Little but Fierce / Naomi Westerman
Little but Fierce is a feminist theatre company creating female-led productions of both new writing and classical adaptations. They work exclusively with female directors and playwrights, and only stage plays with more than 50% female cast. Their productions have been staged at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, at the New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich, the Cockpit Theatre, and at the Criterion in the West End. Little but Fierce made their VAULT debut in 2017 with the sell-out play ‘Puppy’, a feminist sex comedy about dogging, queer romance and protest.
Paperclip Theatre is an all-female theatre company made up of women who have found each other through a genuine passion to create theatre telling stories which place women at the centre of their own narrative. Their debut production, Generations, was performed at the Betsey Trotwood in November 2017. This is their first full-lenth production.
Naomi Westerman is a playwright and screenwriter who creates female-centric work in a range of genres and mediums. Her work has been staged at numerous theatres in the UK and abroad, including the Royal Court (as part of Open Court), the Arcola, St James Theatre, the Birmingham Rep, Bolton Octagon, Southwark Playhouse, High Tide, and off-Broadway. She was one of Graeae’s Write to Play writers for 2017. Her first screenplay won first place in the Raindance Film Festival’s Ammo Live, and she has various screen and radio projects in development.
Catherine O’Shea is a British playwright. She began writing on the University of Leeds Theatre Studies course and went on to complete a Masters in Writing for Performance at Goldsmiths College. She has had plays performed across Britain and in New York, and is an alumna of the Traverse Theatre Edinburgh, Chichester Festival Theatre, and the Royal Court Theatre Young Writers’ Programmes. She has had 4 successful productions at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, her 2011 play ‘Fit for Purpose’ winning the Charlie Hartill Special Reserve award.
Jennifer Cerys is a freelance journalist and Editor of the London Playwrights’ Blog. She is currently a member of SOHO Theatre’s Writers’ Lab and the all-female theatre company Paperclip. In 2017 she had four short plays staged in London: Dissent (The Courtyard Theatre), DesignHER (Bunker Theatre), #GRWM (CentrE17) and Waiting Game (Betsey Trotwood).
Adriana Sanford is a director and founder of all-female theatre company Paperclip Theatre. Her passion for theatre centres around the function of story-telling: creating and bringing to life narratives that bring to light stories that might otherwise go untold. She wrote and directed her own plays in university, and a semi-amateur production of ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf’ in 2013. In 2017 she directed a monologue about the demise of America in the wake of Trump at the Bread and Roses Theatre, and Paperclip Theatre’s debut production Generations at the Betsey Trotwood.