Building an EDIJ Action Plan for Theatre Organizations

Join TYA/USA, in partnership with Arts in Color, in a national conversation on addressing the racism and oppression that impacts the entire TYA industry in personal, professional, and systemic ways.

How do we create meaningful and specific plans to hold our organizations, especially PWI (Predominantly White Institutions), accountable to change? Inspired by Artistic Director Michael J. Bobbitt’s work at New Repertory Theatre and Adventure Theatre MTC, this session will explore the building blocks of creating an actionable and measurable Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Justice Plan for Theatre Organizations who want to go beyond making statements to creating meaningful change programmatically, structurally, and culturally.

Over the course of a 11-session webinar series we will explore a variety of issues and perspectives regarding the ways artists and organizations can begin to (or further) embed antiracist practice in Theatre for Young Audiences.

In addition to the 11 webinars, participants will be provided with reading materials, resources, follow up questions to deepen their learning, and a Slack Channel for further dialogue. Join colleagues across the country in actively engaging with ways to dismantle racism and white supremacy in the TYA field, and work toward making (or sustaining) meaningful change in creating a truly equitable landscape for our artists, organizations, and our young audiences.