Live female panel discussion will launch 50 Women In Theatre

Hattie Fisk
Friday, September 3, 2021

Taking place at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare’s Globe, the live event will hold discussion on how to rebuild a new kind of theatre with cultural equity and diversity.

The cover page of 50 Women In Theatre
The cover page of 50 Women In Theatre

Celebrating the publication of 50 Women In Theatre from Supernova Books, a live discussion between female pioneers will take place on 3 October at 6pm. Chaired by Dr Susan Croft, panelists include Michelle Terry, Bryony Lavery, Gabrielle Brooks and Kumiko Mendl. 

The new text, 50 Women In Theatre, is a collaborative text with chapters and interviews with female playwrights, artistic directors, directors, management, producers, actors, choreographers, casting, set design, lighting design and more. The contents span across the English-speaking world, including a nod towards women internationally, across gender and sexual identities, dis/ability and class.

The text focuses on powerful women in the world of theatre, and is available for all to read, including students and educators. 50 Women In Theatre covers early female pioneers and rule breakers, through to the hundreds of freelance workers in the theatre industry who lost their jobs due to the pandemic. 

The book states it 'recognises work with communities and experimental work, as well as mainstream success’. Edited by award-winning playwright Cheryl Robson, academic Dr Susan Croft and writer and theatre director Kate McGregor, the book also has input from theatre critic Carole Woddis. 

Tickets for the event are £4, or £24 with a copy of 50 Women In Theatre. 

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