I will be co-facilitating a participatory workshop on cultural equity at the Network of Ensemble Theaters annual meeting. For more information, check out the Network of Ensemble Theaters website.
Everything begins with the imagination. All that is, and all that will be, is first a vision, a dream that is acted upon to make it real. In a time where there are increasing calls for justice, what is the role of artists in movements for cultural equity? As artists, what are our freedom dreams? Through story, poetry, and conversation, this participatory workshop (led by artists from The Carpetbag Theatre in Knoxville, TN) will explore what cultural equity is, how the strategic use of art can become a tool to disrupt the normalizing forces of the dominant group, and how our practices can be allied with cultural equity movements.