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Bystander Intervention: Creating a Safe and Sane Theater Environment

 Export to Your Calendar 3/28/2020
When: Saturday, March 28th, 2020
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Where: StageSource Offices
15 Channel Center Street
Boston, Massachusetts  02210
United States
Contact: Tonasia Jones

Online registration is available until: 3/28/2020
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This workshop is a continuation of StageSource's Line Drawn Initiative, developing programming and resources to create safe work spaces, and prevent harassment in the New England Theatre Community.

Gain the skills needed 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 gives individuals the tools and understanding of managing adrenaline in rooms where you can be often at the lesser end of power imbalances in a rehearsal room. 



  • 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



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

StageSource Member Registration — $20*

Non-Member Registration — $35*

*We have 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. 



Meg Stone speaking at a podium

Meg Stone is the Executive Director of IMPACT and the Project Director of IMPACT:Ability. Meg has led IMPACT since 2005 and in that time she has led the development of abuse prevention and safety training programs for schools, homeless shelters, rape crisis centers, disability service agencies and domestic violence organizations. Meg’s writing about abuse-related issues has been published in the Washington Post, Ms., WBUR’s Cognoscenti, the Huffington Post, and the Patriot Ledger. Meg loves musicals and knows the words to a surprising number of show tunes.



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