Glasgow Women’s Library and Stellar Quines today unveiled a brand new Drama shelf in Scotland’s only women’s library in celebration of International Women’s Day. The shelf has been stocked from donations received through a successful joint Play Amnesty launched on 19 January.
Over the last month individuals, writers, publishers, theatre companies and organisations have donated over 100 new scripts to the GWL shelves.
The absence of a drama shelf prompted the companies to work together on the Amnesty and by collecting and championing these plays written by women, Glasgow Women’s Library and Stellar Quines aim to inspire and encourage the next generation of female playwrights.
I believe passionately that both theatres and libraries have the capacity to change lives, and hope that in browsing these shelves we will inspire some new theatre makers to begin their journey and discover their own voice in the theatre. – Jemima Levick, Stellar Quines
Today’s launch at Glasgow Women’s Library featured readings from GWL’s Drama Queens, playwriting workshops with Linda McLean and Lynda Radley and a Q&A with Stellar Quines Artistic Director Jemima Levick.