Women’s Project loses NEA Funding

Just got an email that the Women’s Project lost its NEA funding.

From Susan Jonas’ email:

No theatre is more significant in terms of its historic commitment to this mission. The theatre has survived some rough times and has come through administratively and artistically, especially after this last wonderful show. And think of the many many women writers and directors who got their starts at The WP over the last 30 years. Where would we be without them?

So what could possibly be the rationale for the cut? The mission simply not important to the NEA? The tax-payers? The nation? The female half of the population? The 62% female ticket buyers?… Amazing timing with the recent piece on the under-representation of women playwrights written by Marsha Norman in the last issue of AMERICAN THEATER.

What do you think people?

2 Responses to “Women’s Project loses NEA Funding”
  1. Emily says:

    That’s really crazy. Was there a reason provided that funding was declined? Usually program officers are willing to speak to the reasons. But maybe not with a behemoth like the NEA.

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