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#WakingTheFeminists - Equality for women in Irish theatre

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#WakingTheFeminists calls on the board of our national theatre to lead the way in establishing equality for women artists.

Overall objective: Equality for women artists

Campaign objectives:

–       A sustained policy for inclusion with action plan and measurable results

–       Championing and equal advancement of women artists

–       Economic parity for all working in the theatre

Background: On Wednesday 28 October, the Abbey Theatre, Ireland’s National Theatre, launched its programme to mark the centenary of the 1916 Rising – an event that ultimately led to the founding of the Irish State. The Abbey Theatre and its members were actively involved in both the Rising itself and the debates around the founding of the Republic.

1 out of the 10 plays programmed in the 2016 programme are written by a woman – 3 out of 10 are directed by women. #WakingtheFeminists is a campaign by Irish artists to demand change of the systems that allow for such chronic under-representation of the work of women artists at the Abbey Theatre, and in Irish theatre generally. More details here: #WakingTheFeminists 

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