Underrepresented Plays & Artists

Does this map depress you? Then let’s start producing more artists of color and artists who identify as women, trans, and gender non-conforming! Below you’ll find some resources to get started.

2018 Map of  The Count , a study funded by The Lilly Awards and The Dramatist Guild

2018 Map of The Count, a study funded by The Lilly Awards and The Dramatist Guild

Note: If you would like to suggest organizations or resources to add to this list, please contact us at info@stateraarts.org. Thank you.

The Kilroys List

The list includes the results of our annual industry survey of excellent new plays by female and trans playwrights. It is a tool for producers committed to ending the systemic underrepresentation of female and trans playwrights in the American theater.

The Mix

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced the release of a new play resource called The Mix, which is a list comprised of new and underproduced plays that feature casts of intersectional and intersecting social identities and come with the recommendation of professionals in the field. The goal of this project is to assist in the collective effort to move toward a holistic, nuanced and equitable approach to diversity in the theatre.

New Play Exchange

The world's largest digital library of scripts by living writers.

Ring of Keys

Ring of Keys is a national network of queer women+, trans, and gender non-conforming professional artists working on and offstage in musical theatre. Their extensive Member Directory is a hiring resource for those looking to work with artists who self-identify as queer, bi, trans, non-binary, gender non-conforming, genderqueer, lesbian, and the diversity of genders that queerness contains. The database is created and maintained by Ring of Keys Members. 

Women Who Draw

Women Who Draw is a directory of illustrators, cartoonists, and artists who identify as women. The site was created to increase the visibility of female artists with an emphasis on artists of color, LBGTQ+, and other minority groups.