This year, we are celebrating 25 years of transforming the lives of women and girls! Co-Founder and Artistic Director, Catrina McHugh MBE, has been stepping through the years of groups collaborated with and the plays co-created.

As with After Her Death and the 25yrs to follow, we didn’t and don’t lead with an issue. We arrive with a blank sheet of paper, introduce a character via a stimulus…Each group pulled on their lived experiences to create one character, they worked creatively up on their feet, the process democratic and building power.

Catrina has looked at the first decade of Open Clasp, asking at one point, ‘has anything changed?’ You can read them here: