The first London showcase and discussion events went really well – so thanks all for coming – and those of you who couldn’t make it – we’ll have some podcasts and a report from the event available to download soon from the website.
Some of the headline messages from the events were:
Emma Adams – write about what you believe in.
Lucy Pitman-Wallace – think about writing for older actresses who are poorly served by existing writing.
Sue Parrish – Get out there and get networking – most business is done in the bar.
Cheryl Robson – Do something every day to promote your writing.
Sam Hall – We want to do more research into women playwrights’ experiences with theatres – so please email if you want to take part in our research.
Feedback from the audience – was that they’d like longer to informally network – so the next events will build in more time for that.
The two showcases were ably directed by Shakera Louise Ahad and Sarah Davies (who did a great job of multitasking on the panel on Thursday and also being one of the playwrights on Friday!).
The plays in the showcase ranged from an updated Greek myth, a tragi-comedy about a couple whose son went missing 20 years ago, a rewriting of the ending of ‘Pride and Prejudice’, and two powerful and funny monologues about a map obsessed geek and a doctor’s wife (who finds herself in a situation perhaps a little bit like Dr Harold Shipman’s wife might have done).
You will be able to download all the plays and the panel discussions soon – we will update this when they are available.