AT HOME: Plays for Today: Women’s Playwriting in Scotland
  • Edinburgh International Festival

A conversation about the past, present and future of womens playwriting in Scotland.

As we showcase three new plays by Scottish writers, all women, we invite you to a conversation about the past, present and future of womens playwriting in Scotland. This online special event will be chaired by the Guardians Arifa Akbar, and feature the writers themselves as well as some of the organisations championing these new works, Stellar Quines, Paines Plough, National Theatre Scotland, and the Womens Prize for Playwriting.

This is a digital conversation that will be held over Zoom Webinar at 11am on Wednesday 11 August. Please book a free ticket to join this webinar.

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