78 minutes | Feb 9, 2021

Episode 1: Feminized Labor

Argh, the sound quality, we know! We had some technical difficulties with our first set of interviews, but we still wanted to share the great things our guests had to say! And don't worry, we've got a brand new mic for Johanna, so she'll sound great moving forward!Porsche McGovern, Elsa Hiltner, and Jessa-Raye Court join Johanna to discuss feminized labor and achieving pay and labor equity in theatre. Feminized labor is the incorporation of womxn in the workplace under conditions inferior to men. We see this in theatre where, regardless of gender, costume workers are consistently paid less than their counterparts. There are many reasons, including that NYC costume shops aren't unionized (as opposed to Broadway scenic, lighting, and sound shops), and that we separate the IATSE union for wardrobe (Local 764) from the union for scenic, lighting, and sound stagehands (Local 1). Despite recent achievements, like reaching pay parity on Broadway and Off-Broadway contracts under the IATSE USA 829 Collective Bargaining Agreement, many areas of costume work still lag behind. This is only reinforced by trends in fast fashion, which cheapen the way costumes and clothing are seen by the public.Resources Mentioned in This Episode:The 2020 Survey ResultsTake The New Survey!Porsche’s Website & PatreonOn Our TeamArticles by Elsa: Inequity By Design, A Call for Equal Support in Theatrical DesignTheatrical Designer Pay ResourceCan You Sew This For Me? InstagramElsa’s Website & PatreonCostume Professionals for Wage EquityNYT Article on The Flea Statement from Resident Artists of The FleaCollaborator's Agreement from Johanna's Recent ShowJessa-Raye’s WebsiteVisit our Bookshop for reading recs!Support The Show: Donate to Dirty LaundryJoin Our PatreonFind Us Online: www.dirtylaundrythepodcast.comInstagramFacebookTwitterHost: Johanna PanProducers: Shayna O'Neill & Johanna PanMusic: Jay OngAudio Engineer: Justin SabeClick here for a transcript of this episode.
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