Category Archives: women writers

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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FEMALE ARTS Present REBELLIOUS ACTS

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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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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Eggs by Florence Keith-Roach: interview

17Percent recently interviewed Florence ahead of seeing her new play Eggs performed at the London Vaults, as part of the Vault festival. This unsuspecting venue, which used to be the Old Vic tunnels tucked next to/below Waterloo station, has been transformed for a … 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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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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Yen – review

In 2013, Yen won the prestigious Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting and premiered at Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre before transferring to the Royal Court. Yen is fierce and disturbing. Anna Jordan is the kind of writer who climbs right inside her characters’ … Continue reading

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Clickbait – review

Clickbait is a play by Milly Thomas, a compelling and powerful play about women and the sex industry, still very much a taboo subject as there are so many facets to the porn industry that are not challenged and simply … 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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