October 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 October NewZ!

(aka NewZ for Actors, Singers and Dancers on Stage and Screen)

close up on choir sheet music in a folder. Check out this article for ShowbiZ's October NewZ from 2021.

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



College Theatre Programs Must Be Held Accountable for Their Promises of Change

It’s amazing how many theatre schools promise to change…

…but avoid taking action

Check out the article: College Theatre Programs Must Be Held Accountable for Their Promises of Change


The Price of Pay Activism

Theatre is a business…so why is paying people a novelty?

Shouldn’t money be a priority at a business and workplace?

Check out the article: The Price of Pay Activism


The Art of Not Picking A Lane

Artists are often pulled in many directions. Sometimes that’s what we want, though…

So be true to the path in your heart.

Check out the article: The Art of Not Picking a Lane


Sir Lenny Henry: Survey Shows Racism is a Stain on Entertainment Industry

Racism in theatre?

Whaaaaaaaa????

If you don’t believe me, listen to the numbers.

Check out the article: Sir Lenny Henry – Survey Shows Racism is a Stain on Entertainment Industry


It’s Not Easy Being Green

Green theatre practices

Are they possible?

Or just a fantasy?

Check out the article: It’s Not Easy Being Green


As the Dance World Works to Become More Inclusive, Conservative Religious Dancers Still Encounter Challenges

The dance world is hard…but it’s even harder when your religion isn’t the company norm.

Check out the article: As the Dance World Works to Become More Inclusive, Conservative Religious Dancers Still Encounter Challenges


It is time to stop using “Master” in our Job Titles

Have you ever thought about why we call it the “master” bedroom?

If the answer is no, consider yourself lucky.

Check out the article: It is Time to Stop Using “Master” in our Job Titles


The Transcendent Joy of Singing Takes Centre Stage in this Choir for Adults with Disabilities

Music is magical.

It is essential to the soul.

Its powers should never be underestimated.

Check out the article: The Transcendent Joy of Singing Takes Centre Stage in this Choir for Adults with Disabilities


Plus-Size Dancer Colleen Werner Is Challenging Ballet to Celebrate All Body Shapes

What is a ballet body?

Why isn’t it simply: a body that loves ballet?

Check out the article: Plus-Size Dancer Colleen Werner Is Challenging Ballet to Celebrate All Body Shapes


“A Complete Failure”: What Happened at ‘Jagged Little Pill’ Should Have Massive Repercussions

Every performer knows that the show must go on.

But sometimes, it shouldn’t.

Check out the article: “A Complete Failure”: What Happened at ‘Jagged Little Pill’ Should Have Massive Repercussions


Not a Pipeline Problem, a Problem with the Pipeline

There is no single path to working in theatre…so why do we favour one over the others?

Diversity and art should go hand in hand.

Check out the article: Not a Pipeline Problem, a Problem with the Pipeline


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

Dear College Theatre Teachers: From, The Student Who “Didn’t Try Hard Enough”

Or maybe check out the September NewZ:

September NewZ 2021 – What Happened in ShowbiZ This Month



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