American Conservatory Theater and The Wellesley Centers for Women present the opening session of the Women’s Leadership Conference livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at from San Francisco on Monday, August 22 at 10 a.m.-12 p.m. PDT (San Francisco) / 12 p.m.-2 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 1 p.m.-3 p.m. EDT (New York) / 17:00-19:00 GMT / 6 p.m.-8 p.m. BST (London). 

In 2013, A.C.T commissioned the Wellesley Centers for Women to conduct a study that would help us to better understand the specific obstacles to greater gender parity amongst leaders in our field, to put a more detailed face to the slow pace of change, and to articulate methods for encouraging change. This study is part of a much larger national conversation, happening within LORT, within TCG, within the halls and rehearsal studios of theatres across America, and we are thrilled to be part of this energetic commitment to new thinking and new ways of imagining theatre leadership for the twenty-first century.

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Women’s Leadership Conference Agenda:

Erin WashingtonAssociate Producer, A.C.T.
Carey PerloffArtistic Director, A.C.T.

Presentation of research
Ineke CederResearch Associate, WCW
Sumru ErkutSenior Scholar, WCW

Panel Response
Seema Sueko, Deputy Artistic Director, Arena Stage
Shafer Mazow, Senior Grants Manager, Exploratorium
Michele Shay, Independent actress, director, and producer
Elena Chang, Associate Director of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, TCG
Anne Kauffman, Board Member, SDC
Rhodessa Jones, Co-Artistic Director, Cultural Odyssey

Audience Q&A
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