November NewZ 2021 – What Happened in ShowbiZ This Month

ShowbiZ Shares NewZ, Articles, Blog Posts and Videos for Canadian Performers. Here’s what happened in the 2021 November NewZ!

Men and women dancing on a bare stage in a spotlight. Check out this article for ShowbiZ's November NewZ from 2021.

Keep reading for the full roundup of what happened in November NewZ!



Rebecca Caine speaks out on abuse she suffered during Toronto’s ‘The Phantom of the Opera’

Sure, there is abuse in professional American theatre, but that wouldn’t happen in Canada.

Ummm…

Check out the article: Rebecca Caine Speaks Out on Abuse She Suffered During Toronto’s ‘The Phantom of the Opera’


ArtsEd Principal Resigns after Report Reveals School’s ‘Sexualised Environment’

Theatre school is a place where young artists are encouraged to be vulnerable.

This can only happen in a safe space.

Check out the article: ArtsEd Principal Resigns after Report Reveals School’s ‘Sexualised Environment’


What Will It Take for Broadway to Embrace Size-Inclusivity?

People come in lots of different shapes and sizes.

So why is the average person on stage a size 2?

Check out the article: What Will It Take for Broadway to Embrace Size-Inclusivity?


‘Hamilton’ Trans Actor Claims Retaliation Over Gender-Neutral Dressing Room Request

All performers deserve to be treated with dignity and respect

Period.

Check out the article: ‘Hamilton’ Trans Actor Claims Retaliation Over Gender-Neutral Dressing Room Request


What’s Wrong with Land Acknowledgments, and How to Make them Better

Have you ever wondered how to make land acknowledgements better?

A passive shortcut is never the right answer.

Check out the article: What’s Wrong with Land Acknowledgments, and How to Make them Better


B.C. Musicians Band Together to Fight Anti-Asian Racism

Sometimes the best way to fight for a cause is through music.

Check out the article: B.C. Musicians Band Together to Fight Anti-Asian Racism


Can I Come? Envisioning the Future of Inclusion on Broadway and Beyond

Theatre reflects life.

But for too long, only specific lives have gotten the spotlight.

Check out the article: Can I Come? Envisioning the Future of Inclusion on Broadway and Beyond


Assembly Theatre – Mental Wellness Month

November 14-28 was Mental Wellness Month at the Assembly Theatre.

They hosted numerous in-person and online workshops.

Check out their homepage for what’s coming up next: The Assembly Theatre


Finding the Liminal in Sort Of

When’s the last time a trans-feminine, brown-skinned person was sort of featured in a tv show?

Check out the article: Finding the Liminal in Sort Of


‘The truth about the race card’: Vivek Shraya asks the hard questions through poetry

No matter your skin colour, you’ve certainly heard about: the race card.

Check out the article/video: ‘The truth about the race card’: Vivek Shraya asks the hard questions through poetry


Halsey Gives Searing, Eye-opening Critique of Music Industry’s Treatment of Pregnant People

Why is showing a pregnant belly still considered taboo?

Why can’t they be proud?

Check out the article: Halsey Gives Searing, Eye-opening Critique of Music Industry’s Treatment of Pregnant People


Giving Tuesday 2021

Giving Tuesday is the perfect day to show your favourite charity how much you love them…so why not support the arts???

No matter which branch of the artistic process you want to put your money towards, all contributions will help us get the industry back on its feet.

If you are still shopping around for ideas or are unsure of who to choose, check out the latest ShowbiZ article below. It’s not an all-inclusive list, but it certainly has some incredible movements and companies that would appreciate your support.

Check out the article: Canadian Performer Charities to Support


If you want to keep reading, check out one of Nadya’s articles:

Please Keep Streaming Alive – A Little Plea from a Small-Town Canadian Theatre Nerd

Or maybe check out the October NewZ:

October NewZ 2021 – What Happened in ShowbiZ This Month



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