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DIRECTORS MUST DEAL WITH HOW OLDER PLAYS DEPICT WOMEN

WhatsOnStage, 12th May 2017

 

TIMBERLAKE WERTENBAKER: "I GOT TO FEEL THAT NOBODY WANTED ME"

The Guardian, 30th April 2017

 

NO, DOMINIC CAVENDISH - YOU ARE THE THOUGHT POLICE

The Play's The Thing, 24th February 2017

 

ELLEN MCDOUGALL ON RUNNING THE GATE THEATRE AND WHY WE STILL DON'T HAVE ENOUGH FEMALE ARTISTIC DIRECTORS

The Evening Standard, 23rd February 2017  

 

Sphinx Artistic Director Sue Parrish has been in touch with the Stage and the Guardian off the back of our Women Centre Stage Festival #jointhedebate

 

DON'T OVERLOOK WOMEN IN THEATRE

The Stage, 21st December 2016 

 

WOMEN WHO ARE MAKING THEIR WAY TO CENTRE STAGE 

The Guardian, 5th December 2016

 

 

 

 

WOMEN CENTRE STAGE FESTIVAL 2016 

 

We're thrilled to announce that Women Centre Stage: Powerplay was a huge success. 

 

Read more from our Artistic Director Sue Parrish in her letter to the Guardian

'Women who are making their way onto centre stage' 

 

and more from the press here 

 

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Female Arts

Ought to be Clows  

 

 

Latest Events

Women Centre Stage: Powerplay 

20th November Hampstead Theatre and the Actors Centre 

Pick of the Week

Tweets

 ‘She just needs to understand that it’s not her fault, that she’s not to blame, that she’s not a slut.’

 

Three women and two men swim in shame. 
Everyone’s exposed. 
Everyone wants revenge. 
No one’s talking about it.

 

It's the last few weeks of Blush at Soho Theatre, written by Sphinx Writer's Group alumni Charlotte Josephine, and we're so pleased at all of the fantastic reviews it's been receiving, including four stars from everything theatre.

 

It's on until the 3rd June, so book your ticket now!

Sphinx Supports

Our friends at the Writer's Guild are running a Meet the Playwrights event on the 12th June in London. Tickets are free to WGGB members, and £10/£5 for non-members:

 

WGGB continues its series of popular panel events, this time with playwrights Bryony Lavery (The Believers, Queen Coal, Thursday, Treasure Island), Ali Taylor (Fault Lines, Cotton Wool, Overspill) and Charlene James (Tweet Tweet, Cuttin’ It).

 

All at different stages of their career, they will talk about the business and processes involved in the world of playwriting.

 

The event, which takes place on Monday 12 June 2017 in London, will discuss:

• How to establish and maintain a career as a playwright

• Whether different labels given to playwrights, eg ‘emerging’, ‘mid-career’, ‘established’, help or hinder

• Changes and developments in the theatre industry

• The joys and challenges of writing for theatre

 

Poppy Corbett, a playwright and Co-Chair of WGGB’s London & South East Committee, will chair the event.

The discussion will close with an audience Q&A.

There will be time for networking drinks afterwards.

 

The event takes place on Monday 12 June 2017, 8-10pm, St Alban’s Centre, 18 Brooke Street, London EC1N 7RD. Please arrive to be seated by 7.45pm.

 

For more info and bookings visit their website

 

 

 

 

 

This month we were excited to see professor Elaine Aston writing about her experience using the

SPHINX TEST with her feminist critical reflections classes. 

 

"Although the test has theatre makers in mind, I’ve been exploring it as a first-base, gender-awareness exercise in relation to canonical, dramatic texts. At the outset, students are invited to think of a recognised play that is in some way important to them. Thereafter, each student applies the test to that drama, which in turn provides an opportunity for collective, critical reflection on whether and how the ‘malestream’ is evidenced in renowned drama, past and present."

Elaine Aston 

 

Read more about her thoughts HERE 

 

 

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