Act for Change and The Stage to hold diversity in theatre criticism event

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Act for Change and The Stage have announced a partnership to hold a conference on diversity in theatre criticism.

A panel of industry figures will discuss topics including the landscape of criticism today, the impact critics have as culture shapers and the role of the media in diversity as part of the event, called Widening the Lens.

It will take place on October 19 at the National Theatre, and will also involve a discussion with figures outside the theatre world, led by Shami Chakrabarti, former director of human rights organisation Liberty.

Alistair Smith, The Stage’s editor, will also chair part of the day’s discussion.

The event will run in the Dorfman Theatre from 10am to 1pm. Tickets are available to book here.

Act for Change and The Stage have also collaborated on a placement scheme, at The Stage, for emerging arts journalists from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.