A Call for the Future of Theatre
For some time, the theatre industry has been named a dying industry. And it is - as long as this industry continues to exclude Black and brown, queer, trans, disabled, poor, and young folk, the industry as we know it will die. The theatre industry’s struggle to serve and imagine ways to support the next generation is directly tied to the systemic inequalities that exist in the world at large. Institutional gridlock, gatekeeping, and economic inequality are only a few of the additional barriers to entry for young people in our field. The combined impact of these power structures, compounded by the reality of climate change, and having grown up online during a re:emergence of mass social justice organizing, uniquely informs the lived experiences of folks 30 and under - those on the Millennial/Gen Z cusp and Gen Z proper.
Join us in our continued efforts at the 2022 TCG National Conference: Pittsburgh to ensure a future for those who come after us, and an industry that works to dismantle the inequities halting us from thriving in the now.