(Laura Collins-Hughes’s article appeared in The New York Times, 8/20; via Pam Green.)
The outrage began before Manhattan Theater Club had unveiled its full 2015-16 season. Seven of its planned eight plays had been announced, all of them written by white men. The Internet was not amused.
On Tuesday, Paula Vogel, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, criticized the theater’s artistic director, Lynne Meadow, on Twitter: “For a woman in theatre who attended Bryn Mawr, where is your sisterhood?” she asked. Others, like the playwright Kristoffer Diaz, dryly referred to the company’s stated mission of producing work “as broad and diverse as New York itself.”
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