COMMON: CURATES RECORDINGS
PANEL DISCUSSION: “REPRESENTATIONS OF WORKING-CLASS WOMEN IN BRITISH THEATRE”
DELIVERED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH PROJECT OVATION
THURSDAY 14TH MARCH 2019: 11.30AM - 1PM
COMMON curated a panel discussion asking how working-class women are typically represented in classical and contemporary British Theatre.
Are these representations authentic? Do they serve the complex and intersectional identities of women from working-class communities? Or do they enforce damaging stereotypes which feed national assumptions about who these individuals are and the communities they come from?
COMMON's Artistic Director was joined by an exceptional panel of creatives from working-class backgrounds and academics who specialise in representations of gender and class on stage for this urgent discussion. During the event they explored the staging of working-class identity and gender in British theatre, and asked what needs to change for us to begin presenting the truth about extraordinary working-class women.