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

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.

 

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

The live film of Phyllida Lloyd's all-female Julius Caesar, the first of her trilogy of Shakespeare at the Donman Warehouse, has had a hugely succesful screening at the Edinburgh Film Festival, and has now been scheduled for screenings at various cinema's across the UK from the 12th July. See here for more information about the cinemas involved and showing times.

 

 

We're all hugely excited about the transfer of Queen Anne from the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, where it enjoyed sell-out audiences, to the Theatre Royal Haymarket. Produced by the RSC it will be playing for 13 weeks from the 30th June, Directed by the fantastic Natalie Abrahami, and written by our long-time friend and colleague Helen Edmundson. Click here for more details and for tickets.

Sphinx Supports

 Applications for the Soho Theatre Young Company are now open!

 

Writers’ Lab (16-26)

Writers’ Lab (27 +)

Comedy Lab  (Skills, sketch & Plus)

We also have a brand new Cabaret & Drag course starting for ages 18+.

 

Deadline to apply is Sunday 13th August, 6pm.

 

Application link here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/KCP5YJN

 

 

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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