All Change Please – A Practical Guide to Achieving Gender Equality in Theatre – Lucy Kerbel
An empowering book for anyone that is passionate about theatre – whether that may be as an actor, director, teacher, producer, audience member or student. This compelling book makes a thought provoking read, reminding us that we all have our unique part to play in making a refreshing and positive change within theatre.
As the saying goes…’Every little counts’ and, through her inspiring work, Kerbel positively encourages the reader to question and identify the reasons for why change matters, the importance of change and how one can make change through the application of individual, achievable actions.
The reader is forced to question the reasons imbalances exist within working practice and how we, as individuals can focus on creating small and meaningful shifts to ensure lasting success.
Split into three sections the book clearly educates the reader into understanding the need for, as well as the benefits of change within theatre; regardless of one’s place within the industry, and provides useful strategies and tools to assist where best to focus ones efforts in order to maximise success.
Readers are guided into considering their current practises and the effects this practise has on their work and immediate surroundings. Kerbel reminds readers that by taking a single, mindful moment of thought in ones everyday life, small, valuable actions can be taken amounting to immense changes.
A valuable and inspirational book that has a dedicated Twitter account @allchangebook in which readers are supported and encouraged to share their individual experiences as well as a medium in which to self promote individual work enhancing gender equality.
After all, ‘we all have the capacity to change’.
Emma Quintin is an internationally recognised performer and educator, currently performing and teaching across the UAE. Emma is a qualified Speech and Drama specialist (LSDE Teacher’s Qualification awarded from London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) and is a member of Spotlight, Equity, STSD and DLT.
Please visit www.emmaquintin.com for further information.