The Gender Parity Task Force's Standing O subcommittee creates and coordinates audience engagement initiatives that promote awareness of and engagement in gender equity in theater, primarily through their Parity Parties with local theaters.
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Standing O Stamp
StageSource members may opt themselves into being considered for a Standing O Stamp. The Standing O committee looks at each event submitted to the StagePage and determines whether or not an event qualifies.
An event qualifies for a Standing O if it meets three of the following five criteria:
- Female Director
- Female Playwright
- At least 50% Female Cast
- At least 50% Female Design Team
- Female Centered Story
If it does, it is put on the StagePage. Even if you miss the StagePage deadline, you can still submit to the StagePage and get a "retroactive Standing O", which will appear on the online version of the StagePage, MyStagePage.com.
The StagePage is printed three times a year. Submissions are accepted from StageSource members only. The StagePage is sent to individual members, Theater Lovers and Press. It is also available at different theater companies, and is dropped at several Boston hotels.
Visit www.stagesource.org/StagePage to submit your show
Parity Parties are events to promote and bring audiences to Standing O-stamped productions. When submitting for a Standing O to the StagePage, make sure to check the box on the form and let us know that you are interested in being considered for a Parity Party. If you have questions, or decide you'd like to be considered after you submitted your event, contact StandingO (StandingO @ stagesource.org) here at StageSource.