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FEMALE THEATRE LEADERS HAIL ARTS COUNCIL MEETING AS A MAJOR STEP FORWARD FOR GENDER PARITY CAMPAIGN

The Stage, 7th December 2018

 

WE'RE NOW CONFUSING DIVERSITY AND EQUALITY. WHICH IS OUR PRIORITY?

The Guardian, 17th June 2018

 

WOMEN ARE BEING EXCLUDED FROM THE STAGE. IT'S TIME FOR QUOTAS

The Guardian, 24th April 2018

 

SPHINX THEATRE'S SUE PARRISH: WE MUST BREAK DOWN THE BARRIERS TO GENDER PARITY

The Stage, 8th March 2018 for International Women's Day

 

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

After two highly successful Women Centre Stage festivals, plus a recent landmark meeting with Arts Council England chair Sir Nicholas Serota, aimed at driving forward the fight against female under-representation in the industry, we are excited to say that Sphinx Theatre will be presenting Women Centre Stage Symposium: Are we at the Tipping Point? On the 3rd of February 2019 at Hampstead Theatre. 

 

Hosted by Rosemary Squire DBE, and with a Keynote from WOW Festival’s Artistic Director Jude Kelly OBE, the event offers an incredible line up of panellists including Watford Palace Theatre’s Artistic Director Brigid Larmour, GRAEAE’s Artistic Director Jenny Sealey, Sphinx Theatre’s Artistic Director Sue Parrish, academic Jennifer Tuckett, Theatre Journalist Victoria Sadler, actor Cherrelle Skeete and playwrights April de Angelis, Morgan Lloyd Malcolm, Winsome Pinnock and Timberlake Wertenbaker.

 

Women Centre Stage Symposium is sponsored by Nick Hern Books and supported by Arts Council England and Hampstead Theatre. Other partners include: Stage Directors UK, Equity, Era 50:50, University Women in the Arts and The Writers’ Guild.

 

For more information and to book tickets go to the Hampstead Theatre website.

 

 

 

 

We are thrilled to anounce that our collection of plays, Women Centre Stage: Eight Short Plays By and About Women, has been published by Nick Hern and is now available to buy here: Nickhernbooks.co.uk/women-centre-stage. The plays are a selection from the many that were commissioned and developed as part of our two Women Centre Stage festivals to date. Selected by Artistic Director Sue Parrish, the collection includes In Wilderness by April De Angelis, Chloe Todd Fordham’s The Nightclub and Tituba by Winsome Pinnock.

 

If you can you should absolutely get down to the Royal Court for debbie tucker green's immaculate ear for eye. On until the 24th November.

Sphinx Supports

Clean Break, are recruiting a new producer. Application deadline is 9am on Monday 15th October. See their website for more details and an application pack.

 

 

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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