Trans Casting Statement
The Trans Casting Statement is a statement that asks theatres, arts organisations, producers and broadcasters to better support trans, nonbinary and GNC actors in their organisations and, specifically, to always cast trans, nonbinary and GNC actors in trans, nonbinary and GNC roles.
The Trans Casting Statement was developed between March and December 2020, with
contributors including LGBTQ Arts, Milk Presents, Outbox Theatre, the Queer House, Review and a steering group comprised of trans creatives.
At the time of this website going live (April 2021), Milk Presents, Outbox Theatre and the Queer House had contributed a combined £1,200 to the process of the statement’s creation. Details of how this money has/is being spent can be found here.
A report commissioned by the research department at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, authored by academic Robin Craig, documents the journey and progress of the statement. It also offers a summary of the state of trans casting in the UK and a selection of resources and research already undertaken. Read the report here.