The CASA Award
The CASA Award is an initiative of the Playwrights Guild of Canada’s Women’s Caucus in consultation with the African Women Playwrights Network. Started in 2017, the CASA Award supports an experienced, woman-identified playwright living in South Africa by providing her with funding, writing space, and dramaturgical mentorship.
Visit the CASA Award’s official Facebook page and learn more HERE.
Equity in Theatre (EIT)
In existence from 2014 – 2016, EIT was a multi-stakeholder initiative aimed at remedying gender and other inequities in the theatre industry. Through a multi-pronged, intersectional, and inclusive response involving the community as a whole (artists, stakeholders, and audiences), EIT promoted dialogue, generated greater awareness of and exposure to women theatre practitioners, and developed community-based action plans to help redress industry imbalances. Projects included a 2015 research study with recommendations, an industry Symposium and Conference with American groups, a dedicated website with various resources, and live social events, such as play readings, discussion panels, hackathons, and more.
To visit the EIT website, click here: www.equityintheatre.com
The Pledge Project
Pledge is an acronym for a “Production Listing to Enhance Diversity and Gender Equity.” Providing a fully searchable database of large cast (6 characters or more) plays by Canadian women, Pledge will help improve the number of women playwrights produced on the mainstages of post-secondary institutions (currently less than 20%). Schools are invited to make public performance pledges to help raise awareness and increase the representation of women and other marginalized communities in theatre training programs all across the nation.