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TBA Town Hall—Brave Spaces: The Courage to Speak, the Courage to Hear, and the Courage to Act
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TBA Town Hall—Brave Spaces: The Courage to Speak, the Courage to Hear, and the Courage to Act

In the Bay Area and across the country, theatres are coming under fire for artistic choices that many in the field and broader community find problematic, offensive, or even physically or psychologically injuring. Carmen Morgan and Michael Robertson of artEquity and a panel of Bay Area theatre makers will speak from their experience on what it takes to bear witness to injustice, effectively provide critiques, take in difficult feedback, and move toward change. Register to RSVP.

10/17/2018
When: October 17th, 2018
6:30pm-9:00pm
Where: Google Community Space
188 Embarcadero
(enter on Steuart Street)
San Francisco 94105
United States
Contact: Brad Erickson
415-430-1140 X *11


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In the Bay Area and across the country, theatres are coming under fire for artistic choices that many in the field and broader community find problematic, offensive, or even physically or psychologically injuring. Following remarks from Greg Reiner, National Endowment for the Arts, Carmen Morgan and Michael Robertson of artEquity and a panel of Bay Area theatre makers will speak from their experience on what it takes to bear witness to injustice, effectively provide critiques, take in difficult feedback, and move toward change.

 

Currently scheduled panelists:

Velina Brown – Actor, Company Member, San Francisco Mime Troupe

Lily Tung Crystal – Actor, Founding Artistic Director, Ferocious Lotus

Kimberly Dooley – Producing Artistic Director, Berkeley Playhouse

Margo Hall – Actor, Educator

Dennis Lickteig – Artistic Director, Lamplighters Music Theatre

Kathleen Antonia Tarr - Actor, Attorney, Educator

Brave Spaces Town Hall will address this trend and ask:

·         As individuals and as a community, how can we authentically and effectively bear witness and offer critique when injustice or injury shows up?

·         When critiques are directed at our own work, how can we responsibly hear criticism, assess the feedback, and move toward change?

·         In our own artistic practice, how can we improve our analysis so we can better perceive the potential for offense or injury before harmful choices are made?

·         How do we advance here in the Bay Area a theatre in the service of social change? How do we fully embrace our role and responsibility in transforming our communities?

This event marks the beginning of a new partnership between Theatre Bay Area and artEquity and launches a year-long initiative to advance equity and inclusion in our Bay Area theatre community. Learn how you and your theatre company can join in a cohort of ten local theatres committed to an intensive 12-month training with artEquity that will equip participants to make social change by starting with ourselves.


This initiative is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Zellerbach Foundation.

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

6:30pm-9pm

Google Community Space

188 Embarcadero 

(enter on Steuart Street)

San Francisco, CA 94105

This is a free event. You MUST RSVP to attend either by emailing your name(s) to hanna@theatrebayarea.org.
Your name needs to be on the guest list to enter the building. Thanks!