Statistics show that whilst greater numbers of women embark on careers as theatre directors, the figures are very soon reversed in favour of men. The reasons for this may reflect very practical circumstances but it also reveals a bias within the industry. These two workshops seek to help address this by working with both emerging and established female-identifying directors to develop their sense of authority.
Today’s workshop will look at the dynamic of the rehearsal space: the relationship between actors and directors, communicating and developing a vision, and creating an individual voice. Future workshops will look at the place of the female-identifying director within the wider industry.
All stages will be female-led for female-identifying participants. We recognise that whilst united by gender definition, our experiences within that are influenced by varying factors. These workshops will offer the opportunity of a safe space to cultivate strength through our differences and personal truths. Our goal is to empower female-identifying directors to challenge the imbalance of representation and to be the change we want to see.
This workshop is for black female/female-identifying theatre makers only. Places are limited on these workshops and it is important that you attend both. To apply, email us here: firstname.lastname@example.org. Include a couple of sentences (in any format – written, recorded or filmed) about why you would like to be involved. Deadline for applying is Thu 18 Feb. We will let you know shortly afterwards if you have a space.