WOMXN WERE SILENCED YESTERDAY,
THEY HAVE BEEN SILENCED TODAY,
2GAL HOPES THEY WON'T BE SILENCED TOMORROW.
In theatre, as in most industries, gender inequality runs rampant. A recent report found that ‘female customers account for 65% of ticket revenue, but only 39% of actors and 36% of directors.’ It went on to point out that critics award more 4 and 5 star ratings to plays with casts of their own gender, making any all femxle cast that gets 5 stars pretty impressive. In Hollywood, of the 100 top grossing movies of 2017-2018, only 9% had gender-balanced casts, and we all know how the Oscar’s fare with their recognition of womxn directors. But it doesn’t just stop at entertainment. The European Institute for Gender Equality puts the EU’s Gender Equality Index at 67.4 out of 100, describing its progression as moving at ‘a snail’s pace.’ Womxn’s voices are missing across industries, including within the people who decide how our countries are run.
The Gals spent a long time shouting in the dark, not knowing how to change things. When you're constantly being told to be quiet, it's easy to feel you have no voice. But with partnership comes strength, and together they found a way to make some noise.
Working with femxle artists and drawing on the real words and acts of womxn to create theatre, 2Gal aims to raise up voices that need to be heard whilst having a whole lot of fun. The best way to learn is through laughter after all...