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Women Centre Stage Forum : What Share of the Cake?

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Join Sphinx Theatre, University Women in the Arts and the December Group for this major forum on Women in Theatre in the UK

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Following the publication of the Arts Council's new ten year strategy and the highly successful Are we at the Tipping Point? Hampstead Theatre Symposium in 2019, Sphinx Theatre joins with University Women in the Arts, the mentoring programme to improve the transition for women from studying the arts to working in the arts, and the December Group, a new group of women artists and practitioners working in theatre, for a major forum on Women in Theatre in the UK.

Hosted by Dame Rosemary Squire, co-founder of the Ambassador Theatre Group and Trafalgar Entertainment, the forum will bring together for the first time recent research from leading theatre organisations, followed by a round table conversation with leading practitioners and audience.

The event aims to equip all those interested in women in theatre with the latest data, experiences and recommendations, as well as working together to draw up a list of recommendations to improve gender equality in UK theatre which will be published after the day.

Panel 1: The Research

Research to be shared includes:

• What Share of the Cake? A major year long research project from Sphinx Theatre on Women in Theatre, run in partnership with Jennifer Tuckett at the University of Cambridge

Equity’s recent research with Royal Holloway, University of London, on women and appearance

ERA 50:50’s current work on actresses in the UK

Stage Directors UK’s recent research on women theatre directors

The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain’s recent research on women playwrights

University Women in the Arts’ recent research at the University of Cambridge on how to improve the transition for women from studying the arts to working in the arts

PIPA's recent research on carers and parents in the performing arts

This panel will discuss what is the research, what are its findings and recommendations, and how can these be used.

Panel Two: Round Table Discussion with Leading Practitioners and Audience

Key questions for the discussions are: What does the latest research tell us about the representation of women in UK theatre? Is 50:50 across the Arts a creative possibility for 2020? What are the strategies for progress?

Open to everyone working in the theatre industry, policymakers, funding bodies, freelancers, students and anyone interested in the position of women in theatre in the UK, the event will draw up a list of recommendations to improve gender equality in theatre in the UK which will be published and sent to policymakers, funders and theatres following the conference.

Panellists include: Caroline Barth, Creative Learning Director at Derby Theatre; Jodi-Alissa Bickerton, Creative Learning Director at Graeae; Gemma Bodinetz, Artistic Director of the Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse; Kelly Burke, Chair of Equity’s Women’s Committee; Titilola Dawudu, Co-founder of Black Womxn In Theatre; Lesley Gannon, Assistant General Secretary at The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain; Polly Kemp, Co-founder of ERA 50:50; Guleraana Mir, playwright and Executive Director of The Thelmas; Sue Parrish, Artistic Director, Sphinx Theatre; Julia Pascal, the first female director at the National Theatre at the South Bank and playwright; Cassie Raine, Co-founder of PIPA; Paulette Randall , Theatre and Television Director; Stephanie Sirr, Chief Executive of Nottingham Playhouse; Lisa Spirling, Artistic Director of Theatre503; and Jennifer Tuckett, Director, University Women in the Arts

Partners on the forum include Equity, The Writers' Guild of Great Britain, ERA 50:50, Stage Directors UK, Black Womxn in Theatre, The Stage and Trafalgar Studios, in addition to the hosts Sphinx Theatre Company, University Women in the Arts and the December Group.

Following the recent publication of the Arts Council's next ten year Strategy, this is an opportunity to come together to discuss how to reach gender equality in UK theatre.

Tickets: £12/ £10 concessions

Trafalgar Studios 2 is fully accessible and the event will be signed.

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