It Doesn’t Have to Be #MeToo: Sexual Harassment Education and Prevention for Theater
Thursday, May 23, 2019 - doors open at 7pm for networking, panel starts at 7:30
change of venue: Polaris North Theatre, 245 W. 29th Street, 4th floor, NYC
Facilitated by Yvette Heyliger, with confirmed speakers Jenna Chrisphonte of the Dramatists Guild, Tamar Shapiro, the national director of social services for The Actors Fund, Hope Chavez of ART-New York; with a presentation by Aimee Todoroff of League of Independent Theater and stories by Yvette Heyliger, Lexi Orphanos and Janet Schlapkohl.
We’ve heard the stories of #MeToo victims at the hands of politicians, television and radio personalities, film directors and celebrities. In the theatre we have our own #MeToo stories to share. The casting couch is very real and not just reserved for women — men have their own stories! This workshop is three-fold-- going from the personal, to educational, to advocacy; followed by a Q & A. Artists will share stories of harassment and misconduct; followed by a power point presentation recognizing and fighting harassment; followed by a panel of representatives from a theatrical organizations who will share what they are doing to empower their members and prevent harassment, misconduct or assault in the theatrical work space.
Content Warning: This session will include conversations about sexual harassment and abuse. While no graphic details will be shared, we offer this warning in case conversations of this nature are a trigger for any guests. Your self-care is our priority and you may step out of the event at any time if you are uncomfortable.
Doors open at 7:00pm for networking and refreshments, roundtable introductions of everyone in the room will start at 7:30pm - come prepared with your best 30-second summary of who you are, and what you need. Free for TRU members; $12.50 for non-members in advance ($15 at door).
Please use the bright red reservation box on our web page, or email or phone at least a day in advance (or much sooner): e-mail TRUStaff1@gmail.com
/ phone 833-506-5550