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Stephanie Street

Stephanie Street

Biography

Stephanie Street is an actor, writer and co-founder of Act for Change

Recent Articles

Freelancers need to discover the liberation of ‘no’ to avoid being exploited

Freelancers need to discover the liberation of ‘no’ to avoid being exploited

At this turning point in the theatre sector, it’s time for freelance workers to reject unreasonable working conditions and poor pay, argues Stephanie Street
Actors work better together – stardom can be a solitary, ugly place

Actors work better together – stardom can be a solitary, ugly place

Actors work better together, whether it’s on stage, in auditions or as a community – the lonely heights of stardom are a dangerous, ugly place, says actor Stephanie Street
Global-majority artists are still hitting the wall – we need to grow our careers

Global-majority artists are still hitting the wall – we need to grow our careers

Established artists from so-called ‘minorities’ are constantly fighting for a seat at the table, says Stephanie Street – we need more opportunities to progress, and that means mainstream roles
Shaming creative women who express an opinion belongs in the past

Shaming creative women who express an opinion belongs in the past

The media’s discrediting of Meghan Markle and Patsy Stevenson for being actors is a galling reminder that outdated judgements of female performers still persist, says actor and writer Stephanie Street
You can’t stop the beat: artists need to keep creating despite lockdowns

You can’t stop the beat: artists need to keep creating despite lockdowns

Actor and writer Stephanie Street says, despite lockdown, artists need to keep moving and making
Keep the light burning – theatre has a bright, inclusive future post-Covid

Keep the light burning – theatre has a bright, inclusive future post-Covid

Though things may seem hopeless right now, we must remember the flashes of light we have seen and felt in the past year
Our leaders need to step up and show they have strength and integrity

Our leaders need to step up and show they have strength and integrity

It’s time for our leaders to show they have deep reserves of strength and integrity to step up in the face of challenges – that they are willing to take risks rather than the easy road, says Stephanie Street
Minorities need representation – but with a more nuanced approach

Minorities need representation – but with a more nuanced approach

It’s time to stop using ‘BAME’ as a lazy, catch-all descriptor –
Time to get creative – we artists must make work that fights our corner

Time to get creative – we artists must make work that fights our corner

Regardless of whether the government thinks theatre jobs are unviable or its workers lack skills, it’s vital to keep creating bold work and telling the stories that humanity needs to hear, says Stephanie Street
When I return to the theatre, it will be to see the right kind of work

When I return to the theatre, it will be to see the right kind of work

When I return to the theatre, it will be to see the right kind of work – we need our art to remove us from the socially distanced nightmare we are living in, says actor Stephanie Street
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