This isn't to say there isn't such a thing as gender bias. That would be idiotic. But... when I thought about the significant and talked about female writers and teachers moving into (or already in) places of prominence on or around American stages right now... I came up with this list (in no particular order)
Suzan Lori Parks
Young Jean Lee
Ann Marie Healy
Heck, I'll throw Jessica Dickey on there just because The Amish Project has buzz.
It's honestly reassuring. Things do seem to be shifting significantly.
- Matthew Freeman is a Brooklyn based playwright with a BFA from Emerson College. His plays include THE DEATH OF KING ARTHUR, REASONS FOR MOVING, THE GREAT ESCAPE, THE AMERICANS, THE WHITE SWALLOW, AN INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR, THE MOST WONDERFUL LOVE, WHEN IS A CLOCK, GLEE CLUB, THAT OLD SOFT SHOE and BRANDYWINE DISTILLERY FIRE. He served as Assistant Producer and Senior Writer for the live webcast from Times Square on New Year's Eve 2010-2012. As a freelance writer, he has contributed to Gamespy, Premiere, Complex Magazine, Maxim Online, and MTV Magazine. His plays have been published by Playscripts, Inc., New York Theatre Experience, and Samuel French.