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Monday, July 30, 2018

Stephanie Street: Why does the allegedly liberal arts sector punish working parents? by Stephanie Street

I begin this month on Twitter, again. This time, I’m locked in to Tamara Harvey’s excellent feed on the perils of being

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Stephanie Street: Gatekeepers need educating on diversity – believe it, state it, do it by Stephanie Street

Having just finished a long job, I am catching up on life and admin. I recently refreshed my Twitter profile so it

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Stephanie Street: Fear of Missing Out on post-show beers is a reality now I’m a parent by Stephanie Street

I have never been what you would describe as ‘down with the kids’, so when one of my excellent colleagues on Quiz

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Stephanie Street: Performing in Quiz has brought me even closer to the audience by Stephanie Street

I usually dread that conversation. You know the one, usually involving a cab driver or hairdresser, that features the question: “So, you

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Stephanie Street: Challenging our work practices could bring about positive change by Stephanie Street

I write this week from the midst of the thickest of fogs. I’m in previews of Quiz, my first-ever experience in the

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Stephanie Street: ‘If you really want to tackle inequality, show us the money’ by Stephanie Street

I am in the midst of a career first. After 17 years (intermittently) treading the boards, I am delighted to be heading

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Stephanie Street: We actors are adrenaline junkies who want to take risks by Stephanie Street

I’m pleased to report that my month of rest in January paid dividends. I reached the beginning of February feeling an enormous

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Stephanie Street: Resting? Yes, actually – sometimes actors need time off by Stephanie Street

My five-year-old told me this morning that she would like to be a hedgehog. The full existential impact of her statement only

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Stephanie Street: What right does anyone have to judge an actor’s appearance? by Stephanie Street

The issue of body-shaming in reviews has reared its ugly head this month. Unfortunately this is nothing new. The pursuit of the

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Stephanie Street: Women aren’t valued enough – that can’t continue any longer by Stephanie Street

For the past 22 years I’ve been of the belief that ‘pathetic fallacy’ was just something you tried to ram ostentatiously into

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Stephanie Street: First day rules – try not to cry, at least not all the time by Stephanie Street

I started a new job yesterday, the week after my daughter started her first year of primary school. I heeded her advice

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Stephanie Street: Theatremakers are at our best when we work as a collective – not in isolation by Stephanie Street

This has been a double deja vu week. I was both appalled and unsurprised to read Matthew Xia and Selina Thompson’s accounts

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Stephanie Street: Celebrate the stage managers who create the backbone of our plays by Stephanie Street

This week, I have two plays in rehearsal: one in my motherland and one in my fatherland. I can’t stop pinching myself,

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Stephanie Street: Why don’t you see theatres led by a group of actors? by Stephanie Street

My first paid acting gig was a week at the Royal Court Theatre in London. It was a rehearsed reading of a knockout new

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Stephanie Street: Youths’ fight for change on stage mirrors election by Stephanie Street

What a moment to be living through. Whitney sang it, now we’re seeing it: children are the future. After almost a year

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Stephanie Street: Self-taping started as an actor’s friend, but now it’s our nemesis by Stephanie Street

Everybody’s talking about self-taping. Equity has led the cover of its summer magazine with a handy guide of how-tos; my Facebook feed

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Stephanie Street: Why are working parents still not getting support in theatre? by Stephanie Street

It has been an eventful six months. So much so I can’t quite believe it has actually been six months. But as

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Stephanie Street: We must increase access in all areas of the arts by Stephanie Street

I’m concerned by the gulf that exists between why most of us want to work in the arts, and what the industry

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Stephanie Street: Drama schools must reach out to all demographics by Stephanie Street

Next week, Act for Change hosts its third major event. Our focus this time is on training – the routes that can

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Stephanie Street: Inspired by a young cast ad-libbing its way out of trouble by Stephanie Street

What the hell am I doing? I have found myself asking that question with increasing regularity. Not that I am literally unaware

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Stephanie Street: Pregnant women deserve their (real, human) stories, too by Stephanie Street

My name is Stephanie and I am a pregnant actor. I make this declaration because I haven’t been able to get much

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Stephanie Street: We have to confront the gender and race biases all around us by Stephanie Street

In an effort to silence the primal scream of the UK in social and political meltdown, I have been busying myself these

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Stephanie Street: In these troubled times, theatre is more crucial than ever by Stephanie Street

Wow. 2016 has really got its claws in, hasn’t it? I’m writing this away from home, working with a group of young,

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Stephanie Street: Actors may not be saving lives, but they still deserve respect by Stephanie Street

You will by now have noticed my predisposition to using a medical analogy. This has something to do with the guilt I

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Stephanie Street: Breaking up is hard to do, but sometimes it’s right by Stephanie Street

I’ve been thinking about change a lot of late. Or, more accurately, change is happening to me a lot. As David Bowie

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Friday, April 8, 2016

Stephanie Street: Gatekeepers are key to improving diversity by Stephanie Street

Just over a year ago, Act for Change monitored shows playing in a selection of regional theatres, subsidised London and West End

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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Stephanie Street: Europe has much to teach us about creativity by Stephanie Street

Possibly the highlight of my working life was the time Peter Brook (crass name-drop alert) came backstage to congratulate a company I

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Stephanie Street: We need to use art in the fight against terrorism by Stephanie Street

The deja vu on November 13 was grim. My husband had worked late. It was a long wait as he picked his

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Stephanie Street: Women of colour need to drive their own stories by Stephanie Street

It’s been a busy news month for women in our industry. While I’m hesitant just to join in on my little drum,

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Stephanie Street: Be prepared to sweat if you want to be an actor by Stephanie Street

I realised this week that acting is quite like Bikram yoga. A series of 26 held postures working strength, balance and flexibility

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Stephanie Street: We need support to juggle career and parenthood by Stephanie Street

I’d like to open my first regular column for The Stage with a little disclosure: I have always been partial to an

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