SHE WRITES

... 17Percent's play showcase

SHE WRITES is 17Percent's showcase of short plays by women playwrights, running in different formats since 2011.

What's through the door? ; at the Canal Cafe, 2013

The Spirit of my Dream; Rochester Literature Festival, 2014. Photo by Man in the Attic Photography.

We launched the first incarnation of She Writes, our occasionally regular night of new short plays by women in Whitstable, Kent in October 2011. We held an event every two or three months. The format was a script-in-hand performance, showcasing about 8-10 plays on a loose theme at each event. The night was programmed and produced by Sam Hall and directed by Sarah Davies and performed by our fantastic group of 17Percent regular and guest actors.

 

From October 2011 when the event was launched to the last Kent show in December 2012, we showcased 48 short plays by 32 writers, chosen from over 200 scripts submitted.

 

We have also produced full-length shows as part of our She Writes programme, keeping to the original ethos of the showcase - each of these shows was composed of several short plays. These were performed at Lounge on the Farm Festival 2012, The Canal Cafe, London and Rochester Literature Festival, 2013, and Rochester Literature Festival 2014.  

 

We currently programme She Writes as a series of special one-offs as part of our live literature and spoken word night, Roundabout Nights, but plans are afoot to relaunch, so watch this space!  

Our full-length shows: 

 

2012 > Maid in Kent. 5 short plays performed at Lounge on the Farm Festival. Plays written by Sue Blakesley, Sarah Davies, Maggie Drury, Sam Hall, SM Jenkin. 

 

2013 >What's through the door? A portmanteau play comprising of three short plays inspired by a short story by HG Wells. Performed at the Canal Cafe Theatre, London and Rochester Literature Festival. Plays written by Sam Hall, Sarah Hehir and Whoop'n'Wail. 

 

2014 >The Spirit of my Dream. Three interlinked short plays performed at the Rochester Literature Festival. Plays by Maggie Drury, Sam Hall and Sarah Hehir.