That's What She Said on International Women's Day

That's What She Said on International Women's Day

To celebrate International Women’s Day and the Year of Young People 2018, Capital Theatres presented ‘That’s What She Said’ at The Studio, an evening of performances, exhibitions, film and live art co-designed and programmed in association with a group of extraordinary young women to celebrate womanhood.

The evening saw an array of local and international artists, who identify as female, presenting their point of view on the challenges and celebrations of womanhood. Some of the acts included an excerpt of ‘The Patient Prisoner’, an all-female show exploring the world of the Suffragettes from Story Board Theatre; Dr. Donna Soto-Morettini, who explored the use of female bodies as a spectacle in the media; Gillian Goupillot, a fantastic feminist singer-songwriter; and an original spoken word from Rosie Heart.

The event, with the tagline ‘Empowered Women. Empowering Women’ looked at three questions:

What does womanhood mean to you?

How far have we come?

Who inspires you?

The programming group, in association with our Learning and Participation department, got together to discuss these three questions based on their own personal experiences, which served as the perfect starting conversational point for the event. Hear what women replied to these set of questions here.

Capital Theatres are incredibly honoured to have worked with such passionate and forward-thinking artists and we hope to provide more opportunities to platform these voices in the future as part of our Learning and Participation programme of events.

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