Acting Educators Conference

GYB Canada National Acting Training Survey 2018 Results:

Our 2018 survey received over 500 responses and the results are shared in this essay published by HowlRound.

For more info as to how the survey was conducted, please click here.

The executive overview of the survey can be found here.

For the Acting Educators conference website, click here.

For some excellent resources for Acting Educators, check out our friends at the Canadian Theatre Educators: Resources


The Conference:

On Monday, May 27 & Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at the Tarragon Theatre in Toronto, peer-led artist collective Got Your Back advocated for teachers and students alike by opening conversation and hosting an Acting Educators Conference. This conference offered an opportunity for participants to gain practical skills while actively engaging with and sharing expert, informed, critical insights pertaining to the areas of mental health; diversity and inclusion, anti-oppression; and the creation and maintenance of safe spaces.

The three areas of focus of the conference were:

  • Harassment, Intimacy, and Consent
  • Student and Teacher Mental Health
  • Anti-Oppression: Diversity and Inclusion

Together, we can continue to evolve acting training to be more diverse, inclusive and safer for the next generation of artists.