In June of 2015, actress Lori Myers heard–for the fourth time in two months–a story from yet another colleague about extreme abuses of power in the Chicago theatre community. Frustrated, she posted a now infamous Facebook post asking, “If your friend, sister, daughter, or coworker was working under a sexual predator—what would you do about it?”
She had no idea at the time that her post would provoke hundreds of comments, dozens of private messages and eventually a massive action movement to end abuses of all kinds against artists in all non-equity theaters. This week I sat down with Lori along with Laura T. Fisher to discuss the Not In Our House movement, the evolving Chicago Code of Conduct and the incredible waves their work is making in the world of non-equity theatre.
To learn more about Not In Our House, visit their website, where you can view the current draft of The Code, read past reporting on the movement and access many other useful resources.