PUTTING WOMEN CENTRE STAGE...
hereThe debate on gender inequality in British theatres is raging!
To see what's being said, take a look at our NEWS page
Women Centre Stage : Heroines a huge success!
71 actors, 24 directors, 26 writers and 24 pieces of theatre with a hugely diverse response to the theme of Heroines and all with a drive to put women centre stage.
Thank you so much to everyone that was involved in or came to our festival at the National Theatre Temporary Space and Actors Centre at the end of March. We are delighted by the responses we have received. We saw over a 1000 people through the door so thankyou and we hope that everyone was as inspired as we were.
Here are some of the write ups
For more information on how the event went click HERE.
New Arts Council England equality and diversity report
There's been a new ACE report on equality and diversity with some rather shocking updates of statistics and further assertion that gender inequality is very much still present in the British theatre. Peruse at your pleasure
We suggest you get yourself down to the National Theatre to see Behind the Beautiful Forever's running until May 5th
New research from Tonic Theatre with statistics and action plans for theatres.
In “The End of Equality”, renowned feminist Beatrix Campbell argues that even as the patriarchy has lost some of its legitimacy, new inequalities are emerging in our culture
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- An interesting online database of West End Plays by women, produced between 1917 and 1960. In that period there were NINE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-TWO! This fabulous list was compiled by Maggie Gale. Click here to access.
- Dave Berns has put together a list of US companies and theatres who are actively seeking submissions by or about women. You can take a look here