Hashtag 52 plays by women

#52playsbywomen!

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On Monday, a brilliant new international theatre parity advocacy call to action launches on social media: #52playsbywomen. This international campaign has been started by American writer Laura Annawyn Shamas.

Could you see a play by a woman a week for a year and tell everyone about it on Twitter? (Readings count and if there are not enough performed plays available by women writers in a specific region, reading a play by a woman playwright instead that week is fine.) This should last for a year, so that each participant will have experienced #52playsbywomen.
The rules are simple:

I. Pledge to see a play by a woman (including woman-identified) playwright each week for a year. If you’d like (optional), you can announce your pledge on social media, something like:
“I pledge to see a play by a woman playwright each week for one year to support #52playsby women. Follow…

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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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