The Anti-Racism Theatre Strategies (ARTS) Cohort is a six-month long program for theatre producers, led by Christina Alexander and Katie Christie of Alexander Christie Consulting. Both are ArtEquity trained facilitators and Theatre Communications Group Rising Leaders of Color. Participating theatres are engaged in the process of skill-building, alliance-building, issue framing, messaging, systems analysis, coaching, and solutions cultivation.
The 1st cohort launched in 2020 and consisted of the following theatres: City Theatre, Florida Children’s Theatre, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Miami New Drama, New City Players, Slow Burn Theatre, Theatre Lab, and Zoetic Stage.
The 2nd cohort launched in 2021 and consisted of the following theatre companies: Island City Stage, J*CAT, Juggerknot Theatre Company, MNM Theatre Company, Momentum Stage, and Thinking Cap Theatre.
A third, shorter 6-week cohort, designed to work with returning and new theatre companies launched in June 2023. The participating theatres were City Theatre, Florida Children’s Theatre, lakehouseranchpng, and Lost Girls Theatre.
Members of previous cohorts have posted their AntiRacism/Equity statements and action plans on their websites, below is a list of those, in alphabetical order by company:
Florida Children’s Theatre
Maltz Jupiter Theatre
Momentum Stage (Scroll Down to Equity Statements)
New City Players