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"Yeah, I Said Feminist." A Theater Salon.

Despite the fact that women make up the majority of theater audiences, women theater artists face obstacles at every level of the game: as playwrights, directors, actors, designers, and administrators. Performer Fontana Butterfield Guzman created this private, female-only Facebook group in 2012 to combat these inequities, and since then it has grown to a 550-member force that, despite its members' loose affiliation, is shaping how the industry talks about and fights discrimination. Thanks in part to their advocacy, change is happening: Shotgun Players are programming only plays by female playwrights for their 2015 season. Let it be known, ye liberal-thinking companies: The bar has been raised.

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