Guthrie Theater 2012 lineup stirs debate

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The Guthrie Theater announced 11 plays for its main stages Monday which caught a wave of protest concerning diversity issues, according to the Star Tribune.

Evidently of the current list, only one play will be co-directed by a woman. There is no play written by a woman or person of color as of this time, according to the Tribune.

Among the list will be two Shakespeare productions and a Pulitzer-Prize winning work, according to MPR.

Executive director of the Minnesota Theater Alliance Leah Cooper said the lack of diversity was "insulting and degrading," the Tribune wrote.

But Guthrie director Joe Dowling said the the announcement on Monday was "incomplete" and that more directors are to be hired. "It is too narrow a perspective to see bias in one particular season," he told Star Tribune.

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