A Toolbox for Cultural Competency
In this webinar, we will discuss what it means to be equity-minded and culturally competent in educational theatre spaces. The facilitator will provide tools for fostering a classroom and rehearsal environment that includes and supports everyone. Finally, we will explore how to work with content that is right for you that meaningfully connects with your student and community base.
Francesca Betancourt aka Cessa is an actor, intimacy director, facilitator, and producer originally from the Southwest but is now based on the East coast. She has worked as an artist & theatre/dance/consent facilitator in Ireland, India, the Philippines, New York, Washington, Wisconsin, Maryland, Washington D.C. and Florida. She is the founder and lead producer for the storytelling event and podcast "she is FIERCE: stories from the female and genderqueer perspective", a founding member of HERON ensemble (a multidisciplinary theatre collective), and founding collaborator with PNW Theatrical Intimacy. Her work is based in trauma informed social/emotional arts practice, equity, compassion, access, human connection, autonomy, and physical storytelling.