Pub Date: Sep 2013
PLAYS FOR TODAY BY WOMEN
eds. Rebecca Gillieron & Cheryl Robson
· A wide ranging collection of plays by women dealing with contemporary subjects such as child abuse, recession, war, poverty and the complexity of modern women's lives.
· Many roles for women and girls ; suitable for study for performance or as part of courses in Women's Studies or Feminist Theatre Studies.
· All the plays have been produced and performed in the UK to acclaim.
FOR A BUTTON by Rachel Barnett - comic two hander about two friends and the lengths one will go to, to remain ‘best’ friends.
YOURS ABUNDANTLY , FROM ZIMBABWE by Gillian Plowman - a middle-aged woman decides to leave her comfy life in the UK and work in a school in Zimbabwe.
WELCOME TO RAMALLAH by Sonja Linden and Adah Kay - two Jewish sisters are forced to confront the reality of what their forefathers have done to the Palestinians.
FROM THE MOUTHS OF MOTHERS by Amanda Stuart Fisher - a verbatim drama detailing the distressing stories of mothers who learned that their child has been abused.
THE AWKWARD SQUAD by Karen Young - a three generational drama involving Northern women who are trying to live and work in recessionary Britain.
SWEET CIDER by Em Hussain - In a rundown park, two teenage runaways Tazeem and Nosheen hang out, chatting to the boys and an old bag lady, trying to reconcile being British with their Pakistani cultural traditions.
Cheryl Robson is an award-winning playwright and publisher who founded Aurora Metro Books over 20 years ago to develop and publish new writers in drama and fiction. She also established The Virginia Prize for Fiction in 2009 to promote emerging women novelists. Previously, she worked for the BBC, ran a theatre company and taught in higher education.
Rebecca Gillieron is an editor and musician with various releases on independent labels in the US and UK. Keen to raise the profile of women and the arts, she has worked in publishing for fifteen years moving from Virgin and Penguin Books into independent publishing via The Women’s Press, Marion Boyars and now Aurora Metro Books.
They recently started a new imprint to publish books on arts and culture, Supernova Books.