She Writes – showcasing work by women

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We have been running She Writes nights for almost a year now, in fact with our September show it will be a year, so I thought I’d do a little summary of what we have achieved with the showcase.

She Writes showcase nights are a fun, relaxed way to spend an evening and watch some work by women writers. They are held in the informal setting of the Horsebridge Centre’s bar-cafe. They are held on a roughly 2-monthly schedule.

Since the showcase started in October 2011, we have showcased an incredible 34 short plays from 26 different writers. We were also invited to take She Writes to Lounge on the Farm, so took a show written by some of our Kent writers to this festival. UK-based women writers are invited to submit plays on a loose theme to each event and we have showcased a real range of styles and topics.

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About Deborah Klayman

Deborah is an actress, musician, voice artist, writer and mental health worker. She trained at the University of Northumbria, and at Drama Studio London. Deborah has performed in the UK and overseas in a variety of roles including: Emilia in 'Othello', Juliana Tesman in 'Hedda Gabler', Regan in 'King Lear', Mrs Pugh/Polly Garter in 'Under Milk Wood' and Fluellen/Alice in Henry V. Film and TV roles include: Geordie in a TV pilot for 'Dead Man's Cardy', Reporter in 'Mission London', Sarah in 'For Better or Worse', and Nurse Tremaine in 'Another Day. Deborah is also a successful voice artist, recording projects for companies such as M&C Saatchi/Silverfish Media, BP, Oxford University Press and The Scottish Sunday Express. Deborah is a talented writer, penning plays and screenplays primarily on issues surrounding social justice. Her first play, 'Janetarium', was one of three selected through the Traverse Theatre's Class Act project and was subsequently staged at the Traverse and published in Theatre Scotland Magazine. She later joined the theatre's Young Writers Group, and continued to write and devise plays throughout her university and drama school training. In 2013, she became one of the "Traverse Fifty" writers, undertaking a year-long attachment. In 2011, Deborah co-founded Whoop 'n' Wail Theatre with friend, collaborator and writing partner Ali Kemp. Their debut production, 'eXclusion', was produced in association with UK charity Women In Prison and toured to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, London's Waterloo East Theatre, and Bracknell's South Hill Park Arts Centre. In 2014, they launched "Whoop 'n' Wail Represents...", gender-equal new writing showcases where all plays pass the Bechdel Test. In 2017, their play 'My Bloody Laundrette" won the Cambridge University Press "Channel the Bard" competition. View all posts by Deborah Klayman

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