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Gender Inclusivity in the Rehearsal Room // Spring 2023
Wednesday, May 17, 2023, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDT
Category: Online-Only

Gender Inclusivity in the Rehearsal Room

Wednesday May 17, 2023
3:00pm - 4:30pm ET

Format: Online
Location: Zoom
Intended Audience: Open to any A.R.T./New York member, regardless of role or membership type.**
Participation Level: Medium

With more and more openly trans and non-binary artists walking in our doors, how do we make our spaces as welcoming for them as possible? We'll discuss how to create a rehearsal room that's inclusive and affirming - and how to ensure that culture follows us into tech and beyond. Our primary focus will be on company management, production management, and stage management, but the topics and ideas will apply to theatres (and other types of organizations) more generally as well.

**If a stage manager, company manager, and/or performer is new to your organization and doesn't yet have an A.R.T./New York username, please email [email protected] so that we can set up a user profile and enable them to RSVP to this event!

Josephine Kearns
 (she/her) is a dramaturg, theatre creative, and gender consultant. She tells stories of queer and trans affirmation and joy. 
Named a ‘person to watch’ by American Theatre Magazine, Josie’s recent work includes OTHER WORLD at Delaware Theatre Company, MISS STEP at Village Theatre (WA), INTERSTATE at East West Players (CA), ORLANDO at Royal Manitoba Theatre, and development work through the Perelman Center, Playwrights Horizons, MCC, Seattle Rep, Kansas City Rep, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, and multiple pre-Broadway projects. She also serves as gender consultant for the American Theatre Wing, the Broadway League, Concord Theatricals, Actors Equity Association, Ring of Keys, Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA), and more. Beyond her two decades in professional theatre, Josie's background includes work as a Gender Program Coordinator at Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, a Research Specialist for TransFocus, and over 200 gender inclusivity trainings for theatres, schools, hospitals, businesses, and nonprofits. 


All A.R.T./New York workshops, roundtables, and trainings feature automated captioning provided by Zoom. ASL interpretation and CART captioning services are available by request; requests must be made at least 5 business days before the event. For requests, accessibility information, or other accommodations please contact Ashley Hicks at [email protected]

Contact: [email protected]