Learn About Diversity and Inclusion Through Theatrical Performance
Learn About Diversity and Inclusion Through Theatrical Performance
Enhance your team’s diversity and inclusion initiatives through an interactive workshop that provides performance opportunities for women artists of color.
1.5 hours
Participants: 6 to Unlimited
New York, New York, United States

What you’ll do

Today’s social-political climate has brought a renewed and much-needed push for diversity and inclusion in companies across the country, but the unique challenges of virtual work can make implementing D&I initiatives difficult. In this 2-hour online workshop, your team will explore ways you can enhance your culture of equity and inclusivity while working remotely.  

Your group will begin by meeting women theater artists of color and watching them perform workplace-inspired pieces, engaging first with art to stimulate your sense of empathy. The workshop will then dive into a discussion on best practices and considerations to take into account when evaluating your company’s approach to topics including racial and cultural diversity, equal pay, gender equality, accessibility, and customer relations.

Next, your team will put what this to use in an activity in which you’ll work together in small groups to identify D&I concerns surrounding a fictional scenario. At the end, everyone will share their thoughts on the activity and reflect on any steps your company can take to continue prioritizing D&I in your workplace.

The agenda for this experience is as follows:

  • While You Wait (5 minutes)
  • Introduction: What Is D&I? (5 minutes)
  • Video or Live Performances Featuring Women Artists of Diverse Backgrounds (25 minutes)
  • Performer Q&A (20 minutes)
  • Break (5 minutes)
  • Core Lecture: How Can Your Company Be More Diverse? (30 minutes)
  • Break (3 minutes)
  • Breakout Room Activity: D&I Concerns and Solutions (15 minutes)
  • Sharing (10 minutes)
  • Closing (2 minutes)

How you’ll make an impact

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Social Justice
Women's Empowerment
E web goal 5
Goal 5 - Gender Equality
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. Learn more
E web goal 10
Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities
Reduce inequality within and among countries. Learn more
This award-winning organization empowers women of color through education and the arts while addressing social, racial, and feminist issues. They create opportunities for women of color in theater, visual art, comedy, music, dance, and other media. The organization offers woman-identified creators a unique platform to tell their stories and perform work written for them, by women like them, or even themselves! — an elusive level of realness they call Authentic Representation. They have served 200 artists and generated almost $13,000 in paid work for them. They have also produced and participated in 119 events that have reached thousands of audience members. Since its development, this organization has produced multiple successful women of color artists that have gone on to make waves in music, writing, and acting.

What to bring

  • Internet access
  • Zoom account

What else you should know

  • Best to book 2 weeks in advance
  • This workshop deals with potentially sensitive issues of race, gender, sexuality, and immigration.
  • During the school year, this experience may only be available in the evenings on weekdays depending on the organization’s availability.
  • This experience will be conducted over Zoom. 

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