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Wednesday, February 21 • 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Equity, Diversity, Inclusion - Resources and Cultural Appropriation

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There will be examination of resources: What do individual theatre departments have or do not have in achieving some of the principals and directives in the Kennedy Center Diversity and Inclusion Statement?  This may include examining faculty roles and recruitment, staff, curriculum, budget, casting, creating or producing new work; non-biased respondent training, guest artists and evaluating artistic processes.

How to avoid cultural appropriation in season selection and casting by examining the ways that under-represented groups are portrayed onstage, and finding was to oppose acts of cultural appropriation and character depictions that deepen existing cultural divides.


Rich Brown

Professor RICH BROWN teaches at Western Washington University. Rich received a Bellingham Mayor’s Arts award in 2008, WWU’s prestigious Excellence in Teaching award in 2010, the Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival awarded him the National Outstanding Lead Deviser/Director... Read More →

Manual Chavarria

Contra Costa College

Ann Fajilan

California State University Eastbay
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Ed Trujillo

Faculty Emeritus, Diablo Valley College
Ed has a BA St. Mary's College-English
, University of Washington, MA Drama, University of Massachusetts-Post Graduate work in Theatre.

 Additional Training: Barie Rolf-Commedia 'dell arte
, Marcel Marceau. Ed has taught at DVC for over 27 years and was past Drama Area Chair... Read More →

Wednesday February 21, 2018 1:30pm - 2:50pm PST
Spokane Conference Theatre