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“Legislation should be enacted whereby any arts organization or institution that is receiving city, state or federal funding should be mandated to allocate an equitable portion of that funding to women artists, thereby ensuring that they receive grants and/or employment opportunities that are traditionally denied them. For example, in the American Theatre women receive less than 20% of production opportunities nationwide. With this new legislation, women theatre artists across the board—playwrights, directors, designers, etc.—would have a fair shot at working and/or creating in their chosen field. Commercial producers will continue to produce whomever they choose—man or woman. But, when government monies are involved there should be a mandate for parity in the disbursement of those dollars.”