#YYCTheatreStats – 2019/20 ROUNDUP!

The wait is over! Here is our #YYCTheatreStats of the 2019/2020 season.

#YYCTheatreStats was created by Jenna Rodgers and Kristen Padayas with inspiration from Sam Jeffery’s #YEGTheatreStats. These stats were created two years ago in order to shine a light on how many IBPOC folx (Indigenous, Black, Person of Colour) were hired in the Calgary theatre community.

Acknowledging that COVID-19 ground our theatre community to a halt, these statistics encapsulate information collected from shows that opened between September 2019 to mid-March 2020. We would like to send out our thanks to everyone who helped us compile these stats whether it be acquiring programs for us or sending in corrections! We have put our data* in the form of some charts for your viewing:

1) Cast Analysis of IBPOC hired per company
2) Creative Analysis of IBPOC hired per company
3) Combined Cast and Creative Analysis of IBPOC hired per company
4) Monthly Averages of Cast and Creative IBPOC hired
5) Shows with the Highest Amount of IBPOC hired
6) Shows with the Lowest Amount of IBPOC hired

*This data does not include information beyond perceived and indicated race.

Graphs and Charts created by Dan Dobranski

#YYCTheatreStats – February 2020

Hey friends! It’s time for the February edition of #YYCTheatreStats
As always, this data does not include information beyond perceived and indicated race. If you have any corrections, please contact: jenna@chromatictheatre.ca
ALSO: Check out #YEGTheatreStats for info on gender diversity in casting in Edmonton, Alberta.

Between Us – Handsome Alice Theatre
February 20th – 29th
Cast: 0/2 = 0%
Creative: 2/10 = 20%
Aggregate: 2/10 = 20%*

Norma – Calgary Opera
February 1st, 5th, 7th
Cast: 1/6 = 16.7%**
Creative: 1/11 = 9.1%
Aggregate: 2/17 = 11.8%

Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story – Alberta Theatre Projects
February 5th – 16th
Cast: 0/3 = 0%
Creative: 1/12 = 8.3%
Aggregate: 1/14 = 7.1%*

Actually – Alberta Theatre Projects
February 26th – March 14th
Cast: 1/2 = 50%
Creative: 5/8 = 62.5%
Aggregate: 6/10 = 60%

The Outsider – Stagewest Calgary
February 14th – April 19th
Cast: 0/7 = 0%
Creative: 2/14 = 14.3%
Aggregate: 2/21 = 9.5%

Snowblind – Lunchbox Theatre & Making Treaty 7
February 15th – March 7th
Cast: 1/1 = 100%
Creative: 4/9 = 44.4%
Aggregate: 4/9 = 44.4%*

BONUS!

Shout-out to ActionDignity for their presentation of our ‘Our Canada, Our Story’ which featured writing & performances from racialized youth in Calgary. Directed by Michelle Thrush.

*One or more individuals appear both in the cast and creative teams. They have only been counted once for the aggregate.
**These stats do not include the chorus

These stats were compiled by Kristen Padayas & Jenna Rodgers on behalf of Chromatic Theatre

#YYCTheatreStats – January 2020

Hey folx! We hope your 2020 is off to a great start. It’s time for the January edition of #YYCTheatreStats
As always, this data does not include information beyond perceived and indicated race. If you have any corrections, please contact: jenna@chromatictheatre.ca
ALSO: Check out #YEGTheatreStats for info on gender diversity in casting in Edmonton, Alberta.

The Louder We Get – Theatre Calgary
January 28th – February 22nd
Cast: 3/23 = 13.0%
Creative: 1/20 = 5%
Aggregate: 4/43 = 9.3%

Whispers in the Dark – Vertigo Theatre
January 25th – February 23rd
Cast: 0/3 = 0%
Creative: 1/14 = 7.1%
Aggregate: 1/17 = 5.9%

Tomatoes Killed Me But Banjos Saved My Life – Lunchbox Theatre & One Yellow Rabbit
January 11th – January 25th
Cast: 0/1 = 0%
Creative: 0/1 = 0%
Aggregate: 0/2 = 0%

bliss (the birthday party play) – Verb Theatre
January 8th – January 12th
Cast: 0/1 = 0%
Creative: 2/9 = 22.2%
Aggregate: 2/9 = 22.2%*

