#YYCTheatreStats Fall/Winter 2020 Part 1

Hey friends! We are excited to share with you a round of Fall/Winter #YYCTheatreStats (Part. One). This round we’ve had some incredible help from many different artists in order to reflect our data more accurately. We love community-building! On that note, #YYCTheatreStats is now supported by Calgary Arts Developmentūü•≥! We will be collaborating with CADA, and sharing our insights on their website, so stay tuned for more info! #YYCTheatreStats are used for information and research purposes only.

We will be releasing Part. 2 next week!

Contact us on Facebook or email us at jenna@chromatictheatre.ca if you have any corrections. NOTE: This data does not reflect any diversity beyond perceived and indicated race and gender.

It is important to say that representation of BIPOC folx, women, non-binary people, gender-nonconforming people, 2 Spirited folx, disabled people, LGBTQIA+ folx, and others who come from oppressed communities, mean very little if we are not committing to Anti-Racist and Anti-Oppression work in our practices. Representation is a step in the lifelong journey towards Anti-Oppression.

Jupiter Theatre DIY Theatre Springboard PerformanceAlberta Theatre ProjectsForte Musical Theatre GuildTheatre Calgary

#YYCTheatreStats – Summer/Fall 2020 (part 2)

We are pleased to share with you a round of Summer/Fall #YYCTheatreStats (Part. 2)!

It is important to say that representation of BIPOC folx, women, non-binary people, gender-nonconforming people, 2 Spirited folx, disabled people, LGBTQIA+ folx, and others who come from oppressed communities, mean very little if we are not committing to Anti-Racist and Anti-Oppression work in our practices. Representation is a step in the lifelong journey towards Anti-Oppression.

Contact us on Facebook or email us at jenna@chromatictheatre.ca if you have any corrections. NOTE: This data does not reflect any diversity beyond perceived and indicated race and gender.

#YYCTheatreStats – Summer/Fall 2020 (part 1)

Hey Y’all! It’s been a minute. We didn’t know if we were going to be able to continue our #YYCTheatreStats with the covid-induced pause that’s been placed on live theatre… but our YYC theatre community has pulled through and created some incredible and innovative online theatre content! We are pleased to share with you a round of Summer/Fall #YYCTheatreStats (Part 1).

You’ll notice that the statistics look a bit different this time around because now we’ve included GENDER IDENTITY! We thought it was imperative to include gender identity as a part of our ongoing commitment to the The 35//50 Initiative. This is new for us and we are still learning, but we are curious and excited to see how these statistics change and grow over the five year goal outlined by The 35//50 Initiative.

As always with our statistics, we do make mistakes, so if you see incorrect information please let us know! Contact us on Facebook or email us at jenna@chromatictheatre.ca. NOTE: This data does not reflect any diversity beyond perceived and indicated race and gender. Finally, it is important to say that representation of BIPOC folx, women, non-binary people, gender-nonconforming people, 2 Spirited folx, disabled people, LGBTQIA+ folx, and others who come from oppressed communities, mean very little if we are not committing to Anti-Racist and Anti-Oppression work in our practices. Representation is a step in the lifelong journey towards Anti-Oppression. Stay tuned for Part 2 next week!

#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