In reaction to a considerable amount of public outrage as well as some support, we have decided to adapt the pricing scheme for the screening of building the room. Initially white cisgender males were expected to pay double ($20 as opposed to $10) for their tickets. It has been brought to our attention that this model of price discrimination should be adapted to avoid offending a large swath of the public.
We have lowered the price for White Cis-Straight Able-Bodied Males to $15. Everyone else will pay a discounted price of $10.
We are also donating any profits from the door to both the Native Friendship Centre of Victoria, and the Victoria Pride Society.
We hope that this adaptation is a satisfactory compromise that will quell the doubts about our pricing model.
A statement from the Director of Building the Room:
“There has been considerable backlash against the model. There are two things I’d like to say. One is that the death threats need to stop. That kind of behaviour doesn’t solve any problems. Two is that the cast, crew and venue have nothing to do with the pricing of this event. Justice Pricing does not reflect the views or desires of anyone else involved in this project. So please leave them alone.”
When: September 28, 2017
Where: Roxy Theatre
What: Screening of comedy series Building the Room
Suggested Price: $15 GA/ $10 discounted price (for people who are not Cisgender Hetero Able-Bodied White Males.)