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“It’s Time: Bay Area Town Hall on Sexual Harassment in Our Theatre Community” took place on Monday, Feb. 26. The event was organized by California Shakespeare Theater, Theatre Bay Area, and a *15-member planning group of theatre workers of all disciplines.

We were so grateful for the diversity of perspectives in the room -- people were there from every layer and angle of our theatre-making ecosystem. It was an important gathering moment for our community -- a key first step to mobilizing around this issue.

Below is a list of resources we put together following up on the content presented in the evening, including the contact information for all the speakers, their Powerpoint slides, as well as their curated resource offerings. You can also download this list as a PDF.

Thank you again for participating in this important conversation. We hope it is just the beginning.

In solidarity and visioning,

The planning team of this event (TBA, Cal Shakes, and the *planning committee involved in this meeting)

*Planning Group Members: Tracy Camp, Jamila Cobham, Tristan Cunningham, Lisa Evans, Jasmin Hoo, Liz Hitchcock Lisle, Nina McMurtie, Mina Morita, Josh Orlando, Radhika Rao, Lauren Spencer, Jon Tracy, Randy Wong-Westbrooke, Valerie Weak, Sarah Williams

"It's Time" Follow-Up Resources


Kyra Jones ( is a Chicago-based sexual violence advocate, actor and writer. She currently works at Northwestern University as a sexual violence prevention educator, giving trainings to faculty, staff and students on rape culture, consent, and supporting survivors. Recently she has combined her love of theatre with her passion for ending gender based violence and now consults with theatre makers on how to make their spaces safer for performers and audience members.

Sexual Violence Related Resources (From Kyra):

The Violence Pyramid:
This violence pyramid is a tool we use to explain rape culture and how seemingly "smaller" actions facilitate a world where gender based violence like rape, stalking, dating violence, and murder are normalized and tolerated.

Tea and Consent video:
This is a funny, easily understandable way to explain how consent works.

Jam video:
This video is like Tea and Consent 201. It is a more nuanced analogy and explanation of consent.

#ThatsHarassment: (Trigger Warning)
These videos were produced by David Schwimmer in collaboration with RAINN. They depict several different examples of sexual harassment and have some great celebrity cameos.

Transforming Harm:
This is the Tumblr Mariame Kaba made about my transformative justice process with Malcolm London.

US Prison Culture Blog:
This is Mariame Kaba's blog with more information and resources about transformative justice.

Mariame Kaba:
This is Mariame Kaba's official website. You can learn more about her work and book her for speaking engagements/workshops. She is a wonderful speaker and person. She spoke at Northwestern a few months ago and my students still talk about how that lecture changed their lives.

Adrienne Skye Roberts
( is an artist, organizer and healing justice practitioner. She works in restorative justice in schools and also facilitates community accountability processes within the queer community. Adrienne is a longtime organizer with the grassroots organization, the California Coalition for Women Prisoners where she works with people in prison to build freedom campaigns for incarcerated survivors serving Life Without Parole. She is from the Bay Area.

Transformative Justice Resources (From Adrienne):

Bay Area Transformative Justice Network

Generation Five

Creative Interventions
The Toolkit contains a basic model for violence intervention, useful information, worksheets, and stories based upon the experiences of Creative Interventions during its development and pilot stages.

INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence

Critical Resistance
Great Harm Free Zone Resources

Actor’s Equity Association Resources
Ethan Schwartz -- Bay Area Business Representative
Resources for members:
(Requires an equity sign in)
Public statement issued last fall:
Mary McColl's guest column recently published in Variety on the topic:

Laura Penn, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

Theatre-Specific Resources

A Chicago-based movement founded to fight against sexual discrimination and harassment as well as gender-based violence in the theater community.

The Actors Fund:
Offers emergency financial assistance, affordable housing, health care and insurance counseling, senior care, secondary career development, and more for theater professionals

Theatre Communications Group’s Resources Page for Sexual Violence and Misconduct in Theatre

The "It's Time" event was generously funded by the RHE Charitable Foundation.

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