Anti-Racist and Anti-Oppressive Futures for Theatre for Young Audiences: An Interactive Guide

This guide, created by the BIPOC in TYA Community, is an invitation for the field of TYA to answer the calls for racial justice and transformation.

Anti-Racist & Anti-Oppressive Futures for Theatre for Young Audiences: An Interactive Guide contains a collection of non-negotiable demands for change, “thought questions,” anonymous anecdotes from BIPOC TYA practitioners, external resources, an interactive glossary, and exercises that require active engagement in community with others.

The guide was created by BIPOC in TYA, a grassroots group of Black, Indigenous & People of Color TYA professionals.

Published in partnership with TYA/USA.

Read the Open Letter to the National TYA Community

Read the Press Release

 

Explore the Guide

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Note from the BIPOC in TYA Advisory Board, February 12, 2021: One foundational belief explored in this project is that “collectively we know a lot.” We are grateful for feedback that has come in thus far, and we have made a number of edits to add clarity and feature more specific/inclusive language throughout.

View a webinar below, filmed on February 10, 2021, and led by the BIPOC in TYA Advisory Board, that explores and unpacks the document:

ACCOUNTABILITY

Executive Leaders of TYA Organizations: To commit your organization to work through the contents of Anti-Racist & Anti-Oppressive Futures for Theatre for Young Audiences: An Interactive Guide and to learn more about what that entails, click here.

Things to know before committing your organization to work through the document Anti-Racist & Anti-Oppressive Futures for Theatre for Young Audiences: An Interactive Guide:

– Organizations can only be signed up by their executive leader(s)
– The organization’s name will be added to a public list on the TYA/USA website
– BIPOC in TYA will conduct quarterly check-ins inquiring about progress, both qualitative and quantitative
– You will be provided with social media materials to create public and organizational accountability

Organizational Accountability Sign Up

Independent TYA Artists and Administrators: To commit yourself to work through the contents of Anti-Racist & Anti-Oppressive Futures for Theatre for Young Audiences: An Interactive Guide and to learn more about what that entails, click here.

Things to know before committing yourself to work through the document Anti-Racist & Anti-Oppressive Futures for Theatre for Young Audiences: An Interactive Guide:

– You are committing to work through the document with an accountability group of independent artists and/or administrators
– Your name will be added to a public list on the TYA/USA website
– BIPOC in TYA will conduct quarterly check-ins inquiring about progress, both qualitative and quantitative
– You will be provided with social media materials you’re free to post to publicly signal your commitment and support

Individual Accountability Sign Up

Accountability Participants

View the list of organizations, individual artists, and administrators that have taken the pledge and publicly committed to enter into the accountability process detailed  above. This list will be updated on a regular basis.

View the Accountability Participant List Here


CREDITS AND CONTRIBUTORS

Envisioned by the BIPOC in TYA Community

Curated by Rudy Ramirez (they/them)

In Consultation with Shavanna Calder (she/her) of Arts in Color

Design and Layout by Marisa Iliakis (she/they) https://iliakism.com/

With contributions from the 2020 BIPOC in TYA Advisory Board: Shavonne Coleman (she/they), Khalia Davis (she/her), Min Kahng (he/him), Tiffany Maltos (she/her), Marisol Rosa-Shapiro (she/her), and the BIPOC in TYA Community

Additional Contributors (and Signatories)

Lee Cataluna // Bwalya Chisanga // Shavonne Coleman // Osiris Cuen // Nakeisha Daniel // Khalia Davis // Rachel H. Dickson // Ramón Esquivel // Michael Hammerstrom // Jacqueline Handy // Min Kahng // Kirsten King // Rachel Lee // Megan A. Liles // Michelle LoRicco // Tiffany Maltos // Johamy Morales // Rudy Ramirez // Marisol Rosa-Shapiro // Jon Royal // Brodrick Ryans // Marissa Sanchez // Daniela Santiago // Esther Triggs // Melisa K. Orozco Vargas // Gia Yarn

Signatories

Terina-Jasmine Alladin // E. Dani Belvin // Giana Blazquez // Michael J. Bobbitt // Antonio Bruno // Brittny Bush // Daniel Carlton // Sindy Isabel Castro // Sofiya Cheyenne // Lynne Streeter Childress // Sarah Dahnke // Jody Doo // Christina Eskridge // Chanel Gomaa // Ural Grant // Arlethia Friday Hailstock // Signe Harriday // Isaiah Christopher-Lord Harris // ChelseaDee Harrison // Paige Hernandez // Dannielle Hutchinson // Kerisse Hutchinson // Reiko Ho // Nambi E. Kelley // Chil Kong // Melana Lloyd // Michelle Lopez-Rios // Daňel Malan // Janette Martinez // Laura McMillan // James Miles // Allison Mui // Erica Ortega // Siobhan Santini Pellot // Salim Razawi // Alvaro Saar Rios // Peter Ruiz // Meredith Suttles // Samson Syharath // Ashley Thaxon-Stevenson // Deepmala Tiwari // Tiffany Trent // Dolly Turner // Brad Walker // Ana Cantorán Viramontes // Miguel Zavala

Published in partnership with TYA/USA