Honoring Native Stories and Acknowledging Indigenous Identities in TYA

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 can non Native TYA institutions honor, represent and collaborate with Native Communities? How can Native Communities benefit from a deeper connection with Theatre for Young Audiences? This session will focus on honoring Native American stories in TYA, and how acknowledgment of indigenous communities and Native land can impact the day-to-day functioning of TYA organizations.

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.