Women's Writes is a new writing night for female-identifying playwrights. We've had sell out shows at The Arcola Theatre, VAULT Festival 2020 and can now be heard on The London Theatre Podcast. We want to redress the balance by promoting female playwrights.
"Championing women playwrights can redress the balance by not only creating female characters with more agency but also creating a platform for women’s voices to be heard. I, and many others, want to see more stories about real, fallible, complex, intelligent, brave women – the kind of women I see around me, written by female-identifying playwrights." Women's Writes Creator, Alex Critoph in The Stage
Women's Writes is produced by Alex Critoph
The Short Plays
Reclaim The Night written and directed by Melissa Kelly Franklin. A woman with bloodlust for revenge has an unexpected realisation – that perhaps there is another path that could lead her out of the night? Starring; Leah Harvey and Danny Horn
A Thousand Eggs by Farah Najib directed by Zyrenka Cox. Two friends sink into a pit of existential despair. One too many joints and a frank conversation with a robot leads to the realisation that their bodies’ resources are decaying. Starring; Emma Zadow and Ella Hunter Clark
Everything by Alex Critoph directed by Beth Wilson. A woman’s life is changed forever when she rockets into space. As she places her thumb over the earth, has she found what she already had? Starring; Bryony Miller
Join us for a powerful night of female-driven theatre as named “an empowering start to 2021” by DIVA Magazine, “hottest front room seats for online theatre” by The Guardian, and “Politically and socially imperative for today’s audience” by London Theatre.
Submit your play
Open submissions for our New Writing nights
We're not currently accepting open submissions. Make sure you join the mailing list for updates!
For female-identifying playwrights
Writers can bring an extract from something they're working on, hear it read by actors and get feedback & ideas from the group. Great for testing out new ideas.
Become a Women's Writes Community Member
Women's Writes Members can enjoy belonging to a virtual community of womxn writers via our private Facebook group. Benefits include; virtual script sharing, a heads up on current opportunities and 'How to' videos.
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