Skip to main content
Thought Piece - Extract

Strategic Partnership News!

We're excited to announce our third Strategic Partnership is the BFI. Over the next year we'll be working closely with the BFI Race Equality Network to listen to any experiences of racism and hold solidarity spaces for Black and Global Majority colleagues centred on healing and resilience. Parallel to this we'll be delivering our anti-racism awareness training and supporting leadership to develop actions and priorities rooted in the testimonies shared. Like all of our partnerships, the details are confidential but we'll be supporting the BFI to share insights and learnings Like all of our partnerships, the details are confidential but we'll be supporting the BFI to share insights and learnings in the future.
admin
June 10, 2022
Thought Piece - Extract

Today  I recently met someone new on a course I’m doing and after some conversation, they mentioned how important it is for “us as white women” to be aware of the lens of experience of BIPOC in this particular field. I sat there listening quietly but going round and round in my head was- but I’m not white. Well not entirely. Do I say something? Is it worth it? I just sat there and listened to them talk. It’s hard to describe how that feels. When someone just assumes your race without asking first. And to be fair- I am white passing. 9 out of 10 people assume that I’m completely white on a daily basis. And that remaining 1 out of 10 people often ask questions such as “are you completely white?” or “looks like you have something else in you?”. The most common question being “errm where are you from?” and I say London. “Erm where are your parents from?”. Again- I say London. “Oh no I mean what is your heritage?”. Finally, I then say my mum’s side of the family are Jamaican.  Actually, it’s a part of me that I really want people to know. It…
admin
May 26, 2022
Thought Piece - Extract

On Being Out I have been working in the arts for over 10 years now. I am a writer, facilitator,  performer and theatre maker. For my whole career I have been what is commonly known as an ‘out Jew’. Meaning people know I am Jewish. I do not hide the fact I am Jewish. When I started focusing more on playwrighting I changed my surname back to what it would have been pre 1930s. To before my family changed it to sound less Jewish, as being Jewish in the UK then still prevented you from getting certain jobs or being in certain spaces. But I thought there is no need to hide now. I can change it back. I am an ‘out Jew’. As a white Jew, a white man I could have chosen to pursue my career without highlighting to people I was Jewish. I could have not leant into this. However it was very important to me, and still is to embrace who I am, embrace that part of myself and make work which reflects it, challenges it and empowers others to embrace that part of themselves.  On being too Jewish  As I navigated the theatre world as…
admin
April 4, 2021