Social media has been difficult the past couple of weeks. Rage inducing, confusing, fearful. I desperately wanted to have face to face conversations with other people. Create something together as totems are being torn down.
Huge thanks to my colleagues at the Tron Theatre who responded with openness and support to my ask to host a 12 hour zine jam, an open invitation to members of our theatre community to respond to abuses of power across our industry. We didn’t know who would turn up.
I got a lot of external support too in terms of setting up the space, establishing a code of conduct and gathering together resources to sign post people to should they need them. Thank you.
I gathered my collage making materials and waited to see who would arrive.
Some people stayed for a couple of minutes, some stayed for a couple of hours and some stuck it right out to the end with me, determined that we’d get our zine to print by the end of the day, ready for distributing the next morning. Across the day we welcomed a range of collaborators from across the industry, actors, writers, directors, playwrights, administrators, producers, administrators, men and women. The conversations that took place across the table were perhaps the greatest thing to come out of the day, but our collective zine is a beautiful thing to share with you.
WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE
A rapid response zine created by members of the Scottish theatre community addressing abuses of power within our industry.
The following pages represents a range of people who work in theatre who attended a zine jame on Thursday 26th October 2017 at the Tron Theatre, Glasgow.
Over the course of twelve hours, we cut, pasted and chatted about our response to revelations related to Harvey Weinstein and the #MeToo movement in relation to our own industry.
The resulting zine is intended as a rapid response to mounting conversations about sexual harrasment and abuses of power in theatre. It documents where we are after two weeks of seismic ground shifting.
We hope that readers of the collected responses will find solidarity, provocation or insight amongst these pages.
- Eve Nicol
This zine was created by workshop participants who responded to an open invitation. The opinions expressed here are their own and not necessarily those of the Tron Theatre.