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
We are very sad to announce the passing of our great friend and colleague Jules Wright. She was a driving force in forging the progress of women in theatre and will be sorely missed.
From left to right: Rosemary Squire, Sue Parrish and Jules Wright
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New theatre company MosuoMosuo launched after attending Sphinx Theatre's Women Centre Stage Festival workshops. We wish them all the luck with their debut show The Lost Matriarch as part of the Camden Fringe. Get your tickets HERE
We're also looking forward to London Thinks! - Trigger Warning, a Conway Hall ethical society event on September 11th. Get tickets HERE
Tonic Theatre have just launched their new Platform project focussing on new plays for young actors that put girls stories at the heart of the action and create wonderful roles for young women. Find out more HERE
Sphinx are happy to support emerging writers, actors, directors and companies who are also putting women centre stage. If you are a company or writer and would like us to look at your script or offer advice and support email firstname.lastname@example.org
Women Centre Stage 2015 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
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