I have often heard that no good play has ever been written by a woman. Sometimes in jest, sometimes fully straight-faced. Think for a second - how many female playwrights do you know? In elementary school I assumed that Tennessee Williams was a black woman (whoops and whoops) but aside from "her" I know of Caryl Churchill and Suzan-Lori Parks.
So, is it true? Can women not write plays?
Turns out (see the graph) that it's not that women can't write plays... it's just that they're having a fuck of a hard time getting them produced. And women are finally banding together to somehow change this. Good luck... but make sure you leave a slot open for me when I'm done with my work in progress!