Taking the Stage - Women in the Performing Arts

Taking the Stage
Description
Venue

An exciting symposium  working in partnership with MK Gallery, which includes a newly commissioned play by renowned playwright Julia Pascal (the first woman director at the National Theatre). There arealso five “Scratch” pieces  by emerging women playwrights including Chloe Todd Fordham, a recent Bruntwood prize winner (one of the most prestigious playwriting prizes in the country). Then there are pieces from Wallis Hamilton Felton, Sarah Wanendeya, Haste Theatre Company and Shobu Kapoor, a well known actor on our screens (Bend it Like Beckham and EastEnders). Shobu will be working with comedian and director Sameena Zehra. There will also be a newly devised piece of theatre by young people from Milton Keynes working with Haste Theatre Company.

Alongside all of this there will be a keynote, comic sketches, a film and six panels made up of local and national industry professionals to discuss Representation and Pay, Accessibility (gender, race and disability), Career Paths, Mental Health, Technology and Parenthood.

Venue

MK Gallery
900 Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes, MK9 3QA

Milton Keynes Community Foundation
Arts Council England
MK Gallery