Diversity & Inclusion Salons

Diversity & Inclusion Salons

The following TCG Circle salon series are all connected to TCG’s Diversity & Inclusion Initiative. If you would like to participate in any of these series, please email Gus Schulenburg.

  1. Diversity & Inclusion Institute Field Reports
  2. Gender Parity Salon
  3. Defining Identies
  4. Latino/A Theatre
  5. Asian American Theatre
  6. South Asian American Theatre
  7. #Trayvon
  8. Middle Eastern American Theatre
  9. Native American Theatre
  10. Mixed Race/Ethnicity Theatre
  11. The Role of Allies
  12. Disability in the American Theatre
  13. Diversity & Inclusion Initiative
  14. Theatre for Young Audiences
  15. Trans* Theatre Artists

Diversity & Inclusion Institute Field Reports

This salon is led by TCG’s Diversity & Inclusion Online Curator Jacqueline E. Lawton, and features interviews with participants in TCG’s Leading the Charge: Diversity & Inclusion Institute.  The Institute brings together a cohort of theatres to create action plans. The Institute connects a cohort of theatres to create action plans that advance diversity and inclusion.

#D&I Institute Field Report: Alliance Theatre by Christopher Moses

#D&I Institute Field Report: Lark Play Development Center by Anna Kull and Michael Robertson

#D&I Institute Field Report: Central Square Theater by Catherine Carr Kelly and Megan Sandberg-Zakian

#D&I Institute Field Report: Dallas Children’s Theater by Lisa Schreiner Goss, Robyn Flatt and Sandra Session-Robertson

#D&I Institute Field Report: Cleveland Play House by Al Heartley

#D&I Institute Field Report: Children’s Theatre Company by Tim Jennings

#D&I Institute Field Report: La Jolla Playhouse by Michael S. Rosenberg

Diversity & Inclusion Institute Field Reports by Dafina McMillan

Gender Parity Salon

This salon is led by TCG’s Diversity & Inclusion Online Curator Jacqueline E. Lawton, and features interviews with and essays from theatre people engaging with the goal of achieving gender parity in our theatre field and larger culture. To participate in this or any other TCG Circle salon, please email Gus Schulenburg.

How can we create a theatrical climate where young women want to stick around & be apart of it? by Catherine Weingarten

Women Keep Theatre Happening by Lauren Gunderson

Turn Up The Volume by Chandra Thomas

The Difference of the Starfish by Kristen van Ginhoven

Actions Speak Louder Than Words by Marie Sproul

Plenty of Good Plays by Patricia Connelly

Not a Success Without Diversity by Jenny Splitter

Make an Impact Now by Laura Esti Miller

The Conversation Must Continue by Thembi Duncan

Just Burning to Work by Mary Resing

Facing Down The Canons by Julie Felise Dubiner

The Gorgeous Tapestry by Christine Toy Johnson

Power to Illuminate by Stacy Klein

More Stories To Tell by Stephen Spotwood

Insert Feminism by Jules Odendahl-James

Invisibly Marked by Ruth Margraff

Dynamic and Evolving Conversation by Megan Sandberg-Zakian

A Colorful and Complicated World by Shawn LaCount

Stop Talking and Start Doing by Summer L. Williams

 Defining Identies

This salon is led by TCG’s Diversity & Inclusion Online Curator Jacqueline E. Lawton, and features interviews and essays concerning how culture, race and ethnicity are defined–both self-defined, and in our larger culture. To participate in this or any other TCG Circle salon, please email Gus Schulenburg.

Jump Into the Gaps, by Seema Sueko

 ESTABLISHING CULTURAL NORMS: Our role and responsibility by Sarah Bellemy

The Conversation Will Never Be Over by Jessica Lefkow

Unpacking Culture by Al Heartley

Defining Identities by Jacqueline E. Lawton

With love and respect by Hannah Cranton

 Latino/A Theatre

This salon is led by TCG’s Diversity & Inclusion Online Curator Jacqueline E. Lawton, and features interviews with and essays from theatre people working within the Latino/A theatre movement. To participate in this or any other TCG Circle salon, please email Gus Schulenburg.

