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Women at the Creative Helm

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.

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Bob Mondello, who jokes that he was a jinx at the beginning of his critical career — hired to write for every small paper that ever folded in Washington, just as it was about to collapse — saw that jinx broken in 1984 when he came to NPR.