The Land, The Animals – One Yellow Rabbit
January 8th – January 18th
Cast: 0/3 = 0%
Creative: 0/4 = 0%
Aggregate: 0/7 = 0%

BONUS STATS

Premium Content – Major Matt Mason Collective
January 21st – January 25th
Cast: 3/6 = 50%
Creative: 0/8 = 0%
Aggregate: 3/14 = 21.4%

Tlakentli – Making Treaty 7 & One Yellow Rabbit
January 23rd – January 25th
Cast: 2/2 = 100%
Creative: 9/13 = 69.2%
Aggregate: 9/13 = 69.2%

**One or more individuals appear both in the cast and creative teams. They have only been counted once for the aggregate.
These stats were compiled by Kristen Padayas & Jenna Rodgers on behalf of Chromatic Theatre

#YYCTheatreStats – December 2019

Hey y’all! Happy New Decade! It’s time for the December edition of #YYCTheatreStats !
As always, this data does not include information beyond perceived and indicated race. If you have any corrections, please contact: jenna@chromatictheatre.ca
ALSO: Check out #YEGTheatreStats for info on gender diversity in casting in Edmonton, Alberta

Naughty But Nice: Six in the City – Forte Musical Theatre Guild
December 5th – December 22nd
Cast: 2/4 = 50%
Creative: 0/4 = 0%
Aggregate: 2/8 = 25%

BONUS STATS!

The Opposite – Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre
December 10th – 14th
Cast: 9/9 = 100%
Creative: 3/4 = 75%
Aggregate: 11/12 = 91.6%*

Lighting the Way – Downstage
December 12th
Cast: 4/5 = 80%
Creative: 6/15 = 40%
Aggregate: 10/20 = 50%

*One or more individuals appear both in the cast and creative teams. They have only been counted once for the aggregate.
These stats were compiled by Kristen Padayas & Jenna Rodgers on behalf of Chromatic Theatre

#YYCTheatreStats – November 2019

Hey y’all! Hope you’re ready for the holidays! It’s time for the November edition of #YYCTheatreStats !
As always, this data does not include information beyond perceived and indicated race. If you have any corrections, please contact: jenna@chromatictheatre.ca
ALSO: Check out #YEGTheatreStats for info on gender diversity in casting in Edmonton, Alberta

The Lion, The Witch, & the Wardrobe – Alberta Theatre Projects
November 19th – December 29th
Cast: 3/11 = 27.3%
Creative: 1/12 = 8.3%
Children’s Ensemble: 1/12 = 8.3%
Aggregate: 5/34 = 14.7%*

La Boheme – Calgary Opera
November 9th – 15th
Cast: 1/4 = 25% (Principle Cast)
Creative: TBA
Aggregate: TBA

Last Christmas – Lunchbox Theatre
November 23rd – December 21st
Cast: 0/4 = 0%
Creative: 0/5 = 0%
Aggregate: 0/9 = 0%

Mamma Mia! – Stage West Theatre Restaurant Calgary
November 15th – February 9th
Cast: 2/24 = 8.3%
Creative: 1/22 = 4.5%
Aggregate: 3/46 = 6.5%

A Christmas Carol – Theatre Calgary
November 28th – December 28th
Cast: 4/24 = 16.7%
Creative: 2/17 = 11.8%
Aggregate: 6/40 = 15%*

The Merchant of Venice – The Shakespeare Company
November 28th – December 8th
Cast: 3/16 = 18.8%
Creative: 1/8 = 12.5%
Aggregate: 4/24 = 16.7%

Sherlock Holmes & the Raven’s Curse – Vertigo Theatre
November 9th – December 14th
Cast: 3/8 = 37.5%
Creative: 2/12 = 16.7%
Aggregate: 5/20 = 25%

*One or more individuals appear both in the cast and creative teams. They have only been counted once for the aggregate.
These stats were compiled by Kristen Padayas & Jenna Rodgers on behalf of Chromatic Theatre