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.
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 →
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 →
By their actions, they did not dream the American Dream, they willed it into being by a definition of their own choosing. They did not ask to be accepted but… Read more How to become the Americans we’d always been deep within our heARTs →
Looking back, it was hardly coincidental that I picked up Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman shortly after DJT was elected to office. It was clearly the catalyst for my… Read more Go Set a Watchman in Your Home →
Which version have you seen more often?
My first encounter with Peggy McIntosh‘s concept of “the invisible knapsack” was in 1999. I was 23 years old. I had just moved to Washington, DC a few months prior… Read more Excuse me, is that your bag? →
A privilege is an advantage, or right, or opportunity, or pleasure, or immunity granted to a particular person or group of people. “Privilege” is the holding of a set of… Read more I know you know but because it’s Groundhog Day, let’s reexamine definitions of “privilege” →