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About 17Percent

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

50/50 Applause Award for Theatres Recognizing Women Around the Globe

The ICWP 50/50 Applause Award opens in a week. Continue reading

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Introducing The Directory

Introducing our new project: The Directory, a listing of female-led and feminist theatre companies in the UK. Continue reading

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Win After Electra script

Win a copy of ‘After Electra’ by April de Angelis Continue reading

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Memory Monday

Listen again to our launch debate. What can we do to get more work on by women? Continue reading

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Female-led companies – we want to hear from you!

If you run a theatre company and would like to feature in 17Percent’s new listing of female-led and feminist theatre companies – please get in touch. Continue reading

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A thousand plays for Shakespeare

Annie Jenkins is a 24-year-old playwright from Tottenham, North London. For the Shakespeare in Shoreditch Festival 2014, she was locked in a shed for 10 days by immersive theatre-makers RIFT. During that time she was challenged to accumulate 1,000 original plays. Continue reading

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WINK: Click, Scroll, Accept Request…

Joanna Lally talks to Phoebe Eclair-Powell about WINK, her first play, currently on at Theatre503. Continue reading

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Helen Benedict’s play about women in war gets first UK outing

Hannah Roe interviews Helen Benedict, award-winning journalist, novelist and writer of The Lonely Soldier Monologues, coming to the Cockpit Theatre, Marylebone, in May. Continue reading

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The ID Project’s first class success

The first term of Sarah Hehir’s Medway-based writing ‘ID Project’ has been a total success. Continue reading

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The Brontë Season returns to the West Country

The Bronte Season returns to the West Country. Continue reading

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