Author Archives: 17Percent

About 17Percent

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

17Percent’s bookshelf

Due to circumstances beyond my control, I have been unable to take part fully in the #52 Plays by Women challenge, so instead I’ve compiled a list (with links where possible to buy) of 52 plays by women on the … Continue reading

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Women Centre Stage: Power Play

Sphinx Theatre’s Women Centre Stage Festival takes place 14-20 November 2016 at the Actors Centre and Hampstead Theatre and has a great lineup; workshops, discussions, live performances and new plays from some of the country’s leading names and most exciting … Continue reading

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Love, Sex and Apps

Love, Sex and Apps premieres a double-bill of multimedia plays, The Tinder Game and Border Control, from award-winning playwright, Michelle Sewell, which take a brutally honest look at the way we communicate and relate to others in our digital world. … Continue reading

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Clapham Fringe 2016

Now in its second year, the Clapham Fringe is a Performing Arts Festival taking place at The Bread & Roses Theatre from 20th October to 6th November 2016. With 29 different productions and 48 performances altogether, over three weeks the … Continue reading

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Hashtag 52 plays by women

On Monday, a brilliant new international theatre parity advocacy call to action launches on social media: #52playsbywomen. This international campaign has been started by American writer Laura Annawyn Shamas. Could you see a play by a woman a week for … Continue reading

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Sarah Pitard is a finalist in Papatango

Finalist in the Papatango Playwriting competition: Sarah Pitard. Continue reading

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A new feminist theatre festival at N16

Theatre N16 has created a new two-day festival of women’s work, and stories. Herstory Festival is a chance for up and coming playwrights and artists to tackle important issues surrounding feminism and by doing so creating a platform for discussion and an … Continue reading

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Happy Yet? : a new play from Swedish playwright Katie Berglof

Open Mind Production introduces ‘Happy Yet?’, a dark comedy by the 21 year-old Swedish playwright Katie Berglof. ‘Happy Yet?’ is scheduled for daily performances at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe from the 15th -27th August in the Space @ Surgeon’s Hall. ‘Happy Yet?’ offers a … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Preview

It’s come to that time of year again, when we have a look through the press releases for the vast numbers of shows that are going to the Edinburgh Festival and try to highlight just a few of the ones written/directed/featuring/telling … Continue reading

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Three short plays expose their writers

“We are three twenty something women telling stories, and working together to form a narrative.” Nothing is more thrilling and terrifying than completely exposing yourself. Not just baring your flesh, but your fears, secrets, and soul. bare. is an intimate … Continue reading

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