Samuel French, Playbill and HowlRound present #IdentityWeek, a free four-day panel event exploring racial, cultural, sexual and gender identity in the theatre. The talks take place September 27-30 at the Vineyard Theatre.
The third panel in the series is Access & Activism in Theatre. This conversation focused on the progress and challenges in the theatre community around access and inclusion for artists, administrators and audience members. Topics included advances in onstage representation of characters and performers of all abilities, the politics of casting an actor to play a character with a disability if that actor doesn’t have the same disability, and more.
Panelists include Phil Dallmann (Manager of TDF Accessibility Programs), Laura Kirk (Director of Audience Services for Yale School of Drama and Yale Repertory Theatre), Christine Bruno (Disability Advocate for Inclusion in the Arts) and Alexandria Wailes (representing Deaf West). Moderated by Diep Tran (Associate Editor, American Theatre Magazine).