YYC Theatre Stats – October

It’s November, and that means it’s time for the October edition of #YYCTheatreStats! Please note, this data does not include information beyond perceived and indicated race. If you have any corrections, please contact: jenna@chromatictheatre.ca

“Mary & Max: A New Musical” – Theatre Calgary
October 16th – November 11th
Cast: 2/10 = 20%
Creative: 1/16 = 6.3%

Aggregate: 3/26 = 11.5%

“Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead” – Alberta Theatre Projects & The Shakespeare Company
October 9th – 21st
Cast: 3/10 = 30%
Creative: 1/13 = 7.7%

Aggregate: 4/23 = 17.4%

“Brave Girl” – Lunchbox Theatre
October 22nd – November 10th
Cast: 1/3 = 33.3%
Creative: 0/6 = 0%

Aggregate: 1/9 = 11.1%

BONUS STATS!

These shows are not Betty Mitchell Award eligible BUT we wanted to shout them out for their great work in creating opportunities for diverse artists!

October 4th – October 13th
Cast: 5/10 = 50%
Creative: 1/6 = 16.7%

Aggregate: 6/16 = 37.5%

“Inner Elder” – One Yellow Rabbit
October 23rd – October 27th
Cast: 1/1 = 100%
Creative: 2/6 = 33.3%

*Aggregate: 2/6 = 33.3%

October 12th – October 20th
Cast: 2/10 = 20%
Creative: 3/14 = 21.4%

Aggregate: 5/24 = 20.4%

*One or more individuals appear both in the cast and creative teams. They have only been counted once for the aggregate.

These statistics were compiled by Kristen Padayas and Jenna Rodgers on behalf of Chromatic Theatre.
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YYCTheatreStats – September

It’s the beginning of October, and that means it’s time for September #YYCTheatreStats! Please note, this data does not include information beyond perceived and indicated race. If you have any corrections, please contact: jenna@chromatictheatre.ca

“Honour Beat” – Theatre Calgary
September 4th – 29th
Cast: 4/4 = 100%
Creative: 9/11 = 81.8%
Aggregate: 13/15 = 86.6%
This production included BOTH an Indigenous Playwright, and an Indigenous Director!

“The World Goes ‘Round” – Stage West Theatre Restaurant Calgary
September 7th – November 11th
Cast: 0/13 = 0%
Creative: 1/18 = 5.5%
Aggregate: 1/30 = 3.3%*

“The Virgin Trial” – Alberta Theatre Projects
September 11th – 29th
Cast: 2/7 = 28.5%
Creative: 1/9 = 11.1%
Aggregate: 2/15 = 13.3%*

“The Intuition Project” – Ghost River Theatre
September 12th – 22nd
Cast: 1/3 = 33.3%
Creative: 3/11 = 27.3%
Aggregate: 3/11 = 27.3%*

“The Thin Man” – Vertigo Theatre
September 15th – October 14th
Cast: 1/8 = 12.5%
Creative: 1/12 = 8.3%
Aggregate: 2/20 = 10%

“Mickey and Judy” – Lunchbox Theatre
September 17th – October 6th
Cast: 0/1 = 0%
Creative: 0/4 = 0%
Aggregate: 0/4 = 0%*

“The Year of Magical Thinking” – Sage Theatre
September 27th – October 6th
Cast: 0/1 = 0%
Creative: 0/4 = 0%
Aggregate: 0/5 = 0%

*One or more individuals appear both in the cast and creative teams. They have only been counted once for the aggregate.

These statistics were compiled by Kristen Padayas and Jenna Rodgers on behalf of Chromatic Theatre. To see how this all started, click here!

YYC Theatre Stats

Inspired by the incredible statistical work that professional theatre artist Sam Jeffery has been doing to take stock of the Edmonton theatre community (YEG Theatre Stats) – and our own curiosities – Chromatic Theatre has decided to compile a statistical report addressing the presence of people of colour working in the Calgary theatre community. For the 2018/19 theatre season, we will be reporting on all of the Betty Mitchell Awards eligible shows in the city of Calgary. As a bonus, we’ve also covered Shakespeare By The Bow – Calgary’s Two Gentlemen of Verona for our inaugural post!
In 2016, Calgary Arts Development (CADA) conducted a sector-wide survey on diversity in the arts, concluding that while 36% of our city’s population self-identifies as a visible minority, only 14% of people across all artistic sectors self-identify as being visible minorities. We know that there is work to be done, and our intention is to reveal how many people of colour are represented specifically in the professional theatre community onstage and offstage. By highlighting those that are visibly represented hopefully this will inspire theatre makers to continue to hire people of colour, both on stage and as creative leads. These statistic are intended to reflect patterns in our community’s hiring practices at this moment in time. We hope to open the doors to conversations on where we’re at, where we hope to be, and how we get there in the future.
Please note:
  • We may not always be able to tell if someone is a person of colour. If we make an error, please contact us at jenna@chromatictheatre.ca, and we will make the appropriate correction.
  • This data does not reflect any diversity beyond perceived and indicated race
  • We will make special note if the Playwright or Director is a person of colour
  • #YYCtheatrestats
Now, the numbers…
Summer Statistics: June – August 2018
June 21st – June 30th
Cast: 2/6 = 33.3 %
Creative Team: 0/9 = 0%
Aggregate: 2/15 = 13.3%
Two Gentlemen of Verona – “Shakespeare by the Bow” – Theatre Calgary
June 29th – August 19th
Cast: 4/12 = 33.3 %
Creative Team: 1/9 = 11.1%
Aggregate: 5/21 = 23.8%
June 29th – August 30th
Cast: 0/12 = 0% (including band)
Creative Team: 2/16 = 12.5%
Aggregate: 2/27 = 7.4%*
*One person appears in both the onstage and creative teams. They have only been counted once for the aggregate.
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These statistics are compiled by Kristen Padayas and Jenna Rodgers on behalf of Chromatic Theatre.