25 Sep 2016

Gender inequality in New Zealand theatre

From Standing Room Only, 12:50 pm on 25 September 2016
Women in theatre diagram

Photo: Circa Theatre

Women make up around 70 percent of theatre audiences, but they're still in the minority when it comes to roles on and off stage. The National Theatre in London is committed to gender equality by 2021 – and that's got the Wellington theatre industry making some commitments of its own.

Last week a Hui On Women in Theatre brought together around a hundred people to kick around some ideas.

Lynn Freeman talks to two of the speakers, Kate JasonSmith and Hannah Banks.