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To mark International Women’s Day, we did a call out for artists in February to work with us to create an audio programme filled with tributes to the incredible women who inspire them.

We were blown away by the response and the stories submitted and are happy to say that the six innovative artists we commissioned to create these audio experiences are: Eliyana Evans, Nana-Kofi Kufuor, Gemma Langford, Channique Sterling-Brown, Rebecca Swarray and Becky Wilkie (pictured below from top left to right, then bottom left to right).

Eliyana Evans highres 185 Kofi Headshot 185 Gemma Langford 185 Channique Sterling Brown 185 Rebecca Swarray 185 IWD Artist Becky Wilkie 2 185

Hannah McLennan Jones 185
Each artist worked closely with the brilliant illustrator Hannah McClennan-Jones to create an accessible visual world for their audio experience.

Manchester illustrator Hannah McLennan-Jones creates vibrant pieces of illustration using pen and ink drawings, which are then collaged together to create her final pieces. Her work follows a strict pink colour palette and is inspired by punk aesthetics, pop culture, neon lights & nostalgia.

 

 
Sound Designer Annie May Fletcher will be working with Gemma, Channique and Nana-Kofi to develop their pieces. Annie is a sound designer and composer for live theatre and digital media based in the North, and she trained at LAMDA. She co-founded Broken Bird Studios, a Northern-based audio production company, is an Associate Artist with Snapper Theatre and was the NST Lab Associate in 2018/19. Her recent digital credits include What A Carve Up, Toast and The Understudy for The LBT, and A Passion Play for 45North.

OH WOMAN! is a celebration of remarkable lives and quiet triumphs, of famous faces and family members, and will be shared across the theatre’s website and social media channels from Monday 8 March – Wednesday 31 March. Discover more about the artists and the women that inspire them below.

A CONVERSATION WITH CHLOE by Rebecca Swarray
Featuring Rebecca Swarray & Chloe Cousins
And excerpts from Jackie Kay, Judith Butler & Audre Lorde

IN HER OWN WORDS by Becky Wilkie
Featuring Becky's Daughter

TRANSGRESSIVE by Eliyana Evans
Performed by Eliyana Evans
This piece is binaural so for the best experience, it needs to be listened to through headphones.

THE LAST CUNNING WOMAN OF TIMPERLEY by Gemma Langford
Julie Hesmondhalgh as Ida
Evie Wormald as Kid
Katie West as Woman
Sound Design & Composition by Annie May Fletcher

A LETTER TO A MOTHER AND A SISTER by Nana-Kofi Kufuor
Performed by Hammed Animashaun
Sound Design & Composition by Annie May Fletcher

THE LADY WITH THE SPARK by Channique Sterling-Brown
Channique Sterling-Browns as herself
Sandra Cole as Mary Seacole
Sound Design & Composition by Annie May Fletcher