Mission statement

The Minerva collective is a theatre company dedicated to celebrating womxn's stories, from the divine to the absurd

wE CREATE DYNAMIC AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING ORIGINAL PIECES, WHICH SPAN NEW WRITING, DEVISED WORK AND VERBATIM THEATRE

 

WE BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF LAUGHTER TO UNITE OUR AUDIENCES BEHIND THE CHARACTERS WE CHAMPION

OUR WORK GIVES A PLATFORM TO TRIUMPHANT FEMALE and non-binary VOICES, STUDIES THE FEMALE EXPERIENCe WITHIN SOCIETY AND PUTS ISSUES AFFECTING WOMXN ON STAGE

The beginning

The Minerva Collective was formed in 2016 by Playwright Leigh Douglas, Director Fiona Kingwill, Producer Daisy Hale and Lighting Designer Martha Godfrey. The company was born out of the BA Writing, Directing and Performance at the University of York.

 

Minerva’s first project was Waking Beauty in 2016. Subsequently, Minerva has worked with ovalhouse, Theatre Upstairs, The Hope Islington and The Bunker. The company has now grown to include Producer, Hannah Elsy and Associate Artists, Gabrielle Sheppard and Amy Warren.