Constantly changing, expanding and being redefined by Michael John Garcés

Giving Voice to Our Community by David Lozano

 Claiming Californi@ by Ramona Pilar Gonzales

Universal Stories, Specific Choices by Elena Aaroz

See Through Different Eyes by Daniel Pruksarnukul

Hybrid Artistry by Caridad Svich

Transcultural Voices by Anne Garcia-Romero

Plays Are About Humans by Amparo Garcia-Crow

Carrying the Torch Forward by Fanny Garcia

Asian American Theatre

This salon is led by TCG’s Diversity & Inclusion Online Curator Jacqueline E. Lawton, and features interviews with and essays from theatre people working within the Asian American theatre movement. To participate in this or any other TCG Circle salon, please email Gus Schulenburg.

Beyond One Word Answers by Pei Lee

 Seeing Without the Blinders by Hanson Tse

 Access and Equal Opportunity by Pun Bandhu

Belonging Nowhere and Everywhere by Regio Cabico

See Through Different Eyes by Daniel Pruksarnukul

Owning the Canon by Tuyet Thi Pham

Beating Down the Doors by Christine Toy Johnson

Take Real Risks by Kimiye Corwin

Beyond the Slots by Angel Desai

Working Identities by Desdemona Chiang

Removing the Tags by Debra Kim Sivigny

South Asian American Theatre

This salon is led by TCG’s Diversity & Inclusion Online Curator Jacqueline E. Lawton, and features interviews with and essays from theatre people working within the South Asian American theatre movement. To participate in this or any other TCG Circle salon, please email Gus Schulenburg.

Dramaturging My Identity by Amrita Ramanan

Level the Playing Field by Anu Yadav

Towards a Hyphen-Nation by Shishir Kurup

Against the Single Narrative by Aditi Brennan Kapil

A Place to Struggle Intelligently by Shyamala Moorty

Truth in All Three Dimensions by Deen

Crossover Conversations by Lavina Jadhwani

This Rich Bag of Goods by Kayhan Irani

#Trayvon

This salon is led by TCG’s Diversity & Inclusion Online Curator Jacqueline E. Lawton, and features interviews with and essays from theatre people responding creatively to the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman trial and subsequent cultural reaction. To participate in this or any other TCG Circle salon, please email Gus Schulenburg.

#Trayvon: Getting Off at Fruitvale Station by Ralph Remington

#Trayvon: Work from Curiosity, not Judgement by Khanisha Foster

#Trayvon: Go New, Go Hardcore by John Prescod

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

#Trayvon: Facing Our Truth by Keith Josef Adkins

#Trayvon: Protest silence. Protest absence. Tell the stories that go untold by Kelundra Smith

#Trayvon: Cross-Cultural Dialogue & Tell-Tale Hearts by Jocelyn Prince

Middle Eastern American Theatre 

This salon is led by TCG’s Diversity & Inclusion Online Curator Jacqueline E. Lawton, and features interviews with and essays from theatre people working within the Middle Eastern American movement. To participate in this or any other TCG Circle salon, please email Gus Schulenburg.

Building Alliances Across Commmunities by Andrea Assaf

It has to start from the art.  by Evren Odcikin

Experience in our bones by Taous Khazem

Changing the Dialogue by Lameece Issaq

Weaving the Golden Threads by Torange Yeghiazarian

Identity and Disenfranchisement by Layla Dowlatshahi

Authenticity, Exceptions and Ambivalence by Najla Said

The Courage to be Dangerous by Ismail Khalidi

The Brush Strokes of Identity by Maboud Ebrahimzadeh


Native American Theatre

This salon is led by TCG’s Diversity & Inclusion Online Curator Jacqueline E. Lawton, and features interviews with and essays from theatre people working within the Native American theatre movement. To participate in this or any other TCG Circle salon, please email Gus Schulenburg.

Who Should Tell What Story, Amended by Larissa Fasthorse

A Question of Being by William S. Yellow Robe, Jr.

An Authentic and Real Voice by Vickie Ramirez

A Liberating Awareness by Diane Fraher

A Fierce and Acknowledged Representation by Madeline Sayet

Advocate for Native Theatre by Vincent P. Scott

A Mixed-Blood Message by Diane Glancy

Developing Authenticity by Mary Katherine Nagle

Voices of the 500+ Nations by Randy Reinholz

Mixed Race/Ethnicity Theatre

This salon is led by TCG’s Diversity & Inclusion Online Curator Jacqueline E. Lawton, and features interviews with and essays from theatre people who identify as Mixed Race/Ethnicity. To participate in this or any other TCG Circle salon, please email Gus Schulenburg.

