September 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 September NewZ!

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

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What happened in 2021 September NewZ????

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



How to Combat Fatphobia in Theatre

Fatphobia and theatre.

You can’t pretend it doesn’t exist…but that doesn’t mean it HAS to be there.

Check out the article: How to Combat Fatphobia in Theatre


Dead Celebrities are Being Digitally Resurrected — and the Ethics are Murky

What happens when a celebrity dies, and we have the technology to bring their performances back?

For a discussion on the murky underlying ethics,

Check out the NewZ article: Dead Celebrities are Being Digitally Resurrected – and the Ethics are Murky


Theatres Are Funded by Oil and Gas & Consensus Decision Making

The theatre world is riddled with environmental concerns…and it doesn’t help that some of the monumental companies are funded by oil and gas money.

Check out the article: Theatres Are Funded by Oil and Gas & Consensus Decision Making


It is Time to Improve Bisexual Representation in Storytelling

Representation on stage is important, but POSITIVE representation is even MORE important.

Check out the article: It is Time to Improve Bisexual Representation in Storytelling


Jade Hackett on hip-hop dance: ‘Black joy is just as powerful as protest’

As much as we need to amplify marginalized voices’ struggles, we also need to amplify their joy.

Sometimes dance is the most powerful expression of both.

Check out the article: Jade Hackett on hip-hop dance: ‘Black joy is just as powerful as protest’


The Unfair Pressure On Performers of Having to Grow Social Media Followings to Land Gigs

Social media is a complicated commitment; even more so as an actor.

To say it doesn’t affect your career is a lie.

Check out the article: The Unfair Pressure On Performers of Having to Grow Social Media Followings to Land Gigs


The Island of Lost Chorus Boys: Professional Theatre’s Broken Promise to Accept Us in All Our Glorious Queerness

Many gay men find a home in musical theatre, but on stage their queerness is often hidden from the audience.

Check out the article: The Island of Lost Chorus Boys: Professional Theatre’s Broken Promise to Accept Us in All Our Glorious Queerness


“Why the green girl is never Black?”: Racism in casting

There is a role on Broadway where the character’s skin is green.

Do you know what I’m going to say next?

Check out the article: “Why the green girl is never Black?”: Racism in casting


Livestreaming Panel: What Does Anti-racist Producing Look Like?

Are you interested in making theatre anti-racist and inclusive?

Be a part of this conversation on Sept. 23!

Check out the livestreamed panel: What Does Anti-Racist Producing Look Like?


Where My Body Belongs

What should a dancer’s body look like?

Well, it should be a body…that dances…

Nothing else should matter.

Check out the article: Where My Body Belongs


Confessions of a Black Intimacy Director: Black Love and Human Rights

Intimacy on stage is…complicated…to say the least.

…often for more than the obvious reasons.

Check out the article: Confessions of a Black Intimacy Director: Black Love and Human Rights


Our American Theatre Culture Enables Abusers of Power

It’s hard to separate actors from the art they create.

It’s hard to separate the artist from the art.

We see these humans in multiple realities.

Check out the article: Our American Theatre Culture Enables Abusers of Power


Against Racist Reviews: A Challenge to White Power?

In the world of theatre, the “default human” is usually white…and male.

And so are the most amplified critics.

Check out the article: Against Racist Reviews: A Challenge to White Power?


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 August NewZ:

August NewZ 2021 – What Happened in ShowbiZ This Month



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