Recently Heather Pearson at Fearless Femme interviewed our artistic director Jemima Levick. She asked her about how Stellar Quines is changing the way people view gender in theatre, future plans for the Quines and who is her feminist theatre hero.
On 29 September Glasgow Women’s Library hosted a lively and inspiring afternoon of spoken word and performance by emerging Muslim women writers exploring the theme of relationships. The event was led by Sheffield University Storying Relationships Project and it comprised of a series of lively conversations with acclaimed Muslim women writers including Safina Mazhar, Sara Shaarawi and Sufiya Ahmed followed by readings of their scripts.
Stellar Quines were pleased to support this event and Catherine, our Creative Learning Associate, helped with dramaturgy on the scripts before the event and was part of the team on the day. Read more
Artistic Director & CEO
Jemima was appointed Artistic Director and Chief Executive in May 2016. Prior to that, she served as Artistic Director and as Associate Director at Dundee Rep Theatre for seven years. She trained at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh and on a Scottish Arts Council Director Traineeship. Read more
If you could write a letter to your period, what would you say? Would you tell it how great it is? Would you beg it to stop? Or show up? Do you have some questions for it that you’re too embarrassed to ask anyone else?
Stellar Quines are delighted to be providing creative support to the development of The Network’s new Fringe production Propeller, directed by Caitlin Skinner (Village Pub Theatre, Sanitised, Woke). The Network was first formed in 2017 and is part of Scottish Drama Training Network.
Letters to… is a new quarterly writing opportunity where we invite you to write a letter in response to a theme. We choose one which is then performed by a professional actor, filmed and shared on Stellar Quines’ website and social media.
We welcome applications from people of any gender identity, from
The shortlist was announced today for the Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland (CATS) 2018. We are delighted that The 306 Day has been included in the shortlist and has received a nomination for the beautiful music in the production composed by Gareth Williams, with Musical Direction by Claire McKenzie and performed by members of the Red Note Ensemble Read more
On this International Women’s Day 2018 I can’t help but reflect on the past year and how the debate surrounding gender equality and unacceptable sexual harassment has dominated the headlines.
I am pleased that we at Stellar Quines have embraced the debates and campaigns and raised awareness with our #Respectis Campaign and #MeToo updates and resources. Read more
We are delighted to share the news that author and former Stellar Quines Board Member, Vivien French has received an Outstanding Achievement Award by the Scottish Book Trust.
Vivien has been a long time supporter of Stellar Quines and worked tirelessly for us during her time on the Board to support
Edinburgh based theatre company Stellar Quines, that have for over 25 years celebrated the value and diversity of women and girls, has secured their position as one of Creative Scotland’s Regular Funding Organisation Portfolio 2018 – 2021.
The 3 year award of £409,333 represents a 22% cut to the company’s regular
JAIMINI Jethwa was one year old when she and her parents were forced to leave Uganda and move to Dundee. That was in August 1972, when Uganda’s larger than life president Idi Amin had ordered the expulsion of all 80,000 Asian Ugandans from the country within a ninety-day period or
Broadway World asked Director Jemima Levick a few questions about her forthcoming production The Last Queen of Scotland
Tell us a bit about The Last Queen of Scotland.
The Last Queen of Scotland is inspired by writer Jaimini’s experience of the Ugandan Asian expulsion, and her move to Dundee as an immigrant