About the conference 2012

The 2012 conference, 15-20 august, will be hosted by Riksteatern in Stockholm, Sweden. The conference starts Wednesday August 15th in the afternoon, and ends Monday August 20th in the evening. On the evening of the 15th, there will be a grand opening ceremony at the famous Stockholm City Hall.

Theme: The Democratic Stage.

The conference will be an opportunity to meet and to create genuine, lasting contacts between women playwrights and other theatre professionals. The conference’s aim is to have a supporting impact on collaboration and to build bridges between people from different parts of the world.

Take a look at the venues here.

The conference program will contain readings, seminars, discussions and workshops as well as performances. During the same week, Stockholm will also be holding its annual Culture Festival.

We estimate that 300 delegates will attend the conference and we will put much effort into giving women from other lingual areas than English the opportunity of attending. We will apply for funds in order to support a number of participants from countries outside Europe by subsidising their travel, accommodation and local transport costs. The ambition is an equal spread of the support in order to make for fair representation.

A reading committee with directors, dramaturges and critics, who have good knowledge both of the theatre, world-wide, and of different languages have selected 107 plays to be presented at the conference.

Contact: Mireille Bergenström, project manager / Info mail wpic@riksteatern.se