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Al Heartley

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 (This post is part of the blog salon curated by Jacqueline E. Lawton for the 2015 TCG National Conference: Game Change. The following questions will inform the final plenary session, “Artistic Leadership:How We Change the Game.”) JACQUELINE LAWTON: What was the most game-changing production you’ve seen or created, and why? AL HEARTLEY: Seeing the Kent Gash directed production of [...]

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When I left the TCG National Conference in Dallas in 2013, I left with many different ideas and thoughts to mull over on my trip back to Ohio.  However, one idea in particular stuck with me.  One incessant thing was becoming very clear to me.   After spending three days seeped in conversations around diversity and [...]

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#D&I Institute Field Report: Cleveland Play House

by Al Heartley October 28, 2013 Diversity & Inclusion
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(Photo from Cleveland Play House’s KeyBank CPH College workshop of Bell, Book and Candle. As part of TCG’s Diversity & Inclusion Institute, our online curator Jacqueline E. Lawton is interviewing our cohort of participating theatres about their discoveries, challenges and success stories along the way.) JACQUELINE LAWTON: Why is it important for your organization to take part in the Diversity and Inclusion [...]

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#Trayvon: Race, Capitalism, and Black Bodies in America and Theater

by Al Heartley August 16, 2013 Activism
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(Ed. Note: The following blog salon series will focus on how theatre artists are responding to Trayvon Martin’s death, the trial and verdict, and the subsequent cultural response to those events. This series grew out of a series of discussion between myself, our Diversity & Inclusion salon curator Jacqueline E. Lawton, The New Black Fest’s [...]

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Unpacking Culture

by Al Heartley July 11, 2013 Diversity & Inclusion
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(This post is a part of the Diversity & Inclusion blog salon led by Online Curator Jacqueline E. Lawton for the 2013 TCG National Conference: Learn Do Teach in Dallas. Check out further Diversity & Inclusion interviews on Jacqueline’s blog.) Culture: Systems and Specificities Collide When I was in college, there were many moments that changed my thinking on a variety of [...]

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On Diversity and Inclusion: Alfred Heartley

by Al Heartley April 26, 2013 Diversity & Inclusion
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(This post is a part of the Diversity & Inclusion blog salon led by Online Curator Jacqueline E. Lawton for the 2013 TCG National Conference: Learn Do Teach in Dallas. This post was originally shared on Jacqueline’s blog, and we’re re-purposing it here as a part of the Conference conversation.) TCG’s 2012 Young Leader of [...]

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