The focus on specific producing theatres, plays, artists, and management staff keeps our conversations about racism and white supremacy culture in the theatre industry on the “personal” level instead looking to the “systemic.” If we make it about whether we can/not cast one particular play a specific way, whether these artists made a bad choice, we aren’t looking at the bigger picture–like, for example, the % of acting jobs going to white actors overall.
The summer solstice is this week. Hooray! The summer solstice is the day of the year with the longest period of daylight (except in the polar regions). On June 21,… Read more Waiting to Exhale (and retain) →
I’m a Lucky One I consider myself to be truly, unbelievably lucky that I haven’t been the victim of sexual assault. A person is sexually assaulted every 98 seconds in… Read more TCG EDI Institute vs. ATM Me Too Response →
I recent supported San Diego REP in developing the first ever adaption (by an independent playwright) of dog & pony dc’s signature show Beertown. This was a “letter from the rehearsal… Read more Dive into make believe, don’t act like you are →
I now have three tattoos. I refer to my tattoo #1 as my “college-age cultural appropriation tattoo.” Yes, I’m one of the hordes of Americans to get foreign-language characters permanently… Read more College-age Cultural Appropriation Tattoo →
I am in a Yoga teacher-training program. There. I’ve put it into the world. This is something I never considered except more than a fantasy on highly stressful days: “I… Read more Yoga and I are going steady →
I’m working with the Arts Marketing Association UK’s Audience Diversity Academy (#ADA). One of my responsibilities as a mentor is blogging. Here’s a post I wrote for round 2. To… Read more Don’t Worry, Start Growing →
Given the appropriate outpouring of condemnation that’s overflowed my social media newsfeeds since White Nationalists, Nazis, Far Right, and other all-White racist hate groups converged on Charlottesville, VA last weekend,… Read more Dear My Fellow White People →