Polly Creed is an award-winning young director, writer, and activist. Her work focuses on themes of gender, social justice, and climate change. 

 Polly is a founder of Power Play, a theatre company and think tank that carries out original data research around gender inequality in the arts, as well as programming new work by women. Power Play's debut site-specific showcase at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018 won a Fringe First for Emma Dennis-Edward's play, Funeral Flowers (print copy available here), and was listed as one of Lyn Gardner's picks of the Fringe in The Independent. In 2018-19, Power Play are carrying out a pioneering study into gender inequality in UK theatre, looking at over 60 theatres across the  UK. Read more about Power Play's work here. 


Polly's activist and theatrical work has been featured in various papers and platforms, including The Independent, The Scotsman, The Stage, and  The Guilty Feminist podcast. Meanwhile her writing has been shortlisted for a Sit Up Award and won Best New Writing at LSDF 2018. She has recently founded, True Name, a theatre company specialising in ecological and social theatre, and in July 2019 worked on a new collaboration with Plan B, the London College of Communication, Theatre 198 and The Tate, focusing on issues around climate change. The performance was staged at The Tate Modern.

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