Play re­flects on the mod­ern woman

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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.

Photo: CAREN DAVIS

Class act: Beth Allen is part of the all-fe­male cast, crew and creative team be­hind the New Zealand pro­duc­tion of Be­tween the Sheets.

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