Globe Central Symposium
21st Century Acting: Race and Inclusive Practice – What Next?
Shakespeare’s Globe and Royal Central School of Speech and Drama are co-hosting a provocative and themed symposium with the title:
The arts are positioned in a moment of great potential: industry and academic leaders are being held accountable to create more ‘inclusive’ training centres, programmes and venues. However, new questions have revealed a tremendous gap between desired outcomes and practical reality.
Over the two days we will consider the use of institutional frameworks such as target setting, diversity policies and decolonisation practices and consider how they might be contributing to – and intervening in – contemporary discourses in the conservatoire and professional venues.
How are the Globe and Central specifically working for and against notions of Shakespeare as a monument of white privilege? And how do we all engage meaningfully with professional and student actors in the mandates for inclusivity, diversity and equity in the academy and rehearsal room?’
The full programme of events and speakers will be available in late August
We’re offering a bursary programme for 10 students. It includes a complimentary ticket to the symposium and offers support for transport and food for both days of the event. We evaluate applications for the bursary programme on equitable standards of access.
Please register your interest in a bursary here.
THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER
Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
10am – 5pm
62-64 Eton Ave, London NW3 3HY
Where We Are Now: Race, Theatre and Inclusive Practice in 2019
Chaired by Kaleya Baxe
Harvey Young (Boston University)
Jatinder Verma (Tara Arts)
Dr Farah Karim Cooper (Shakespeare’s Globe)
Unlimited Access: Decolonising Auditions and Admissions
Chaired by Jamie Wheeler
Meeting the Student: Cultural Identity and Sensitivity in Actor Training
Chaired by Dr. Jessica Hartley
Pamela Jikemi (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama)
Catherine Alexander (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama)
FRIDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER
Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
10am – 4pm
Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London SE1 9DT
Seeing the Actor: Casting Consciously in the Professional Theatre
Reading the Room: Caring for Actors on a Diversely Cast Production
Destabilising the Monuments to White Privilege: Twenty-first Century Actor Training
Chaired by Dr. Sylvan Baker (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama)
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