A sporting chance?
“While it is fairly easy to find out about a white man who sprints for Australia, getting information on, for example, a female triple-jumper from Ghana has proved a lot more difficult”, says Catrin Evans, artistic director of the Women’s Creative Company. But it is these women’s stories that Endurance attempts to bring to a wider audience.
The women involved in the project have been researching a number of sportswomen whilst also examining the issues around women in sport in general such as gender testing and how their sporting achievements are reported and commented on in the media.
It also poses questions like, have things really changed for women now that they are ‘allowed’ to participate in competitive boxing and weightlifting, and what does it mean for women to be living under the ‘British Empire’?
• A Moment’s Peace Theatre Company in co-production with The Arches
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