Thinking about equality, diversity and inclusion in our theatres.

Activity: Talk or presentationWorkshop


Around 25 people came together for a fantastic one-day conference to listen, share and discuss issues around diversity and inclusion in amateur theatres.
It was jointly curated by Anne-marie Greene, Artistic Director of the Criterion Theatre, Coventry and Professor of Work and Diversity at the University of York and Penny Amis, who is joint Artistic Director of Side by Side Theatre, Leamington Spa, a company working with adults with learning disabilities. Other contributors included: Ian Wainwright, Participation Producer at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre of Stratford-on-Avon; Nyasha Daley, artist and Trustee at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry and Coventry Pride; and Elim Leigh and Georgia Kelly, local artists and playwrights who acted in the 2021 award-winning production ‘Queers – The Monologues’. They all spoke passionately about the importance of addressing under-representation of groups of people in our theatres, for social justice concerns, but also focusing on the huge benefits diversity can bring to innovation, creativity, artistic challenge and future-proofing of our theatres.
Period23 Jul 2022
Held atNational Drama Festivals Association, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionNational