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Vote with your feet for better gender balance in theatre

In Uncategorized on September 21, 2012 at 9:34 am
Playwright Stella Duffy suggests you use your ticket-buying power for good.

Playwright Stella Duffy suggests you use your ticket-buying power for good.

Playwright Stella Duffy calls for women, who she says make up 70% of theatre-goers, to vote with their feet and make a conscious decision to avoid male-dominated plays, and seek out with a better gender balance. Here at Scarlet Satin we know there are men who care about gender equity and could vote this way too. “Theatre, as we learn in Hamlet, is supposed to offer a window on society and yet women are treated as though they are a minority. If we don’t tackle this, what hope is there for the female disabled actor, the black woman actor ā€“ they have been made a minority twice,” Stella Duffy said. “We need, as women, to be more circumspect, to seek out plays with female roles ā€“ it is not easy, but it is worth doing.”

For more inspiration:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2012/jun/27/subsidised-theatres-female-roles-equity

http://stelladuffy.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/being-ignored-and-the-suggestion-of-a-monstrous-regime/

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