On Friday, April 26 2019, 2b’s Fountain School of Performing Arts Apprentice Rooks Field-Green facilitates a conversation about inclusive casting practises. Here’s how he describes the context for the conversation:
What is it about our current casting practices that is prioritizing able-bodied, cisgender, and white actors over all others? This colloquium conversation, moderated by Rooks Field-Green, aims to unpack the ways in which casting practices are inaccessible to so many communities. The goal of this conversation will be to listen, share, learn, and plan for better processes in the future.
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Rooks feels so privileged to announce that there will be stakeholders involved in the majority of the conversation.
In order to ensure this conversation is safe and productive, there will be priority given to the contributions of BIPOC folks, individuals with disabilities, and queer folks over the contributions of others for the first hour followed by a larger conversation for the second hour.
This conversation will be held at the Dal Arts Centre, Halifax in room 409 which is wheel chair accessible via a ramp from the street and taking the elevator up to the 4th floor. Halifax, or Kjipuktuk, is the unceded and unsurrendered territory of the Mi’kmaq people. Unceded means that Kjipuktuk is not owned by the government of Nova Scotia but they continue to hoard rights over it and charge money for its use. We live on stolen land, this conversation will be held in a space that is stolen, and we must go forward being mindful of that fact.
The event is free and open to everyone.
For more about the Colloquium Series, click here: