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About this Elements series:

Women Theatre Makers is a series focused on women-identifying practitioners and their work across the globe from the late nineteenth up to the twenty-first century. The series is both contemporary and historical. On the one hand, it creates opportunities to focus on the understudied, supporting ‘cast’ of creatives hidden by primary attentions to women’s playwriting: those who behind the scenes have contributed to the staging of women’s performance work, whether as directors or as lighting, costume and stage designers. On the other, it showcases women theatre makers from the historical period of women’s suffrage, continuing through the twentieth century and up to the present day. Volumes include studies of individual women theatre makers; women’s theatre collectives; activist-led women’s performances and world-leading theatre productions by women. International in scope, it is the first series of its kind dedicated to women theatre makers from around the world.

Submit a proposal

To submit a proposal for an Element in the Women Theatre Makers series, please download this form and send it to the Series Editors: Elaine Aston ( and Melissa Sihra (

Meet the Series Editors