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Sphinx Artistic Director Sue Parrish has joined English National Ballet’s Artistic Director Tamara Rojo, and Royal Court Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone, as a mentor at the University of the Arts.

In the Press

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

Email to The Stage from Sue Parrish

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

 

 

Pick of the Week

This Pick of the Week is a little early, but you can't blame us for being beyond thrilled by the announcement of the Bush Theatre's 2018 season. Not only have they acheived gender parity in the writers and female-lead companies that they have programmed, but two of the playwrights, Vinay Patel and Winsome Pinnock, have been previous contributors to our Women Centre Stage festivals.

 

Winsome's LEAVE TALKING opens on the 24th May 2018

"Leave Taking is a beautifully observed, moving account of a second generation immigrant family navigating the familial conflicts between generations and cultures."

 

Vinay's AN ADVENTURE opens on 6th September 2018

 "Witty, charming and full of fearless historical insight, An Adventure is an epic, technicolour love story...about the people who journeyed to our shores in hope and shaped the country we live in today."

 

Sphinx Supports

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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