Campaigns

Hack The Patriarchy

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.

Sign up for our HTP events in summer 2022

 

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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June and July 2022 events 

Our 2022 Hack the Patriarchy events are facilitated by award-winning theatre maker Julia Taudevin and produced by multidisciplinary producer Daisy Douglas.

You can sign up for one or all of the events.  Tickets are free and can be booked through Eventbrite.

 

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Hack the Patriarchy at the Fringe

Our August event is a big one – it’s all day, it’s in person, it’s in Edinburgh, it’s in August and it’s going to hack the heck out of the patriarchy! 

Venue: Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny St, Edinburgh EH6 8RG

Date: Saturday 13th August 2022

Time: 10am – 3pm 

You are welcome to come for all or part of the day. It’s free to attend., plus lunch and refreshments will be provided.

There will be a quiet space to rest, read, relax and reflect. 

For anyone who isn’t able to make it, there will be ways to find out what happened at this event online. We will have a live scribe illustrator who will capture the discussion and we will put this on our website. 

Find out more and book your free place on Eventbrite

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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.

  • 2019 - 2020 events zine

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  • 14 June 2022 event zine

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  • 28 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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  • 12 July 2022 event zine

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  • 26 July 2022 event zine

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  • 26 July 2022 event zine

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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
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Past 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 work

Theatre is a force for change, we need your help to make it happen. 

Stellar Quines creates shows and supports career development for creatives at all levels, both on stage and backstage.

We collaborate with others to campaign for change and take our work out into the community with projects that nurture creativity and invite action – all with the aim of achieving greater equality. 

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