA**

McKinney Repertory Theater – McKinney, TX**

Rosedale Community Players – Southfield, MI* **

Lofte Community Theater – Manley, NE**

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theater – South Orange, NJ**

Adobe Theater – Albuquerque, NM**

Centre Stage – Greenville, SC**

Mariemont Players – Cincinnati, OH**

Artist’s Cooperative Theater – Nashville, TN**

Community Playhouse – Tullahoma, TN**

American Heartland Theater – Kansas City, MO**

Hangar Theater – Ithaca, NY**

Lucille Ball Theatre – Jamestown, NY**

San Angelo Civic Theatre – San Angelo, TX**

Beaumont Community Players – Beaumont, TX**

Unity Theatre – Brenham, TX**

Theatre Three – Dallas, TX**

Ennis Public Theatre – Ennis, TX**

Kaufman Civic County Theatre – Terrell, TX**

Essex Community Players – Essex, VT**

Northern Stage Company – White River Junction**

Gala Hispanic Theater – Washington, DC^*

Jackson County Community Theatre – Brownstown, IN**

Raven Theater – Chicago, IL **

Remy Bumppo – Chicago, IL **

Strawdog Theater – Chicago, IL**

The House Theatre – Chicago, IL**

Hypocrites – Chicago, IL **

Writers Theater – Chicago, IL**

Clinton County Civic Theatre – Frankfort, IN**

Fort Wayne Civic Theatre – Ft. Wayne, IN**

Colonial Playhouse – Aldan, PA**

Act II Playhouse – Ambler, PA**

Hedgerow Theatre – Media, PA**

The Acting Company – New York, NY*

Lord Leebrick Theatre Company – Eugene, OR

Marin Shakespeare Company – San Rafael, CA

New Jersey Repertory Company – Long Branch, NJ

Olney Theatre Center – Olney, MD *

Pearl Theatre Company – New York, NY *

Classic Stage Company – New York, NY *

The Colony – Burbank, CA

Commonwealth Theatre Comapny – Lanesboro, MN

Writer’s Theatre – Glencoe, IL *

Peninsula Players – Fish Creek, WI

Harrisburg Shakespeare Company – Harrisburg, PA

George Street Playhouse – New Brunswick, NJ *

(1/3 of one musical is written by a woman)

Public Theater – New York, NY *

St. Michael’s Playhouse – Colchester, VT

Shakespeare Theatre Company – Washington, DC

Amphibean Stage Productions – Fort Worth, TX

The Antaeus Company – North Hollywood, CA

Crede Repertory Theatre – Crede, CO

New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane – New Orleans, LA

Harlequin Productions – Olympia, WA

L.A. Theatre Works – Los Angeles, CA

Arden Theatre Company – Philadelphia, PA

BookIt Repertory Theatre – Seattle, WA

Bristol Riverside Theatre – Bristol, PA

Guthrie Theatre – Minneapolis, MN

Aurora Theatre – Lawrenceville, GA

Barrington Stage Co – Pittsfield, MA

Center Rep – Walnut Creek, CA

Bickford Theatre – Morristown, NJ

Actor’s Express – Atlanta, GA^

Actor’s Shakespeare Project – Somerville, MA

Lantern Theatre Company – Philadelphia, PA

Long Wharf Theatre – New Haven, CT

Cara Mia Theater Company – Dallas, TX^

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey – Madison, NJ

Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre – Mars Hill, NC

Centre Stage – Greenville, SC

Cider Mill Playhouse – Endicott, NY

Syracuse Stage – Syracuse, NY

Triad Stage – Greensboro, NC

The Western Stage – Salinas, CA

Williamstown Theatre Festival – Williamstown, MA *

American Blues Theatre – Chicago, IL

Ensemble Theatre – Santa Barbara, CA

First Folio Theatre – Oak Brook, IL

California Repertory Company – Long Beach, CA

Arts Center of Coastal Carolina – Hilton Head Island, SC

Fusion Theatre Company – Albuquerque, NM

* indicates no women directors have been hired either

** indicates multiple years on the Girlcott List

^indicates at least one playwright is a man of color, but no female playwrights

Complied by Liz Walsh

AND IF THIS ISN’T ENOUGHT TO MAKE YOU CREATE SOME ACTIVIST STREET THEATRE RIGHT NOW, READ ON….

