The Thelmas

The Thelmas are dedicated to the development and promotion of early career female writers and theatre makers, with the goal that female work should exist on its own merits, and not be seen as somehow ‘niche’.

Devoted to empowering women to redress the equality imbalance in the arts, we encourage the disruption of dominant narratives and theatre that is big, bold and emotionally resonant. We crave authentic outside traditional stereotypes, and socially impactful narratives that reflect society.