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Not in OUR Space! Creating safe and respectful spaces in the performing arts

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Join Arden R. Ryshpan, Executive Director of Canadian Actors' Equity Association for a discussion of Equity's "Not in OUR Space!" anti-harassment campaign and what you can do if you are experiencing harassment in the workplace, regardless of whether or not you are working under an Equity contract. Ryshpan will offer some tips on managing a situation in the moment as well as some suggestions for ways in which bystanders can assist. Q & A to follow the presentation.

Wraychel Horne, Individual Advocacy Representative of the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate on Prince Edward Island will present information about the office to clarify provincial regulations linked to 'Not in OUR Space!' as it applies to children and youth on Island. She will also be part of the Q & A.
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About Arden R. Ryshpan

Arden R. Ryshpan has worked in the industry for over 35 years in a variety of capacities, with production credits on over 30 feature films and televisions projects. Ryshpan was on the Board of Directors of the Dome Theatre of Dawson College and was a faculty member in the drama department. After some years at both ACTRA (as Eastern Regional Executive Director) and the National Film Board of Canada (as Assistant Director General of the English Program, she moved to Toronto to become the Executive in Charge of Directors Affairs for the Directors Guild of Canada, where she was responsible for negotiations, lobbying and international representation for Canada’s film and television directors. She has been Executive Director of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association since 2007 where she is chief negotiator, responsible for lobbying and advocacy activities as well as the day to day operations of the organization.

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Sometimes referred to as sensory-friendly experiences, Relaxed Performances give the opportunity for those with various sensitivities towards sensory stimuli to experience and enjoy live theatre.

These performances will be designed in a way to be more comfortable for audience members who may experience anxiety or are not comfortable with some aspects of a traditional theatre setting. This can include people on the Autism Spectrum and their families; those with sensory and communicative disorders or learning disabilities; people with Tourette’s syndrome; someone who might need to move often due to chronic pain or to use the facilities; or even parents with toddlers.

 

Relaxed Performances offered during the 2021 Charlottetown Festival:
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