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Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance.

~ Verna Myers


Theatre Artists Workshop is dedicated to upholding the principles of DEI in our organization. Our mission as a safe place to take theatrical risks in pursuit of artistic excellence is linked to our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Indeed, it is central to our mission as a theatre arts organization to ensure that the Workshop membership has the full opportunity to thrive in our environment, for we believe that diversity is key to understanding the full breadth of the human experience, which will only aid in advancing the artistic growth of our members, and in turn the experience of our audiences. 


Furthermore, the Workshop seeks to create and foster a diverse and inclusive membership. As an incubator of new artistic work, we encourage and support our members in creating and developing material that fosters intellectual engagement that will create positive change. We strive for a climate that encourages playwrights and directors to write and cast openly and diversely when the work at hand does not call for specific casting needs. Exploring color conscious casting as well as open minded casting will only serve to strengthen the work we create. To put these words into action, the Board of Directors created a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy, posted in 2021.


“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” — Barack Obama (Source: The New York Times)

Welcome TAW members! This page is edited by your friends in the DEI Committee. Below, you will find a list of resources generously given to us by our friends at The Dramatist Guild. Please let us know if you come across new resources you'd like to share with your fellow members. Thank you!


Please read, watch, and listen:


A Lesson In How To Overcome Implicit Bias:


Additional Resources:

"The new dawn blooms as we free it
For there is always light,
if only we are brave enough to see it
If only we are brave enough to be it.”

— Amanda Gorman (An excerpt from her poem, "The Hill We Climb")

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