Author Archives: 17Percent

About 17Percent

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

Edinburgh preview#1: Garden by Lucy Grace

Edinburgh preview – Lucy Grace’s ‘Garden’. Continue reading

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A book for your bookshelf

Sarah Hehir’s play now available to buy from Wordsmithery. Continue reading

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Three’s company – Interview with playwright Laura Jacqmin

Joanna Lally spoke to American playwright Laura Jacqmin, whose play A Third has its world premiere in London at the Finborough this month. Continue reading

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The intergenerational Three Generations of Women: Broken Leg’s play and archive

Joanna Lally writes about Broken Leg Theatre’s new play ‘Three Generations of Women’. Continue reading

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Silva Semerciyan interview: ‘The Magic Hour’

Interview with playwright Silva Semerciyan whose new play opens at Theatre503 on 9 June. Continue reading

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Some upcoming competitions

Here are some upcoming competitions and opportunities.  The Bruntwood Prize 2015. The Bruntwood Prize is the biggest national competition for playwriting. It is the search for great new plays and great writers. All entries for the Bruntwood Prize are made online through … Continue reading

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Plays to see by women from May – roundup

Here we have a roundup of some of the current and forthcoming plays to see by women in the UK. Some aren’t on for much longer, so you’ll have to be quick! MAY: Light Shining in Buckinghamshire by Caryl Churchill. … Continue reading

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Klippies by Jessica Sian – review

Klippies –an extraordinary new play about friendship, identity and freedom in present-day South Africa. Review by Joanna Lally.  There is a palpable heat to Klippies, the debut play by Jessica Siân. Set during Summer 2014 in Johannesburg, where Siân was born, … Continue reading

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Sphinx put women Centre Stage in March

Women Centre Stage: Heroines was much-anticipated since Sphinx Theatre launched the event back in October. Aimed at getting more female voices onto our stages, Women Centre Stage was a varied and vibrant festival of “prompts and provocations”, garnering contributions from some … Continue reading

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Fictionalising Fact: developing a play based on real stories

First blog in a series by Sam Hall, about the process of developing a play. Continue reading

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