Jack Greenman  |  Breakout Session

"Male Allyship in the Gender Parity Movement"

About this session: Jack will facilitate a discussion and workshop focusing on identifying the challenges and strategies of male allyship in the gender parity movement.  As a person who identifies as a man, where do I fit in this movement? What does allyship look like? What is required of me? How do I step into true shared space with female, genderqueer, trans and non-binary identifying people? How do I avoid being “that guy”? We'll also discuss why gender parity is good for everyone. Through small group exercises, discussion, sharing stories, and strategies, we will focus in on the work that we as men have to do and take a first action in that work.  

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About JACK

For the past 11 years, Jack Greenman served as associate professor of voice and speech and as the Head of Acting at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. As an actor, Jack has performed in over 80 professional productions including shows at the Undermain Theatre, New Swan Shakespeare Festival, Seattle Shakespeare Company, PCPA Theaterfest, GEVA Theater Center, South Coast Repertory Theatre, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Insight Out Theatre Collective, Strawberry Theatre Workshop, Centerpoint Theatre Group, Stage West in Fort Worth and at St. Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle. He is the recipient of two Santa Barbara Independent Awards for Actor in a Lead Role (Oleanna and Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me).

Jack also spent seven seasons at the Tony Award winning Utah Shakespeare Festival as one of two text and dialect coaches: Henry IV, pt. 1, Measure for Measure, Into the Woods, Private Lives, The Secret Garden, Foxfire, The Taming of the Shrew, The School for Wives, Fiddler on the Roof, Great Expectations, Pride and Prejudice, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Music Man, Noises Off, and Macbeth. Additionally, Jack has coached voice and dialects at Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, the Roundhouse Theater in Bethesda, MD, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, and for La Pell in Barcelona.

Before moving to Dallas, Jack spent two years on the faculties of Cornish College of the Arts and Freehold Theatre/Studio in Seattle and 14 years as an Artist-in-Residence at PCPA Theaterfest in central California. Jack is married to artist and playwright Sarah Greenman. They have two sons – Walker (aged 10) and Charles (aged 7).

Learn more at www.jackgreenman.com