Inclusionary Rebellion by Khanisha Foster

Absence of Representation by Dominique Brillon

A Diversity of Voices Speaking to our Common Humanity by Aditi Brennan Kapil

Normalize the Rainbow by Kimiye Corwin

A Beautiful Confusion by Madeline Sayet

The Role of Allies

According to Reverend Dr. Andrea Ayvazian (Senior Pastor of the Haydenville Congregational Church), an ally is a member of a dominant group in our society who works to dismantle any form of oppression from which she or he receives the benefit. Allied behavior means taking personal responsibility for the changes we know are needed in our society, and so often ignore or leave to others to deal with. Allied behavior is intentional, overt, consistent activity that challenges prevailing patterns of oppression, makes privileges that are so often invisible visible, and facilitates the empowerment of persons targeted by oppression. This salon is led by TCG’s Diversity & Inclusion Online Curator Jacqueline E. Lawton. To participate in this or any other TCG Circle salon, please email Gus Schulenburg.

White Allies for Equality at OSF by Catherine Foster

Contesting Categories by Jamil Khoury

Speak Up. Listen Well. by Julie Felise Dubiner

Not a Static Thing, But a Process by Patrick Crowley

Ready to Listen by Heather Haney

Those who do not lament cause grief for others by Amparo Garcia Crow

 

Disability in the American Theatre

This salon is led by TCG’s Diversity & Inclusion Online Curator Jacqueline E. Lawton, and features interviews with and essays from theatre people who are exploring the intersections of theatre and disability. To participate in this or any other TCG Circle salon, please email Gus Schulenburg.

Spirits of Another Sort Workshop – Origins by Gregg Mozgala

Ask Yourself Why Not? by Tyrone Giordano

Disability doesn’t discriminate, it has no borders by Pamela Sabaugh

Anything Should Be Possible by Ann Marie Morelli

Reach Out and Ask Questions by Joshua Morgan

The Playing Field Needs to be Razed and Rebuilt by Michael Patrick Thornton

We Will Make That History Visible by Gregg Mozgala

Diversity & Inclusion Initiative

This salon is features general updates from TCG’s Diversity & Inclusion Initiative

Leading the Charge–Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship by Dafina McMillan

TCG Diversity and Inclusion Arc Day 3 by Jacqueline E. Lawton

TCG Diversity and Inclusion Arc Day 2 by Jacqueline E. Lawton

TCG Diversity and Inclusion Arc Day 1 by Jacqueline E. Lawton

Diversity Institute by Jacqueline E. Lawton

Reflections on the 2012 Intergenerational Leaders of Color Meeting by Benny Sato Ambush

Working Past Assumptions/Breaking Through Bias by Malcolm Darrell

Accountability: How to Avoid Pandering and Cliches by Malie Holck

Finer Points of Distinction: Communities of Crossover by J.J. El-Far

On Diversity and Inclusion by Alfred Heartley

Diversity and Inclusion Arc Blog Introduction by Jacqueline E. Lawton

Leading the Charge: Diversity & Inclusion Institute by Dafina McMillan

Learn Do Teach: Diversity by August Schulenburg

Theatre for Young Audiences

This salon is led by TCG’s Diversity & Inclusion Online Curator Jacqueline E. Lawton, and features interviews with and essays from theatre people who create Theatre for Young Audiences. To participate in this or any other TCG Circle salon, please email Gus Schulenburg.

Imagination is seeing things differently by Michael J. Bobbitt

Notes from the Playing Field: On Diversity, Identity, and Mosaics by Kim Peter Kovac

Trans* Theatre Makers

This salon is led by TCG’s Diversity & Inclusion Online Curator Jacqueline E. Lawton, and features interviews with and essays from theatre people who create Theatre for Young Audiences. To participate in this or any other TCG Circle salon, please email Gus Schulenburg.

What is Taking So Long? by Joshua Bastian Cole