Seeking Women in Technical Theatre & Design for Project Interviews

Women in Technical Theatre & Design: Re-Conceptualizing Our Views of Women in Theatre

The purpose of this study is to better understand why women are under-represented in the areas of theatre design and technology; and what strategies might be implemented to work toward equity.

The objectives of this study are:

  • To examine the narratives of women currently or previously in theatre technology and design
  • To explore the commonly held stereotypes: who theatrical technicians and designers are, what they do, and what skills/background are required of them
  • To understand the barriers to women who desire to enter theatre technology and design
  • To understand what women currently in theatre technology and design have found to be supporting and enabling for their career choices, and whom they have spoken with regarding these choices
  • To identify and provide strategies, best practices, and professional development to increase recruitment and retention of women in theatre technology and design

Subject Population(s): The primary subject population for this study are theatre technicians and/or designers and/or technology and design students 18 years or older and theatre professionals who identify as female.

You can find the original Google Survey for the project HERE.

Interviews will be conducted in NYC on Sunday, November 18 in the Dean’s Conference Room at Tisch, 721 Broadway.

If you are interested in being involved, contact Kristen Morgan at morgankr@easternct.edu to sign up for an interview.