FIZZY SHERBET (fizzysherbetplays.com
) is an award-winning initiative and podcast that showcases the voices of women creatives worldwide.
Join Fizzy hosts Lily McLeish, Tamara von Werthern and Josephine Starte for this special live podcast recording of new play The Diagnosis
written by the award-winning Athena Stevens (Late Night Staring At High Res Pixels
), followed by conversations and Q&A with Athena, director Anna Girvan (The Invisible Man
, Northern Stage; Our Country’s Good
, Tobacco Factory Theatres) and special guest, author and acitivist Sophie Williams (Millennial Black
; Anti-Racist Ally
).About The Diagnosis
What would you do if you knew the fate of those around you? Would you speak up? Would you shut down? Athena’s new play delves into a world where one person can see the fate of multiple people running blissfully towards their own destruction. What then, is the responsibility of the person that can see the ending of those who refuse to acknowledge that foresight? Does knowledge of the inevitable mean you have a moral obligation to stop it and if you can’t stop it, how do you avoid being complicit in it?
Writer: Athena Stevens
Athena Stevens is a writer, performer, director and social activist. She is the Artistic Director of Aegis Productions Ltd, the writer in residence at the Finborough Theatre and a Creative Council member and an Associate Artist at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. In 2019 she was nominated for an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre for her play Schism
. In 2021 Athena won the OFFIE Award for Best New Play for her play Scrounger
.Athena is a Trustee for the Young Women's Trust, a Trustee for Theatre Deli, a Patron for Coram Shakespeare Schools Foundation, a co-founder of the Primadonna Literary Festival, a National Freelance Task Force member and a founding member of the Women’s Equality Party.
Born in Chicago, she now lives in London. Athena was born with athetoid cerebral palsy.Cast:
Lizzie AnnisLizzie is currently filming THE WITCHER: BLOOD ORIGIN for Netflix. In 2022 she will make her West End debut as ‘Laura Wingfield’ in THE GLASS MENAGERIE opposite Amy Adams as ‘Amanda Wingfield’ directed by Jeremy Herrin at the Duke of York's Theatre.Special Guest: Sophie Williams
Sophie Williams is the Author of Millennial Black & Anti-Racist Ally, Ted Speaker, Founder of @OfficialMillennialBlack
, and Racial Equity Consultant and Activist. Sophie is a regular panelist, speaker, consultant, and workshop facilitator with a focus on anti-racism, and Diversity and Inclusion. Her writing has appeared in publications such as The Guardian, Bustle, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Refinery29, Elle, and Grazia. In her day job, she is the Manager of Production Planning at Netflix.
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