MADIVA 303 - Evan Tess - Encouraging gender inclusive casting calls, with a focus on Non Binary actors


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Hellooo - hearty happy welcome's to this episode of MADIVA on encouraging gender inclusive casting calls, with the blooming lovely, warm and brilliant....EVAN TESS!
We kinda look at soo many things INCLUDING:
Hope punk?
How can you make casting calls more inclusive to non binary folks and more>?
OH, and we even
hear the birdsong of Caesar the Cockatiel - what's not to like peoples!?
THESE QUESTIONS, birdsong, AND MORRRRE are explored gently, peacefully and with care in conversation with the brilliant and groovy Evan Tess.
During this interview, I'd love you to have an open minded thought-filled listen, and think about perhaps changing some of your (possibly life experience entrenched) gendered language to be more inclusive of non binary folks in general life and casting calls....and as a VA not to apply for roles if the descriptor does not apply to you, and as a writer, producer and creative think a little more deeply about who can play your wonderous characters because, being honest, it is not hard to do, and will mean such a lot to those gentle beings who identify as such.
Evan talks eruditely on top tips for positive and inclusive terminology to use in your acting calls to make it truly accessible to all. They suggested:
'We practice gender inclusive casting; please read for any roles that are appropriate for you regardless of the outcry of your voice.'
Copy it, paste and or edit in your own words. Ah gwan!
Thanks so much to Evan for taking the time to join me, and I hope what was said is hugely useful and informative to those not already in the know!
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I still feel as an indie medium we just need to nurture more connectivity, which means practicing constant inclusion practices....and I need to too!
Hope you're all well out there - please keep making your audio awesome, but also consider who you can include to make it EVEN BETTTERRRRR
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