American Theatre Wing's Network for Emerging Leaders will bring together a panel of Black theatre creators, educators, and leaders for a conversation on anti-Blackness within the industry, the power structures at play, and how to create a more equitable American theatre.
ATW Board Member Binta Niambi Brown will host the 6:30 PM August 6 event, entitled Not Going Back to Normal—Moving Forward. Panelists will include generative artist and cultural dramaturg Amara Brady (‘Skinny & White’ Aren’t Character Traits. In This Paper I’ll Explain.), educator and director Marilyn McCormick (2016 Excellence in Theatre Education Award), playwright Dominique Morisseau (Pipeline, Skeleton Crew), and Tony-nominated director Liesl Tommy (Eclipsed, Respect).
The panelists will share their experiences and perspectives on the ways systemic racism has impacted Black members of the theatre community.National COVID-19 Response Effort, the Network for Emerging Leaders provides developing theatre professionals advanced education, networking opportunities, and tools for career advancement within a supportive creative community.
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