Queer Womxn and Non-binary Creatives Discussion Group
Tuesday 14 July
10.00 – 11.30am
Sita Thomas and Hannah Hauer-King will be facilitating a discussion group for queer womxn and non-binary creatives (directors, designers, producers, writers) to discuss issues of representation, our canon of work and what they want to see in the future theatrical landscape.
They also hope to encourage new collaborations through connection and networking in this session. Having discussed these kind of topics for Lemon House Theatre’s podcast about queer womxn and representation of queer womxn in theatre, they are inspired and keen to create a space to meet with other creatives to talk, reflect, and plan together, hopefully leading to some positive future action.
Topics of conversation could include, but are certainly not limited to:
- What have been the positive changes for queer womxn and non-binary people in theatre?
- What do we want to see more of?
- How do we create more opportunities and spaces for queer womxn/people to connect and make work?
- How can we understand the strides that have been made in cis-gay male work for the stage, and what could be done to increase different types of stories and representation?
If you would like to attend this discussion then please sign up here so we can get a sense of numbers.
Sita leads Tamasha’s Directors Programme. She has directed short plays at National Theatre, Rich Mix, Southwark Playhouse, RADA and Old Vic. She is developing Queer Tales with the support of National Theatre Wales, Arts Council of Wales, MGCfutures and Jerwood Bursaries. Theatre as Director: The Edelweiss Pirates (Mountview), We Are Shadows: Brick Lane (Tamasha), The Rose and the Bulbul (Stockwood Park, Horniman and Geffrye Museums). As Staff Director: Top Girls (National Theatre). As Associate: The Glee Club (Out of Joint, Kiln, Cast), Bitched (Tristan Bates); Zigger Zagger (Wilton’s Musical Hall). As Assistant Director: Dick Whittington (Theatre Royal Stratford East), Pity (Royal Court); Mass (Southbank Centre); Peter Pan Goes Wrong (UK Tour). Sita holds a PhD from the University of Warwick and a Masters in Movement Direction from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She is also a presenter on Channel 5’s milkshake! Twitter: @sitathomas5
Hannah is a London based theatre director, and Artistic Director of all womxn theatre company Damsel Productions. She also works as a freelance theatre director, and has directed at venues including Southwark Playhouse, Soho Theatre, Bunker Theatre, Traverse Theatre, Manchester Home and Shakespeare’s Globe. She is currently producing outside theatre initiative Damsel Outdoors, which brings together 12 womxn to make work for outside during lockdown. Recent directing work includes: Moon Licks (Paines Plough & RWCMD Production), The Funeral Director (Southwark Playhouse & UK Tour with ETT 2019), Call Me Fury (Hope Theatre), Fabric (Soho Theatre), The Amber Trap (Theatre 503), Grotty (Bunker Theatre), Fury (Soho Theatre), The Swell (Hightide Festival), Breathe (Bunker Theatre), Revolt She Said Revolt Again (RCSSD), Clay (Pleasance Theatre), Dry Land (Jermyn Street Theatre). Associate/Assistant work includes: Romeo & Juliet (Shakespeare’s Globe), Radiant Vermin (Soho Theatre) and Daytona (Theatre Royal Haymarket, & Park Theatre)