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Friday, February 8 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Telling our Story: Claiming Space for Marginalized Populations (National Playwriting Program)

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While theatre for social justice is on the rise, the stories of many marginalized communities are either often crafted by individuals outside the community or are the results of brief, unrelated partnerships. How do theatre practitioners avoid "tokenism"? As artists navigate a changing societal landscape that challenges equity, diversity must lead innovation and artistic creation. Learn current practices for cultivating narratives grounded in ethnographic drama and the difference between empowering marginalized communities and appropriation.

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Elena Velasco

Elena Velasco is a theatre artist whose work encompasses many aspects of performance, production, activism and education. She firmly believes that through a redefined actor-audience relationship and a “multilingual” approach to performance, theatre can be the catalyst for change... Read More →