Event 9A details

Event 9A: Lessons from the Field: Culturally-Specific Theaters Wrestle with Diversity, Inclusivity, and Anti-Blackness

Tuesday, October 27, 12pm – 1:30pm Eastern Time (9am – 10:30am Pacific Time)

Nikkole Salter, Actress, Dramatist, Educator, Board Chair, TCG

Olga Sanchez Saltveit, Ph.D.,
Asst. Prof., Middlebury College; AD Emerita, Milagro
Snehal Desai, Producing Artistic Director of East West Players
Rex Daugherty,
Producing Artistic Director of Solas Nua Theatre, an Irish arts org
Moderator: Adam Immerwahr, Artistic Director of Theater J


Nikkole Salter


Olga Sanchez


Snehal Desai


Rex Daugherty


Adam Immerwahr

Tickets: $15 for Members ($45 for entire conference), $25 for Non-Members ($75 for entire conference)


Description: Jewish theatre represents a group that sits at the intersection of being both persecuted and privileged, both historically and currently. As our field-at-large grapples with anti-Blackness and the marginalization of Black and Indigenous artists within our industry, what lessons can Jewish theaters learn from the conversations happening at other culturally-specific theaters, such as Asian, Irish, and Latinx theaters? Where are the challenges the same and where are they different, and what language and resources can our colleagues offer us?

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