This roundtable to Artistic/Producing, Casting, and Education staff (or appropriate representatives) from the NJTA membership.
Gender Inclusive Casting Workshop Description
For transgender and non-binary actors, the casting process is full of potential land mines. And many casting directors continue to make the same mistakes. From writing character descriptions, to deciding who to call in, to navigating pronouns, to setting up the room - not to mention dance calls and casting of trans roles - there is much to consider. Gender Consultant Josephine Kearns will guide casting directors through the process in a way that ensures actors feel welcome, while also getting you the information you need and staying within legal boundaries.
About the Presenter
JosephineKearns (she/her) is a gender consultant, dramaturg, and educator who specializes in queer, transgender, and intersex identities. A pioneer in the field, Josie supports gender inclusivity in every step of the process, from script and casting to production, marketing, and more. She has worked with dozens of theatres across the US and Canada, including Seattle Rep, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, The Perelman Center, Fifth Ave. Theater, and commercial productions including Period Piece, and is the gender consultant for AEA and LMDA. Her experience spans fifteen years in professional theatre, staff positions at multiple trans-supporting organizations, and over 150 inclusivity trainings for schools, hospitals, government institutions, and arts organizations.