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DISRUPT 2021 Manifesto

We were commissioned by the Guildhall School of Music and Drama to create a manifesto for DISRUPT 2021.

We created a flowchart as an offering on ways to navigate the theatre industry as a freelance artist. Ultimately, flowcharts are not the answer to representation, inclusion or (ending) appropriation, but this may make the next difficult decision just that little bit easier. If you are an artist reading this flowchart, we happily acknowledge it is not complete. How could it be? But maybe it’ll give you something to think about, something to talk about, something to refer back to when you’re not quite sure where to go.

Click below to see the chart, or use this link: https://miro.com/app/board/o9J_l_FTrfc=/

We have focused on the freelance experience as it is our own and we don’t want to pretend that we understand the complexities of every single job, role & project in theatre. However, if you are not a freelance artist but do work in theatre in some capacity, you might fit into one of the other categories we've listed. Either way, here are some thoughts that might make your work safer, more inclusive, more exciting and hopefully just nicer.

You can see all the other brilliant manifestos for DISRUPT 2021 here.