Seeking new short plays by women for our new She Writes nights

We are starting a new showcase night for  UK-based female playwrights which will be held on a 2-monthly basis at the Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre in Whitstable.

We will be looking for micro-plays written by female playwrights – complete plays of up to 6 minutes with a maximum of 4 actors required – on a rolling schedule. The plays will receive a rehearsed reading with some blocking, and will be filmed for the 17Percent Youtube channel.

The first two evenings  to be held this year will be themed around a menu and we are looking for plays that fit into one of the categories of ‘Starter’, ‘Main’ or ‘Dessert’.
We are also very interested in plays which offer roles for older actresses, as this is an area where there is also an imbalance and we would like to address the problem head-on, though this is not crucial to your submission.

Please email your submission to, in Word or Adobe PDF format, stating where in the menu your meal fits!

We cannot currently offer a fee, but you will receive a free ticket to the show, if you can attend.

The deadlines are below:
12 October: please send us your play by 16 September
7 December: please send us your play by 11 November

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