We know that the value of theatre is important for children but what about theatre’s own children? Our own children? For those parents working in theatre struggling with some of the downsides of our industry’s culture around parenting, this is a timely reflection on a definite plus!

“You absolutely don’t have to have kids to be a great artist, but our dramatic literature and our theatre will be richer for having a way to sustain and make room for those voices, too. The American theatre is filled with some incredibly kind and generous artists. I really can’t imagine gestating, pumping, and raising kids in a better community of humans.” Aditi Kapil

Aditi Kapil reflects on her experience having and raising children as a freelance artist, and how residencies can alleviate certain challenges.

Source: Theatre as Family, or Pumping Across America | HowlRound


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