Life Imitating Art: Rehearsing During the Kavanaugh Hearings

Life Imitating Art:  Rehearsing During the Kavanaugh Hearings

Statistically speaking, one in four women have been sexually assaulted, but since so many go unreported or even unspoken, it could be even higher.  I wanted those who’ve been harmed to feel seen, and those who haven’t to do more than say “I’m sorry”.  The biggest issue is that even if women are believed, people in power don’t seem to care.

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When #TimesUp Hits Home: Bringing the Truth into the Light

When #TimesUp Hits Home: Bringing the Truth into the Light

Why am I telling you this?   Because my job as an artist, my purpose in life, is to tell the truth.  And I can’t fully tell the truth in my work until I can fully tell the truth about my own life.  I want to tell the truth.  I am so ready to tell the truth.  And my truth is that I’m a survivor.

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Not Us, Too! Cleaning Up Nonprofit Theatre's #MeToo Mess

Not Us, Too! Cleaning Up Nonprofit Theatre's #MeToo Mess

Every arts organization needs to craft policies and procedures that state a zero-tolerance policy for abusive, bullying, and similar conduct by any employee or volunteer.  That goes for the board, too. Board members, in particular, must train themselves to understand the law.  They need to know what local, state and federal laws have to say about harassment and abuse.  They need to make this training a regular and ongoing part of board orientation and development.

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