Sisters are doin’ it for themselves.


As I am a VERY proud alum of an all-women’s college, I was delighted to be invited to be part of Agent160, a writer-led theatre company that produces work from its female playwrights, based across the UK: Ioanna Anderson, Sam Burns, Vittoria Cafolla (also Belfast-based), Poppy Corbett, Branwen Davies, Angharad Devonald, Abigail Docherty, Clare Duffy, Samantha Ellis, Sarah Grochala, Lizzie Nunnery, Lisa Parry, Marged Parry, Morna Pearson, Lindsay Rodden (who I had the pleasure of being in the Royal Court’s National Playwriting Group with), Katie McCullough and Sandy Bendelow.

Aphra Behn – the first woman to earn her living as a playwright – was also a spy. Her codename was Agent 160. As a company, Agent 160 works to address the gender imbalance in theatre productions and commissioning.

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