Cheuk Ting Ho
Open Source contribution
Active: There is a toxic member of a community - or a toxic culture as a whole - which prevents an equitable system of representation from evolving or destroys existing equitable systems.
Passive: There are significant biases, in which the agents in the system will be unable to make major strides toward equality by simply continuing the existing day-to-day activities.
Most of them having at least 75% of the speakers are male
With the exception of PyCon UK
The War of the Roses at Kingston’s Rose Theatre in 2015 that saw the entire cast of 22 made up of white actors
Even in London, where the BAME population is now 44%, audiences outside specialist theatres and theatre groups remain overwhelmingly white
We do not have a single non-white theatre critic on a national newspaper here, and only a handful of artistic directors.
Nigerian minicabs drivers goes to see National Theatre run of Fela! (music and lyrics by the late Nigerian singer Fela Kuti) again and again
Diversify the lives being portrayed on stage, and the audiences could follow.
who actually decides what is put on, from artistic directors and theatre owners to producers
artists of colour at the Bush, at the Southbank Centre, at the Kiln, at the Young Vic and at Theatre Royal Stratford East
taste buds and wallets:
no more overpriced fancy food
make a high proportion of its seats available for £10 each
theatregoers who are not fully able-bodied:
British Sign Language or audio-described performances for deaf, hard of hearing or visually impaired audiences
latecomers are admitted and there’s the chance to leave and return to the auditorium as needed
% PyCon talks by women:
(In PyCon UK)
Creating diversity in community: