Articles, research, and videos to enrich understanding about BIPOC and the Theatre.
"We See You, White American Theater"
An open letter from notable BIPOC artists
"An Open Letter to American Regional and Community Theatres on Inclusion"
Black Theatre Girl Magic
"Broadway Stars Call Out Racism in Theater"
7 Ways We Know Systemic Racism Is Real
Ben and Jerry’s
Further reading on Glossary terms
“The spreadsheet that shook the theater world”
Los Angeles Times
American Experience - PBS
“Blackface Minstrelsy” - Definition, History, and Facts
“Minstrel Show” - Description, History, and Facts
“What is the Difference Between Race and Ethnicity?”
“What Does It Mean to Be an Ally”
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
What Is Performative Allyship? Examples and Alternatives
New Haven Independent
COMPOSERS & PLAYWRIGHTS
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"How a new generation of black playwrights is taking on race and privilege in the age of Trump"
Educational theater and art as social change
University of Southern California
Books to Read About Anti Racism
Dudley, the Smart Set, and the Beginning of the Black Entertainment Industry
Colorism In Conversation
Hollywood’s Colorism Problem
Turn Performative Wokeness Into Allyship
Broadway, She's Racist