Katori Hall’s Fall Forum Keynote Address

by August Schulenburg

in Fall Forum

The 2012 TCG Fall Forum on Governance: Leading the Charge may be over, but our work has just begun. All of us–staff as well as attendees–left the Forum feeling charged with the responsibility of advancing diversity and inclusion in our own work and communities. To that end, we’ll be sharing videos and resources from the Fall Forum over the next few weeks here on the Circle, on our website and on Conference 2.0. If you’d like to join the charge on 2.0 and help us advance diversity and inclusion, please email me at gschulenburg@tcg.org.

The Fall Forum kicked off with playwright Katori Hall’s captivating keynote address. She spoke movingly about her own experience as a playwright of color, the lack of roles written for women like her, the perils of “February slot” thinking and the need for our movement to celebrate diversity within diversity. Please watch it, share it on Facebook and Twitter, and share your own thoughts inspired by her speech in the comments below.


August Schulenburg is the Associate Director of Communications at TCG. He is also the Artistic Director of Flux Theatre Ensemble, winner of the 2011 Caffe Cino Fellowship Award. He is a playwright whose produced plays include Riding the Bull, DEINDE, Carrin Beginning, The Lesser Seductions of History, Dream Walker, Rue, Jacob’s House and Other Bodies. He is also a director (most recently Ellen McLaughlin’s Ajax in Iraq) and actor (the recent film, The Golden Scallop). Learn more here.