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.
How long have I been percolating on engagement and the arts? At least since 2006. In cleaning my office, found these notes from the 2006 TCG Annual Conference in Atlanta. The topic? “Building… Read more FOUND! Notes on Arts Participation as a Behavior →