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Tuesday 11 Jun
4:00 PM

Running Time 1.5 hours

Price range

FREE
Booking required

Representation matters: discuss, debate, celebrate, elevate!

#justnotthatmany provocateurs and creatives Artemis Muñoz, Alice Qin and Sonya Suares lead a panel discussion together with artist and activist Kate Hood about representation and inclusion in the arts. What prompted the online visibility campaign that has spread from Melbourne to Brisbane and even Beijing in just over three months? And how (from several disparate perspectives) do we lead on these issues together, and create the change we want to see?

Following on from our Epic Photoshoot on June 3, our #justnotthatmany Real Talk panel is a great opportunity for all members of the arts community to connect, engage in dialogue and get inspired about enriching our artistic practice through inclusivity.

Join us afterwards at The Barre for those who care to stay on for a drink and continue the discussion.


Panel Members

Artemis Muñoz
Artemis Muñoz is an early career actor, theatre maker, comedian, cabaret artist, composer and poet. Their credits include ‘TAINT Cabaret’ and ‘Ace of Hearts’ from this year’s Midsumma Festival alongside 2018 appearances in Wit Incorporated's 'Ophelia Thinks Harder', MUST Cabfest's 'Queer Night', 'Magic Happens: A Queer Lady Magician Fundraiser' and 'Share: The Youth Issues Musical'. Art can also be defined by their penchant for watching too many movies and starting too many projects. They are a proud activist, sitting on MEAA’s Equity Diversity Committee and Trans/Non-Binary/Gender Diverse Committee and are super excited to be continually working with a number of awesome diverse creatives on the #justnotthatmany campaign.
Alice Qin
Alice is an actor, teacher, and theatre-maker with a strong interest in reaching communities previously shut out from the theatre world with new works and radically reimagined classics. She trained at the Stella Adler Studio in New York. After graduation, she apprenticed under Joan Evans and is certified to teach the Joan Evans technique of physical acting. Her favourite New York theatre credits in acting include Is It already Dusk?, an ensemble physical theatre piece exploring trauma post 9/11 – (Herald Clurman Ensemble/Irondale Theatre, 2013). Romeo and Juliet/Richard II/Love’s Labour’s Lost (Hamlet Isn’t Dead, 2016). Australian acting credits include Atomic (Malthouse Theatre, 2018, Little Emperors (Malthouse Theatre, 2017).
Sonya Suares
Sonya has worked in film, television and theatre since her screen debut at 16. Her credits run the gamut from Pinter to Puccini, with a healthy dose of touring Shakespeare and Aussie film. She’s served as General Manager at Red Stitch, Artistic Director at Monash University's Academy of Performing Arts and co-Founding Director of Poppy Seed Festival. For the past seven years, she’s also helmed Watch This, producing and occasionally performing in independent music theatre that earned a total of 15 Green Room Award nominations and 2 wins alongside its multi-million dollar cousins. Her recent work includes acclaimed seasons of We Get It (Elbow Room/ MTC Neon), Cerita Anak (Polyglot & Papermoon Puppet Theatre, nominated Helpmann and GRA awards), Melbourne Talam (MTC, GRA nomination for Best Ensemble), Contest and Whale (Darebin Speakeasy). Sonya is frequently involved in the development of new Australian writing, working with Playwriting Australia, Belvoir St Theatre, Melbourne Theatre Company, Lonely Company and New Working Group. Alongside her performance, producer and dramaturgy credits, Sonya serves on MEAA's Equity Diversity Committee, the Theatre Companies panel for the Green Room Award Association and is the driving force behind the 2019 #justnotthatmany campaign.
Kate Hood
Kate Hood is a wheelchair user and the Artistic Director of Raspberry Ripple Productions. She passionately wants to see the invisibility of Deaf and disabled performers come to an end across our stages and screens. She advocates for this as Deputy Chair of Actors Equity’s Diversity Committee, founder and Co-Chair of the Performers with Disabilities (PWD) Committee, as a board member of Arts Access Victoria and by collaborating with mainstream artists as a wheelchair using theatre maker and performer. Raspberry Ripple’s remit is to use performers with disability to add new dimension to old work, and to make new work which depends on stories of disability for its impact.

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