I'm not a theatre expert so
I can't answer your question.
However, as an observer of the
theatre, I can say I don't think
that women should be blamed
for not moving into the mainstream.
It's more likely that the mainstream
hasn't really made room for
those women who are knocking
on the door. Not to mention
the fact that the theatre certainly
hasn't changed enough so as
to value female forms of expression
as valuable as males--therefore
what men produce is still considered
more valuable. As for the second
part of your question--how women
portray men--that's too general
of a question to answer. Every
person--male and female--probably
has their own way of portraying
men, just as they have their
own way of portraying women.
To learn more about feminist
theatre, you should reference
the work of:
Anna Deavere Smith
And many more......good luck.