10th Women Playwrights International Conference

29 June 2015 to 2 July 2015
Cape Town
Registration now open and closes 30th May

NEW: Have a look at our preliminary conference programme

NEW: Workshop leaders and playwrights deadline for questionnaire response: 30 January 2015

NEW: Read this if you have questions about the play readings.

Early Bird Registration is now closed! But, you can still register for the conference here.

It’s been busy in Cape Town as we lockdown preliminary preparations for the 2015 conference! Since we last spoke to you, there have been plenty of exciting developments. Thank you to all the writers who sent us their scripts - over 300 in the first open call. It was a difficult task, but we’ve narrowed it down to our selected plays. The plays were all evaluated blindly, with no names attached to the scripts, and were rated according to how they fit the themes, on their originality, theatricality and the general quality of the writing.

We’re happy to have selected 86 international plays for the 2015 conference, which will be read at the conference from 29 June - 2 July 2015. Those playwrights have been notified, and we’re hard at work putting together the programme to share with you in the coming months.

We can also confirm that our host for the 2015 conference will be the University of Cape Town. The five days of the conference will take place at the historic Hiddingh Campus, located in the heart of Cape Town city, home to the drama and fine arts departments of the University. The beautiful premises overlooking Table Mountain includes 3 theatres (The Little Theatre, Arena Theatre and Bindery Lab Theatre) and flexible performance spaces and studios for our workshops, and is within walking distance of many of Cape Town’s finest hotels, restaurants and nightlife.

Registration for the conference will open in October 2014, with early bird fees extending until December 2014. Be sure to register early to take advantage of the lower fee. If you’re planning to attend the conference simply as a delegate (i.e. your play is not being read and you are not presenting a workshop), drop us an email at wpic2015@ gmail.com if you need a letter of sup- port to apply for funding. Some of you will need to apply for a VISA - for info about that, please have a look at http:// www.home-affairs.gov.za/index.php/countries-exempt-from-sa-visas.

That’s all the news for now! Please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us, we’ll try our best to answer questions.


Amy, Karen, Zara, Fatima, Patricia, Sondos wpic2015@gmail.com

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