Industry Leaders to Discuss Gender Parity at Inaugural Summit

News   Industry Leaders to Discuss Gender Parity at Inaugural Summit
 
The Good to Go Festival has announced the line-up of panelists for its Nov. 18 inaugural summit, which is dedicated to discussing gender parity in the theatre industry. The topic of the gathering is "Gender Parity: Where are we? Where do we go from here?" with panelists including "Let It Go" songwriter Kristen Anderson-Lopez. 

The event will take place at Theater Center in New York City. 

"The summit will provide an exciting place to gather under one roof and inspire others to replicate or create original platforms that will work in communities around the country," state press notes.

The keynote speakers include Nan Barnett, National New Plays Networks; Maggie Boland, managing director of Signature Theatre; Eleanor Holdridge, head of directing/producer at Catholic University; and Jojo Ruf, coordinating producer of Women's Voices Theater Festival. Other panelists include Anderson-Lopez, Wendy C. Goldberg and Kent Thompson.

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The festival's producing artistic director Judy Zocchi commented in a press statement: "I am excited by the response from theater leaders around the country who are attending this summit, and I look forward to our powerful group giving birth to new collaborations that will help to move the needle closer to equality for women in the theater. "The focus is not to talk about or analyze the challenges but to highlight the solutions," she continued. "From established projects with notoriety to smaller grassroots origins, the synergy of the evening should be powerful."

For more information on the festival program, visit GoodtoGoFestival.org. Theater Center is located at 1627 Broadway, Manhattan.

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