She Writes is a showcase of new writing by women playwrights, produced by 17Percent, an organisation set up in 2009 by Medway-based Sam Hall to promote and support women writers (who write approximately only 17% of the plays produced in the UK). The night ran for just over a year at the Horsebridge in Whitstable, but recently had a well-received re-launch at the Rochester Literature Festival in October, and at the Canal Cafe in London. She Writes: What’s through the door? was a sci-fi slanted series of 3 short plays inspired by a story by HG Wells.
“Three plays in one, each delightful and mysterious. The pieces are beautifully and intelligently connected by an overarching narrative.” **** Everything Theatre
“I loved everything about She Writes: the concept; writing; performances and the whole collaborative process – brilliant!”
Now 17Percent are fundraising to develop She Writes further. We want to establish a regular night locally, so Medway residents have the opportunity to see top class new writing, and also to showcase our talented Medway writers in London. If you can help by donating anything – please go to our fundraising page: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/she-writes-showcasing-plays-by-women