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Sat Feb 18, 1:00 – 2:15pm

Join moderator Dr. Soyica Colbert and panelists to discuss the role of arts journalism and The BIPOC Demands for a White American Theater. Published in 2020, the BIPOC Demands for a White American Theatre document outlines steps necessary to make theater more equitable, and includes specific demands related to theater coverage and arts journalism.

Soyica Diggs Colbert (moderator) is an Associate Director at the Shakespeare Theatre Company and the Idol Family Professor of African American Studies and Performing Arts at Georgetown University. Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman, Ed.D. is a cultural curator, community organizer, speaker, and writer and the executive director of The Hurston/Wright Foundation. Elliot Williams is a reporter for DCist/WAMU covering arts, culture, and the ways the D.C. region’s history and its possibility intersect. Reginald L. Douglas is a DC-based director, producer, and new play advocate and the artistic director of Mosaic Theater Company.

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Sat Feb 18, 2:30 – 3:45pm

Join moderator John Stoltenberg (DC Theater Arts) along with panelists Sarah Rose Leonard and Brittani Samuel (3Views on Theater), André Hereford (Metro Weekly), and Chris Klimek (Washington City Paper) for a discussion about the challenges and obligations when reviewing work created by artists whose identity — race, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, etc. — is different from one’s own.

John Stoltenberg is executive editor of DC Theater Arts. Sarah Rose Leonard is a live events producer at KQED, Northern California’s NPR and PBS member station, and Co-Editor of 3Views on Theater, an online theatre criticism publication dedicated to multiplicity. Brittani Samuel (she/her) is a Caribbean-American arts journalist, theater critic, and co-editor of 3Views on Theater. André Hereford is a critic and contributing editor for Metro Weekly magazine. Chris Klimek writes regularly in The Washington City Paper, NPR, and The Washington Post.

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Sat Feb 18, 4:00 – 5:00pm

People are increasingly getting their news through visual mediums like TikTok and Instagram. How can arts journalism embrace this pivot to visual? Where does the written word fit into a visual future? Join moderator Nicole Hertvik (DC Theater Arts) and panelists for a discussion on journalists pivoting to visual mediums. 

Nicole Hertvik is editor-in-chief and publisher at DC Theater Arts. James Gardiner is a Helen Hayes Award-winning actor, playwright and filmmaker who teaches musical theatre performance at George Mason University. Maggie Wilder is an actress who has appeared in plays at Woolly Mammoth, Ford’s Theatre, Roundhouse Theatre, Studio Theatre, and Imagination Stage. Kobi Kassal is a journalist and digital marketer and founder of Theatrely.

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