Physical Fest 2019 Combined discussion of "Bodies" and "Working Class Voices" Apologies for the lateness. This is a scattered representation of what we talked about. It sounds much more negative than it was. I think we were naming the concerns we had about being female and/or having a working class voice in a manner akin to smoothing out the wrinkles in a sheet. We were looking for answers but started by naming the problems. This felt like the start, rather than the end of something. Down the centre of the argument:Acting BodiesNaturalism has it trapped us in one way of reading female/working class bodiesSex: is sexiness a necessity for female actors ? Will you get more work?True StoriesTelling your own storyMyths about neutrality of certain bodies/voicesRepresentationMaleabilityPrivilegeCloser to BodiesCastingTime equalling MoneyAre we only telling one story?ActivismNarrative theatreDevisingEnergyDisabilityHow much time do you spend in the presence of people who have power?ExposureSchoolingOpportunityIt is time to destroy the myth of the self-made personWhatever the privilege, someone always pays.Who gets to the topWho calls the shots?Who has the money?Gate KeepersIt takes money sometimes to access free spacesCloser to Working Class voicesDoes neutrality existTaking opportunitiesBeing in contextCan you afford to take risks?Wanting to do more than one thing but feeling limited by how you are percievedBias - unconscious/implicitBelieve-abilityVulnerabilitiesWhat about the extra work involvedAdverse Childhood ExperiencesWhat if we value experiences?How much/often do you think about money?Are you prepared to challenge authority?Positives of a working class voiceLoss of funding for supportFinancial burden - are some people paying more in time to catch up? Starting laterFinancial responsibility (a mental state)Debt.Successes: Diversity SchoolWatch how Alexandra Ocasio Cortez became a congresswoman in Bring down the house on Netflix.