Category Archives: plays by female writers

Bookshelf: Atypical Plays for Atypical Actors

Kaite O’Reilly has won various awards for her work, including the Peggy Ramsay Award for YARD (Bush Theatre, London), Manchester Evening News Best Play of 2004 for Perfect (Contact Theatre) and was one of the winners of the 2009 International … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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Edinburgh previews at the Bread and Roses

The Bread & Roses Theatre in Clapham is entering its second year and launching a special Early Summer and Edinburgh Fringe Preview Season this June to early August. The season begins with a series of one-week-runs: Weird Sisters Theatre Company presents Airswimming … 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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