SEASON 28 - 2021

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The Los Angeles Anti-Racist Theatre Standards (LAARTS) are now live. LAARTS is a set of standards drafted by a collective of LA theatre artists dedicated to true equity and looking to create lasting, systemic change in LA theatre institutions and communities. The group is majority BIPOC, majority female, intersectional, intergenerational, and contains representation from the LGBTQ+ community and other marginalized populations.

 

Join us for a community discussion September 14th at 6 pm which will be held over zoom to address any questions and introduce @blklst_la. You can sign up at LATheatreStandards.com

 

The full set of standards can be found at LATheatreStandards.com, and BLKLST information can be found at  blklstcollective.com

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Hello, Los Angeles theatremaker!

 

A diverse collective of L.A.-based theater artists dedicated to true equity has created “The Los Angeles Anti-Racist Theater Standards” as a way to create lasting, systemic change within L.A. theater institutions. Our official launch is Wednesday, September 8th at 10 am Pacific; the Standards can be found at LATheatreStandards.com or in the attached document. We are asking for LA theatres to read them, commit to them, help us spread the word, and join us for a community conversation next week.

 

What are the Standards?
Inspired and influenced by the work of We See You White American Theatre, “The Standards” were created to hold L.A. theater companies of all sizes accountable by providing a list of actionable changes that must be implemented to rectify the harm done and create a foundation of sustain and restorative equity.


Who wrote them?
The Standards were drafted by a majority BIPOC, majority female, intersectional, intergenerational collective, which also includes representation from the LGBTQ+ community and other marginalized populations. The full list of collaborators and more information can be found on the LA ARTS website.


What does accountability look like?
Adherence to “The Standards” will be monitored through BLKLST, a newly formed group that will collect data and manage the public accountability process. The mission of BLKLST is to provide safety and equity for all Black, indigenous, and people of color in the Los Angeles theater community by creating BIPOC-led mechanisms of accountability and by supporting other anti-racist industry-related organizations and people.


Where can I ask more questions?
A public conversation will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. via Zoom to address any questions and to introduce members of the collective and of BLKLST to the community. To sign up for the event, please fill out this form by September 13th.


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Thank you for joining us in this journey towards a better, more equitable Los Angeles theatre scene.