Diversity in the Classroom: Black Acting Methods
Recorded On: 07/20/2022
This conversation style workshop, for all heritages, shares recent moves to diversify actor training curricula in high schools. Participants will leave with key take-aways from the field of "black acting methods" to help them improve and diversify their classroom materials. Teachers will gain culturally specific tools to utilize and more knowledge of the ways that Black performance theory has influenced the field of theatre.
Sharrell D. Luckett, PhD
Sharrell D. Luckett, PhD is Director of the Black Acting Methods® Studio and Director of the Helen Weinberger Center for Drama and Playwriting at the University of Cincinnati (UC). At UC, she is also a Drama and Performance Studies professor and collaborates with the College-Conservatory of Music (CCM). She is also a K-12 certified drama instructor. A sought-after artist and speaker, Luckett has held residencies at renowned institutions, such as the Lincoln Center, Harvard University and 92Y. She is lead editor of Black Acting Methods: Critical Approaches, a groundbreaking book that highlights diverse performance methods rooted in Afrocentricity.