Gender Counts: An analysis of gender in Irish theatre 2006-15
Thanks to the support of the Arts Council, in 2016 #WakingTheFeminists commissioned groundbreaking research into the gender balance in ten of the top publicly funded theatre organisations over a ten-year period from 2006-2015, as a way to create a baseline from which these changes can be measured. This report is the piece of the puzzle that was missing, the research that never existed. And you will find that it is stark. It also fully supports the arguments made throughout the campaign – that women are generally underrepresented as artists in Irish theatre, particularly in the leadership roles of Author and Director, and that this tendency is most evident in the theatre organisations in receipt of the most public subsidy.