I find theater reviewer Erik Piepenburg’s comments that it is unfortunate that no teenage boys’ plays were picked as winners in the Pegasus Players’ Young Playwrights Festival to be somewhat disturbing. With only 13 women out of 100 senators in the U.S. Senate in 2001 being the record number for female senators, I feel that there are certainly more than enough boys’ voices being heard in our daily lives. Four plays by teenage girls will do little to correct this imbalance.

Debra Chesnin

Wicker Park