Stellar Quines and director Caitlin Skinner have announced a new Hack the Patriarchy event, supported by the National Theatre of Scotland.
Strategy Now! is the third event in the Hack the Patriarchy series and will take place online at 2pm – 4pm on Monday 24th August. Performing arts professionals are invited to book their places for free now via Eventbrite
Hack the Patriarchy events explore the inherent patriarchal structures that exist within the theatre and performance industries, how they are perpetuated, and how to challenge them. They bring attendees together to discover the power that can be found by working collectively to tackle oppression.
Strategy Now! will look particularly at creating focused community campaigns in response to previous discussions and to the changing context of the COVID-19 pandemic with its impact on gender equality in the performing arts. This is a womxn only space. This event is for cis, trans and intersex women, as well as non-binary and gender non-conforming people who identify in a significant way as women, femme or female.
This online event will take place over one afternoon. Attendees will come together as a group for sessions in the main room facilitated by Caitlin Skinner and will also split into breakout rooms two times during the event. These breakout session groups will be facilitated by performing arts practitioners and cover a variety of themes. Attendees will be able to move in between the different breakout rooms.
The breakout sessions are:
- The Parent Trap: Childcare and parenting during and after Covid-19 – facilitated by Maryam Hamidi
- Us Too: Sexual Harassment in Scottish Theatre – facilitated by Lisa Sangster
- Power Plays: Identifying & dismantling power inequalities in our rehearsal rooms – facilitated by Jenna Watt
- What could be the new Artistic Director? – facilitated by Nazli Tabatabai-Khatambakhsh
- Eliminating the Training Gap – facilitated by Sarah Rose Graber
- Say Hello, Wave Goodbye: Visioning post-Covid theatre – facilitated by Annie George
- Dismantling the Fear: creating a safer space for speaking truth to power – facilitated by Persistent and Nasty
- #weshallnotberemoved: D/deaf and disabled performers post-Covid – facilitated by Bea Webster
- Hack The Data: what does the Playwrights’ Studio Scotland and The Scottish Society of Playwrights survey tell us about systemic misogyny in (theatre) culture? – facilitated by Clare Duffy (read the survey results here)
- Success, deconstructing whiteness and the other benefits of Lockdown – facilitated by Adura Onashile
This event will be captioned (using Otter.ai software or similar) and will have Sign Language Interpreters (SLI’s). When booking, please let us know if you would like a SLI, this is so we can ensure we have enough SLIs for the breakout sessions. Please get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any access needs or any questions!