Shirley King USA -
"I want to thank all those lovely people who take the time to share opps.(opportunities) Every play of mine that has ever been produced or done as a reading got that chance because I found the opp on this list.
Thank you!! "
Ronni Sanlo, USA
" Joining ICWP was such a good decision for me. It’s an honor to be in the company of other women playwrights.
Through the stories and even the OPP postings, I am motivated to submit my work. I’ve been lucky to have had several productions of my play Dear Anita Bryant which is a one-act readers’ theater play based on a letter I wrote to anti-gay activist Anita Bryant 35 years after I lost custody of my two children because I am a lesbian.
My first play Sing Meadowlark has also been produced, and my third play The Soldier and the Time Traveler is ready for table reads.
I credit ICWP sisters with giving me the confidence in allowing all of this to happen."
Dr. Rachana Pandey:
" I am thankful to the ICWP group for helping me to connect with Ms Julia Pascal ((member of ICWP) and Henriette Rietveld in the UK when I was absolutely a stranger in London as CWIT Visiting Fellow from India in 2017.
They helped me to understand British theatre and establish a network among theatre practitioners. The best thing about the ICWP network is that they respond immediately and are friendly by nature.
ICWP builds confidence in you especially when you are a beginner in the field of theatre.
I wrote a One-Act Play being motivated by ICWP group conversations. Also, the network has an informal and a very nice culture of introducing a new member in the group which I have never seen before. All the members share a unique bond with each other across the socio-cultural and geographical borders.
ICWP Member Tammy Ryan discusses her play "Lost Boy Found in Whole Foods" about refugees from Sudan.
Stephanie Rae - USA
I joined ICWP five years ago as I wrote my first play while nursing and raising my two young children. .... I was, and continue to be, a lone writer, with only my dramatic associations to guide me.
Important things I have learned, among other things on this site, are: how women playwrights are still vastly underrepresented in theater, how others submit, how plays are produced, submission etiquette, the distinction b/w a guild and a union, what my rights are as a writer, and most importantly, that a group of people dedicated to one purpose is an invaluable resource to a woman writing alone.
Extracts from ERNESTO BY ICWP Member Monica Raymond
Judith Pratt ( Ithaca, USA) - Script Feedback Group
I live in a small academic town and don't make it to 'The City," as people in New York State call NYC, very often. So the Script Feedback Group is a great way for me to connect with playwrights from around the country and around the world. Reading other people's plays, and coming up with thoughtful, written comments, is a terrific way to learn more about our craft. I also like getting feedback on my full-length plays. My local playwrights group is only set up to deal with short stuff--30 minutes tops, usually more like 10.
Thanks, Script Feedbackers! ( Script Feedback Group)
For 5 years Alan Woods, Professor of Theatre Studies at Ohio State University organised week-long retreats at the university, for ICWP members. ICWP provided small grants to assist people to attend.
Farzana Datta ( Ohio, USA) -
SCENES FROM A DIVERSE WORLD
" As an acting teacher, I am constantly challenged to find material that is appropriate for my individual students, as well as being challenging & engaging.
My students' work really takes a leap when I am able to off them choices that speak to them. so when I saw this new collection pop up, I had to check it out. It's terrific - the scenes are just the right length, there's an incredible variety of character types, and the writers are wonderfully unafraid. .........."
Long-time Member and Past President, Paddy Gillard Bentley, Gi60 US 2016 - one minute play - Venus Square Mars