Play reflects on the modern woman
tudes toward the young women involved, as well as the difficulty in prosecuting sexual assault, I feel that we have to remain vigilant.
We need to preserve all the gains that were made for us by brave women in times past by continuing to demand safety and equality.
There are still plenty of countries where women have it much worse than we do here and in this country we still have to teach our younger women to safely navigate their way through a culture influenced by a highly sexualised online environment. 7. Have you experienced gender bias during your career? Unless you’re the lead role, actresses are usually paid less than the actors playing similar-sized roles. 8. What do you think
says about modern femininity? That it’s complicated!
That it’s impossible for women to please everyone but that in many ways we are expected to.
That we judge each other too harshly and that this is holding us back from supporting each other. 9. How do you think audiences will relate to both characters? The piece is cleverly written to keep you guessing about both characters – your moral compass will swing all over the place. 10. What are you hoping audiences will take from it? That you can’t easily judge people for their choices.
Especially when the choices are difficult.
Class act: Beth Allen is part of the all-female cast, crew and creative team behind the New Zealand production of Between the Sheets.