The #52playsbywomen sounds very neat! In a nutshell: “Could you see a play by a woman a week for a year and tell everyone about it on Twitter?”
Going to try to find feasible and affordable ways to make this possible.
One way recently discovered is to read the scripts (some here: http://venusinorange.com/free-play-reading-list-52playsbywomen/), but nothing can replace a live performance 🙂
Oooo! Idea in the moment as this blog post is being written. Maybe we’ll do podcasts/radio dramas or filmed stage readings (possibly cold) of the scripts to help people participate! While not quite the same as a staged show, it can help busy actors participate in an easy way and make female playwright scripts accessible to more people! More brainstorming to come.
On Monday, a brilliant new international theatre parity advocacy call to action launches on social media: #52playsbywomen. This international campaign has been started by American writer Laura Annawyn Shamas.
I. Pledge to see a play by a woman (including woman-identified) playwright each week for a year. If you’d like (optional), you can announce your pledge on social media, something like:
“I pledge to see a play by a woman playwright each week for one year to support #52playsby women. Follow…
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