Yasmin Sidhwa has seen the theatre sector show its true colours: the funding, the power and the lack of transparency that mean those with ethnically diverse background can't get in.
For too long I have kept quiet and not spoken my truth. For too long I have not expressed my feelings about a whole system that needs structural change. But in light of what has been happening – COVID-19 and the #BlackLivesMatter movement – I have reflected and decided that now, I must speak my truth.
Theatre comes from the soul. We tell our stories, reflect, challenge the status quo, and imagine a future of connectedness. Theatre heals – the art itself is about connection and truth. But the industry is one of power and control, nepotism and privilege and change is long overdue.
Theatre must be for everyone and should not be there to tick boxes. There needs to be change in who has access to funding, what stories get told, by whom, who gets to see theatre, who creates the stories that are told and whose voices are heard... Keep reading on A Younger Theatre