An actor, writer, and director, Athena Stevens has been working in the arts and entertainment sector for over a decade. Having collaborated with the BBC, C4, Shakepseare's Globe Theatre, The Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre, NYT, Finborough Theatre, Park Theatre and others, she draws on an extensive and established network. Athena is also an award winning stand up comedian. As a passionate human rights activist Athena has worked on efforts for fair housing, mainstreaming education, travel accessibility, small business accessibility, and a variety of political campaigns. Stevens additionally sits on the Heathrow Access Advisory Group (HAAG) and has been an access consultant for TFL, recently named as one of the 150 People Impacting the London Underground. Athena has had a highly international upbringing: attending Davidson College USA, and RADA and UEA (MA in Creative Entrepreneurship) In UK. In 2011 she made her West End debut both as an actress and as a playwright in The Amazing Vancetti Sisters. Her latest play Schism had its world premiere at the Finborough Theatre before transferring to the Park Theatre. Athena was nominated for an Offie Award for Best Female Performance. Additionally, Athena is the Artistic Director of Aegis Productions Ltd. Since 2016 Athena has been the Women's Equality Party spokesperson for Equality in the Media. Her written work often explores issues surrounding autonomy and self determination as well as independence. She sees herself as a mainstream artist and her performances, pieces, and interactions serve to entertain as well as inspire the general public rather than special interest groups. Tapping into an ever expanding network of professional and collaberative artists, Athena's work on stage, screen, and on the page is quickly becoming recognizable both in the US and UK. Athena was born with athetoid cerebral palsy.
- Soul Searching: Athena Stevens - Shakespeare's GlobeRecompense by Athena Stevens Twenty-five years ago the course of Sophie’s life was changed by a single human error. A settlement was given, and justice was paid out, at least on paper. But Sophie disagrees. Now she is determined to take justice into her own hands. What made you say yes to Dark Night of the Soul? This is my first commission so it’s pretty exciting to have it come from Shakespeare’s Globe. What interests you about the Faustus myth or Marlowe’s Faustus? I think the arrogance of F
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