17Percent is an organisation I founded, which supports and promotes female playwrights. We run regular showcases on a 2-monthly-ish schedule in Whitstable in Kent, highlighting new plays by women. The events give Kent audiences an opportunity to see new work by women. There are several events coming up over the summer.
20 June 2012 – ‘Lucky Dip’ at the Horsebridge, Whitstable
She Writes showcase presents 7 short plays by writers on an open theme. There will be a surprising revelation about a glamorous Hollywood actress, a sixteenth century food taster, and a ventriloquist’s dummy to just give a few hints as to the varied contents of our lucky dip!
6 July 2012 – ‘Maid in Kent’ at Lounge on the Farm, Canterbury
We are pleased to be able to announce that we will be performing a show at Lounge on the Farm, in the theatre tent, on Friday afternoon. The time is still to be confirmed – so if you are going – look out for us!
18 July 2012 – ‘Maid in Kent’ at the Horsebridge, Whitstable
And for those who couldn’t make the Lounge on the Farm festival, we will be repeating the plays for our Whitstable audience at the Horsebridge. ‘Maid in Kent’ features 5 of our most popular short plays by Kent-based writers. In the line-up we have aliens, sea monsters, a psycho-killer, cookery show obsessed matrons and a disasterous first date.
I have also been invited to speak on a panel at the Women Playwrights’ International Conference in August, in Stockholm and will be happy to represent 17Percent.