Before the advent of regional theaters, there were virtually no women producers, no women theater owners and very few women playwrights or directors working in the United States. NPR's Bob Mondello explores how that has changed, and how a female perspective can affect both art and institutions.
Molly Smith, the Arena Stage's current artistic director, had a difficult time getting directing jobs when she first began her career -- and says that now that she's in charge, she's trying to correct the balance.
Web Extra: Anne Bogart, director of the Arena Stage's world premiere of 'Imitations for Saxophone'
Web Extra: Hear some music from the Arena Stage production of 'Imitations for Saxophone'