Category Archives: female playwrights

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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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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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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World Premiere of Shangri-la by Amy Ng

“You like your minorities like your pandas – picturesque, cuddly, endangered, helpless. But I refuse to be a panda. I refuse to go extinct. I want to live, to live well, to live like them.” What happens when the only … Continue reading

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Weird Sisters present Airswimming

Weird Sisters was founded in 2014 in Guildford by three experienced female practitioners: Tanya Chainey, Stephanie Goodfellow and Alison Nicol, with the aim of producing work that takes risks, asks difficult questions, and provides strong and interesting roles for women. … 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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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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