Inspired by real events and a lawsuit initiated by Stevens herself, Scrounger drives towards the realities of how Britain
is failing its most vulnerable and the extreme cost paid by those seeking justice.Athena Stevens is a Playwright in Residence
at the Finborough Theatre where she wrote and performed in the Olivier nominated world premiere of Schism. She is an associate
artist at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. She is currently writing the book for a new musical, and is under commission for the
National Youth Theatre. She was the first actor in a wheelchair nominated for an OffWestEnd Award for her performance in Schism,
as well as appearing at the Barbican Theatre as Juliet last year. Her radio plays include Reluctant Spirit (BBC Radio 3).
Stevens is also a spokesperson for the UK's Women's Equality Party.