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About 17Percent

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

FEMALE ARTS Present REBELLIOUS ACTS

Female Arts in association with South Street Arts Centre celebrate five years of gender equality activism with ‘Rebellious Acts’ an evening of incendiary new writing on Saturday 14 May at South Street Arts Centre in Reading. (Book here.)  Rebellious Acts features rehearsed readings … Continue reading

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WhitLit Festival presents The End of the Affair

  A new play by Alison Mead will be part of the Whitstable Literary Festival. (You can see our interview with Alison about her previous play A century of great women.) The new play The end of the affair explores hope, … Continue reading

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Eggs by Florence Keith-Roach: interview

17Percent recently interviewed Florence ahead of seeing her new play Eggs performed at the London Vaults, as part of the Vault festival. This unsuspecting venue, which used to be the Old Vic tunnels tucked next to/below Waterloo station, has been transformed for a … Continue reading

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Female Arts’ new Friend Scheme

  Female Arts magazine launched a friend scheme on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2016. The online arts review magazine, headed by Editor-In-Chief Wendy Thomson is based at South Street Arts Centre, Reading and reviews events across the UK. “The … Continue reading

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RED Women’s Theatre Awards launches this Sunday

A new award for female playwrights will be launched at Greenwich Theatre on Sunday, March 6, with rehearsed readings of four one act plays presenting four challenging political voices. The RED Women’s Theatre Award, co-produced by creative online magazine Female Arts, … Continue reading

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Susan Smith Blackburn Prize to be announced tonight

“The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize is an extraordinary award and a vital part of the theatrical landscape in both the UK and the US. It has been at the vanguard of the movement to promote female playwrights and theatre makers … Continue reading

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Yen – review

In 2013, Yen won the prestigious Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting and premiered at Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre before transferring to the Royal Court. Yen is fierce and disturbing. Anna Jordan is the kind of writer who climbs right inside her characters’ … Continue reading

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Vote for 17Percent in the Galaxy Chocolate Fund

We have submitted an entry to the Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund. If chosen, we’ll spend the £300 prize money on buying a PA and lights to help get our She Writes showcases running again. Please vote for us!  

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Clickbait – review

Clickbait is a play by Milly Thomas, a compelling and powerful play about women and the sex industry, still very much a taboo subject as there are so many facets to the porn industry that are not challenged and simply … Continue reading

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Milly Thomas and Clickbait

Clickbait is a new play about society’s attitude to porn and the women who make it for themselves. From the  all female writer/director team behind A First World Problem (Milly Thomas and Holly Race Roughan) comes this blistering study of how pornography … Continue reading

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