Prologue Town Hall: Gender to discuss inequalities in theater industry

September 12, 2016

Dillon Taunton

dtaunton@uccs.edu

     Prologue Town Hall: Gender, part of the Prologue Lecture Series, hopes to host an interesting panel for its upcoming event on Sept. 18 at the Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theatre.

     Gender representations on the American stage will be discussed in this prologue between a panel of experts and the audience.

     The panel includes Shakespearean actress Tina Packer, Carey Perloff, head of the American Conservatory Theater, P. Carl, director and co-founder of HowlRound, an online theater forum, and UCCS film and theater professor Teresa Meadows.

     The panel members will each speak about their experiences. After their presentations, the discussion will be open between the audience and panel.

     The hope for the event is to create an open dialogue about inequality that other members of the theater community may face based on gender.

     Town Hall: Gender focuses on important issues in the theater community, according theater program director Kevin Landis, who also founded the Prologue Lecture Series.

     “We will be mainly focusing on is how theater has struggled to find any sense of equality between women and men playwrights. So much of the work done in theater these days is done my men,” Landis said.

     Landis hopes that having a panel of experts in theater will help to create a conversation about gender inequalities in the industry.

     “When I started the prologue series, I wanted to make sure the series connected national leaders in the arts to our community so conversation could happen,” said Landis.

     “It isn’t about famous people talking about their careers; it’s about starting a conversation.”

     “The purpose of the event is to provide events to the Colorado Springs community that eliminate the idea the theater is a commodity,” said Landis.

     To reserve tickets for the event, visit theatreworkscs.org/tickets.