Fair Play is a group of women who are working to build equity on stage for women, trans, femme, and non-binary comedians. Our goal is to facilitate communication between comedians and theaters, identify problems in the community, recommend and implement solutions and collect stories and data around sexism, misogyny and other forms of oppression present in the comedy community.
We are interested in hearing your experiences, comments, suggestions and questions. We cannot, however, take any direct punitive action in response to reports. If you send us your personal story of sexual assault or harassment, we will work with you in whatever capacity we can. The action that is taken is always a mutually agreed upon one – we never take any action without your consent, and our response to your report can look like anything from just taking note of the information, to assisting in reporting the harasser to a theater, to formally mediating, to providing resources, to supporting you in court. There are *so* many potential actions and outcomes, and we would love to work with you to advocate and help in any way possible. If we can’t help, we will work with you to find the best resources and help you find the right people to address the issue at hand if you choose to report it.
There are several ways you can contact Fair Play if you’d like to make a report about anything concerning you’ve witnessed or experienced in the community:
Anonymous form below – filling this out sends a report directly to our email:
If you have experienced sexual harassment, sexual assault, or rape, you can also contact one of the advocacy organizations listed below. We are not equipped to provide counseling or legal advice, but please know that we believe and support you. If you would rather contact us, we can help connect you to one of these resources.
- Sexual Violence Center – Call 612-871-5111(24 hour crisis line)
- Note: The Sexual Violence Center explicitly welcomes male and trans* survivors as well as survivors in same-sex relationships. In addition, they provide services regardless of ability to pay or citizenship status.
- Minnesota Day One Crisis Hotline – Call 1-866-223-1111 (24 hour crisis line)
- In addition to support and advocacy, Day 1 provides assistance in finding emergency shelter if necessary.
- What to do if you are sexually assaulted
If you are concerned about someone else: How to help someone who has been sexually assaulted