New Artistic Producer Kate Newby breathes fresh life into Calgary’s female-focused theatre company.
When it comes to gender equality, the theatre industry sucks. According to a study by Equity in Theatre, the majority of students attending theatre schools are female, but after graduation, jobs are scarce, especially when it comes to running companies and writing plays. Women comprise less than 30 per cent of directors, artistic directors and playwrights.
As the new artistic producer of Handsome Alice Theatre, formerly Urban Curvz, Kate Newby is ideally placed to do something about it.