Courtesy of Advance Gender Fairness within the Arts.
PORTLAND, Ore.: Advance Gender Equity in the Arts (AGE) has introduced 35 partnerships for IGNITE, a nationwide program for U.S.-based ladies and nonbinary rising theatre artists of shade who might be paired with BIPOC ladies and nonbinary theatre leaders.
“The launch of this inaugural program is predicated on the roots of shared expertise, cultivation, and enlargement,” Minita Gandhi, AGE’s nationwide program director and IGNITE founder, mentioned in a press release. “Many people haven’t had the chance to have had a mentor, or previous mentors have been primarily white and male. This program actually explores what it means to attract a brand new line of inheritance.”
The IGNITE program, which runs by means of July 31, affords an opportunity for companions to satisfy for 4 one-on-one periods. Cohort individuals may even have the choice to attend digital occasions all through 2021, together with panels and a social media advertising and marketing workshop.
The theatre leaders for this yr’s program embody playwright Jocelyn Bioh; playwright and screenwriter Carla Ching; producer Mica Cole; actor and producer Sandra Delgado; Minita Gandhi; Priti Gandhi, the vice chairman of inventive at Minnesota Opera; playwright Aleshea Harris; inventive director, producer, and humanities activist Simeilia Hodge-Dallaway; playwright Hansol Jung; director and choreographer Ameenah Kaplan; performer Jenn Kidwell; actor and producer Miriam Laube; actor January LaVoy; playwright and screenwriter Lisa Loomer; actor Audra McDonald; Alexandra Meda, inventive director of Teatro Luna; Dr. Monica White Ndounou, affiliate professor of theatre at Dartmouth School; author and actor Christina Nieves; director and playwright Colette Robert; arts administrator and manufacturing supervisor Sloane A.L. Spencer; playwright Marike Splint; Sam White, founding inventive and government director of Shakespeare in Detroit; playwright and producer Leah Nanako Winkler; performer and author Kristina Wong; Stephanie Ybarra, inventive director of Baltimore Center Stage; playwright and instructing artist Diana Burbano; playwright Donnetta Lavinia Grays; playwright and performer Jiehae Park; playwright and actor Nambi E. Kelley; Natasha Sinha, dramaturg and affiliate inventive director of Playwrights Horizons; playwright and professor Elaine Romero; efficiency artist and author Gabrielle Civil; singer, songwriter, and musician Diana Oh; actor, playwright, and educator Nikkole Salter; and director and playwright Lavina Jadhwani.
A full listing of the IGNITE rising artists will be learn here.
Based in 2014 by artist and activist Jane Mantiri, Advance Gender Fairness within the Arts is a nonprofit social justice group created to advance the facility and visibility of marginalized genders, main with racial justice.
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