Asians Americans comprise 12.6% of New York City and is the city’s fastest growing minority group, yet they were seen in only 2.3% of all roles on New York City stages in the last five years:

Ethnic breakdown of casting in New York City Theatre*

(2006-07 to 2010-11 Seasons)

Caucasian: 80%

African American: 13%

Hispanic American: 3.6%

Asian American: 2.3%

Middle Eastern/ Arab American: 0.7%

Native American: 0.1%

Non-Traditional Casting by Ethnicity

46% of the roles played by actors of color were roles that did not specify race (non-traditionally cast). This number, however, was still only 9% of total roles available. African Americans were far more likely than any other minority group to be cast in a role which did not specify race. Breakdown by ethnicity as a proportion of all roles which were non-traditionally cast:

African American: 62.8%

Hispanic American: 20.7%

Asian American: 15%

Middle Eastern/ Arab American: 0.6%

Native American: 0.07%

Broadway

When looking at Broadway as a separate industry, the representation of Asian Americans dropped significantly to 1.5 %:

Caucasian: 82%

African American: 12%

Hispanic American: 4 %

Asian American: 1.5%

Middle Eastern/Arab American: 0.25%

Native American: 0.17%

Ethnic breakdown of Casting at the Largest Non-Profit New York Theatre Companies

2006-07 to 2010-11 seasons:

ATLANTIC THEATRE CO

Caucasian: 95%

African American: 3.5%

Hispanic American: 1%

Asian American: 0.5%

ROUNDABOUT THEATER COMPANY:

Caucasian: 90%

African American: 8%

Hispanic American: 1 %

Asian American: 1 %

PLAYWRIGHTS HORIZONS:

Caucasian: 86%

African American: 12.4%

Hispanic American: 1.1%

Asian American: 0.6%

THEATRE FOR A NEW AUDIENCE:

Caucasian: 83%

African American: 14%

Hispanic American: 2 %

Asian American : 1 %

VINEYARD THEATRE COMPANY:

Caucasian: 74%

African American: 21%

Hispanic American: 2.5%

Asian American: 2.5%

LINCOLN CENTER THEATRE:

Caucasian: 76%

African American: 17.5%

Hispanic American: 4 %

Asian American: 2.5%

MCC THEATER:

Caucasian: 84.5%

African American: 5.8%

Hispanic American: 3.8%

Asian American: 3.8%

Arab American: 1.9 %

NEW YORK THEATRE WORKSHOP:

Caucasian: 73%

African American 12 %

Hispanic: 3%

Asian American: 4%

Arab American: 8%

CLASSIC STAGE COMPANY

Caucasian: 85.5 %

African American: 6.5%

Hispanic American: 3%

Asian American: 4%

Arab American: 1.0%

PUBLIC THEATRE:

Caucasian: 64%

African American: 21%

Hispanic American: 5.6%

Asian American: 6.5%

Arab American: 3 %

SECOND STAGE THEATER:

Caucasian: 80%

African American: 8.7%

Hispanic American: 4 %

Asian American: 6.4%

Arab American: 1 %

SIGNATURE THEATRE:

Caucasian: 47.5%

African American: 44.9%

Hispanic American: 2.4%

Asian American: 5.5%

THE NEW GROUP

Caucasian: 88%

African American: 2%

Hispanic American: 2%

Asian American: 7%

Arab American: 1%

MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB

Caucasian: 86.5%

African American: 11 %

Hispanic American: 1.0 %

Asian American: 1.0%

Arab American: 0.5%

*includes new shows that opened on Broadway during this period (with the exception of “Soul of Shaolin”, a special event imported directly from China), subsequent replacement casts, and the seasons of the fourteen largest non-profit theatre companies. Does not include shows which opened on Broadway prior to this period but may still be running or Commercial Off Broadway shows. Special Note: Ethnic classification was not self-identified though significant effort was made to research interviews and bios which might indicate ethnic self-identification. Asian American actors include those of East Asian, South Asian (India and Pakistan) and South East Asian origin.

These stats were culled by a group of Asian American actors in NYC who recently formed an ad hoc committee to raise awareness about the systemic biases (both conscious and unconscious) within the casting process.

Here is their FB Page:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Aapac-Asian-American-Performers-Action-Committee/274685732556028


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2 thoughts on “THE 2011/2012 GIRLCOTT LIST and bonus – ethnic casting stats NYC!

  1. Anonymous

    On the bright side, there are six women playwrights with work on Broadway this season, which may be some kind of record.

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