Why Write A Feminist Play?
Playwrights Abi Morgan and Nick Payne discuss the social, political and artistic imperatives of writing a play about feminism. Abi Morgan's The Mistress Contract runs in the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs at the Royal Court from 30 January to 22 March. Her theatre credits include 27, Lovesong, Skinned, Splendour and Tiny Dynamite. A BAFTA award-winning writer; on screen, her credits include The Invisible Woman, The Iron Lady, Shame, The Hour, Birdsong, White Girl and Sex Traffic. Nick Payne's credits include Blurred Lines, Constellations (which won the Evening Standard Best Play Award), Wanderlust, The Same Deep Water As Me and If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet, which won the George Devine Award. Why Write a Feminist Play is part of "The Big Idea": www.royalcourttheatre.com/season/the-big-idea:new-window bringing together artists, activists and an anthropologist to interrogate the relationships we form and how we talk about them.
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