While Strawdog’s PILLARS OF THE COMMUNITY would benefit from more connection and complex choices, just as he hoped at over a century ago, the story of Ibsen’s play remains more than appropriate to the present day.
The stats are revealing. Kay Kron’s research shows that only 36% of directors and 25% of playwrights for Jeff-nominated shows in Chicago are female. 30% are scenic designers and just 12% are sound designers.
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