Below is a list of issues that were raised. Where the issue is highlighted it means that there is a report attached to this.
1. If you address the issue of race in a play, does that mean that the play has to be ‘about’ racism? Can it not be about
the story as a whole instead?
2. Cultural ownership, race what?
3. Is funding based on race empowering or restrictive?
4. I want to create intercultural, interracial, international devised theatre. Who is doing this? If no one, who wants to?
5. How does race relate to cultural ownership? Who makes the rules about who is allowed to do what?
6. Yes it does but what is the Arts Council doing about it?
7. Can you affect the hearts of people by policies?
8. It does matter, how else will I get funding?
9. I’m still finding my opinions. Want to help me?
10. What practical strategies can the British East Asian sector learn from Black and South Asian artists in the loving
fight for equal opportunities?
11. There are a series of practical actions that address the question, shall we list them?
12. How will we know when we’re past it?
13. Is it race or is it culture? Is it social or economic?
14. Yes, it matters but the questions says UK – what about regional theatre?
15. Co- confessing: I’ll tell you how I think I am racist and you can tell me how you think you are – if you want…
16. If we concentrate on race. Does it reinforce negative notions of difference?
17. If we dissolve the matter of race, do we lose our identity, power & leverage within the industry?
18. What do you want the Arts Council to do about it?
19. What is UK Theatre today? How does race come in to play?
20. How does the question shift when we say international as opposed to race, think touring?
21. Is it better to be a black mugger/ Indian shop owner/ Chinese illegal immigrant and work,
or wait for the real character/acting role?
22. How do we practically make the decision makers and influences change and produce action?