Raising the curtain on sex and sexism in Italian theatre

Amleta combats gender inequality in the theater industry on several fronts. The group, which began with 28 founding members and quickly grew to almost 400, conducted the first survey of the industry, finding a significant pay gap for women, who make up only about 15% of playwrights and directors and 37% of actors. Gender Wednesdays, weekly online trainings by experts in the field, is one way they support women’s professional development. They also provide economic, legal, and emotional support for women whose nude images were lifted from videos of theatrical performances and posted on pornographic websites.

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