No Grey Area
The Royal Court Theatre exists to tell the stories that are otherwise unheard. Initiated by Royal Court Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone, we held two events on Saturday 28 October 2017 to confront the abuses of power that have been occurring in the theatre industry for years.
All attending were asked to read our Rules of Engagement for the Day. Please click here to read.
No Grey Area: Your Stories Heard
From noon onwards – Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
A sharing, curated by Royal Court Associate Director Lucy Morrison, where people who wish to have their stories heard can have a space for them to be told.
There will be a brilliant team of people on hand to read the stories submitted through our open call. There will also be an opportunity for people to take part in the reading of the gathered accounts on the day.
This event is free and non-ticketed – no booking required.
Town Hall Meetings
In response to demand, we have set up multiple town hall sessions
Jerwood Theatre Upstairs
Four industry wide Town Hall sessions led by Royal Court staff to pass on what we have learnt and the policies we agreed on from it, and to learn best practice from our peers.
We recommend that those attending a Town Hall Meeting also spend time beforehand in the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs listening.
The meetings are free but ticketed. Each person is limited to 2 tickets.
The Town Hall Meeting sessions are now fully booked. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be added to the waiting list. Please join us for Your Stories Heard from 12noon onwards in Jerwood Theatre Downstairs.
Tell us your story
We have created an online form where you can safely, and (if you choose), anonymously tell us your stories. Whether you consider it a big or small thing, if someone in a position of power over you has made you feel sexually compromised, or at all uncomfortable, then be brave, tell us what happened.
Click here to tell us your story
A message from our partners at Clean Break
Social Media has been tough this week. As more and more stories of sexual harassment in the media have broken, some incredibly brave women have come forward and shared their own experiences, leaving us to all echoing ‘me too’.
Whilst this has been an amazing triumph, it’s been a tough week that has sometimes been quite triggering for those who have experienced harassment or abuse.
Let us say right now, to everyone, those who have shared their experiences through #metoo and those who didn’t, we see you, we hear you and your experience is valid and important.
Whilst this has been a moment of empowerment for some women, it is also incredibly important that we practise self-care. If you feel you can’t or don’t want to speak to anyone close to you about your own experiences there are some people who are there to listen:
Equality and Human Rights Commission – Sexual Harassment – 0845 604 6610
NHS Direct Helpline: 0845 46 47
Victim Support 0845 30 30 900
Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre 0808 802 9999
National Domestic Violence Helpline 08457 023 047
The Rape and Abuse Line 0808 800 0123
Women’s Aid Federation of England 0808 2000 247
Jerwood Theatre Upstairs
There will be two events to take place in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs and Jerwood Theatre Downstairs respectively.
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