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When Amy Poehler was dubbed "Woman of the Year" by the Hasty Pudding Theatricals, she commented on the troupe's lack of women. (Charles Krupa/AP)
When Amy Poehler was dubbed "Woman of the Year" by the Hasty Pudding Theatricals, she commented on the troupe's lack of women. (Charles Krupa/AP)
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Hasty Pudding Theatricals bills itself as the world's third-oldest theater organization. It's a campus drag troupe that performs yearly burlesque productions with a wink and a nod.

The group has operated with an all-male cast since 1844, but it's now getting push back from women on campus who want to audition for stage time.

Women have traditionally only been allowed to take part in the Hasty Pudding production team, as part of the business staff, the tech crew, or the writing and music.

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Olivia Miller, Harvard University class of 2016.

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The Boston Globe: Harvard Students Press For End To All-Male Pudding Revue

  • "In a quick-moving campaign that gained momentum through social media over the past week, at least 17 women at Harvard have signed up for auditions this weekend to perform in what many describe as Harvard’s most professional, prestigious production."

The Crimson: Hasty Pudding Considers Adding Women to Its All-Male Cast

  • "Women are involved in the Theatricals through its business staff, tech crew, band, and creative writing and music teams, but the cast of its burlesque shows has been composed of all men since 1844. According to Theatricals president Robert T. Fitzpatrick ’16, adding women to the troupe’s cast has been a 'topic of serious conversation' since this spring."

This segment aired on September 10, 2015.

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