Petition to Ku-ring-gai council
Save Marian Street Theatre!
Marian Street Theatre, Killara, has been closed since 2013. We want this iconic building reopened, so the adults and children of Ku-ring-gai can again have a professional performing arts space where theatre may be enjoyed by all. For this to occur, some building works must be undertaken. A voluntary committee from the community has now been established to raise the money to carry out these works. For its part, Council must make a public commitment urgently to safeguard the theatre’s future. The importance of this action cannot be over-emphasised, given the uncertainty surrounding the proposed merger with Hornsby Shire Council. We ask that Ku-ring-gai Municipal Council: 1) Commit immediately to the preservation of the Marian Street Theatre.2) Authorise the voluntary ‘Save Marian Street Theatre’ committee to begin raising the funds to reopen the theatre as a sustainable cultural hub, guaranteeing that all funds raised go towards Marian Street Theatre To help further, please contact us at: email@example.com
Petition to Edinburgh City Council
Allow the use of busking amplifiers on the streets of Edinburgh to a certain volume
Busking on the busy streets of Edinburgh is impossible without amplification. Part of Edinburgh's magic, especially during the fringe festival, is enjoying the sound of street music. Please sign to restore this happy, melodic atmosphere and encourage performers who rely on their talent being heard to thrive.
Petition to Spotlight UK
To allow performers to list 'Improvisation' as a Production Type on their CV's
'Spotlight is the UK's leading casting database with unrivalled knowledge and contacts at the heart of the industry' according to their website. They currently allow performers to list an array of types of performance but not 'Improvisation'. We want them to add 'Improvisation' to their Production type list Improvisation is an important and worthwhile aspect of the performing community and performers should be allowed to list it as a credit on their CV. If 'Mobile Phone' and 'PC Gaming' can be considered as legitimate forms of performance, then improvisation should be allowed as well. The improv community is flourishing in the UK, with new groups and performances happening all the time. Spotlight should be helping those people find a voice and not excluding them. Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Kirsten Wiig all began their careers with improvisation. In the US, improv is a respected artform and not a sideline or rehearsal tool. If the UK is to develop it's performers to this level, we need to start treating it as valid art form, and that will come when our most famous institutions recognise it as well.