Theatre in Our Schools:
'24 Workshop Series

AATE is pleased to present an ongoing community conversation series focused on bringing awareness to the importance of theatre education in our schools.
AATE Members can access recordings of
completed sessions below:

*note you will be prompted to sign into your AATE account

Upcoming Sessions: 

We Will Not Be Erased:
Combating Censorship and Book Bans in Theatre 
by, for, and about Youth

Monday, March 18th at 5 pm (EDT)  Register HERE

AATE is committed to equity, justice, and inclusion for all. We know our work is made stronger by the many voices, perspectives, and experiences we bring to the organization and the field. In light of that, we extend our support to the communities directly targeted for erasure through the banning of artistic works. These include members of the Global Majority (Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Latine, and Asian populations), the LGBTQIA+ community,  religious minorities including the Jewish and Muslim communities, the disability community, and immigrant populations.  

Join us for this spirited conversation for Global Majority participants at LOCI as well as allies of all backgrounds. This panel discussion will highlight tools and tips for navigating season selection and programming to combat the wave of censorship that is impacting communities across the country. We will affirm the representation of all people in artistic works by, for, and about youth and will unequivocally proclaim that erasing historically marginalized and oppressed people from being seen is an act of violence which we will not tolerate. 

Brittny Bush (Consulting Creative Director) is a Houston actor and teaching artist with a BA in Theater Acting and Directing from the University of Houston. Ms. Bush has performed with many local theater companies through the years, including Brave Little Company; Main Street Theater; Catastrophic Theatre Company (Core Artist); Classical Theater Company (Company Member); Next Iteration Ensemble (readings); Cone Man Running Productions; Boiling Point Players; A.D. Players; Alley Theatre Education; Horse Head Theatre Company; Mildred’s Umbrella; and InterACTive Theater. For Brave Little Company, she is a co-writer of the Missing from the Museum series, a co-creator and director of Grandpa's Garden, and a teaching artist. Ms. Bush has consistently worked as a theater teaching artist since 2006 with Brave Little Company, Main Street Theater, Alley Theatre, and most recently the Hope Stone Project. She is currently the Primary School Theater Teacher for St. Francis Episcopal School.

Kristy Lozano (Social Media Manager/Teaching Artist/Actor collaborator) grew up by the border to Mexico in Brownsville, Texas. She can proudly speak Spanish fluently. Kristy Lozano holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Sam Houston State University. She has been in three productions at Sam Houston State University, including Our Lady of 121st Street as Norca (directed by Patrick Person) and The Government Inspector as Grusha (directed by David A McTier). Kristy Lozano was also an ensemble member in the production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at The Camille PlayHouse in Brownsville. She is Brave Little Company's Social Media Manager and also plays the role of Robin Goodfellow in the touring production Wooden O: An Interactive Shakespeare Adventure. She is a Young Audiences of Houston teaching artist. She continues to share her passion for theatre through arts education for Houston's kids!

Ralph Sevush, Esq., with the Dramatists Guild since 1997, is their Co-Executive Director of Business Affairs & General Counsel, where he advises and advocates for dramatists. An entertainment attorney (Cardozo, `91), he did transactional work for various media companies before becoming director of business affairs for Broadway and off-Broadway productions. He is also a produced playwright and a published essayist and author of short fiction.







Sponsored by AATE's Leaders of Color Institute.