This evening we travelled to Whitstable in Kent for the 17Percent ‘She Writes‘ showcase where our new short play, My Bloody Laundrette was performed for the first time. It was very exciting as we had no idea how the piece had been interpreted or how it would be received by an audience. The theme of the event was “What is art?”, and a total of seven plays were performed by a talented group of actors and superbly directed by Sarah Davies. The evening was introduced by 17Percent founder Sam Hall and the running order was:
Joined at the Hip by Sally Whyte
Drawing A Blank by Sioned Jones
Graf by Sam Hall
My Bloody Laundrette by Ali Kemp & Deborah Klayman
The Arrangement by Maggie Drury
Pink Lady by Tracy Harris
Who Knows Art? by Karen Bartholemew
We are delighted to say that our play was well received, and that all of the plays and performances were excellent! Also, it was a real pleasure to be a part of the showcase and to meet so many committed, talented people who are as passionate as we are about new writing by women. We look forward to attending the next event on 5th December and intend to submit another play on the new theme, Passions, for consideration shortly.
Both of us would like to say a big thank you to Sam for including us and making us feel so welcome, and to the fabulous actors that performed our piece tonight.
Ali & Debs