A couple of weeks ago, we shared our first two measures in reflecting on how we can improve Gaslight's programming and representation. One of those commitments was to kick start a dialogue among theatre artists in our community so that we can listen, learn, and tailor our actions to make local impact.
Our initial brainstorm led us to hosting a small discussion group from which we could then identify key focus areas to expand on in future forums. For proper social distancing, we wanted to hold this discussion outside with the intention of recording and sharing to a larger audience. We finally found a sunny day (still with a surprise thunderstorm the moment we started!) and immediately launched into an almost two-hour discussion.
Because of the length, we felt it was best to break up the discussion into smaller "episodes" for our audiences to watch at convenient times throughout their day. We have a working list of future topics, but as we share these episodes, we invite others to please reach out to us (send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org) if you'd like to be involved!
As we share these videos on our social media platform, we'll also update the links here:
Roundtable: Equity in NEPA Theatre Part 1
Roundtable: Equity in NEPA Theatre Part 2