Theatre is still struggling to include working class
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Campaign group Actor Awareness is calling for Equity to "take a step up" in terms of working class representation in theatre. Found of Actor Awareness, Tom Stocks is asking for the union to create a committee that will help working class actors by providing more opportunities. The difference in audition fees is also being targetted by Actor Awareness. During Equity's Annual Representative Conference, Stocks spoke on a panel and said: “I understand that all different committees need to put forward different motions, however get a class committee and we’ll do it for you, we’ll fight the class things. “I believe Equity needs to take a step up in terms of fighting for working-class talent across the industry, and tackle those drama school fees.” Stocks acknowledged that in May 2016, Equity said that in would work on drama school fees in a publication in The Stage. "We are now two years on and that has not happened. I understand maybe you can’t abolish them, but why does one drama school charge £80 and one charge £30,” Stocks added.
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