Director's Cut (Curating. Unbiased. Theatre.)
As theatre arts educators and directors, we play a pivotal role in establishing an inclusive artistic environment that embraces diversity and is demonstrative of truth in storytelling. This webinar is designed to support participants in evaluating the discriminatory practices and exclusionary behaviors that divide our American stages. The hope is that through guided discussion and assessment, the participants will identify best practices that curate anti-racist theatre that is created for, is a reflection of and is inclusive to all cultures and communities.
Director of Education at Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company
Nikki Toombs is a notable American playwright, director, actress, and producer who hails from the “Magic City” of Birmingham, Alabama. She has authored eight plays, has directed 40+ productions, and is a nationally commissioned presenter and curriculum specialist.
Throughout her impressive career, this virtuoso has held many titles from playwright, to actress, to commissioner and more. Currently, Toombs proudly serves as the Director of Education at Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company in Atlanta, Georgia. Some of her duties include but are not limited to: teacher training, professional development coordinator and facilitator, master and acting class presenter, director, producer, host of the Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition, and Director for the Theatre for Young Audiences program.