Women’s Play Marathon
Hana Nadira, Co-founder, Panas Panas Theatre | Arief Hamizan, Artistic Director, Panas Panas Theatre
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When it comes to the world of theatre, plays by women are still under-represented - both globally and here in Malaysia. In places like the UK and US, it is estimated that only a quarter of theatre productions being staged are written by women. And tellingly, many plays by women are not even known to most audiences or in some cases, theatremakers. So in a quest to correct this imbalance, local theatre company Panas Panas Theatre has started on a project called the Women’s Play Marathon, with the goal of reading 50 plays by women by the end of 2020. We speak with the company’s co-founder Hana Nadira, and its artistic director Arief Hamizan.
Image Source: Panas Panas Theatre
Produced by: Sharmilla Ganesan
Presented by: Sharmilla Ganesan
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Categories: Film, Performing Arts, Visual Arts
Tags: The Bigger Picture, Front Row, theatre, plays, playwrights, female playwrights, women in theatre, Malaysian theatre, performing arts,