Building an Inclusive Scene Shop Culture

  • Room: Grand Ballroom A
Wednesday, March 14, 2018: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM


Alys Holden
Director of Production
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Gabriel Barrera
Charge Scenic Artist
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Sharifa Johka
Interim Director of Equity
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Steven Schmidt
Technical Director
California Shakespeare


Through the lens of managers from three institutions who have a demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Guthrie Theater, and California Shakespeare Theater, we will discuss how to build an inclusive shop culture. An inclusive shop requires everyone, managers and employees, to contribute to the culture, so ideas and tips for everyone will be included. For example, what are the best practices in writing a job description or in a job interview? If your manager isn’t seeing bias, how can you help and influence them? This will be lively dialogue featuring audience interaction and many lessons learned.


Learning Objectives

-Attendees will gain insight into the challenges of creating and cultivating an inclusive scene shop culture
-Attendees will learn best practices in a variety of areas related to bias and inclusion in the workplace
-Attendees will gain peer resources for advice and guidance in developing an inclusive workplace

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