“I believe in the American theatre. I believe in its power to inform about the human condition, its power to heal … its power to uncover the truths we wrestle from uncertain and sometimes unyielding realities.” — August Wilson
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Robin DiAngelo – author of White Fragility
Nicole Brewer, the freelance theatermaker and anti-racist educator who’s spent years focusing on anti-racism in the theater shares insights that can help guide theater people as they work to make lasting change in an industry being called out for its systemic racism.