Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Program wants to thank the creators of the BIPOC Demands For White American Theatre for their labor in putting together their document of demands. We have shared it with our college administration and staff/faculty in the Theatre Program and we are sharing our actions and plans today with our students, program, and publicly. We support the We See You White American Theatre movement and demand of ourselves these anti-racist actions and policies. We ask other colleges, universities, and professional programs to join in acknowledging and dismantling the oppressive curriculum, pedagogy, and systems in our training and work.
We recognize that racism and oppressive systems have been a part of American theatre, training, and education. We are part of that system, and we are working to dismantle and build a more equitable and just system.
Our students, staff, and faculty returned this month and we are continuing to organize as a community on anti-racist change and actions. We would like to share our working document of actions and plans in response to the BIPOC Demands For White American Theatre. We are working through these demands and taking action as a community, program, and college. These are our first steps.