Workshop Information

May I Touch You? How the ME TOO Movement has changed the way we work backstage.

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Presented by Darrell Wagner

After being cast, it was not unusual for a performer to do on stage what was asked from the director. It was implied that the actor gave permission by their presence in the rehearsal hall or costume shop. In the age of “Me Too,” we, as theater makers, are becoming aware of the personal autonomy an actor has and how we should be working with performers to protect them, our staff, and develop safer environments that nurture creativity.