The GAP (Gender And Performance) Salon was a London, UK based group which met from 2013 to 2016. Find us on Twitter (@GAPsalon) or join the Facebook group to participate in the online community.
We believe in a theatre that recognises the full spectrum of humanity’s potential.
We believe in a theatre that encourages voices not yet heard to come to the fore.
We believe in a theatre that is a fair and fearless place for many kinds of artists to make their work.
We create space for conversation, inspiration, and action.
GAP Salon (Gender and Performance) is an informal conversational space where artists and advocates can meet, exchange ideas, and support each other. We aim to bring together individuals and organisations for discussion and action around gender equality in theatre.
The Salon is open to all. Wherever you land on the gender spectrum; whatever your age, ethnicity, or orientation; whatever your level of experience in theatre; whether you’re a performer, writer, director, producer, designer or audience member; whether you’re fiercely feminist or equality-curious: you are welcome.
GAP Salon started in 2013 with in person meetings and a Facebook group. Co-founders Amy Clare Tasker, Susan Crothers, Kate Baiden curated an evening of performances in 2014 as part of the WOW Festival at Southbank Centre, and co-hosted a Devoted & Disgruntled event ‘Gender and Performance: It’s Not Just You’ at Camden People’s Theatre in 2015.