ARTISTIC DIRECTOR/ EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: My name is Natalie Osborne. I’m a theatre-maker, anthropologist, and occasionally a stilt walker. When I was fourteen I started turning the weird little stories I had in my head into plays and got hooked on writing ever since.
There was just one problem, as a soon discovered, less than 20% of the new plays that get produced each year in this country are written by women. The numbers are even worse for women of color. Rather than stomp my feet and give up, I decided I was going to do something about this. Hence, NOplays was born.
It has been an honor to see this community grow year after year, and the amazing work the artists involved in our productions have created. Slowly but surely, we are changing the statistics and making our voices heard!