Crooked Pieces was founded in 2012 by Charlotte Donachie, Bethan Clark and Natalie O’Shaughnessy, who were frustrated by the lack of female written work currently produced in the UK – and similarly to 17Percent – decided to take positive action to do something about it.
Based in London, they will produce and perform work by female writers of the past, present and future, aiming to redress the balance and celebrate the female voice on stage.
They are launching in September with their first production of 4.48 Psychosis by Sarah Kane at The Drayton Theatre. Taking one of the most revered female writers and powerful voices of this generation, Crooked Pieces are setting the bar high and their aims higher; to create a solid platform for developing female talent.
As they evolve they say they would love to hear from female writers and creative people inspired by their shared vision. ‘We work as an ensemble and believe in collaborative theatre that allows each and every member to explore and develop throughout the process’ say Crooked Pieces.
They are holding two fundraising scratch performances, (one of which will include a little bit of a play I am currently writing,) on August 12th and 19th at the Drayton Arms in London, so do come along if you can. I will post further details on time and venue, as soon as I know them.