About WOKE 2.0

So you’ve read the books, had the conversations, you consider yourself to be a bit “woke” or at least you’re trying to be. And then it happens, the moment when you can intervene, when you want to hire a d/Deaf performer, you want to be inclusive and you don’t have all the skills or tools you need. Let’s acknowledge that no one person has the answers, but maybe together we can all learn to do better. Let’s move past the knowledge phase into action. 

Let’s learn how to be brave together and deepen our practises to become truly inclusive, affirmative and joyful. Join Generator, The Storefront Theatre, Artscape Youngplace, Cahoots Theatre, and other partners as we explore and crowdsource ideas for a better and more inclusive live performance industry, with practical ideas for the indie artist.

Upcoming WOKE 2.0

Woke 2.0 – d/Deaf Jam - November 5 - 7PM - 10PM

For this edition of Woke 2.0 we are calling on d/Deaf interpreters and artists, hearing artists, interpreters and producers to take part in an important conversation. We all want to work together, but there are some very real time and financial barriers that prevent us from bridging the gaps between our worlds. How much should theatre companies be paying for ASL interpretation? What costs are associated with providing accessible and high quality interpretation? Where do we look for funding? Let’s acknowledge that no one person has the answers, but maybe together we can all learn to do better. Let’s move past the knowledge phase into action. This workshop was created in partnership with Cahoots Theatre and will be facilitated by by Sage Lovell (Artist, Facilitator and co-founder of Deaf Spectrum) and Sedina Fiati (Managing Producer, The Storefront Theatre and APT Facilitator, Generator).

ASL Interpretation will be provided.

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Woke 2.0 – We Got This: Creating Safe(r) Spaces Policies - December 3 - 7PM - 10PM

It’s a “Post #MeToo” world, and we in the live performance community have some reckoning to do. Did you know that if you’re an independent producer in the performing arts, or if you operate a space, you are legally required to have an anti-harassment policy? So now you know, but to quote GI Joe, knowing is half the battle. Bring your draft or current policy, bring your questions, bring your ideas and let’s jam on how we can create a safe(r) space so our community can thrive. This workshop will be facilitated by Sedina Fiati (Managing Producer, The Storefront Theatre and APT Facilitator, Generator) and Kristina Lemieux (Lead Producer, Generator).

This workshop is open to independent producers as well as anyone who rents out spaces for performances and/or rehearsals. Please bring your current or draft policy, your three biggest sticking points, and your creative/problem solving spirit. This will be a work-through, hands-on session.

Register here. - Space is Limited

Woke 2.0 - Bystander Intervention - March 11 - 7PM - 10PM

We've all been there: that off colour comment during rehearsal, a cringeworthy conversation in the dressing room, a few too many harsh words from the director. Maybe you walked away wishing that you said something. We believe in you! We believe you can do better next time.  Let's talk strategy, best practises and work it out together. Bring your issues and get ready to role play and get deep. Let's learn how to do better next time.

Facilitated by Sedina Fiati and Kristina Lemieux.


Register here.

PLUS: Register for all three WOKE 2.0 events and save!

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Past WOKE 2.0

Edition #1 - STAND BY ME: Finding our voices and intervening when it counts

We've all been there: that off colour comment during rehearsal, a cringeworthy conversation in the dressing room, a few too many harsh words from the director. Maybe you walked away wishing that you said something. We believe in you! We believe you can do better next time. Let's talk strategy, best practises and work it out together. Bring your issues and get ready to role play and get deep. Let's learn how to do better next time.

Facilitated by Sedina Fiati and Kristina Lemieux

We thank Edition #1 partners the FEMINIST FUCK IT FESTIVAL.

Edition #2 - WE GOT THIS: Creating Safe(r) Space Policies

Post Me Too, we in the live performance community have some reckoning to to do. Did you know that as an independent producer of the performing arts or you operate a space, its actually your legal responsibility to have an anti harassment policy. So now you know, but to quote GI Joe, knowing is half the battle. Bring your draft or current policy, bring your questions, bring your ideas and lets jam on how we can create a safe(r) space so our community can thrive.

We thank Edition #2 and #3 partner Artscape Youngplace

Edition #3 - GENDER BLENDER

So you want to work with trans, gender non conforming and gender non binary artists in live performance. Where are they? What are best practises to set everyone up for success? How can we use better language and deepen our understanding? Lets have a chat, cis folks, trans folks and gender non conforming folks, gender non binary folks, do some exploring together. Release the gender binary and discover a new and better world. This workshop will be facilitated by Kit Boulter (Performer & Creator) and Sedina Fiati (Managing Producer of The Storefront Theatre).

We thank Edition #2 and #3 partner Artscape Youngplace