We are thrilled to announce that Sphinx Theatre will be forging a new partnership with University Women in the Arts.

 

The new partnership will include a special University Women in the Arts event with Artistic Director of Sphinx Theatre Company Sue Parrish, who will also be joining the project as one of the 16 women leading the way in the arts in the UK who have agreed to be mentors.

 

The University Women in the Arts event will take place on Saturday November 4th at 11am – 12pm at the Hampstead Theatre Studio.

 

Tickets are free and the event is open to any female arts student or woman wanting to work in the arts.

 

Sue will offer advice to women wanting to work in the arts and discuss the future of a diverse cultural landscape.

 

Tickets to the event can be booked here.

 

 

 

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

If you're based in Scotland, or will be in Edinburgh before the 21st October, get along to Love Song to Lavender Menace at the Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh. Directed by Sphinx associate Ros Philips, Love Song to Lavender Menace explores the history and the important significance of LGBT bookshop Lavender Menace which opened in 1982. An LGBT History Month Scotland Cultural Commission, with support from Playwrights' Studio, Scotland, this is a funny and moving celebration of queer culture. 

 

"Ros Philips’s production is sparky and good-humoured... As a play, it is modest in its scope, but it claims a piece of recent history with zest, compassion and due reverence to the power of the printed word."    Mark Fisher, The Guardian

 

Follow them on Twitter for information on the subsequent tour.

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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