January - March 2021
A six-part web series that reveals the growing movement for justice in the theatre field.
Date | Location
Bi-weekly beginning January 11, 2021 here on our website!
About the Program
Hosted by artEquity Founder and Executive Director, Carmen Morgan, this six-part web series brings artEquity's practice of facilitating hard and necessary conversations to a broader audience. The curtain is pulled back and viewers gain insight into the activism and progress that has been achieved by theatre practitioners across the field. Through engagement with founding Artistic Directors, newly appointed leaders, and activists who have operated at all levels of leadership in arts organizations across the US, we learn what it takes to transform, not just an institution, but an entire field.
Talking Back was filmed in September of 2019, before the first case of COVID 19 was recorded and prior to the global uprisings in 2020 in response to the ongoing violence and murder of Black people by police officers and civilians in the United States and abroad.
This series was created in partnership with Oregon Shakespeare Festival and produced by Sharifa Johka, OSF Director of Equity.
For more information, please see our press release.
an artEquity Production
Created and Produced by
Recorded and Edited by
Rayna Brooks Lott
Sekai Natural Hair Gallery
Sound Editing & Mixing
Vivian Holtzman (Phosphene)
Henry Willette (Phosphene)
Additional Camera and Editing
(episode one introduction)
This web series was produced with the support of Meyer Memorial Trust and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.