DC Theater Demographics: The 2012-13 Season

With approximately 98% of the season analyzed, the 2012-13 demographic survey was declared complete. Unlike the more recent 2013-14 demographic study, as well as all subsequent studies, this initial analysis covered only playwright demographics. The final numbers were as follows:

Gender

Of the plays that were produced in the 2012-13 season, 75% were written by men; 18% were written by women, and 7% were devised by mixed-gender ensembles.

Race

Of the plays that were produced in the 2012-13 season, 15% were written by playwrights of color.

Geography

Of the plays that were produced in the 2012-13 season, 15% were written by DC-area playwrights.

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