EDI: Community CALL TO ACTION - Dallas Theater Center
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Dallas Theater Center will engage, entertain, and inspire our diverse community by creating experiences that stimulate new ways of thinking and living. We will do this by consistently producing plays, educational programs, and other initiatives that are of the highest quality and reach the broadest possible constituency.

  Dallas Theater Center staff and community are angry and saddened by the constant, targeted killings of Black men, women, and children in the United States. We mourn with you, and we offer prayers and words of comfort to families and friends of TRAYFORD PELLERIN, JACOB BLAKE, ELIJAH McCLAIN, RAYSHARD BROOKS, AHMAUD ARBERY, BREONNA TAYLOR, GEORGE FLOYD, TONY McDADE, BOTHAM JEAN, ATATIANA JEFFERSON and far too many of our African American brothers and sisters killed by unchecked police violence.


We stand in solidarity with Brown and Black communities systematically disenfranchised and ignored in Dallas and across our nation.

We stand with you against all systems of violence, oppression, and degradation. We stand with you for urgent and necessary changes to eliminate racial and social injustice forever.

At Dallas Theater Center, we are committed to building a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion. We look forward to returning to the stage and seeing your faces in our audience when it is safe to return to the theater. Together, we will mourn and heal, and then celebrate the power of unity and social justice.


The video below was created by Ace Anderson, a member of our Brierley Resident Acting Company. Please be advised, this video contains language and imagery that may be upsetting to some people.


KNOW YOUR HISTORY: Educate yourself on anti-blackness, systemic oppression, white privilege, and the role you and your communities play in upholding systems of white supremacy.

  • Stamped from the Beginning, The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X . Kendi.
  • Eloquent Rage by Brittany Cooper
  • White Rage by Carol Anderson
  • White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
  • Find authentic memoirs and narratives from African American writers


CALLING-IN: Call your family, friends, and community leaders in dialogue around anti-Blackness and violence against the Black community.


STOP APPROPRIATION: Stop picking apart pieces of Black culture for your convenience, profit, and social currency.


LISTEN, DON’T LABOR: Listen to resources from Black women, Black men, Black community, Black leaders, Black activists, Black authors, Black podcasters.


WHITE PEOPLE: Stay informed and updated even if it is uncomfortable for you.


ASK YOURSELF: What does justice look like for Black lives lost? What is my individual responsibility for addressing anti-blackness and racism? What am I willing to risk or give up to insure that Black, Trans, Indigenous, and People of Color are able to survive and thrive?


WHITE PARENTS RAISE ANTI-RACIST CHILDREN: Find authentic resources to inform this action. Here’s a startAnti-racism resources for white people






READ Dallas Theater Center’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion statement