Gender Inclusive Theatre Intensive (6 part series)
DATE: 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/1 | 7:00pm ET
DESCRIPTION: Join a pioneer in the field of gender consulting for her deepest dive yet into making theatre with, for, and about people of all genders. Each session in this six-week course will focus on a different facet of theatremaking and its impacts on trans, non-binary, and cis artists and audiences. And an intimate group will allow space for both expert knowledge and robust discussions. Participants will leave each week with an expanded arsenal of tools, strategies, and action items - and will finish positioned to be gender inclusive leaders in their own communities. Our agenda will be: Week 1 - Language, Play Selection, & Building an Artistic Team Week 2 - Casting Week 3 - Rehearsals & Performances Week 4 - Intimacy (Physical & Emotional) Week 5 - Audience & Education Week 6 - Marketing, PR, & Press
BIO: Josephine Kearns (she/her) is a gender consultant, dramaturg, and educator who specializes in queer, transgender, and intersex identities. She has worked in theatres across the US and Canada as a pioneer in the field of gender consulting, supporting every aspect of productions from script and casting to marketing and production. Her experience spans fifteen years in professional theatre, staff positions at multiple trans-supporting organizations, and over 150 gender inclusivity trainings for schools, hospitals, government institutions, and arts organizations.