Author Archives: 17Percent

About 17Percent

A campaign to get more plays by women playwrights onto UK stages.

Moving the centre – Whoop’n’Wail guest post

As guest contributors, Whoop ‘n’ Wail founders Ali Kemp and Deborah Klayman tell 17Percent about the drive behind the showcase and their plans for their next night, Represents… Desire. Continue reading

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Free playwriting course for Medway-based young women

New playwriting course opportunity for Medway-based young women. Continue reading

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Lucy Kerbel interview

Interview with Lucy Kerbel. Continue reading

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Karis Halsall interview

Interview with Karis Halsall, performance poet, playwright and Literary Associate at Theatre503. Continue reading

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Represents script call out

Whoop’n’Wail’s new showcase Represents… launched in November at Waterloo East Theatre and sold-out. Consisting of six fifteen-minute shorts, each piece of writing must pass the Bechdel Test – they must include at least two named female characters who, at some stage, talk to … Continue reading

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Some London plays you could see by female writers

Some plays in London by women. Continue reading

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December newsletter

The 17Percent newsletter for December 2014. Continue reading

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Round-up of playwriting competitions

Some current competitions. Continue reading

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Photos from Politic Man

Photos from the reading of Alison Mead’s ‘Politic Man’ at She Writes at Roundabout Nights on 24 November. Continue reading

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Passionate, poetic, political playwright: interview with Sarah Hehir

Sarah Hehir is a Medway based poet and playwright whose first radio play, Bang Up, won the BBC Writers Prize in 2013. For the past two years she has collaborated with Sam Hall, 17Percent’s founder, to write short plays which … Continue reading

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