Digging Deeper: Artistic Directors Hiring Women Behind the Scenes

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As part of Statera's midyear giving campaign, we're publishing a series of deep-dive conversations centered around community, purpose, advocacy, and action. We are asking members of our community to share their “why” with us. In this video, director, choreographer, and artistic director of the Oregon Cabaret Theatre, Valerie Rachelle, reveals her early trials as a freelancer and shares her thoughts on gender equity in hiring practices.

In addition to her work as a director and arts leader, Valerie is part of the founding team for the Southern Oregon Chapter of Statera Mentrorship, launching in the winter of 2020.

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Did you catch our previous Statera Community Conversations?

Statera Members will also have early access to two additional Statera Community Conversations in the coming weeks:

  • "Fat Discrimination in the Arts: Societal Obsession with Smallness" a conversation with Maggie Rogers

  • "We're Ready for New Narratives: Black Women in Media" a conversation with Chris Sanders