DC Theater Demographic Analyses

From 2012-2020, Gwydion Suilebhan collected data about the demographics of the plays, playwrights, and directors that made up each DC theater season. For the last two of those years, the work required for the analysis was supported by theatreWashington.

The most recent analysis of the 2019-2020 theater season, which was truncated by the COVID-19 pandemic, was the result of a collaboration with theater artist Olivia Haller. The report was intended to cover every production that opened between September 1, 2019 and August 31, 2020, though most productions were closed by March, 2020.

Previous analysesof the 2018-2019 theater season, the 2017-18 theater season, the 2016-17 theater season, the 2015-16 theater season, the 2014-15 theater season, the 2013-14 season, and the 2012-13 seasonare also available for reference, as is a 2018 Washington Post article about gender parity in the theater.

For more information about similar data nationwide, visit the website for Counting Together, a coalition of theater artists and service professionals of which Gwydion was a founding member.

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