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NEWS: Scottish Feminist Theatre Talent Database Launches on International Women’s Day 2024

A new database for Scottish Theatre talent who are Women or of Marginalised Genders has launched today, entirely free to access for all. F-Bomb Theatre, who are behind the launch, have said they aim for the database to allow “producers and theatre companies [to] see the wealth of Scottish gender-diverse talent all in one place.”

As well as being free to access, it is free for gender-diverse creatives to sign up for the service and create a profile, which will then be approved provided that the profile meets the service’s Community Guidelines. These guidelines aim to promote inclusivity, diversity, and tolerance. The database can be filtered by disciplines and career levels, and is searchable through keywords.

The service also allows creatives to add a biography, opportunities they are looking for, and a brief description of projects they are working on. Members of the database will have access to an exclusive newsletter with offers and opportunities delivered to their inbox.

F-Bomb Theatre note that according to recent research, a 37% gender pay gap exists among UK Freelancers according to Freelancers Make Theatre Work. Playwright and F-Bomb Theatre Co-Director Rachel O’Regan said:

“As theatremakers, we know it’s important to get yourself seen – but so many platforms have expensive fees or require a minimum level of experience, which is especially hard to come by for marginalised artists.”

The launch coincides with F-Bomb’s International Women’s Day party on March 8th, Paint the Town Pink. Funds raised during the event will support F-Bomb’s activities as well as maintaining the database.

You can access the database here.

Jake Mace

Our Lead Editor & Edinburgh Editor. Jake loves putting together novel-length reviews that try to heat-seek the essence of everything they watch. They are interested in New Writing, Literary Adaptations, Musicals, Cabaret, and Stand-Up. Jake aims to cover themes like Class, Nationality, Identity, Queerness, and AI/Automation.

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