Tomorrow, I’ll be sharing a special report into my findings on anti-fat bias in the theatre. My work examining these new findings was commissioned by the Citadel Theatre and the full report can be viewed here.
Stories to Action: Co-creating Inclusive Pathways to Professional Theatre Salon
A Livestream Event that took place over Zoom on March 26, 2021 at 5:30pm MST
This podcast was recorded during our live salon that took place as part of Azimuth Theatre’s Chinook Series, 2021. The salon was billed as an opportunity to further explore research conducted by April M. Killins, exploring equitable access to professional theatre in Edmonton.
The conversation starts with a presentation of research findings and ties into a panel discussion led by Barry Bilinsky, with theatre professionals whose experience speaks to the findings in April’s report.
Accessibility: The live event included ASL interpretation and the resulting podcast is closed captioned.
April MacDonald Killins
The recorded podcast can be watched below, or by following this link.
Our biggest thanks go out to the artists who gave us 20 minutes of their time, and so many different perspectives. The volume and candor of your responses has created a powerful dataset that speaks truth to a multitude of experiences.
These community perspectives will be combined with findings from a set of interviews we conducted with theatre training programs through the summer of 2020.
Combined findings of this research, along with recommendations directly from
Thank you again, for your participation in co-creating inclusive pathways to professional theatre in
In partnership with the YEG Performing Arts Accessibility Ad Hoc Group, our survey is now live! It will remain open until October 30th at 9:00 pm.
This survey allows Edmonton’s theatre community to speak directly to institutions, anonymously. More details are available on Theatre Alberta‘s website and below. You can also contact me with questions.