Are women playing a full role in Theatre in Scotland?  A quick look around suggests ‘no’.  On the one hand, all theatres profess to have an ‘equal opportunities policy’ on the other hand, the Review of Theatre in Scotland last year showed that fewer than half actually monitored that policy.  Recent research by Equity shows that opportunities for female actors are shrinking.

Does this matter?  After all we can see women everywhere in theatre, in marketing, management, front of house and other roles.  Are women just not interested in running theatres or taking a lead creative role?  What affect does this have on the work and on what audiences see?  How does this differ from the situation elsewhere in the UK and Europe?

Come and debate and discuss at Traverse 2 – 26th September 6pm -7.30pm with a glass of wine in the bar afterwards.

Blythe Duff in "Marco Pantani"

Blythe Duff in “Marco Pantani”

Speakers:

  • Max Beckmann, Equity Organiser, Equity
  • Christine Hamilton, Arts Consultant and Author of the Review of Theatre in Scotland 2012
  • Blandine Pelissier, founding member of the H/F Association for Gender Equality in Culture in France

The event is FREE but please book a space via the Traverse Box Office www.traverse.co.uk or call 0131 228 1404

Supported by Equity, Federation of Scottish Theatre, Playwrights’ Studio Scotland and Scottish Society of Playwrights.  Organised by Christine Hamilton, Consulting – christinehamiltonconsulting@gmail.com

Thanks to the Traverse Theatre for their support.

Lorne Boswell
Equity
114 Union Street
Glasgow
G1 3QQ
0141 248 2472
Scotland@equity.org.uk