St. Ann's THE TEMPEST, Off-Broadway's JONAH AND OTTO, EST's MOPE Among Parity's February Qualifying Shows

St. Ann's THE TEMPEST, Off-Broadway's JONAH AND OTTO, EST's MOPE Among Parity's February Qualifying Shows

Theatre Production Company Parity Productions has released its monthly list of Qualifying Productions for February - their directory of New York City shows in which the individual creative teams include 50% women and transgender artists (directors, designers, and playwrights).

Parity Productions is New York's theatre company that is dedicated to developing and producing new work and committed to hiring a minimum of 50% women and transgender playwrights, directors, and designers on each show they produce. In addition, part of their mission is to provide substantial promotional support to other shows that meet the 50% hiring standard in the form of social media, email blasts, PR support, and placement in their Qualifying Productions Directory.

"Now more than ever, Parity Productions is committed to helping its colleagues in the theatre industry that are demonstrating a commitment to gender parity. It's an imperative!" says Artistic Director and Founder Ludovica Villar-Hauser. "We have many thousands of followers in social media who want to know which shows and companies are helping to further gender parity in their work. This helps our audiences, who want to make an impact, with their ticket purchasing choices."

To submit your production, go to To purchase tickets to Qualifying Productions, go to or the individual show website.

February's Qualifying Productions are:

Blurred Lines

02/09/17 - 02/19/17

Girl Be Heard


Drunkle Vanya

02/02/17 - 03/04/17

Three Day Hangover

Tolstoy's Lounge

Upstairs at The Russian Samovar


01/25/17 - 03/05/17


Primary Stages

Cherry Lane Theatre

Jonah and Otto

02/01/17 - 02/25/17

LostTribe Theatre

Lion Theatre

Life According to Saki

02/08/17 - 03/05/17

Atticist Productions

4th Street Theatre

Marian, or: The True Tale of Robin Hood

01/28/17 - 02/11/17

Flux Theatre Ensemble

New Ohio Theatre


01/11/17 - 02/04/17 ext 02/19/17

Ensemble Studio Theatre

Orange Julius

01/10/17 - 02/12/17

Page 73 Productions

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater


01/11/17 - 02/04/17

The Bushwick Starr

Puffs, or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic

10/13/16 - 03/26/17

The Elektra Theatre

Riot Antigone

02/10/17 - 02/19/17

La Mama

Sundown, Yellow Moon

02/28/17 - 04/01/17

Ars Nova and WP Theatre

McGinn/Cazale Theatre

Then She Fell

12/2016 - 04/30/17

Third Rail Projects

The Kingsland Ward at St. Johns

The Tempest

01/13/17 - 02/19/17

Donmar Warehouse

St. Ann's Warehouse


04/24/16 - TBA

Brooks Atkinson Theatre

To be listed in the Parity Productions Qualifying Productions Directory, each show must meet three?criteria: 50% of the playwrights, directors, and designers?working on the production must be women or transgender artists, shows must be full productions (design elements included) that run for at least two?calendar weeks in a New York City venue and there must be a minimum of six performances over the course of the two-week period.

Parity's Qualifying Productions Program is one of their slate of advocacy programs such as their Annual Parity Commission for Women and Transgender Playwrights, The Women and Transgender Theatre Artist Database and The Parity Store - a digital storefront that offers works of art, exclusive products, and professional services - many at a discount - to the industry and audiences. ?One out of every $10 the company makes from The Parity Store funds The Commission.

Pictured: JONAH AND OTTO Off-Broadway. Photo by Davidawa Photography.

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