June 1st, 2021
Future Opportunities for Innovation
Panelists: Tara Beagan, Augusto Bitter, Marjorie Chane, Emma Ferreira, and Mike Payette
Moderators: Marilo Nuñez, Zoe Marin
The third panel consisted of crucial conversations centred around creating safer, more inclusive spaces for BIPOC and LGBTQ2+ artists. The push for diversity in institutions and professional companies is only the beginning of the work needed to ensure an inclusive, equitable experience for all.
The panelists spoke about creating a culture of honesty in rehearsal spaces and theatres. They noted that it is not enough to speak about this issue; we must be prepared to do the work to create spaces where artists feel safe valued and respected.