Today is the annual Theatre Bay Area Conference. We hope you are planning to attend this dynamic event (10am-6pm at Berkeley Repertory Theatre). WWSF won’t be posting a news post today because we’re off to facilitate one of the break-out sessions. Hope to see you there!
Being Agents of Change: Advocacy Tools & Representation Strategies for Individual Artists, 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Do you ever feel like you don’t see enough people like you onstage? Are you concerned about what stories are over and under-represented in theatre? Do you struggle with trying to figure out how to have an impact as an individual on social issues in our field? Hosted by TBA’s Gender Parity Advisory Committee, this roundtable discussion and interactive workshop will explore specific tools and strategies that individual artists can use to advocate for equal representation in theatre. With a focus on effective activist tactics that have emerged out of the Gender Parity Movement, panelists will share details about specific efforts they have undertaken to address their own representation concerns. Participants will have the chance to share personal stories and representation challenges in small groups and to strategize collectively about the social impact of individual action. Everyone (including folks who missed the session!) is invited to continue this conversation with panelists during the lunch period.
Moderated by: Christine Young
Panelists: Velina Brown, Eugenie Chan, Rebecca Ennals, Martha Richards, Valerie Weak