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Bystander Intervention: Creating a Safe and Sane Theater Environment
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Bystander Intervention: Creating a Safe and Sane Theater Environment

When: Saturday, July 13, 2019
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Where: StageSource Offices
15 Channel Center Street
Boston, Massachusetts  02210
United States
Contact: Tonasia Jones

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As a continuation of our Line Drawn Initiative work, StageSource in developing programming and resources to create safe work spaces, and prevent harassment in the New England Theatre Community.

This workshop for actors and stage mangers is designed to give people skills to intervene in uncomfortable, inappropriate, or abusive situations. IMPACT Boston instructors will portray realistic scenarios so that participants can practice staying calm, poised and strong in the moment of threat or intimidation. The workshop will also include opportunities to discuss a wide range of strategies and interventions. This workshop is specifically for actors and stage managers who don’t have hiring or casting authority in a New England theater organization as they are often at the lesser end of power imbalances in a rehearsal room.  At StageSource we know many people in the theater community hold multiple job titles, therefore we are asking that you respect the boundaries of this event and only sign up if you are a theater maker without regular casting or hiring authority. This workshop is part of the Line Drawn Initiative.


This Bystander Intervention Workshop is the one for you if you would like to learn the following skills:

·       It’s not you, it’s your brain: understanding the physiological stress & adrenaline response

·       Managing adrenaline, making choices under stress

·       Interruption strategies – direct and indirect options for responding in the moment

·       Challenging Conversations—speaking up, challenging abuse of power

·       Responding to minimizing and defensiveness

·       Strategizing under stress—choosing the responses that best fit your personality and situations


workshop outline coming soon…


There are only 15 slots available, so grab yours before it's gone!


Registration for StageSource Members is $20

Registration for Non-Members is $35*

*We have two financially supported slots available.  Please apply here. Contact with any questions.

At StageSource we strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. To be respectful of those with allergies and environmental sensitivities, we ask that you please refrain from wearing strong fragrances. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact This event is wheelchair accessible.

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