Introduction by Elaine Aston, Professor of Theatre at Lancaster University.
With an overview of the development of Feminist Theatre from the 1970s in the UK and Ireland until today, this book celebrates the creativity and flair of women working in theatre to make their voices heard, have their work produced professionally, and promote social justice. Here, the pioneers and leading lights of the newly energised feminist theatre movement continue to fight for an equitable, diverse and inclusive theatre which speaks for all. In 20+ essays and interviews this book gives important insight into the lived experience of women working in theatre and what it takes to rise in an industry where race, class and parenthood can be serious obstacles to success.
Interviews and essays (TBC) by playwrights, directors, producers and actors including:
Harriet Walter (actor), April de Angelis (playwright), Ann Mitchell (actor) Sue Parrish (Sphinx), Mary McCusker (Monstrous Regiment), Moira Buffini (playwright), Clair Chapwell (Spare Tyre), Gerda Stevenson (Stella Quines), Julia Pascal (director) Lisa Goldman (director), Polly Creed (Power Play), Anna Herrman (Clean Break), Kate McGregor (Theatre6), Kaite O’Reilly (playwright), Sarah Brigham (Artistic Director, Derby), Hannah Khalil (playwright), Rukshana Ahmad (Kali TC), Open Clasp TC, Siren Theatre Co, Rachel O’Regan (F-Bomb TC), Rebecca Mordan (Scary Little Girls) Su Andi (Black Theatre Alliance) and many more.