TUESDAY ~ February 2
Produced by The IDEA Team at Portland Center Stage
Panel discussion coordinated by Caitlin Upshaw & RaChelle Schmidt

2020 was a turbulent year for everyone. In the theater community, the Black Lives Matter movement and We See You White American Theater have come into focus and accelerated the demand for diversity and equity onstage and off. Join Portland theater-makers in a discussion of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility (IDEA) in our spaces and on our stages. Hosted by the PCS IDEA Team, a panel of artists and administrators share how their organizations are grappling with this work in with a lively, open conversation.
Alec Lugo (He/Him), Marketing Manager, Bag & Baggage Productions
Chip Miller (They/Them), Associate Artistic Director, Portland Center Stage at The Armory
Kisha Jarrett (She/Her), Development & Marketing Director, Artists Repertory Theatre
Samson Syharath (He/Him/They/Them), Managing Artistic Director of Theatre Diaspora, Associate Producer of MediaRites, Core Member of The Accountability Collective EDI Committee Chair for the Portland Area Theatre Alliance
Moderated by: Ruby Joy White (Prince/She)
ASL Interpreters: Sarika Mehta (She/Her), Dana Walls (He/Him)
(83 minutes)