The Kilroys Returns With The List, Now THE WEB
LA and NYC-based playwright, director, producer collective The Kilroys are back with their annual List, but are changing things up this time around. After almost a decade of creating The List as a tool for producers committed to ending the systemic underrepresentation of women, trans, and non-binary playwrights in the American theater. Now reconceived as The Web, it uses the best aspects of The List and builds on them. The Web highlights the people who make new plays possible—not just its playwrights, celebrating the whole ecosystem of the American theatre.
There are so many people who are a part of the collaborative process of making new American Theater—and lots of them are still fighting the good fight. We want the world to know who they are. Post-pandemic, the Kilroys started looking not toward the individual, but the collective—and The Web was born,” says Chelsea Marcantel, LA-based writer and director.
The Kilroys invited directors, literary directors & managers, and creative theater makers from across the United States to be Champions of Plays they believe in that are underproduced (one or fewer professional productions). Champions are defined as advocates and collaborators who support The Kilroys mission: creating parity in the theater and promoting underrepresented voices of women, trans, and non-binary playwrights in the American Theater. Next, The Kilroys asked the recommended playwrights to, in turn, recommend two folks they consider Champions of their work and forces for good in the ecosystem at large. All of the playwrights, their plays, and the Champions they submitted will be laid out on an interactive Web on their website: https://thekilroys.org/web-2023/
For more information on The Kilroys, visit here.