Gay Sweatshop

Connections

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Intertextuality and Influence Michelene Wandor
The subject of the play was suggested at an audience feedback session at Gay Sweatshop , and MW worked closely with the theatre company in developing the play, which was based on interviews and actual...
Material Conditions of Writing Jackie Kay
While writing this play, JK was reading Ntozake Shange 's For Colored Girls . . . , and admired the way she made poetry work as theatre
Kay, Jackie. “Afterword to Chiaroscuro”. Lesbian Plays, edited by Jill Davis, Methuen, 1987, pp. 82 - 3.
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The play was commissioned by the Theatre of Black Women
Occupation Bryony Lavery
Another group she founded was the four-woman Female Trouble of 1981-2, for the performance of unscripted reviews. She has written and acted for many other groups, including Monstrous Regiment , Dramatrix , Theatre Centre (founded...
Performance of text Michelene Wandor
Care and Control, a play about lesbian motherhood and custody written by MW for Gay Sweatshop , was first presented in London.
Keyssar, Helene. Feminist Theatre: An Introduction to Plays of Contemporary British and American Women. Macmillan, 1984.
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Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
Michelene Wandor.
Performance of text Jackie Kay
Twice Over, JK 's second play, was first performed at a public rehearsal at the Gay Sweatshop Times Twelve Festival.
“The Knitting Circle”. London South Bank University: Lesbian and Gay Staff Association.
Textual Production Bryony Lavery
BL collaborated with Nona Shepphard on The Drury Lane Ghost, staged in London in 1989, Peter Pan, 1991 (in which she played the voice of Tinkerbell), and The Sleeping Beauty, 1992. On...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Michelene Wandor
The work deals with theatre and sexual politics since 1968, with an emphasis on alternative theatre groups such as the Women's Theatre Group , Gay Sweatshop , and Monstrous Regiment . The original version considers...

Timeline

Early 1975
Gay Sweatshop Theatre Company was founded as a result of plans by a London co-operative community arts resource centre, Inter-Action , for a season of gay plays to follow their successful women's season.