In Conversation with Louisa Phung

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Episode 6 – Louisa Phung, Theatre in Multiculture: Perspectives

“Confronting your own bias, it’s actually being conscience of your hiring practices” – Louisa Phung

Louisa Phung, Director and Writer, discusses systemic racism and sexism in the Film and Theatre industry in Canada. She explains how taking on more creative roles exposed her to systemic racism and sexism that she had not experienced in more service-oriented roles within that industry.

The Theatre in Multiculture: Perspectives interview series deepens Ruby Slippers Theatre’s radically inclusive vision and mission, our commitment to under-represented voices, and complements other concrete actions we are taking to further BIPOC artist voices and to further diversify our own company and our own work. Read Our Commitment statement here: https://www.rubyslippers.ca/our-commitment.

Multi-award-winning Vancouver-based Ruby Slippers Theatre imagines an inclusive world where diversity is celebrated through a deeper understanding of each other. To bring this vision to reality, RST illuminates under-represented perspectives by giving voice to diverse artists from across the country including Quebec works in English translation. RST defines diversity as gender equity, cultural background, sexual orientation, identity, physical/mental ability, and age.

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RST acknowledges that we are uninvited guests on the stolen lands of the Coast Salish People, the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations. We are committed to working in solidarity with people who identify as Black, Indigenous, and person of colour as accomplices in transforming the white colonial patriarchy into something more compassionate and equitable.

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