‘Taking The Stage - Women in Performing Arts’ - an exciting symposium that celebrates all women within the theatre industry - will be staged at MK Gallery from 12th - 14th September.
This inspirational event has been organised by Rosemary Hill, Artistic Director of local and professional theatre company ‘The Play’s The Thing’; and funded by Milton Keynes Community Foundation and Arts Council England.
Over the three days audience members can see a brand new play by Julia Pascal (playwright and the first female director at The National Theatre); join the discussion with local and national female industry professionals in a series of focussed panel sessions; witness ‘scratch’ pieces from emerging female talent, plus a newly devised piece of theatre by young people from Milton Keynes alongside Haste Theatre Company.
There will also be a keynote, comic sketches and a response to Paula Rego.
For full symposium detail, please see The Play's the Thing website.
*These tickets include all Taking the Stage events for the specific days excluding the film and exhibition admission for Paula Rego: Obedience and Defiance.
Thursday 12 September
7pm Launch and introduction – Poppy Corbett ( Playwright)
7.15pm Keynote speech - Carly Halse ( Actor and Director)
7.30pm – “Three Sisters” performance
Friday 13 September
12-12.30pm: Anna Berry-response to Paula Rego, From Rego to Where?
7-10pm: Film Screening- Cameraperson
Saturday 14 September
11.30am - 12.30pm: Youth Devised Piece with Haste Theatre Company (followed by Youth led discussion)
12.30-4.30pm: Sarah Dyas, Comedy Sketches (actor and stand up comedian)
1-2pm: 'Untitled' Haste Theatre