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Episode Info: This conversation was recorded in late May 2020, in the wake of the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and Tony McDade. We hold their families in our thoughts and wish for swift justice. We’ve attached links in this video and in its description to point you towards just a few of the many ways you can support Black lives, Indigenous lives, and people of color. We hope to not distract from the important work happening in our world, but ally it with light from artists, and to spread leadership and hope.We recognize and stand with the following organizations:Black Lives Matter, blacklivesmatter.comBlack Visions Collective, Legal Defense Fund, Civil Liberties Union, on May 28, 2020The Drama League gathered the leaders of our nation’s top LGBTQIA+ theatre companies. The conversation that unfolded investigated why queer specific space is important in the American Theatre? How do we honor voices of the past, present, and future? Who is overlooked in our communities? How do we lead our communities and its allies towards a more equitable, authentic, diverse, and inclusive practice? And so much more! The Drama League’s Artistic Director Gabriel Stelian-Shanks is joined by Megan Carney (About Face Theatre), Paul Conroy (Out Front Theatre Company), Philip Crosby (Richmond Triangle Players), John Fisher (Theatre Rhinoceros), Adam Odsess-Rubin (National Queer Theater), Michael A. Sheppard (Celebration Theatre), Harold Steward (The Theater Offensive), and Zak Stowe (Stage Q) in an unprecedented conversation about queering the American theatre. IN CONVERSATION, The Drama League's acclaimed series of discussions with the directors changing the face of theater, television, and film, is now online! The process of creating art is revealed in these intimate, surprising, and wide-ranging conversations with award-winning creators from around the world.The artists in this video have donated their time and fees to help provide much-needed aid, relief, and programs for stage directors affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.You can help! Donate here: If you're a director needing assistance, visit our COVID-19 resources and emergency relief programs here: more about Megan Carney and About Face more about Paul Conroy and Out Front Theatre more about Philip Crosby and Richmond Triangle more about John Fisher and Theatre more about Adam Odsess-Rubin and National Queer more about Michael A. Sheppard and Celebration more about Harold Steward and The Theater more about Zak Stowe and Stage the interview on Vimeo:
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