An exciting symposium from The Play’s The Thing Theatre
Company, 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 are be 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 to be 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.
Friday & Saturday combined ticket - £25
Further programme information to be announced shortly.