Category Archives: gender equality

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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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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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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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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