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Decolonizing Theatre Basics with Groundwater Arts

When:
September 11th
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Time:
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Past Event
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Where:
Virtual Via ZOOM

 

 

What is colonization? Why do we need to decolonize? And what does that even mean? We know that any and all work in anti-racism and dismantling white supremacy must start at the source - join us in unpacking how colonization is at the foundation of today’s societal challenges. 

Groundwater Arts virtual workshop: Decolonizing Theatre Basics, will examine the nuances of colonization (classic, settler, & neocolonialism) and how they intersect with how we live and work. The workshop will entail both active and passive activities, videos, and discussions, creating radical access points for everyone of all levels to leave empowered. 

Groundwater Arts is a half-Indigenous, predominantly POC, fully women-led citizen artist collaborative with decades of shared experience in cultural producing. Groundwater Arts co-Founders: Annalisa Dias, Anna Lathrop, Ronee Penoi (Laguna Pueblo/Cherokee), and Tara Moses (Seminole/Mvskoke).

Annalisa Dias is an award-winning Goan-American transdisciplinary artist and community organizer working at the intersection of racial justice and care for the earth. She is Director of Artistic Partnerships & Innovation at Baltimore Center Stage, where she is responsible for new work development and civic programming. Relevant work includes THE SALIMA PROJECT, a short documentary film about community development in rural Malawi; “Idania” commissioned for film by Arena Stage; “After the Flood” commissioned for film by REP Stage; and THE EARTH, THAT IS SUFFICIENT, a performance project about hope for the future in the face of the climate catastrophe, produced by The Welders throughout 2019 in Washington DC and globally. Annalisa has facilitated dialogue and presented on anti-oppression and decolonization at numerous national conferences including Theater Communications Group, Kennedy Center Directing & Dramaturgy Intensive, Association for Theatre in Higher Education, American Alliance for Theatre Educators, Shakespeare Theatre Association, among others. Annalisa has published several articles and book chapters on the subject of decolonization in artistic practice and higher educational contexts. She has been an invited guest speaker on issues of anti-racism, decolonization, and new play development in graduate classes at Tisch NYU, American University, George Mason University, UMass Amherst, Hollins University, and The Catholic University of America.

Tara Moses (Seminole/Mvskoke) is a director, playwright, Producing Artistic Director for telatúlsa, Co-Artistic Director in Residence at Red Eagle Soaring, and co-Founder and Senior Producer of #Binge. She is a Cultural Capital Fellow with First Peoples Fund (2020); fellow with the Intercultural Leadership Institute (2018/19); the founder of the Intercultural Theatre Alliance; associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society; Dramatists Guild member; affiliated artist with Unsettling Dramaturgy; member of Lincoln Center Directors Lab and DirectorsLabChicago; an alum of the Allen Lee Hughes Fellowship at Arena Stage; and recipient of the Thomas C. Fichandler Award. She holds a B.A. in theatre from the University of Tulsa and is expected to attend Brown University/Trinity Rep for her M.F.A. in Directing in the fall of 2021.

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