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Decolonizing College Theatre

Ani-racist, anti-colonial focused readings to create more equitable spaces, particularly for BIPOC theatremakers

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Beyond “Decolonizing” the Syllabus
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Beyond “Decolonizing” the Syllabus

Finding a Path to Anti-Racist, Actively Inclusive Theatre Education

12 February 2020

David Valdes talks about Boston Conservatory at Berklee’s work to shift their theatre department into a more truly equitable program, why using the right language matters in the process, and tips for individuals and institutions looking to be actively inclusive.

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How to Respond to a "Casting Controversy"
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How to Respond to a "Casting Controversy"

5 July 2018

Director Lavina Jadhwani summarizes conversations about casting she's been involved with in the past, and offers advice to artists and producers who find themselves facing criticism for their choices.

Diversity in American Theater
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Diversity in American Theater

The Mythology of Color Blind/Conscience Casting

12 July 2013

We need to stop asking to find space for artists of color and instead give them the space.  This starts by looking at what plays we are and are not presenting.

Color-Conscious Casting
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Color-Conscious Casting

Three Questions to Ask

21 December 2014

Director Lavina Jadhwani ask three questions, addressing how color-conscious casting impacts the story being told.

Who’s Afraid of Virginia vs Loving
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Who’s Afraid of Virginia vs Loving

Learning How to Talk About Casting

22 August 2017

Theatre practitioner and educator Sophia Skiles interrogates unconsciously artificial and increasingly antiquated casting practices and urges understanding of casting practices that advance equity, inclusion, and access.