Activism

Hack The Patriarchy

Hack the Patriarchy is a series of open space events that aim to create more meaningful conversations around tackling gender inequality in Scottish theatre.  

The events, which run in collaboration by Stellar Quines and National Theatre of Scotland, invite women and non-binary people working in the sector to share experiences, develop skills and create action.

Hack the Patriarchy aims to empower change through the collective action of women and non–binary people working in Scottish theatre.  

Previous events

Session 1 – Open Space

At Rockvilla in July 2019
An open space event to get the lay of the land from participants and discover the key themes and issues people are facing.  

 

Session 2- If You Want Change, You Need Power

At Rockvilla in September 2019
A focused workshop investigating where power lies within the industry, how participants can access power and use their networks to build strategies for change.  

 

Session Three – Strategy Now

Online in August 2020
An online open space event in response to the COVID- 19 pandemic. Sessions were facilitated around key themes from previous events including: parenting and caring responsibilities, sexual harassment, power inequality in the rehearsal process, the new Artistic Director, training, imagining post-covid theatre, dismantling fear, D/deaf and disabled performers post-covid, inequality in playwriting and deconstructing success and whiteness.  

Decorative graphic showing two teal circles and two purple hoops overlapping in a line
Decorative graphic showing two teal circles and two purple hoops overlapping in a line
Decorative graphic showing two teal circles and two purple hoops overlapping in a line

Upcoming campaign

Stellar Quines are working closing with Lisa Sangster to create a sexual harassment awareness campaign in response to the discussions at Hack the Patriarchy.

The campaign has been created in consultation with participants and industry professionals through focus groups. We are collaborating with Federation of Scottish Theatre and hope to launch the campaign later in 2021.

We are currently planning the next steps for Hack the Patriarchy and look forward to updating you soon.

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