The theatre field’s unexamined standards and hierarchies are too frequently oppressive, exploitative, and white supremacist. Here’s how we can change them.
Rebuilding will be challenging, but we must embrace abundance and celebrate possibility to create a better vision for the future.
The soul-healing and community-building qualities of children’s theatre, a key part of the Federal Theatre Project, should be central to any new deal for the arts.
She used her anger at a system that betrayed its ideals as fuel to organize against it. We can and should do the same.
Nonprofit theatre boards are unrepresentative, out of touch, and more often oppressive than supportive. We can and must do this better.
Looking toward a post-COVID horizon, we must plan for adjustment, redefinition, and a new kind of relevance.
Ending white supremacy at your institution requires an organization-wide commitment to change in both culture and policy.
The work of organizing for a better world is already being done, and theatres have the chance—and the responsibility—to join it.
How to rebuild the theatre field post-COVID? Invest in artists and let them do their best work in rep, and audiences will follow.
Diversifying programming and leadership won’t be enough if our boards remain white and privileged.