Did you know that only 17% of plays produced in the UK have been written by women? It’s enough to make Aphra Benn turn in her grave!
Fortunately we have someone fighting our corner. 17Percent is a campaigning and producing company based at the Horsebridge Centre, Whitstable, Kent, which regularly showcases short plays by women.
My play ‘Lost Property’ was one of eight selected to be performed last month during a stimulating evening sailing under the banner of SheWrites. ‘Lost Property’ was produced by 17Percent founder Sam Hall, and directed by Sarah Davies. It is now available to view on U-tube. Simply click on the link below: Lost Property by Claire Booker.
For more information about 17Percent, or to find out how to submit a short play, click on http://www.17percent.wordpress.com
Photo credit: © 17Percent, 2012