This is the fourth month that Works by Women San Francisco has hosted the Counting Actors Project, created and managed by Bay Area actor Valerie Weak. Our hope is that by moving to the WWSF blog the project will have a wider reach and lead to even more conversation about issues of representation in Bay Area theater.
This is the third month that Works by Women San Francisco has hosted the Counting Actors Project, created and managed by Bay Area actor Valerie Weak. This project began in […]
March’s count includes 18 shows, bringing the total shows counted by the project to 392 shows – a special month where the Union Women Actors and the Total Women Actors numbers were both greater than the numbers of male actors! Here are the stats.
WWSF is delighted to host Valerie Weak’s Counting Actors Project. Starting this month, WWSF will bring you the monthly reports on the gender breakdown of actors, directors and playwrights in reported Bay Area productions; Valerie will continue to spearhead the project as she has been for close to three years.
Starting this month, WWSF will be collaborating with Valerie Weak to host the Counting Actors Project. Read her interview with WWSF where she speaks about her journey in theater and how the project came about.
First, I was an advocate for myself. I would go to auditions for classics and bring in a man’s monologue or ask to read for male roles. Some people didn’t get it. Some changed the gender of the role to female and had me play it, and others had me play the role as a male character.