Live scribe illustrations of a Hack the Patriarchy event

Campaigns

Hack The Patriarchy

What is it?

Hack the Patriarchy is our series of open space events for people to join together and tackle gender inequality in the performing arts.

Come along to chat about your experiences and share ideas to create change together. Events are facilitated by experienced practitioners but what is discussed is completely up to you.

Who is it for?

Hack the Patriarchy is open to all women and people of other marginalised genders, working at any level in the performing arts.

You could work in acting, producing, directing, design, choreography, writing, sound, technical production, creative engagement, marketing, administration, teaching – or any other role in the sector!

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Hack the Patriarchy 2022 

Our latest series of Hack the Patriarchy events ran during summer 2022. These were facilitated by award-winning theatre maker Julia Taudevin and produced by multidisciplinary producer Daisy Douglas. All events were free to attend.

The June and July events took place online and in person, in Glasgow and Edinburgh, to make the events open to as many people as possible. Scroll down this page and read our ‘Previously on Hack the Patriarchy’ zines to find out what happened at these events.

The August event was a big one – it was an all day in person event and took place in Edinburgh during the Fringe. Participants were welcome to come for all or part of the day. The discussions at this event were live scribed by artist Cassandra Harrison. You can see her illustrations on this page.

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Image by F-Bomb Theatre

Previously on Hack the Patriarchy

Stellar Quines began Hack the Patriarchy in 2019.  Download our zines to find out the topics and ideas discussed at our past events.

Please get in touch with hello@stellarquines.co.uk if you would like any of our zines in alternative formats.

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  • 14 June 2022 event zine

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  • 28 June 2022 event zine

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  • 12 July 2022 event zine

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  • 26 July 2022 event zine

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2019 – 2020 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 3 – 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, dismantling fear, D/deaf and disabled performers post-covid, and deconstructing success and whiteness.

 

Our previous events ran in collaboration with National Theatre of Scotland.

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Support our campaign

Stellar Quines has worked with Lisa Sangster to create a sexual harassment awareness campaign in response to discussions at Hack the Patriarchy events.

The campaign was created in consultation with focus groups of theatre professionals. It is supported by the Federation of Scottish Theatre and launched in June 2022.

Our aim is to support people in the performing arts to recognise and speak out against sexual harassment.

Find out more
Sexual Harassment in the performing arts. The Stellar Quines and FST logos are underneath.

Join the Quines Collective 

Sign up for the Quines Collective and help us keep the fight for gender equality centre stage.  

Stellar Quines is fuelled by artists and communities who seek an equitable future. We create the space for transformative theatre to thrive. Funds from the Quines Collective goes directly to supporting our work.

Join us!