2021 Virtual Conference Archives

We invite you to view archival video from the 2021 TCG Virtual Conference: Our Theatre Ecology below. You may click on the hyperlinked title on the left hand of the screen to read more about the session. Additional video will be released in the coming weeks.

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Plenaries
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Opening Keynote: Eric Liu

Eric Liu (You’re More Powerful Than You Think), former White House policy advisor & co-founder and CEO of Citizen University with Q&A Moderated by cultural strategist Hannah Fenlon

ASL by: Urban Jazz Dance Company

Review the notes from this session on Padlet, here.

Afternoon Plenary: Dreaming with the Inheritors

Speakers: Sarah Machiko Haber, Akhila Khanna, Yasmin Zacaria Mikhaiel, Monica Montoya, Sam Morreale, Penny Pun, and Nathalie Thomas

ASL by: Urban Jazz Dance Company

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Morning Plenary: RADICAL TRANSFORMATION

A Think-Tank with Twin Cities Black Theater Artists
Facilitators: E.G. Bailey, ShaVunda Brown, Sha Cage, and Anton Jones

ASL by: Urban Jazz Dance Company

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In Conversation Sarah Bellamy & Resmaa Menakem*

Tune in for a conversation with Resmaa Menakem, Healer, New York Times Best-Selling Author, and Trauma Specialist, in conversation with Artistic Director for Penumbra Center for Racial Healing Sarah Bellamy, recorded on the one year anniversary for George Floyd's death.

ASL by: Urban Jazz Dance Company (visible after the 3 minute introduction).

*This conversation was aired during THRIVE! Week on June 9th, 2021.

Other Sessions
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Accountability in Action: Bay Area Regional Theatre 

Speakers: Shannon R. Davis, Sonia Fernandez, Ely Sonny Orquiza, Leigh Rondon-Davis, Lauren Spencer, Beatrice L. Thomas, and Dawn Monique Williams

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Arts Advocacy - More Important Than Ever

Speakers: Gary Anderson, Laurie Baskin, Maria De Leon, Mary Kathryn Nagle, and Nikkole Salter

ASL by: Urban Jazz Dance Company

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BIPOC Led Search and Strategic Planning

Speakers: Ashley Walden Davis, William Bryant Miles, Jocelyn Prince, Harold Steward, and Leandro A. Zaneti

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BIPOC Production Leaders: Always forward

Speakers: Itzel Ayala, Lawrence Bennett, Hillary Luong, and David 'dstew' Stewart

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Bridging the Gap with Lateral Mentorship

Speakers: Rio Alberto, Simone Alexander, Anne Ciarlone, Kathryn de la Rosa, Jaz Hall, Joey Reyes, and Ava Rigelhaupt

ASL by: Urban Jazz Dance Company. To view a version of this recording with ASL included, please go here.

Budgets: A Tool for Revolution

Speakers: Daniella Benavides, Hope Chávez, and Chie Morita

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Connected Cultures: An artist roundtable on climate, race, place, and disability

Speakers: James E Burnside, Clementine Bordeaux, Oya Mae Duchess-Davis , Allan Hayton

ASL by: Urban Jazz Dance Company

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“Dear University Theatre Programs…”

Speakers: Ciara Diane, Courtney Rikki Green, Francesca Hsieh, Sabrina Lopez, Bonita Jackson Turner

ASL by: Urban Jazz Dance Company

Divest to Invest with Groundwater Arts

Speakers: Ciara Diane, Courtney Rikki Green, Francesca Hsieh, Sabrina Lopez, Bonita Jackson Turner

ASL by: Urban Jazz Dance Company

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The Faces of Central American Theatre

Speakers: Tito Antonio, Salvador Espinoza, Emy Fernanda, Gustavo Monge, Roberto Salomon, and Jose Solís

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Global Roundtable 2021

Select speakers: Emilya Cachapero, Teresa Eyring, Derek Goldman, and Juli Hendren

Indigenizing Theater: Conversations with young Native theater artists and activists

Facilitator: Montana Adams, Emery Barrera, Jamelyn Ebelacker, Lily Hiʻilani Kim-Dela Cruz Okimura, and Emily Preis

ASL by: Urban Jazz Dance Company

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A Medical Perspective on a Safe Reopening

Speakers: Dr. Bruce Y. Lee, Kristin Marting, and Stephan Wolfert

ASL by: Urban Jazz Dance Company. For a version of this recording with ASL included, please go here.

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The New Standard of Care for Caregivers

Facilitator: Tamanya Garza

One for All: Sharing Power and Building New Leadership Structures

Speakers: Kelly Burdick, Morgan Claire Green, John Harrell, James Ijames, and Laurie McCants

ASL by: Urban Jazz Dance Company. For a version of this recording with ASL included, please go here.

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Reduce, Reuse, Reopen: Sustainable Solutions for Reopening Theatre

Speakers: Molly Braverman, Austin Sora

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Supporting and working with Immigrants in the American Theatre

Speakers: Francisco Mendoza, Kholoud Sawaf, Jessica Wu, and Salma Zohdi

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Through A Black Woman’s Lens – A Look at the Disparities in Hollywood & Theater for Black Women

Speakers: Nicole Hodges Persley, Garlia Cornelia Jones, Monica White Ndoudou, Tonya Pinkins, and Nicole Hodges Persley

ASL by: Urban Jazz Dance Company

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Token Youths: More than a Photo Op

Speakers: Matias Rafael Cardinale, Sabine Decatur, Zetra Goodlow, Magdalyn Rowley-Lange , May Treuhaft-Ali, and Albert Wash

ASL by: Urban Jazz Dance Company. For a version of this recording with ASL included, please go here.

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What Do We Keep and What Do We Leave Behind?

Facilitators: Bryan Joseph Lee and Madeline Sayet

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Who is Your Theatre For?

Speakers: Pablo Hernandez Basulto, Lily Tung Crystal, Mandy Greenfield, Kristen Jackson, J.R. Pierce, and Rob Weinert-Kendt

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