COVID afforded theaters an opportunity to pause and re-evaluate their policies, procedures and productions. For Raleigh Little Theatre, that meant re-examining their annual production of CINDERELLA. What happened next is a testament to what happens when you engage the community in conversation, listen, and commit to creating a safe space for all. It is a case study of how one theater addressed and embraced Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and may provide a model for other organizations struggling to do the same.
This panel discussion is organized by the ATCA Belonging, Equity, Inclusion & Diversity Committee. RLT Executive Director Heather Strickland and Artistic Director Patrick Torres will be in conversation with LGBTQIA Advocate Candis Cox. ATCA Executive Committee member Lauren Van Hemert moderates.
This is part of a series of ATCA events designed to be for critics, by critics. Featuring ATCA members as panelists and moderators, these events will be free, informal and geared toward working arts writers. Stay tuned for upcoming Tuesday night discussions and please get in touch if you have ideas to share!
OPEN TO MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS